Things to do in Stockholm

It’s hard to pick a list of favourite things to do in Stockholm. There’s awesomeness everywhere you look – so you might have to just extend your holiday! If you’re up for some fun, check out the marvelous Tom Tit’s experiment (no, it’s not what you think). This place alone will keep you busy for a day with over 600 exhibits including optical illusions, a slide that extends through the entire building and simulated windstorm and earthquake experience.

If you’re coming in summer, you’ll be pleased to find out there are plenty of places to swim in the centre of Stockholm. For starters, check out the beaches of Rålambshovsbadet, Reimersholme and Långholmsbadet. To make the most of your sunshine experience, why not rent a bike and cruise to a bunch of swimming spots?

If you’re a fashion junkie, you’re going to love downtown. Unlike many things in Stockholm the fashion is quite affordable here. You’ll find young, trendy fashion chain stores in Drottninggatan and between Kungsträdgården and Sergels Torg. Åhléns City is the biggest department store, with many H&M retailers and other big chain stores nearby. If you want a bohemian bargain though, you should head to the Södermalm district. For Swedish high fashion hit the Östermalm district. Another great place to shop for knick-knacks and visit in general is the old town of Gamla Stan. More on that later. Here are our top 5 things to do in Stockholm.

The Vasa Museum

If you’re a fan of maritime culture, war history or history in general, you’re going to love the Vasa. With more than 95% of this original 17th century ship in tact, the Vasa is an art treasure finely decorated with hundreds of sculptures.


Want to see the whole city in one day? Well you can with SkyView. From 130 metres above sea level, you’ll get an incredible view of all of Stockholm.


Not only does Skansen have the world’s oldest open-air museum, it has a zoo and an incredible view over all of Stockholm.

The Royal Palace

Built in the late 18th century, The Royal Palace has over 600 rooms with five museums that are open to the public.

Explore the islands

Whether you’re seeking wilderness, party scene, sun-baking on the beach or a stay in a yachtsman’s hotel, you’ll find it on one of the 14 islands that make up Stockholm.