Things to do in Stockholm
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Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in Scandinavia. It is built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges, which only indicates to what degree water is part of the city. The Swedish capital dates back to the 13th-century and features many historical landmarks, many of which can be found on the island Gamla Stan. As rich as the city’s history is, Stockholm is also a modern city with a thriving arts and culture scene. With world-class museums and attractions focused on photography, history, Swedish musicians, and much more there are lots of great things to do in Stockholm. A trip to Stockholm is not be complete without taking a boat tour to explore the city’s islands. How to see the most of Stockholm? The best way to see Stockholm is with tours both on the water and on land. The Hop-on Hop-off buses and boats from RED Sightseeing are excellent options for this. They will take you all over the city and around its islands. When you are travelling around the Swedish capital you’ll notice that it is a very clean and green city, with big national parks within the city limits. If you get lost, don’t feel afraid to ask the locals for help. They are friendly, happy to help, and often speak excellent English. Part of exploring the city includes trying its wide variety of restaurants. Stockholm is filled with restaurants, cafes and bars with delicious food, serving both traditional Swedish food and international options. So how much time do you need in Stockholm? To see the bare minimum you will need 2 days in Stockholm but more is better, so 3 or 4 days is highly recommended. There is more to see and do in summer than there is in the cold winter months with their limited day light hours. What is the weather like in Stockholm? Unlike the high north of Sweden, Stockholm has a mild climate with cold but not freezing winters and pleasantly warm summers. At the height of summer there are around 18 hours of day light, while at the end of the year days are limited to about 6 hours of natural light. The capital of Sweden has year round rainfall, with the most rain falling in the summer months of June, July and August. What to do in Stockholm when it rains? With year-round rainfall, you can be assured that there are plenty of things to do in Stockholm when it rains. These are our top recommendations for activities on rainy days in Stockholm: Vasa Museum: visit the most popular museum in all of Scandinavia Boat tour: see the city from the water while you stay dry inside Fotografiska Stockholm: the largest photography museum in the world ABBA The Museum: join one of the greatest bands in history Nobel Prize Museum: meet freedom fighters, writers and scientists RED Sightseeing bus: explore all over the city Paradox Museum: play with paradoxes, illusions and interactive exhibits Avicii Experience: celebrate the life of the world-famous DJ Junibacken: where children find themselves in their favourite story book worlds Best things to see and do in Stockholm Along with its attractions and museums, the Swedish capital also has many other sights that should be on your must-see list. Gamla Stan, for instance, is a must visit location, which you can explore with the free walking tour in the RED Sightseeing app. To explore the city’s incredible green space, head to Djurgården. For amazing views across the city, you can climb the City Hall tower in the summer months. The rest of the year Skinnarviksberget, the city’s highest point, also offers panoramic views. Lastly, you will want to visit some of Stockholm’s metro stops, some are true works of art such as T-Centralen, Solna Centrum and Stadion.
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