Area Attractions

Stockholm is the city for walking. Some activity tips: the ghost walk in Old Town, sightseeing tours with Stromma boats, rent a kayak, swim in the middle of the city, and visit the 24,000-island archipelago, the Wasa warship, Skansen outdoor zoo and culture park and the Royal Castle — a true treasure. Just a walk away.

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Skansen

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Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum, showcasing the whole of Sweden with houses and farmsteads from every part of the country. Skansen is also filled with all of Nordic wild life — all within 10 minutes via a short walk and ferry ride.

Nationalmuseum

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After five years of renovations and modernizations, Nationalmuseum - Sweden's premier museum of art and design - opened up its doors again in 2018. The new space is tailored, quite literally, highlight the museum's enormous collection of classic art. The museum is admission-free except for certain visiting exhibitions.

Gröna Lund

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Gröna Lund is the oldest amusement park in Sweden and part of the Parks & Resorts Scandinavia theme park group, together with Kolmården, Furuvik and Skara Sommarland. Gröna Lund offers 30 rides, six restaurants, numerous lottery and pentathlon stalls, plus food and snack stands. Gröna Lund also offers a wide range of entertainment including concerts, dance evenings and children’s entertainment.

Nobel museum

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Welcome to Nobel Prize Museum! The Nobel Prize shows that ideas can change the world. The courage, creativity and perseverance of the Nobel Laureates inspire us and give us hope for the future. Based on the Nobel Prize’s unique combination of fields – natural sciences, literature and peace – we at Nobel Prize Museum invite you to exhibitions, school programmes, lectures and dialogues about the great issues of our time. We are a small museum with vast content. With the help of videos, donated artifacts and in-depth guided tours you meet freedom fighters, writers and scientists who all contributed to the greatest benefit to humankind.

Fotografiska

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Fotografiska is one of the world's largest meeting places for contemporary photography. Four unique large exhibitions and about 20 smaller exhibitions are presented annually. Book and souvenir shop, restaurant and a photo gallery. In the top floor café, you will find one of Stockholm's very best viewpoints. Eat Guides 360° Action named the restaurant of Fotografiska the best in Sweden in 2019, thanks to its sustainable gastronomy. It's run by well-known chef Paul Svensson and the concept focuses on green seasonal dishes.

The Royal Palace

Welcome to one of the largest palaces in Europe! The Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden, with over 600 rooms. The Palace is open to the public and offers no less than five museums. The Palace was largely built during the eighteenth century in the Italian Baroque style, on the spot where the “Tre Kronor” castle burned down in 1697. Visit the reception rooms with splendid interiors from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Rikssalen (the Hall of State) with Queen Kristina’s silver throne, and Ordenssalarna (Halls of the Orders of Chivalry). You can also see Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum, and the Treasury. The Royal Palace also contains the Armory, with royal costumes and armor, as well as coronation carriages and magnificent coaches from the Royal Stable. Make sure not to miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard.

The Vasa Museum

The Vasa is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world and a unique art treasure. More than 95 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. The 69-meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628 and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been slowly, deliberately, and painstakingly restored to a state approaching its original glory. The three masts on the roof outside the specially built museum show the height of the ship's original masts. Today the Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Scandinavia, with over one million visitors a year. There are ten different exhibitions around the ship ranging from topics like life on the ship and its historical context. The film about the Vasa is shown in 13 different languages. In addition, there is a well-stocked shop and a pleasant restaurant. Tours of the museum take place every day. Free admission for children up to 18 years.

Moderna Museet

Experience one of Europe's foremost collections of art from the twentieth century to today, featuring works by artists including Picasso, Dali, Derkert, and Matisse. Moderna Museet is located on Skeppsholmen island, a setting of natural beauty. The building was designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. Moderna takes admission for visiting and temporary exhibitions but entry to the Moderna Museet Collection is admission-free.

Artipelag

Artipelag is an international venue for art, culture, design, and good food, beautifully set among pine trees on Värmdö in the Stockholm archipelago. Art gallery, an Artbox for events and entertainment, and a design shop. The museum takes admission for the exhibitions but the surrounding park and nature path are free of charge. You can also enjoy a breathtaking view of the archipelago from the museum's restaurant or café.

Färgfabriken

Färgfabriken has been a platform for contemporary art, architecture, urban planning, and design since 1995. The name, meaning 'the color factory', refers to the history of the building. During the late 1800s and early 1900s paint, soap, and other artistic materials were produced within the same walls. Färgfabrikens Kafé serves fika, lunch, and brunch. Located on Liljeholmen.

Millesgården

The spectacular museum built on terraces is the former home of artists Carl and Olga Milles. In the park, some of Carl Milles most famous sculptures are on display. Original castings and tools are shown in the large studio. Art gallery, museum shop, and bistro.

Liljevalchs Konsthall

One of Stockholm's most attractive exhibition settings, showing art and design. A recurring feature is the popular Vårsalongen (Spring Salon). Shop. A restaurant/café with a garden is located in conjunction with the museum.

Stockholm Shopping tips

NK: A DEPARTMENT STORE AT THE FOREFRONT, SINCE 1902

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When Josef Sachs founded Nordiska Kompaniet in 1902, he had a clear vision: the great department store NK was to be a commercial and cultural theatre – a contemporary stage. Looking for the latest fashion, top notch service or a culinary experience? You will most certainly find it here. The luxury department store on Hamngatan, Stockholm, opened in 1915, and NK in Gothenburg opened in 1971. Ever since many iconic personalities have visited and exclusive launches have taken place here. NK is known to always be one step ahead of the game. Just to mention a few exciting news; Balenciaga, Valentino and Loewe recently launched their first ever Sweden located stores at NK. With more than a century of great fashion and food behind us, we can’t wait for whatever the future may bring.

Svenskt Tenn

Svenskt Tenn is like a wonderful, colorful museum. I'm more than happy to enjoy an afternoon tea at their saloon with marvelous pastries and canapés. Basically, you're sitting in on a coffee klatch with elegant Östermalm-ladies and interior design-devotees, sipping on Estrid Ericsson’s favorite tea. Be sure to top of an already perfect afternoon with design shopping of the highest order. Svenskt Tenn has an abundance of beautiful objects to nurture and love for many years to come.

Acne Studios

A fashion house that has met with great success all over the world, using its trendy and innovative jeans collection as a starting point. The first collection consisted of only 100 pairs, which were distributed to friends and acquaintances. But the demand for more jeans was tremendous, and so Acne Jeans was born. Today Acne Studios makes entire women's and men's collections, including shoes and accessories. The flagship store is on Norrmalmstorg square in downtown Stockholm. At Acne Archive, at Torsgatan 53, you will find pieces from past collections and resewn garments at bargain prices.

House of Dagmar

Behind this interesting label are three sisters, Kristina, Karin, and Sofia. The name comes from their great source of inspiration – their grandmother Dagmar, who was a seamstress herself. Their style can best be described as “arty chic,” and it is inspired by the Art Deco period of the twenties and thirties. High quality, feminine tailoring, and comfortable knitwear garments are Dagmar’s signatures

Filippa K

Filippa K founded her successful company in 1993. Today she has more than 500 retailers around the world. Filippa K is where you will find the very essence of Swedish fashion. The collections are characterized by simple, stylistically pure, timeless design of high quality that also stays on the cutting edge!

Stutterheim

Alexander Stutterheim has proved that raincoats can be not only practical but also turned into stylish and fashionable garments. His clothes and accessories, handmade in Sweden, have turned into something of a worldwide sensation and you’ll find the original store on Åsögatan in Stockholm.

Le Garderobe

There's something special about finding that perfect vintage-bargain. But rummaging through second hand-shops isn't always an easy task, and becoming a fully-fledged vintage-hunter takes a lot of practice and tenacity. If you haven't got the time or stamina to sift through cramped vintage boutiques in search of hidden gems I might have just the thing for you. Le Garderobe on Storgatan stocks big name-brands like Chanel, Balenciaga, Valentino, and Brunello Cucinelli, and is run by Stockholm's most knowledgeable fashionistas. You'll either walk away with a great find or a piece of fascinating fashion-trivia. More often than not, both!

Bruno

Welcome to Stockholm´s smallest galleria. The small shopping center with great content right by Götgatsbacken. Scandinavian and international fashion brands, Asian flavors, tasty sociable breaks and a club or two.

Mood Stockholm

Welcome to a vibrant neighborhood in the middle of Stockholm. A meeting spot and destination for experiences with a focus on fashion, innovation, creativity and design. In the heart of MOOD District, you find MOOD Stockholm, a shopping center characterized by unique shops, restaurants, cafés and services. Here we have compiled a list of all the exciting things you can be inspired and take part in, in MOOD District.

Stockholm classic – must see

Royal castle

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Welcome to one of the largest palaces in Europe! The Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden, with over 600 rooms. The Palace is open to the public and offers no less than five museums. The Palace was largely built during the eighteenth century in the Italian Baroque style, on the spot where the “Tre Kronor” castle burned down in 1697. Visit the reception rooms with splendid interiors from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Rikssalen (the Hall of State) with Queen Kristina’s silver throne, and Ordenssalarna (Halls of the Orders of Chivalry). You can also see Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum, and the Treasury.

Old town (Gamla stan) - our backyard

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Gamla Stan is like a living, pedestrian-friendly museum, filled with sights, restaurants, cafés, bars, and places to shop for souvenirs. The narrow, winding cobblestone streets, with their buildings in different colors, give Gamla Stan its unique character. Västerlånggatan and Österlånggatan are the district’s main streets, but head off the beaten track to get the true feel of the island. There are several beautiful museums and attractions here, for example, the Royal Palace. Lately, Gamla Stan has become a virtual gastro-island, with quite a few excellent and award-winning restaurants to choose from. Adress: Just right outside our entrance

Boat to Drottningholm Palace

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Board a century-old steamer and sail to world heritage site Drottningholm, the private residence of the Swedish Royal Family. Travel time 50 min on Lake Mälaren offering beautiful scenery. Café and restaurant.

Under the Bridges of Stockholm

This is the perfect boat sightseeing tour if you want to see Stockholm at its most beautiful: from the water! Step aboard and let us guide you to the most famous parts of the city. We travel under twelve bridges and even pass through the lock that connects the Baltic Sea to Lake Mälaren. Stockholm city sightseeing at its best We pass many popular sights and different parts of Stockholm on this tour. Some of the bridges we visit are Skeppsbron next to Skeppsholmen, Skanstullsbron which is the link to Södermalm, and the Essingeleden which is Sweden's busiest road. You will see the inner city, Old Town, Södermalm, Lilla and Stora Essingen, the new area Hammarby Sjöstad, and the green parks of Djurgården glide by while you relax. Swedish coffe break on the water You can buy Swedish fika (coffee and cinnamon roll) in our bar onboard. We also offer tea, soft drinks, pastries, beer, wine, sandwiches and snacks.

The Royal Palace

Welcome to one of the largest palaces in Europe! The Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden, with over 600 rooms. The Palace is open to the public and offers no less than five museums. The Palace was largely built during the eighteenth century in the Italian Baroque style, on the spot where the “Tre Kronor” castle burned down in 1697. Visit the reception rooms with splendid interiors from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Rikssalen (the Hall of State) with Queen Kristina’s silver throne, and Ordenssalarna (Halls of the Orders of Chivalry). You can also see Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum, and the Treasury. The Royal Palace also contains the Armory, with royal costumes and armor, as well as coronation carriages and magnificent coaches from the Royal Stable. Make sure not to miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard.

Changing the Guards at The Royal Palace

The Royal Guards Ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm lasts about 40 minutes. It starts at 12:15pm in the palace outer courtyard on weekdays, and at 1:15pm on Sundays. No ticket is required.

The Vasa Museum

The Vasa is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world and a unique art treasure. More than 95 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. The 69-meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628 and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been slowly, deliberately, and painstakingly restored to a state approaching its original glory. The three masts on the roof outside the specially built museum show the height of the ship's original masts. Today the Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Scandinavia, with over one million visitors a year. There are ten different exhibitions around the ship ranging from topics like life on the ship and its historical context. The film about the Vasa is shown in 13 different languages. In addition, there is a well-stocked shop and a pleasant restaurant. Tours of the museum take place every day. Free admission for children up to 18 years.

Svenskt Tenn

Svenskt Tenn is like a wonderful, colorful museum. I'm more than happy to enjoy an afternoon tea at their saloon with marvelous pastries and canapés. Basically, you're sitting in on a coffee klatch with elegant Östermalm-ladies and interior design-devotees, sipping on Estrid Ericsson’s favorite tea. Be sure to top of an already perfect afternoon with design shopping of the highest order. Svenskt Tenn has an abundance of beautiful objects to nurture and love for many years to come.

Fjäderholmarna

Where the archipelago begins, only a 20-minute boat trip from downtown Stockholm. The excellent restaurant Fjäderholmarnas krog is open during the summer season, and for the julbord Christmas buffet. The popular Rökeriet restaurant and café is located by the guest harbor. Many artisans have studios and stores in the center of the island. Fjäderholmarna provides a nice taste of the archipelago for people who don't have time to explore further. Boats depart from Strandvägen and Slussen during the summer.

Explore Stockholm and the surrounding area

Old town (Gamla stan) - our backyard

Gamla Stan is like a living, pedestrian-friendly museum, filled with sights, restaurants, cafés, bars, and places to shop for souvenirs. The narrow, winding cobblestone streets, with their buildings in different colors, give Gamla Stan its unique character. Västerlånggatan and Österlånggatan are the district’s main streets, but head off the beaten track to get the true feel of the island. There are several beautiful museums and attractions here, for example, the Royal Palace. Lately, Gamla Stan has become a virtual gastro-island, with quite a few excellent and award-winning restaurants to choose from. Adress: Just right outside our entrance

Discover the Stockholm Archipelago

Beautiful nature, great local food, and exciting adventures. Just 20 minutes away from Stockholm a world of 30 000 islands begins. The Stockholm Archipelago is the largest of its kind in Sweden. With over 30 000 islands it covers an area of more than 650 square miles; from the city-close Fjäderholmarna Islands in the west to the Svenska Högarna islets in the east, and from the abandoned fortifications on Arnholma in the north to the lonely lighthouse on Landsort in the south. Being such a vast area there’s certainly something to discover for everyone; serene nature seemingly untouched by civilization, cozy and accessible camping grounds, idyllic villages and coastal towns, hiking trails for both experienced and amateur outdoorsmen, great food, and fantastic culture. Oh yeah, and water. Lots of water. The question is, of course, where to start. Well, depending on how much time you have to spare on an archipelago-excursion is a great way to narrow down your choices.

Sunset Kayak Tour in Stockholm City

Stockholm from a different perspective. Evening kayaking offers fantastic picture opportunities and fantastic kayaking conditions. All kayak trips start with basic paddle and safety instructions on land, beginners and beginners are welcome. Before you get too tired, take a break and enjoy a delicious traditional picnic (Swedish Fika included) and maybe even swim.

Djurgården

Beloved by both Stockholmers and visitors, Djurgården is a tranquil oasis in the middle of Stockholm. The island has been in possession of the crown since the 15th century. Like no other place in Stockholm it collects many of the city’s most famous museums and cultural attractions (the Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund, the Abba museum and Skansen to name a few) with green nature, parks, and family-friendly activities. Djurgården can be reached by bus, tram or ferry from central Stockholm. Though on a beautiful summer day a walk along Strandvägen, from The Royal Dramatic Theatre to Djurgårdsbron, is highly recommended.

Ivar Lo's Park

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Ivar Lo's Park is one of Stockholm's most beloved public parks. The running theme is "countryside" with cute old-timey houses and wooden farm animals in the playground for children to explore. Overlooking the northern shore's of Södermalm, along scenic Monteliusvägen on Mariaberget, Ivar Lo's is also a great viewpoint and perfect spot for a summer picnic.

Långholmen

This idyllic island is a popular spot for picnics, swimming, and recreation for Stockholmers and visitors alike, but this wasn’t always the case. From the eighteenth century until 1974, Långholmen was a dreaded prison island. The old prison has become a popular hostel with a prison museum. There are also beaches, open-air stages, charming buildings and a nice allotment garden area on Långholmen. The island is also home to Mälarvarvet (The Mälaren Yard), one of Stockholm’s oldest shipyards, and a small Bellman museum with a café. There is a wonderful view from the east side of the island over Riddarfjärden and Gamla Stan.

Old town (Gamla stan) - our backyard

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Gamla Stan is like a living, pedestrian-friendly museum, filled with sights, restaurants, cafés, bars, and places to shop for souvenirs. The narrow, winding cobblestone streets, with their buildings in different colors, give Gamla Stan its unique character. Västerlånggatan and Österlånggatan are the district’s main streets, but head off the beaten track to get the true feel of the island. There are several beautiful museums and attractions here, for example, the Royal Palace. Lately, Gamla Stan has become a virtual gastro-island, with quite a few excellent and award-winning restaurants to choose from. Adress: Just right outside our entrance

Vita Bergen

Vita Bergen, commonly known as Vitabergsparken, is a popular picnic hangout located on Southern Södermalm. The park’s high elevation makes it a great viewpoint of Södermalm on a sunny summer’s day. Built in 1897 to give the factory workers a place for rest and relaxation, the park still features many typical 19th century buildings.

Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen

Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen are two beautiful islands in the middle of Stockholm, joined together by a bridge. The easiest way to get here is just by taking a walk along Skeppsholmsbron or taking the public transport ferry from Slussen or Nybrokajen. The islands are probably best known for their museums and attractions; Moderna Musset, The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, and Stockholm Toy Museum are all found here. They're also great for a seaside walk, with a panoramic view of Östermalm, Djurgården, Södermalm, and Gamla Stan. And if you want to chill out for a bit, maybe enjoy a takeaway lunch from any of the cafés or restaurants here, Sveskuddsparken or Kastellparken offer a green oasis.

Beautiful parks

Djurgården

Beloved by both Stockholmers and visitors, Djurgården is a tranquil oasis in the middle of Stockholm. The island has been in possession of the crown since the 15th century. Like no other place in Stockholm it collects many of the city’s most famous museums and cultural attractions (the Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund, the Abba museum and Skansen to name a few) with green nature, parks, and family-friendly activities. Djurgården can be reached by bus, tram or ferry from central Stockholm. Though on a beautiful summer day a walk along Strandvägen, from The Royal Dramatic Theatre to Djurgårdsbron, is highly recommended.

Humlegården

Humlegården is a green oasis a stone's throw from nightclub mecca Stureplan, in the middle of the exclusive Östermalm district. Here you can see businessmen in suits eating brown-bag lunches on the grass when it's warm and sunny, but also lots of young families and dog owners. In the beginning, the park was a royal garden established by Johan III, who grew fruit, spices, and hops. "Humlan" has been a public park and a popular spot to relax since 1869. The park includes a large playground area, a skateboard ramp, Surfer's summer restaurant, and Omnipollos Flora, a summer biergarten. A statue of the flower king Carl Linnaeus stands in the middle of the park, and the National Library of Sweden is right next to Stureplan.

Ivar Lo's Park

Ivar Lo's Park is one of Stockholm's most beloved public parks. The running theme is "countryside" with cute old-timey houses and wooden farm animals in the playground for children to explore. Overlooking the northern shore's of Södermalm, along scenic Monteliusvägen on Mariaberget, Ivar Lo's is also a great viewpoint and perfect spot for a summer picnic.

Royal National City Park

The world's first national urban park is a green lung forming an arc more than six miles long, stretching around and through the city. The Park abuts the adjoining forests around the city, ensuring an exceptional wealth of species. You can encounter deer and hares, even foxes and moose, and spot rare birds, butterflies, and insects, right inside the city. You can walk for days through the Ekoparken, discovering ever new lovely spots. There's an abundance of things to see: museums, an amusement park, theaters and entertainment, castles, inns and hotels, sports facilities, numerous residences from different historical periods, hills with centuries-old oak trees, lakes, streams, bays, marshes, and canals. The meadows with grazing cows, horses, and sheep, secluded swimming spots, rocky hilltops, and areas with wild, virgin nature make it hard to take in that you're in the middle of a big city.

Vita Bergen

Vita Bergen, commonly known as Vitabergsparken, is a popular picnic hangout located on Southern Södermalm. The park’s high elevation makes it a great viewpoint of Södermalm on a sunny summer’s day. Built in 1897 to give the factory workers a place for rest and relaxation, the park still features many typical 19th century buildings.

Tantolunden

Tantolunden is a large park by Årstaviken on the island of Södermalm. Its location close to the restaurants and cafés of Hornstull, Mariatorget, and SoFo has made the area a popular meeting place for young Stockholmers. People of all ages meet here for swimming and picnics in the summer and for sledding in the winter. There's a playground, beach volleyball court, minigolf, a frisbee golf course, and an open-air theater. Don't miss the chance to take a stroll up the hill and enjoy the more than 100 allotment gardens and garden sheds. Creative carpentry and gardening have been blooming behind the fences since 1915.

Guided tours

Södermalm Sightseeing Tour

With Södermalm it doesn’t get more hip than this! Voted by Vogue Magazine as “One of the 15 coolest areas in the world” the neighborhood of Södermalm is an island south of the city center where you will find vintage stores, trendy cafes and some of the most breathtaking views of Stockholm. On this tour, you will among other things get to explore SoFo, indulge in world-class Swedish design and be introduced to the most popular as well as the most hidden city beaches.

Stockholm Fika Tour

Going for a fika at a “fik” is by far one of the most Swedish things one can ever do. Fika basically means to meet up for a coffee and a piece of cake or pastry, and a fik is slang for a café, bakery or pastry shop. Sweden enjoys a highly developed culture when it comes to baked goods, and everywhere in Stockholm, you’ll find cafés and cake shops brimming with atmosphere, character, and quality and this tour takes you to explore some of the best this city has to offer! More info and tickets on the website.

Old Town Tour

Old town, or “Gamla stan” as it is known locally, is by far the most mythical and legendary neighborhood in all of Stockholm. As the city's historic center, this is where you find out about ancient events and hear fascinating stories and tales that will last for a lifetime! With this tour, it is like you step into a time machine and are whisked back to the middle ages where noblemen, princesses, and dukes roamed the streets. Come find out about the Stockholm Blood Bath, the cannonball wedged in house façade and the legend of S:t George and the Dragon.

Stockholm Ghost Walk

Join The Stockholm Ghost Walk for 90 minutes of history and mystery in the Old Town. Stockholm Ghost Walk takes you on a walk steeped in history and brings to life stories of legends, diseases, murders and of course, ghosts. Explore the dark streets and alleyways that make up the oldest parts of Stockholm.

Stockholm’s best under-the-radar museums

Astrid Lindgren’s home

The world-famous writer and creator of Pippi Longstocking lived here for more than 60 years, from 1941–2002. The home, with four rooms and a kitchen, looks exactly as it did when Lindgren was still alive. Even her bed, where she used to write in the mornings, is still intact. Pay special attention to the furniture: never one to waste money, a virtue people from Småland are famous for, Lindgren was known to study furniture in Stockholm’s stores and then have similar pieces made by skilled carpenters in her native Småland. Visiting the museum requires booking ahead, which you can do on the website.

Bonniers Konsthall

Formed like a huge flat iron with large windows covering both sides, this spectacular building offers contemporary art exhibitions and panoramic views over the Barnhusviken bay and neighbouring rail yard. The gallery covers both Swedish and international art. Exhibitions range from ambitious thematic group shows to solo shows where art works are often made specifically for the exhibition. The glass and steel structure was designed by Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor in 2006.

Bergrummet toy museum

You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate this museum, boasting a rare collection of toys from the 17th century to this day, all presented in a scenic exhibition built by set designers, artists and prop makers. Everything from dolls and comic books to toy cars, board games, miniature figures and much more is showcased in a unique underground location, a 2,500 square-meter former torpedo workshop on the museum island of Skeppsholmen. The toys come from the von Schinkel family collection. All in all, there are over 40,000 items.

The Hallwyl museum

This private palace was built in the 1898 and used to belong to the affluent couple Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl. It was donated to the Swedish state in 1920 and left untouched, as a kind of time capsule from that era. Wilhelmina was an avid collector, and thanks to the interior and her collections of art and personal items – including everything from Chinese crockery to Italian cupboards in gold and a slice of the couple’s wedding cake – the house offers a unique glimpse into the lifestyle of the upper class in this era.