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ABBA The Museum
1. ABBA The Museum
ABBA The Museum, one of Stockholm's top attractions, is located within easy reach of all public transport. Tram number 7 or Bus number 67 can be taken to the stop at Liljevaljchs/Gröna Lund.
Skansen
2. Skansen
Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum, and the only open-air museum to feature wild animals. Located in Stockholm, the museum was opened on 11 October 1891 by Artur Hazelius, it illustrates the tapestry of culture and social traditions prevalent in pre-industrialized Sweden.
Vrak - Museum of Wrecks
3. Vrak - Museum of Wrecks
Vrak – Museum of Wrecks is a newly opened museum in Stockholm, Sweden that takes visitors on a journey via well-preserved wooden wrecks. Learn about dramatic events hidden beneath the surface of the Baltic Sea and explore five exhibitions including digital experiences such as VR-dives, holograms and games. A visit to Vrak will change your view of the Baltic Sea, forever!
Vasa Museum
4. Vasa Museum
The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden, located on the island of Djurgården. It's home to the 17th-century warship Vasa, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.
Paradox Museum Stockholm
5. Paradox Museum Stockholm
Paradox Museum Stockholm is not just another entertainment venue. With over 70 amazing, paradox-based exhibits, it pushes the boundaries of mind-twisting science and sense-defying trickery. You'll learn everything about the exciting science behind paradoxes, and have great fun taking spectacular photos to fool your friends with. Paradox Museum Stockholm is a must-see, must-share destination for all ages.

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Junibacken

Junibacken is dedicated to the stories of author Astrid Lindgren, creator of the endearing and enduring Pippi Longstocking. It's also home to Stockholm's largest children's bookshop with books in foreign languages. It's located in Stockholm and is easy to find on foot.
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Visit Bistro Nobel for ice cream.
The Nobel Prize shows that ideas can change the world and the Nobel Prize Museum shows the courage, creativity, and perseverance of Nobel Laureates who have given mankind hope for the future. With the help of videos, donated artifacts, and in-depth guided tours you'll meet freedom fighters, writers, and scientists who have contributed to the benefit of humankind.
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Fotografiska

Since 2010, the Fotografiska Museum has exhibited the work of both world-renowned photographers and up-and-coming stars alike. The museum has a prime location at Stadsgården, where the Baltic Sea meets central Stockholm, and covers 2,500 m2 of exhibition space. Every year, four major exhibitions are featured with another 15-20 minor exhibitions also taking place. The museum also has a restaurant, café, and gift shop.
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Stockholm's Museum of Spirits is dedicated to alcoholic beverages. Visitors can learn about distillation and more via entertaining exhibitions and changing artworks.
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Guest listens to audio recordings at Avicii Experience
Peer inside the world of making music, through the eyes and ears of Avicii and his co-writers, producers, and partners. Follow Tim’s journey from a reserved music enthusiast to a celebrated superstar, from his boyhood room where it all started to the Los Angeles studio where the biggest hits were created. Avicii Experience is an immersive interactive museum where you are able to peer inside the creative process and the many collaborations behind the music. The exhibition includes memorabilia, unseen photos and videos, plus published and unpublished music.
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The Royal Palace Stockholm is the starting point for many city tours, including the hop-on hop-off boats. Once you've seen the city from the water, head to the Royal Palace Stockholm and explore the official residence of the Swedish monarch.
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Stockholm Toy Museum is an interactive museum featuring games, toys and more. It's located at Svensksundsvägen 5, directly to the left after you walk across the bridge to beautiful Skeppsholmen, in the middle of Stockholm.
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The Viking Museum is a new educational experience in Stockholm that takes visitors into the world of Vikings. Guests will learn about the everyday life of a Viking family, see a real Viking replicated with real Viking DNA, and even board Ragnfrid’s Saga for an 11-minute-long ride into the Viking Age, making it an excellent, interactive history lesson for kids.
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The Tom Tits Experiment is Sweden's best and biggest science center just 35 minutes by car or commuter train from Stockholm. Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of physics, technology, illusions and more in a fun, educational, experimental day out for the whole family - don't miss the daily bubble show.
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roller skate room
Youseum is a social media experience, and is quickly becoming the newest hotspot of Stockholm. Looking for a day of fun, creativity and endless memories with friends and family? You've found what you're looking for! Youseum is the picture-perfect canvas for you to pose, play and explore. Take unique pictures for your feed and film the trendiest TikToks in our artistically curated rooms. Step into our immersive rooms and take pictures in your world of social media.
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The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts.
Step into the world of theatre, music, and dance – on stage and behind the scenes. The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts is a dance floor, a rehearsal room, and an experimental workshop for all ages in central Stockholm. The museum is in central Stockholm, housed in one of Northern Europe’s oldest preserved industrial buildings, the beautiful Kronobageriet, dating back to the 17th century. Over the years, it has been used as a bakery, an armory, and a liquor cellar. It’s as much a part of the museum as the objects and installations.
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Planning your Stockholm visit

Language

Swedish and English

Currency

Swedish krona

Dialing code

+46

Time zone

Central European Time (CET)

Getting about

Stockholm has efficiency sorted, meaning buses, underground trains, commuter trains, ferry lines (in Greater Stockholm) and trams all run smoothly, make exploring easy. You’ll also be going green – the buses use eco-friendly fuels like ethanol to keep things commendably clean. The city is split into three zones and getting a zone ticket is good for several trips within a 75 to 120-minute time period. Just remember that you can’t pay cash for tickets on buses in Stockholm, so your best bet is to get a prepaid ticket from a station or a newsagent kiosk, or use your credit or debit card to enter the bus.

More than IKEA and meatballs

Stockholm suburb Skärholmen has the largest IKEA in the world. But if you’re looking for meatballs, we suggest Meatballs for the People, which has at least 14 types of ‘balls, including elk, beef and salmon versions. For food on the go download the StreetKäk App to track down the food trucks. You’ll be rewarded with Pad Thai, schnitzels and everything in-between. Coffee-lovers will be in heaven; Sweden is one of the world’s top 10 coffee-consuming countries. They’re especially keen on fika – the art of social coffee breaking with a sweet treat. Get involved.

Nightlife

The Swedes love to party. For jazz, funk and soul head to Fasching, and in the summer, when the sun stays up till 10pm, check out open-air entertainment venue Under Bron, which moves inside during winter. If you wanna get fancy make like a VIP at Cafe Opera – it’s the first place the celebs head to in their limos to mingle over champagne, and under chandeliers. Schnapps, or aquavit served ice-cold is a great way to start your night in a typically Swedish way, especially if it comes with a smörgåsbord – a plate of everything from herring to smoked reindeer.

What to do in Stockholm for 3 days

Soap and bubbles at the Tom Tits Experiment

There’s a daily soap and bubble show at the Tom Tits Experiment! And, no… it’s not what you’re probably imagining. This is Sweden’s biggest science center, where young and old can get an interactive education in physics, math, technology, geography and illusions. Get a chance to hold your brain, power flashing lights via kinetic energy on a special bike, try the digital climbing wall (!) to improve your memory and muscles, and seriously... do not miss that soap and bubble show.

Take a Djurgården canal cruise

Get into a greener side of Stockholm by taking a cool Djurgården canal cruise, leaving from Strömkajen. The Djurgården canal was built by hand back in 1832 and a cruise along its waters will show you some of Stockholm’s most famous and impressive sights. See the Grand Palace - one of the world’s most famous, and a few of the city’s 57 bridges. Learn the history of the city and the Djurgården canal from a guide and on the way back, see the Stockholm skyline from a whole new angle.

Sunken warships and 18th-century Sweden

The impressive Vasa Museum offers nautical fans the chance to stand on a resurrected warship which capsized and sank nearby in 1628 and spent 333 long years on the seabed. Alternatively the open-air historical museum of Skansen is a great way to help you get to grips with Swedish life, past and present. Walk through Sweden as it was in the 1900s and don’t miss lunch at the restaurant, where everything on the menu is prepared and cooked in the old tried-and-tested traditional way.

Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Boat

Stockholm’s a rather expensive city, so it makes sense to do it smart. And using the Hop-on Hop-off boats and buses to get around between attractions is one of the smartest decisions you’ll make here. Grab a sightseeing boat and see the city highlights like the Royal Palace, Vasa Museum, and Gröna Lund amusement park, from the water. The Hop-on Hop-off Bus gets you access to and from 25 different stops on the green Hop-on Hop-off buses and red City Sightseeing Worldwide buses.

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