Stockholm Highlights & Facts

Stockholm is an amazing Swedish city with 8 centuries of history and culture. Everywhere you look, there’s water. I traveled here a while ago and it was an amazing experience since I had the opportunity to experience all four seasons in 5 days. I arrived on a sunny day and left behind a snowy city. I’m taking the opportunity to write this post because Stockholm will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 this year. Finding a hotel in the city center tends to be very expensive so we stayed at, STF/IYHF Gardet, a hostel, 3 km far from the city. You basically share a kitchen with the other rooms. It was an option on budget and the location was just great since we could get a bus which takes you directly to the city center. Below I’ve made a list with things you’ll enjoy doing in the capital of Sweden. Things To Do in Stockholm 1.Gambla Stan Gambla Stan, the city centre and its one of the finest medieval cities in Europe. Wander around the streets, enjoy the beautiful buildings, shop from the craft shops, have a coffee in the oldest Stortorge public square and get inside the Stockholm Cathedral. This is the best area to enjoy a nice view of the city. 2.VASA museum VASA museum is Scandinavia's most popular museum and the world's only preserved 17th century ship. This is a unique treasure with a sad history. The Vasa Ship, a large warship which was built to symbolize Sweden’s power. It was so big and heavy that on its maiden voyage in 1628, it sank less than a mile out of dock. Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm Admission: 130 SEK (around 14 EUR) 3.FOTOGRAFISKA If you love photography then you should visit FOTOGRAFISKA to see the work of international and Swedish photographers. You'll also see beautiful views of Gambla Stand, Djurgarden and Skeppsholmen. Opening Hours: Sunday – Wednesday (9am – 11pm) & Thursday – Saturday (9am-1am) Admission: 120 SEK (around 13 EUR) 4.SKANSEN Open Air Museum This is the first open-air museum located on the island Djurgården. [...]