A number of the Baltic Cruises offered by Scandi Travel include itineraries to Stockholm. Not only the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm is the Nordic’s most populous city and is a centre for culture, politics, economics and media.
Here are some of the top things to do in Stockholm, whether you visit for a week or simply have a port stop on a Baltic Cruise…
- Gamla stan is the Old Town, or mediaeval centre of Stockholm. Founded in 1252, this living museum is full of things to do and places to eat. Follow winding narrow cobblestone streets and see frescoes and even cellar vaults from the Middle Ages. There are museums and churches, and the Royal Palace is not to be missed.
- The Royal Palace is one of Europe’s largest palaces. It has no fewer than five museums onsite, and is situated at the location of the Tre Kronor castle that burnt to the ground in 1697. See the Hall of State, Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Treasury, and Queen Christina’s silver throne which dates from 1650.
- The Vasa Museum houses the only preserved seventeenth century ship surviving in the world today. It is a spectacular and amazingly preserved specimen of craftsmanship. It sank during its maiden voyage in 1628, and was salvaged in 1961. It has been restored and ninety-five percent of it is original. The museum is that most visited in all of Scandinavia.
- The ABBA Museum honours the pop group from 1972-1983 that to this day, for many people, epitomise Sweden. Located in the Swedish Music Hall of Fame on Djurgarden, it is just a short walk from the Vasa Museum. This is a unique attraction.
- Not far from the Vasa and ABBA Museums, the Skansen Open Air Museum is a great family outing. It has one hundred and fifty farms and dwellings which were transported from all over Sweden and reassembled, as well as the Stockholm Zoo. It’s a favoured location for celebrating Midsummer, Lucia, and Walpurgis Night.
- Stockholm Cathedral was built in 1279, and has been a Lutheran Church since 1527. It is home to the Vadersolstavlan painting, the St George and the Dragon sculpture, and the architecture is magnificent. It is the location of the wedding of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria in 2010.
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