Our one-day guide to experiences in Stockholm
Looking for experiences in Stockholm for a single day’s enjoyment? Join us for a stroll through the Swedish capital complete with exciting highlights along the way.
Start by heding south down Drottninggatan towards the old city centre of Gamla Stan. First pit stop is the Hötorgshallen food hall at Hötorget. Here you will find fresh fruit and Swedish specialties either in the hall itself or in the outdoor market.
Head back to Drottninggatan and continue south towards Gamla Stan. The next highlight is Sergels Torg with the famous glass column, Crystal Vertical Accent, also dubbed "The Stick" or "Glass Obelisk", by glass artist and sculptor Edvin Öhrström.
If you love shopping, a visit to the Åhlens department store is well within reach. If cultural experiences are more your style, we recommend a visit to the Stockholm House of Culture, located in the middle of Sergels Torg.
Then continue along Drottninggatan until you approach Gamla Stan. On the way, you can visit Riksdagen, the Swedish parliament. Remember to book a visit in advance at Riksdagen.se
After the visit, your tour continues towards Gamla Stan and its narrow and historic streets. Here you will also find the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Swedish king, which includes many royal representation rooms. Large sections of the Royal Palace are open to visitors all year round. During regular opening hours, guided tours are available in Swedish and English. Don’t miss the changing of the guards and parades.
Then hop on a ferry to Djurgården and visit the Vasa Museum. This is one of the most visited museums in all of Scandinavia, if not the most visited. Here you can experience the royal naval ship Vasa from the 17th century. After 333 years at the bottom of the sea, the battleship was salvaged in 1961 and has been on display at the museum since 1990.
Now it’s time to return to the hotel. Walk along the beautiful Strandvägen, a waterfront promenade that was especially constructed for the World Fair in 1897. Don’t miss the beautiful royal theatre, Kungliga Dramaten, and the fashionable NK department store for shopping, coffee and dining.