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Djurgården Ferry

Djurgården Ferry (Stockholm service) — White Djurgården ferries depart for Djurgården from Slussen; they are a classic feature of life in Stockholm and they carry locals and tourists to Skansen, Waldemarsudde or the Rosendal gardens. During the spring and summer they also ferry families and groups of friends to enjoy the Gröna Lund amusement park’s […]

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Ferries

Ferries — traveling by local ferries is a fantastic way to experience a city built on islands. Ferries are used by both commuters and tourists wanting to take a better look around. There are ample ferry departures from Nybroviken and Slussen out to the leafy island of Djurgården. An SL Card includes ferries from Slussen […]

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Metro & Bus System

Metro & Bus System — Stockholm is often praised for its efficient and safe transportation.  Stockholm Public Transport, SL, runs the buses, Metro train, commuter trains, trams and certain ferry lines in Greater Stockholm. The Metro is the easiest way to get around town. The city is divided into three zones, and zone tickets are […]

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Vaxholm Fortress Museum

Vaxholm Fortress Museum (Kastellet, Vaxholm) – this fortress has seen its share of drama.  Built in the 16th century, it repelled a Danish attack in 1612, and in 1719 the Russians were prevented from reaching Stockholm. In the 1870s, the defensive emphasis shifted from Vaxholm Fortress to the strait Oxdjupet. In 1876, Oxdjupet was opened […]

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Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum (Galärvarvsvägen 14, Stockholm) – this is the one museum in the world that’s dedicated to a ship. The Vasa.  The Vasa is the only preserved 17-century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure.  Most of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. The 69 meter-long warship […]

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Ulriksdal Palace

Ulriksdal Palace (Ulriksdal, Solna) – this royal palace was built in 1644, and is now part of the Royal National City Park.  Some of the apartments belonging to King Carl XV and King Gustaf VI Adolf (the palace’s current royal residents) are open to the public.  There’s also a café to accommodate visitors.  Admission:  SEK […]

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The Treasury

The Treasury (Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm) — The Swedish state regalia are used for royal weddings, christenings and funerals.  Among the priceless treasures are King Gustav Vasa’s sword of state, King Erik XIV’s crown, orb, sceptre and key, as well as a galaxy of princely crowns.  Admission:  SEK 150 (adult), SEK 75 (children 7-18 years)

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Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle (Skoklosters Slott, Stockholm) – this is one of the world’s greatest baroque castles in Sweden – located within a beautiful natural setting by Mälaren’s shore near Arlanda.  This castle was built from the Swedish Empire era in the 17th century, and also happens to be the country’s largest private palace.  Visitors have the […]

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Skansen Open Air Museum

Skansen Open Air Museum (Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, Stockholm) – this is an unusual museum.  Along with it being the oldest open-air museum in the world, it also has a zoo (the Stockholm Zoo) – located on Royal Djurgården, with a view over all of Stockholm. Skansen is a favorite both among Stockholmers and visitors passing through, and […]

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Royal Palace

Royal Palace (Gamla Stan, Stockholm) – this has been, and still is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden (which has 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, […]