The Vasa Museum is home to the beautifully restored 17th century Vasa warship, one of Sweden's most lavish naval vessels ever constructed. Despite sinking on its maiden voyage in 1628, the ship is famous throughout the country and the exhibition is now the most visited museum in the whole of Scandinavia.
Tourists wishing to visit this impressive ship can stay at a conveniently situated Hotel in Stockholm. With over 450 rooms and a host of impressive on-site facilities, a stay at the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Stockholm Hotel will ensure your visit to the city is a memorable one.
Visiting the Vasa Museum, Stockholm
The Vasa was salvaged in 1961 and has been displayed in its very own custom built museum since 1990. Despite being commissioned by King Gustavus Adolphus, the monarch's fervent involvement and desire to own the world's greatest ship ultimately proved its downfall. Visitors can now view six levels of the restored ship, gaining an insight into the conditions Swedish sailors would have worked in and the design features that went into the vessel.
Alongside the Vasa is a collection of reclaimed artefacts and exhibits which provide tourists with information about the history of the ship. The site is also home to four floating 20th century museum ships that tourists can explore at their leisure.
Hotel in Stockholm City
The Vasa Museum can be reached by using the city's excellent public transport network. So whether you want to combine your visit with a trip to Stockholm Cathedral or the stunning Royal Palace, a stay at the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel in Stockholm is the best way to explore the city.