The self-ascribed capital of Scandinavia, Stockholm, offers guests plenty of attractions to enjoy on a Swedish holiday. The city also connects visitors to the north of Sweden for more rugged adventures.
A confluence of 800 years of history, culture and architecture and modern sights and sounds, Stockholm attractions vary, offering something for everyone. While some Stockholm visitors flock to attractions in Gamla Stan - the medieval Old Town - others prefer the city's modern art galleries.
Top attractions in Stockholm
The top sights in Stockholm await those visiting the city centre, from the narrow alleyways and small shops of the Gamla Stan to the stately, imposing Royal Palace. One of Stockholm's largest attractions, the Royal Palace features over 600 rooms and provides a great contrast to the size of the quarters in the nearby Old Town.
Venture across the water to see a one-of-a-kind find in Stockholm - a fully preserved ship from the 1600s - at the Vasa Museum. Sure to spark the imaginations of children with swashbuckling adventures, the ornate Vasa warship sunk on its maiden voyage in 1628.
Further family attractions in Stockholm include Skansen, which consists of an open-air museum depicting the Sweden of years past. Here you find a wide-ranging programme, also for children. For a more refined taste of Sweden, adults may be inclined to visit Moderna Museet, home of modern art in Stockholm, or Fotografiska, a gallery dedicated exclusively to photography
Stockholm hotels and onward attractions
A well placed Stockholm Airport hotel puts guests near to all the city centre's best attractions. From the Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel, Arlanda Airport, guests can reach central Stockholm in just over 20 minutes.
Staying at an Arlanda Airport hotel also opens up opportunities for exploring Sweden's north country, whether by air or rail journeys. Head north for hiking through Sweden's national forests or some of the best ski trails in Europe from Stockholm Airport.