Gamla stan – the old town, a well-preserved medieval town offering plenty of shopping, souvenirs and restaurants.
The Royal Palace of Stockholm – the official residence of Sweden’s monarch. Other well-known castles and buildings are the Drottningholm Palace, Kina Palace and Rosendal Palace, along with Stockholm City Hall – a well-known silhouette on the Stockholm skyline.
Vasa museum – displaying the warship Vasa, a well-preserved 17th century ship that was salvaged after 333 years under water. The Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of History and the Museum of Nobel are also worth a visit. For music lovers, we recommend checking out the popular ABBA Museum.
Situated on the central island of Djurgården is Skansen – an open-air museum containing a zoo filled with animals from the Nordic region.
Junibacken – a fairy-tale playhouse for children based on the world-famous children's books, where you can visit Astrid Lindgren's fantastic fairy-tale world.
Gröna Lund – a big amusement park filled with attractions and rides.
Södermalm – a pleasant district with local flair and a trendy atmosphere. Södermalm offers lots of small shops with vintage and Swedish fashion.
For a view of the city, visit Globen (a spherical arena building) and take a gondola ride to the top. At 155 metres, Kaknästornet is Stockholm's tallest building – it also contains a sky bar.