How to spend 6 days in Stockholm ?

Old Aug 18th, 2017, 03:24 PM
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How to spend 6 days in Stockholm ?

My wife and I are planning to spend 6 full days ( 7 nights ) in Stockholm, after 3 nights in Helsinki. As a first timer in Sweden, we would appreciate advice on how to plan our stay in Stockholm. Thank you !
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Old Aug 18th, 2017, 04:25 PM
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First and foremost, I would urge you to get a good guidebook. In comparison to the cost of your trip, the cost of a guidebook will be nominal, and you will have a wealth of information at your fingertips. For that matter, you can consult one at a local library or book store....

With 6 full days, you should be able to see many of Stockholm's highlights. Consider making time for the Wasa Museum and boat ride through the archipelago.

Stockholm is stunning -- enjoy!
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When are you going? What are your interests?

We enjoyed Skansen Open Air Museum, which, like the Wasa Museum (Vasamuseet), is located on Stockholm's island of Djurgården. Historic houses and homesteads from throughout Sweden are displayed in Skansen. Guides in traditional dress demonstrate 19th century skills and crafts. They also have a zoo with animals commonly found in Sweden.
You can read about the other attractions of Djurgården on Stockholm's tourism website:
Here's the link for Skansen:
It's easy to get to Djurgården on the #7 tram.

You'll want to spend some time exploring Gamla Stan (the Old Town, touristy but nonetheless charming). If planning on dining in Gamla Stan, best to make restaurant reservations.

We enjoyed our tour of City Hall, one of Stockholm's most striking buildings (looks old, but it was built from 1911 through 1923).

We also visited the archipelago, taking the boat from Strömkajen (in front of Stockholm's Grand Hotel) to Vaxholm. We took the "Waxholmbolaget" ("bolaget" means company) boat, buying our ticket on the boat. Some of their boats that sail to Vaxholm are steamboats. They sold drinks and snacks onboard (but there are also plenty of restaurants in pretty Vaxholm).

If you enjoy modern art, I highly recommend Moderna Museet, on Stockholm's island of Skeppsholmen. It's excellent and general admission is free (admission charged for special exhibitions only). To get there, we caught the #65 bus from Central Station. The bus stop was about a two-to three-minute walk from the museum.

If you enjoy photography, Stockholm's Fotografiska photography museum is highly regarded. We were lucky enough to be there during an Irving Penn exhibition.

I wanted to visit the Royal Palace, but my husband wasn't at all interested. Maybe next time.

Will you be taking the train from the airport into town?

Here's the Stockholm tourism website recommendation for the Top 10 attractions:
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We stayed in Gamla Stan and it's got a lot of charm, tourists or not. The Stockholm Cathedral is in Gamla Stan, dating from the 1400s. There is a huge wooden statue of St. George slaying the dragon in the church. It's a pretty impressive piece.

It's close to the Palace. Also the Nobel Museum is very close to the church. (Nobel prize guy). it was very interesting to spend a bit of time there.
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