Side Trips from Stockholm

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  • 1. Fårö

    Island

    It takes a five-minute ferry crossing to reach tiny, secluded Fårö from Gotland, to the south. A popular summer retreat for Scandinavians, the...Read More

  • 2. Artipelag

    Gustavsberg | Arts/Performance Venue

    In the archipelago, 12 miles east of Stockholm, stands this art and cultural venue, a 110,000-square-foot, primarily glass structure in which...Read More

  • 3. Blidösund

    Tour–Sight

    If you'd prefer to stay on board a boat and simply cruise around the islands, seek out the Blidösund. A coal-fired steamboat built in 1911...Read More

  • 4. Fjäderholmarna

    Island

    In the 19th century these four secluded islands were the last chance for archipelago residents to take a break before rowing into Stockholm...Read More

  • 5. Gamla Uppsala

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Ideally you should start your visit to the area with a trip to Gamla Uppsala, 5 km (3 mi) north of the town. Here under three huge mounds lie...Read More

  • 6. Gamla Uppsala Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Gamla Uppsala Museum contains exhibits and archaeological findings from the Viking burial mounds that dominate the local area. The museum...Read More

  • 7. Gotland Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Länsmuseet på Gotland, Gotland's county museum, contains examples of medieval artwork, prehistoric gravestones and skeletons, and silver...Read More

  • 8. Grinda Wärdshus

    Hotel–Sight

    The island of Grinda has been popular with Stockholmers for a long time. The Grinda Wärdshus, a still-functioning inn from the turn of the 20th...Read More

  • 9. Gustavianum

    Garden/Arboretum

    Completed in 1625, the Gustavianum, which served as the university's main building for two centuries, is easy to spot by its remarkable copper...Read More

  • 10. Kneippbyn

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    This resort with a water park and amusement park brings droves of families in summer; there are over 600 rooms, cabins, apartments, and camping...Read More

  • 11. Linnéträdgården

    Garden/Arboretum

    One of Uppsala's most famous sons, Carl von Linné, also known as Linnaeus, was a professor of botany at the university during the 1740s. He...Read More

  • 12. Lummelundagrottan

    Cave

    The 4 km (2½ mi) of stalactite caves at Lummelunda, about 18 km (11 mi) north of Visby on the coastal road, are unique in this part of the world...Read More

  • 13. Sandhamn

    Town/Village

    One of the most popular excursions is to Sandhamn, the main town on the island of Sandön, which is home to about 100 permanent residents. The...Read More

  • 14. St. Maria Kyrka

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Visby's cathedral is the only one of the town's 13 medieval churches that is still intact and in use. Built between 1190 and 1225 as a place...Read More

  • 15. Stora and Lilla Karlsö

    Garden/Arboretum

    These two bird sanctuaries are off the coast south of Visby. The bird population consists mainly of guillemots, which look like penguins. Visits...Read More

  • 16. Trosa

    Town/Village

    At the far southern tip of Stockholm's archipelago lies Trosa, a town full of wooden houses that's right on the Baltic Sea. The tiny river that...Read More

  • 17. Uppsala Domkyrka

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The 390-foot twin towers of Uppsala Domkyrka —whose height equals the length of the nave—dominate the city skyline. Work on the cathedral began...Read More

  • 18. Uppsala Slott

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Gustav Vasa began work on Uppsala Slott in the 1540s. He intended the building to symbolize the dominance of the monarchy over the church. It...Read More

  • 19. Uppsala Universitetet

    Educational Institution

    Founded in 1477, Uppsala's university is known for the Carolina Rediviva university library, which contains a copy of every book published in...Read More

  • 20. Vikingabyn

    Museum Village

    Be a Viking for a day at this 10th-century village re-creation. Kids and adults can try their hands at baking Viking bread, axe throwing, archery...Read More

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