Welcome to the Stockholm cruise port guide. The capital city of Sweden has about 870.000 inhabitants. It is a beautifull city that is divided over 14 different islands. Stockholm itself is a city of culture. You have tons of options on what to see and do. Visit 1 of the 70 museums in the city, learn about their history or simply take in Stockholm’s legendary city atmosphere. There is something to do for everybody. Every single island in Stockholm is unique. They all have their own identity and style. This is what makes Stockholm a true gem to explore, because there is always something new to explore. The people of Stockholm are extremely nice and you will notice that most of them are very well educated. Their English is often perfect and they wouldn’t mind at all to talk about their city that they are so proud of. Gamla Stan is the old town and is simply the part of Stockholm you cannot miss. Djurgarden is nowadays a recreation park with museums, amusement parks and the famous former hunting grounds of the king. Sodermalm is where you’ll find the charming older neighbourhoods of Stockholm. Norrmalm is where you find the modern business district and shopping area. Find all the information about your docking location in the Stockholm cruise port guide underneath.
When talking about the Royal Palace it is very important to mention it is 1 room bigger than Buckingham palace. It is open to the public and you can visit one of the museum inside. You can also meet the royal guards that have been guarding the palace since 1523. The changing of the guards is also a popular attraction. They start at the Cavalry Barracks and than march to the Army Museum. They arrive at the palace around 12.15 (on Sundays around 13.15).
This is one of the most important buildings in Sweden. It is famous for its grand ceremonial halls, unique architecture and striking interior. Take a tour inside and get the inside look in the meaning behind this mosaic golden hall, the nobel prize banquet and the city of Stockholm.
This is one of the most visited museums in Scandinavia. It houses the famous Vasa ship. This Swedish warship was built in the 1620’s and sank on her maiden voyage to the bottom of the Stockholm waters. For 333 years it was raised to the surface again and nowadays you can find it in all of its full glory in the Vasa Museum.
This landmark in Stockholm is the Ericsson Globe. Take a 20 minute ride in the SkyView: the world’s largest spherical building.
This grand museum in the middle of old town Stockholm tells the story of the Nobel Prize and its founder. It aims to spread knowlegde as well as to create interest around natural sciences and culture.
If you want to espace the crowds of the city Drottingholm palace is the perfect place to go to. This UNESCO world heritage site is a well-preserved royal castle from the 1600’s. Inside you will find lots of rooms in their original interior telling you about the times of the international royalty and nobels. Visit it by taxi or take the ferry from the city hall in the city centre.
This is Stockholm’s old town. Situated on the island of Riddarholmen lies one of the best preserved medieval city centers in Europe. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252. It is filled with lots of museums, attractions, restaurants and cafe’s. A visit to Stockholm is not complete without it.
Sweden has some of the best shops in the Europe. If you are in the shopping mood make sure to kick off at Drottinggatan. This is the largest pedestrian shopping street in Stockholm.
There are hundred works of art in the city of Stockholm. The most unusual is the Iron Boy Statue. The name of the boy is Järnpojke and he is the smallest statue in Stockholm. Find him in the middle of Gamla Stan and bring him something. Some people make him little scarfs or hats to keep him warm or some just offer some candy. He’s the smallest but also the hardest statue the find in Stockholm so make sure to check where he is in the map above
Scandinavia is known for its ice bars and hotels. In the city centre of Stockholm you can find an ice bar. Visit this bar to get the polar experience as you sit at the ice bar, on your ice chair with your ice glass.
This well known amusement park on Djurgarden has 30 rides, lots of restaurants and often summer concerts. If you want to experience something different make sure to check their agenda to see if anything special is going on.
Since may of 2013 Stockholm is enriched by the ABBA museum. These Swedish supertroupers are known world wide for their many hits in the 70’s and 80’s. Visit the museum for a trip down memory lane. Be sure to do it, because it is one gigantic party here! Make recordings with the group, dance to the music and test your ABBA knowlegde!
The National Museum of Stockholm is closed due to renovation. It will reopen in 2018. Find out on their website were they hold their temporary exhibition.