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How to Spend 48 Hours in Stockholm

How to Spend 48 Hours in Stockholm

, Stockholm

Stockholm, often called as Venice of the North; a city of elegance founded in 13th century.  Inner city is built up on 14 main islands and which are connected with 57 bridges, spread in east archipelago with over 30,000 islands jetting  in the Baltic Sea.
A list of top rated tourists attractions are listed below for the travelers who are visiting Stockholm just for 2 days; they can best utilize their time by visiting these beautiful place which will definitely make their trip worth visiting Stockholm Sweden.

Stockholm Old Town (Gamla Stan)

Gamla stan is the oldest town of Stockholm was founded on 1252, the best preserved capital of the city which give you the true figure of Stockholm, it keeps hip of restaurants, café and shops. You can find many museusm and attractions on this island such as Nobelmuseet, Stockholm Cathedral, Palace and tourist places. Stroll down the street and don’t miss Stortorget the heart of the town.

Stockholm Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet)

Kungliga Slottet is Located on Stadsholmen, in Old Town (Gamla Stan), It is next to the Swedish Parliament building. Royal Palace was built in a baroque style in 1760 and it is for the visitors one may find amazing museums such as the Tre Kronor Museum and the Royal Treasury and Royal Apartments in it.   You can also find changing of the Royal Guards ceremony every noon in front of the palace. It is open for the visitor from 10AM to 4PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

Address: Kungliga Slottet, 111 30 Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish Parliament (Sveriges Riksdag)

Next to Royal Palace The Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) is located on the island of Helgeandsholmen in the Gamla Stan town. It is free to visit Swedish Parliament, guide tours of one hour to the Riksdag are also available, where one can learn about Swedish Riksdag, its rooms, hearings, votes and debates. Riksdag Library is also open for the visitor. Open 9 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 4.30 PM (Monday - Thursday); 9 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM – 3 PM (on Friday).

Address: Sveriges Riksdag, 100 12 Stockholm, +46 786 40 00

Animal Park  (Djurgården)

Djurgården is a natural green island near Stockholm city center, famous for its wonderful museums. One of the most popular museum is called Skansen(link) which is the world oldest open air museum is the oldest open-air museum in the world. This is the most liked place for kids they get the chance to learn and see Swedish traditions and animals. Another cool museum Junibacken, manycharacters from Astrid Linggren storybook and other things are displayed  Karlsson on the roof, Pippi Longstocking.

Vasa Museum is one of the most popular museum in Sweden, The Vasa is one an amazing ship which was found 1961 in totally preserved state. One should walk through National City Park on Djurgärden to enjoy the natural beauty. Just before crossing bridge one may find Sweden of the leading museum of art and design called National museum on Skeppsholmen, part of Moderna Museet which is one of the best museums international art 20 - 21 centuries.

How to get here?

Tram: From the Central station (Sergels torg) city tramway line7, Stop at  Vasamuseet (or Nordiska Museet).

Bus: Bus 44 stops at the Nordiska Museum. Bus 69 and 76 to stop at Djurgården.
Subway: Station Karlaplan a 10 minutes walk or take bus 44 to Vasamuseet.
Walk: It may take about 30 minutes from Central Station or 10 minutes Walk from subway Station Karlaplan.
Ferry: May take a ferry to Djurgården from Slussen, and can also take a ferry from Nybroplan.


Just after crossing waster, Fotografiska  is located along the waterfront, is one of the world’s largest places for contemporary photography head to south of Gamla stan on the trendy district of sodermalm. It is one of the unique viewpoints. The cafés present in the Fotografiska prepare deliciously cooked green seasonal dishes. district of SoFo is having so many bars and restaurants. Open on 9 AM – 11 PM (Sunday – Wednesday), 9 AM – 1 PM ( Thursday – Saturday).

Address: Fotografiska, Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 509 005 00

Strandvagen Boulevard

Take a walk along the Strandvagen Boulevard which was built for the World fair in 1897 on Östermalm. Observed as upmarket avenue in Stockholm city, good place for window shopping at the esteemed department store and to take a cup of tea. SaluHall is also on Ostermalm, good idea for lunch or buy food from a historical classy food market. Open 9.30 AM – 6 PM (Monday to Friday), 9.30 AM – 4 PM (Saturday).

Address: Östermalms SaluHall, Östermalmstorg, 114 42 Stockholm, Sweden

Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace is the permanent residence of the King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Palace is situated on Lake Malaren and can be accessed by a steamer from Stockholm city. Drottningholm Palace is listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, A quiet and peaceful escape from the city with gardens and surrounding woodland paths making it even more tranquil,. The palace is an extraordinary remnant of 18th century Sweden. Open at various days during a year.

Address: Drottningholm Palace, 178 02 Drottningholm, Sweden, +46 8 402 62 80

The Stockholm Archipelago (Skärgård)

Stockholm archipelago is a collection 30,000 plus islands, rocks and skerries spread over 70 km in the east of Stockholm Baltic sea. The Stockholm Archipelago (Skärgård) is a attractive place to go, ferries operate through the extensive network of islands. In summer it is a good place for parties and many other activities such as swim and hiking in peaceful natural surroundings. In winter, Archipelago often covered by snow. Most visited and nearby islands are such as Fjaderholmarna and Vaxholm, Grinda, Sandhamn or Moja are bit far but very amazing places to visit.
Stockholm Archipelago, Stockholm, Sweden

A piece of advice for the visitors:

 - Get the Stockholm card if you like to stay more than a day (card are available for for various day i.e. 2 , 5 or 7 days )

 - Bring snacks with you and keep a water bottle so you can refill it from anywhere as even tap water is drinkable

 - Try to wear comfortable shoes to walk easily in the Stockholm

 - Always start you day early in the morning so you don’t miss any important thing or views of the city most of the attractions close earlier.

 - Best time to visit Stockholm is Summer season.

 You may also see Stockholm infographic on how to spend 24 hours in Stockholm.

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