In the city’s Old Town, known as Gamla Stan, you will find many of its historical attractions, including Stockholm Cathedral, the gargantuan Royal Palace, and numerous buildings from the medieval era.
During your trip to Stockholm you’ll probably want to visit at least two museums out of the dozens on offer. The Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, or National Museum of Natural History, has exhibits spanning millions of years and is home to Sweden’s largest planetarium. For more recent Swedish history, visit the Historiska Museet (Swedish History Museum).
Your trip will also provide the perfect staging point for an expedition to the Stockholm Archipelago. It stretches across 30 miles of ocean and contains approximately 24,000 islands and islets. If you are planning on doing a lot of island-hopping, then it is worth purchasing a boat-pass, for unlimited travel.