Stockholm's main attractions are conveniently packaged close to
the heart of the city on the island of Djurgården, crammed with
entertainment options, museums, restaurants and wooded green space.
Once upon a time the island was a royal hunting ground. Now
visitors can hunt for souvenirs at the Handarbetets Vanner
(handicraft centre); browse the art galleries; enjoy thrills and
spills at Gröna Lund, Sweden's oldest amusement park; explore
Sweden's past at the Skansen open-air museum; meet Nordic wildlife
at the zoo; and watch folk dancing. Also on the island, accessed
with a pleasant stroll along the waterfront, is the Junibacken
fairy-tale fun centre, the National Museum of Cultural History and
the fascinating Vasa Museum featuring a fully rigged restored
17th-century galleon raised from Stockholm harbour. Top off the day
with a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants.
Address: A 10-minute walk from the city centre across the
Transportation: Vintage tram; buses 44 or 47; or ferry