Sweden’s capital city of Stockholm is a bustling city with a famous old town, stylish young districts and a dynamic city centre. Spread across 14 islands on Lake Mälaren, Stockholm’s very environment encourages you to explore. There are around 50 bridges in the centre alone, while ferries are a fun way to get about! (Best way to travel if you ask us!)

The best way to view of the city’s major attractions is to purchase a Stockholm Pass. This pass will give you admission to over 40 attractions, tours and activities around the city. Passes can be bought for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days with prices varying for children and adults.

The Gamla Stan is the original old town and Stockholm’s city centre. Once considered to be a slum back in the day, today it is packed with cafés, restaurants, tourist shops, studios, galleries and museums. It is a maze of cobbled streets, alleyways, faded mustard and rust-coloured townhouses and meeting squares. The perfect place to explore and get lost in.

The Vasa Museum is one of Stockholm’s most famous attractions. The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue and so the museum was built. Learn all about this 17th century ship history, from the work at the ship yard to life on board a warship.

You cannot think of Sweden without thinking about the iconic pop group ABBA. So when in Stockholm it seems only fitting you take a trip to visit The ABBA Museum. Learn all about this iconic groups history, from their early days, to winning the Eurovision Song Contest to where they are. Filled with memorabilia and clever touches that any fan will be wild for. Have a look out for it’s special phone. Only the fab four themselves know it’s number, so answering that call might bag you a call which on of the legends themselves.

Gröna Lund is Sweden’s oldest theme park. With rides new rides being added every few years, this theme park really is for the modern age. With rides to suit even the littlest of legs, it’s the perfect fun filled, adrenaline fuelled day out.

Travelling to Stockholm by Ferry

The Newcastle to Gothenburg (Göteborg) ferry service ended on the 30th October 2006, this service was operated by DFDS Seaways.

However, you can still reach Sweden by ferry using either our Newcastle to Amsterdam or Hull to Rotterdam routes and continue to enjoy safe and relaxing ferry travel to mainland Europe.

The Hull to Rotterdam route features overnight crossings similar to our Hull to Zeebrugge service. Your ticket will include a comfortable cabin and the ships boast a range of dining and entertainment options, including two cinema screens and a casino. You’ll then disembark in Rotterdam which offers excellent road links to Germany and then onto Denmark before reaching Sweden.

From Amsterdam, you will follow a similar route as if arriving in Rotterdam. You will take a scenic drive through Holland, into Germany and onwards to Denmark before arriving in Sweden.

Why not have a look at our Holland, Germany or Denmark Destination Guides for inspiration on places to see and do while making your road trip.