Stockholm is famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea and Nobel. The Nobel Peace prize is still presented in Stockholm each year, there is a Nobel Museum. There is also an Abba Museum which is fantastic. Ikea do not have a museum, to our knowledge, not yet. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden made up of 14 islands joined by 50 bridges at the mouth of Lake Mälaren which makes the sail in very peaceful. The whole Baltic Cruise was a smooth ride, but the sail away from Stockholm is a treat, the water is as flat as glass, the sun over the small islands intriguing and magical. The Old Town (Gamla Stan) is a must, steeped in Stockholm history it features the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace, the period north German architecture and the Nobel Museum. We cover the lengthy changing of the guard on a separate film.
The total number of islands making Sweden is in the thousands and every blog seems to offer a different number depending on what it classes as an island, but, there is a lot of water. Stockholm offers bus, boat and metro and tours on all. The Abba Museum is cheaper booked in advance on line. Start by taking a look at our overview film of Stockholm and the Old Town.
The end of the above general film on Stockholm takes you across on the ferry to the Tivoli Park and Abba museum, then Doris walks back across the bridge. The film will help you see where the places are and how they are joined. The great thing about the film is that it is like looking round, rather than looking at a map. Then when you look at the map it is more obvious where the islands are in relation to each other. Stockholm needs that and the general film really helps to quickly orientate and get your bearings.
A full understanding of Stockholm and how much it has to offer might not happen until a second visit because whatever you do, whether boat or bus, it is not until you have done it once and walked and ferried that you see how it all joins up. There is no doubt that some forms of transport can be quicker for some journeys and the answer is not automatic. However, this medieval town, that has had people migrating to it since the stone age is a must because in the middle of a street you can find ancient palaces as you will see from this main film of the city tour.
See an over view of a complete Baltic Cruise route here, and go direct to the operator’s sites via their cards on this site or links below. Direct via these links will give you the latest best deal and availability. Here we have all the Baltic destinations and many of the tours, some it is way cheaper to book on line below before you travel.
- P&O Cruises to Stockholm – Click here
- Fred Olsen Cruises to Stockholm – Click here
- Thomson Cruises – Thomson Baltic Cruises
- Saga Cruises – Click here
We have way over twenty films on Baltic Destinations and tours so you can see what you are getting and plan ahead. We can recommend the Abba Museum in Stockholm, we loved Tallinn, it is our favourite cruise route. ‘‘Bruges Canal Boat’ tour is probably the best deal on the route. We show you various tours St Petersburg including ‘on your own with Audio guide‘ and ‘Ballet Evening‘. Then there is our ‘‘chocolate and happiness’ film from Bruges. You can get to Southampton Cruise Terminal by coach so, so cheaply and with no strain, have you ever considered it? If you have never cruised, and we are mainly a cruise site, then click here to see how to look at what cruising is.
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