Week in Stockholm

Stockholm is a major tourist destination in Sweden because of its numerous attractions and popular events. There are simply a lot of things that would make your vacation to the city worthwhile. Check out our suggestions on the best way to spend your week long vacation in the beautiful city of Stockholm.
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A week of stay in Stockholm would allow you to experience the marvel and beauty of the place. You could start off by immersing yourself in the rich culture and history of the place, the city is filled with a number of interesting museums and famous landmarks. More than 700 years old, the city of Stockholm has surely built some of the best museums in the world. They even have around 80 museums and attractions wherein you can really see the city’s rich history. One of these is  the Skansen open-air museum in Stockholm was the world’s first open-air museum. It is a living, working Sweden of the 1900s and hosts events, festivals and celebrations across a large area dotted with farm building, mills, ‘olde worlde’ shops and a stunning wooden church. There are some 160 buildings here that have been brought in from various part of the country to form a society of the times. Skansen also has a zoo that features elk, wolves, lynx and brown bears.
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Also, you could start visiting the beautiful landmarks by taking a tour to see Djurgarden (Game Park) which you can easily reach by riding old-fashioned veteran-style trams built in the 1920-50 from wherever you are in the city is going to be a perfect location. The park which is a sort of cultural center and lushly wooded is an island right in the middle of Stockholm. This tourist spot is usually flocked in by visitors for its beautiful green spaces, many sights, events, and tourist attractions. The island is not just a home to locals for centuries but has now more than 10 million visitors each year.
Moreover, when what pleases you is riding a boat then you can be off to Bjorko Island for the Birka archaeological site and museum that shows lots of Viking history.  You can then visit Ansgar Chapel and the Hemlanden Viking site before going back to Stockholm through a ferry.  Also, if you want family fun riding a Viking Ship in Scandinavian tradition there is the Tivoli “Grona Lund” Amusement Park.
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The city is also where many of the country’s biggest and brashest festivals are held. One of the unique festivals is the Stockholm Pride. It is an annual pride festival held in Stockholm in the last week of July. This is the largest Pride event in the Nordic countries and always ends with a parade. In 2007, 50 000 people marched with the parade and about 500,000 watched.
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Stockholm also has a lot more annual events and festivals that take place every year. Some of which are the Stockholm Marathon which takes place on a Saturday in early June each year, the Nobel Banquet takes place at Stockholm City Hall every year on December 10 and in the winter months, the outdoor ice skating rink in the Kungsträdgarden is the place to be and is always busy, regularly featuring live music and hot snacks.