Spending A Well Earned Break In Stockholm

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The Swedish capital of Stockholm is also the most populous city throughout the Nordic countries. Birthplace of the likes of Britt Ekland, Dolph Lundgren and August Strindberg, Stockholm is a home of the arts and culture. The old town is delightfully historic and today is a unique fusion of the ancient and the modern that attracts visitors from all over the world.
When making your travel plans to visit Stockholm it is important to renew your EHIC Card so you’ll be entitled to free or reduced cost medical attention if you fall ill under any circumstances while in Sweden.

Drottningholm Palace

A place of outstanding beauty and history, Drottningholm Palace is unsurprisingly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Palace and gardens are perfect for strolling though, particularly on a sunny afternoon and an educational day is guaranteed for all about the grandeur of Swedish royalty in days gone by. The Confidence dining room is absolutely spectacular, you’ll see how the dining table is prepared in the room below and then lifted up to the dining room when ready. The palace is accessible via a boat trip and a number of different guided tours are available.

ABBA Museum

For all fans of the Swedish superstars, you’d be mad to miss out on this exclusive experience with a number of interactive exhibits, memorabilia and artefacts from Abba’s career in the glittery disco era of the 70’s. Explore their journey from their first Eurovision appearance all the way through to their split in the early 80’s. Enjoy a handheld device tour narrated by Anni-Frid, Benny, Björn and Agnetha. There’s also a mock studio set up for karaoke where you can record your own version of a favourite Abba hit.

Vasa Museum

Uncover the mystery of the legendary Vasa ship that sank in Stockholm on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged some 333 years later. Today, the ship is the only preserved 17th century ship and on full display in the museum. Fully restored to its original details and weighing over 900 tons, you can imagine how the Vasa would have been when it was first commissioned. You’ll need at least two hours to fully explore the museum and learn the full historical context but it is worth every minute.

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