Visiting Moderna

Stockholm in 48 hours

If you have two days to spend in Stockholm, you have time to check out some of the city’s more than 100 museums.

Djurgården is the largest natural area in the city as well as the district with the most museums. Skansen is the oldest open-air museum in the world. This is the place to visit Sweden in miniature, learn more about its traditions and see the animals of Scandinavia. At the storybook museum Junibacken you can say hello to Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson On the Roof and the other characters in Astrid Lindgren’s marvelous storybook world. Go for a walk in the National City Park on Royal Djurgården, and enjoy its natural beauty.

Art lovers should head for Skeppsholmen. Just before the bridge is Nationalmuseum, Sweden's leading museum of art and design, and on Skeppsholmen itself is Moderna Museet, one of the best museums in the world for international art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Just across the water is Fotografiska, a new center for contemporary photography, which quickly has become one of the city’s most frequented.

Visit Östermalm’s saluhall (covered market), a wonderful covered market dating from the 1880s with more Swedish delicacies than you can shake a fork at. A perfect spot for lunch or a glass of wine later in the afternoon.