Couple taking a stroll

Stockholm in 72 Hours

If you're staying over the weekend or you have several days to spend in Stockholm, you really should take the opportunity to spend half a day on a trip to Millesgården or Drottningholm Palace, or head out into Stockholm’s amazing archipelago.

Millesgården was the home of Swedish sculptor Carl Milles, best known for his beautiful fountains. Now it’s a real oasis with antique collection, sculpture garden, art gallery and restaurant – just 10 minutes from downtown Stockholm.

Drottningholm Palace is Sweden's best-preserved royal palace constructed in the seventeenth century, the permanent residence of the royal family and one of Stockholm's three World Heritage Sites. The boats from the turn of the last century are a nice way to get to Drottningholm. Why not combine the boat trip with lunch on board?

As wonderful as Stockholm city is, many people miss its most unique feature – the archipelago. If you have the time you really should take the opportunity to get out to among its 30,000 islands and experience the magnificent and unique natural environment. Half an hour by boat is all it takes to reach Fjäderholmarna, the closest island. You won’t regret it.