sightseeing in stockholm sweden

I have something bratty to admit. While we were living abroad and traveling every couple of weeks, I got burnt out and almost sick of it. I took our unique situation for granted and exploring other countries almost became the norm. Now that we’re back in the States, I realize how lucky we were to have that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not that I wasn’t aware of how wonderful it was before, but now that we’re unable to hop on a plane every weekend, reality has hit me with a little more force. I have the travel bug right now, and at this moment, there’s nothing I can do about it.

We are at a different place in our lives and although living abroad once again is still a future goal, we’re currently focused on making our new house a home and catching up with friends and family. After a year of being across the pond and missing out on holidays, weddings, baby showers, and birthdays, and two years of moving all over the country and feeling completely stressed about the future, it has been so refreshing to be present and content. But that doesn’t mean I don’t miss traveling from time to time.

And that’s the beautiful part about blogging. I’m able to take a trip down memory lane while sharing my favorite trips with all of you.

So today we’ll be looking at a bunch of photos from Stockholm and some of my favorite things to do in the city.

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We were only in Stockholm for a long weekend and because there’s a lot to do, it was difficult to narrow down our sightseeing list. Some of my favorites included the photography museum where we viewed an exhibit all about the Olympics, the Vasa (a massive Swedish warship), the Modern Museum, and the Open-Air Museum. We saw so many adorable animals there and those photos are my favorite!

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Vasa warship
Vasa Museum

Here are a few other things I think you should see:
1. Drottningholm Palace
2. The Swedish History Museum
3. Stockholm Cathedral
4. Djurgarden
5. Stockholm Old Town
6. Stockholm Ice Bar
7. Stockholm City Hall

Have you ever been to Stockholm?

Other posts you might like:
+ Stockholm Ice Bar
+ Stockholm Open Air Museum
+ Adventures Elsewhere


Filed Under: Stockholm, Sweden, Travel28 Comments
  • Muriel

    Stockholm and Oslo are my favorite cities in Scandinavia. I love these pictures! Makes me miss my time there.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Oslo is definitely next on my list! We wanted to go but ran out of time.

      • Muriel

        I loved it so much. It’s probably one of my favorite cities in the world. So beautiful!

  • Lucy

    I’ve been wanting to go to Stockholm for ages! Hopefully I’ll be able to make it over in the near-ish future but when I do finally go, I’ll refer to this post as a guide :) xxx

    • Postcards from Rachel

      You will love it, Lucy!

  • Amy | Club Narwhal

    I have always wanted to visit Stockholm and your photos just confirm it :) I totally have the travel bug right now too. I think that’s winter’s way of telling me to break free!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Don’t you love the travel bug? I’ve been looking up flights to Iceland all morning. Haha. :)

  • Jamie & Morgan

    Ohhhh, so jealous! This is on my bucket list. How beautiful! Enjoy your time there!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Unfortunately we’re not there right now, but I so wish we were!

  • Country Girl’s Daybook

    What an enchanting old ship. :)

  • Lu Bowen

    I have always wanted to visit Stockholm! Can you recommend an area to base yourself/ find a hotel?

    • VanBerry @ On the Road again

      Definitely Gamla Stan if you want to hear my opinion. It’s the Old Town of Stockholm and you can find expensive hotels but also low-budget hostels there. But Östermalm is also great. Both in the city centre and both near the waterside.

    • Debbie @ Buisson International

      We stayed in Södermalm and I thought it was perfect. There is a metro (called T-bana) which is very efficient and easy to navigate. Stockholm is one of the safest cities I have visited, so I am sure you can’t go wrong :-)

  • VanBerry @ On the Road again

    Your pictures are amazing!! In the 4 weeks that I spend in Stockholm, I have not been able to take such wonderful pictures!! And Skansen is one of my favourites too!

  • Mai

    i went to stockholm last year!

  • Julie

    I love those pink buildings! Also, I LOVE those paintings. I would have bought a couple – I can’t resist good street art.

  • Rachel Murphree

    Wow, such beautiful photos! Enjoy your time with your family and home though; it’s such a fun place to be in life, even if it’s not as exciting as globe trotting. :)

  • Annessa

    I’ve always wanted to visit Stockholm, but was only able to make it to Gothenburg and Mamlo. Both cities were amazing to visit and had their own personalities, but I’ve heard Stockholm is a totally different feel. I hope to make it there one day. beautiful pics!

  • Macy Gutermuth

    Oh it is beautiful! I have always wanted to visit Stockholm! So many of my coworkers went multiple times while I worked at IKEA, but I never had the chance because of my other job. It’s on my bucket list!!

  • gabrielle

    such beautiful architecture! i love the colors of the buildings too. i would looove to visit stockholm!

  • Melanie Fontaine

    I just went to Stockholm a couple of weeks ago and it was beautiful! Experiencing it again through your pictures is so great! :)

  • Pearl – Pretty Mayhem

    Stockholm looks like a gorgeous city, I love the architecture and the buildings by the harbor look amazing. I’ll have to add it to my never-ending list of places to see! :)

  • Little Misadventures

    Oh these photos! You definitely had an incredible experience! :)

  • Kelly

    Oh my goodness, it is beautiful and your photography skills are amazing!

  • Tinne

    I’m dying to visit Stockholm and Scandinavia as well… Your pictures are not helping I have to say ;-)

  • Sarah Shumate

    I think most people would get burnt out if they were traveling every 2 weeks! That’s a lot of plane/train rides, time changes, and days living out of suitcases! I know you’re glad now that you did it though! :)

  • Ellen Drs

    Hi rachel, I’m an expat in Stockholm, so it’s always nice to see other adventurers enjoy the city. Next time you’re around definitely visit Södermalm as well :)

  • Christy Childers

    Stockholm! Pretty. (: