There’s no better place to spend your vacation than splendid Stockholm. This sophisticated city offers culture, adventure, and everything in-between to travellers of all kinds. Modern museums, medieval fortifications, and captivating concert halls punctuate the streets of this centuries-old capital, while winding canals give the city its nickname of “the Venice of the North”. Why not take a chance and visit the ABBA Museum, while you’re out exploring the city?
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Discover Sweden’s capital with the help of our collection of tour packages to Stockholm. Spend a day wandering a gorgeously preserved 17th-century warship at the Vasa Museum, before heading off to explore the regal grounds of Drottningholm Palace, home of the Swedish Royal Family. There’s no shortage of things to do, or things to see in Stockholm! Want to feel like you’re young and sweet? Head down to the ABBA Museum after your palace visit and learn about the story of the dancing queen.
STOCKHOLM TRAVEL GUIDE
Swedish, although most of the population is English speaking.
WHAT TO EAT
Raggmunk (fried potato pancakes served with pork and lingonberry jam) can be found in many restaurants and cafes, fried herring is one of the most popular street foods, meatballs are a staple of Swedish cuisine, while Princess cake (layers of sponge cake, whipped cream and custard, covered with marzipan) and semla (cardamom-spiced buns filled with almond paste and whipped cream) are great desserts to end any meal.
WHAT TO BRING BACK
ABBA souvenirs are a must if you are a fan of the legendary pop group; Dala horses are symbols of the Dalarna region and you can find hand-painted horses in many souvenir shops; Nobel dinnerware, which is the same used to serve the food at the Nobel Prize banquet; and Sami bracelets made of leather and silver inspired by the traditional jewelry of the Sami people.
Sweden’s nickname, “the Venice of the North” comes from the fact that the city is built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges. In fact, water makes up 30% of the city’s area, while parks and dedicated green spaces make up another 30%.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
STOCKHOLM TOUR PACKAGES
Capitals of The NorthGet the complete Scandinavian experience with a tour of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.
Scandinavia Your WayGet the complete Scandinavian experience with a self-guided rail tour of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.
Copenhagen & Stockholm, by RailDiscover two of Scandinavia’s most exciting cities by rail on this 8-night tour of the north.
Classic StockholmSettle in, unpack and explore the Swedish capital of Stockholm during this 7-night stay.
Stockholm to Copenhagen, by RailDiscover two of Scandinavia’s most exciting cities by rail on this 8-night tour of the Northern Europe.