and for over 300 years it lay at the bottom of the Stockholm harbor. In the 1950’s a private researcher began to search for her. He knew that wooden ships are preserved in the brackish waters of the Baltic. In more salty water, wood is rapidly destroyed by the ship worm, Teredo navalis.
The Vasa is the largest wooden ship ever conserved. The ship displayed in the museum is 95% original.
Houses the world’s only surviving 17th century ship, sunk in 90-feet of water in the Stockholm harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628
The ship was discovered in the clay and mud under the harbor in 1628. It was well-preserved dude to the lack of salt content and the raw sewage that was dumped into the harbor.
The ship was raised in 1961 after having rested on the sea floor for 330 years. With more than 95% of the original structure and beautiful wood ornamentation.
Nordiska Museum houses the country’s largest historic collection.
Borrow a free audio guide to tour the exhibits of folk art, historic home interiors, doll houses and the Sami (Laplanders) and their reindeer-based history and culture.Bike through Stockholmis sprinkled over 14 islands, and with its flat bike lanes and constantly changing viewpoints, it is perfect for two-wheeled discovery. Buy a pass at the Stockholm Tourist Center or on the web and borrow a bike from 110 sites around the city from April to October.For nautical travelers, the four-hour sail through the spectacular Stockholm archipelago of 30,000 islands and islets is a “must do.” These Baltic islands bring to mind the Greta Garbo movies with remote, steely and uninhabited Swedish landscapes. For those who have sailed in the northern stretches of the Pacific Northwest, the scenery will be familiar.
Facts. Swedes are hooked on candy. Even the smallest convenience store has a “pick ‘n mix” selection of peppermint candies and chocolate covered pretzels. as well as lollipops, ice cream
Sweden is the Nordic country with the most stars in the Michelin Guide. In Stockholm alone there are seven stared restaurants. Skilled chefs offer innovative cuisine at the swarm of restaurants and bars that set many trends in Europe. Over the past decade Stockholm has established itself as one of the most creative restaurant metropolises.
From tiny hideaways to medieval taverns and luxury restaurants with silver cutlery and starched linens -Stockholm’s dining can be a culinary trip around the world.
Dine in the company of members of the Swedish Academy (who dine here weekly) at Sweden’s oldest restaurant, Den Gyllen Freden, opened in 1722.
Whether you are a design maven or a second-hand clothes enthusiast, you wont be disappointed when it comes to shopping. Wander aimlessly because everything is nearby and Each neighborhood of the city has its own character.
If you wish to spend some money on fashion and design, head for the stylish Ostermalm to find international labels and Swedish design prodigies on eleganT boulevards and chic boutiques.
The opposite area, Sodermalm is charming Bohemian
Biblioteksgatan is Stockholm’s equivalent to New York’s Fifth Avenue and on Hamngatan is NK, Sweden’s grandest department store.