Entrance to Junibacken in Stockholm.

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Djurgården & Skeppsholmen

Junibacken whimsically recreates the fantasy scenes of Astrid Lindgren’s books for children. Catch the flying Story Train over Stockholm, shrink to the size of a sugar cube and end up at Villekulla cottage, where kids can shout, squeal and dress up like Pippi Longstocking. The bookshop is a treasure trove of children’s books, as well as a great place to pick up anything from cheeky Karlsson dolls to cute little art cards with storybook themes.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Djurgården & Skeppsholmen attractions

1. Vasamuseet

0.12 MILES

A good-humoured glorification of some dodgy calculations, Vasamuseet is the custom-built home of the massive warship Vasa; 69m long and 48.8m tall, it was…

2. Nordiska Museet

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The epic Nordiska Museet is Sweden’s largest cultural-history museum and one of its largest indoor spaces. The building itself (from 1907) is an eclectic,…

3. Spritmuseum

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The surprisingly entertaining Museum of Spirits is dedicated to Sweden's complicated relationship with alcohol, as mediated over the years by the state…

4. Moderna Museet


Moderna Museet is Stockholm’s modern-art maverick, its permanent collection ranging from paintings and sculptures to photography, video art and…

5. ArkDes

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Adjoining Moderna Museet and housed in a converted navy drill hall, this architecture and design centre has a permanent exhibition spanning 1000 years of…

6. Östasiatiska Museet

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This long, narrow building displays Asian decorative arts, including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese stoneware and porcelain from the…

7. Biologiska Museet

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As notable for its creaky wooden building as for its collection of critters, the 1893 Biologiska Museet charms visitors with two circular floors of…

8. Historiska Museet

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From Iron Age skates and a Viking boat to medieval textiles and Renaissance triptychs, Sweden's national historical collection spans over 10,000 years of…