Step Back in Time: The Vasa Museum With A New Exhibition

On October 26, 2011, in Activities, Attractions, Basics, Family, Just For Fun, Special Events, Vasa Museum, by Aaron Saunders

One of the most impressive attractions Stockholm has to offer is arguably the Vasa Museum, or Vasamuseet.  Opened in 1990, the Vasa Museum is one of the most visited in all of Scandinavia, owing largely to its preservation of the only 17th-century ship to be salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa. Like the more famous RMS […]

A royal treat for kids

On October 19, 2011, in Family, Live From Stockholm, Stockholm For Kids, by alundgren

You might have believed that you were in the free once you had made your decisions regarding which cruise line and which itinerary to choose. If you’re cruising with kids to Stockholm, though, you might have to think again. Palatset, a recently opened activity house for kids, could have the potential to overturn any prepared […]

Djurgården’s appeal for families

If you’re cruising to Stockholm with kids, you should definitiely consider visiting Djurgården. This former Royal game park offers such a wide variety of museums, attractions and outdoor experiences that it almost seems unimaginable that anyone could fail to find something to interest the whole family. It’s a veritable smörgåsbord of attractions, each providing insights […]

Stockholm For Kids

On November 14, 2010, in Stockholm For Kids, by Ralph Grizzle

There’s a kid in all of us. That’s never been more apparent to me than when I took my kids to Stockholm for the first time back in 2005. A friend who worked with the Stockholm Visitors Board met us as we disembarked Holland America Line’s Westerdam. Claudia had come only to say hello and […]

Long Days Of Light & Play

On July 2, 2009, in Archipelago, Attractions, Family, Just For Fun, Stockholm For Kids, by Ralph Grizzle

Anyone could visit Kalvhomen, although it might feel a bit awkward to be a visitor among the few dozen or so families who live here (Sweden’s Right of Public Access law, known as Allemansratten, allows anyone use of another’s land for swimming, camping or picking flowers, mushrooms or berries. … Certainly, summer seems endless here in the archipelago, where the sun tints a rosy hue in the sky and on the water even after midnight (the picture above was taken at midnight, by Hedda Thorell; sunrise comes again as early as 3:30 a.m. during summer).