So many great attractions are just around the corner from your Bromma Airport Hotel, check out some of our favorite attractions.
Gamla Stan (Old Town)Distance from Bromma Airport: 5.9mi / 9.4km
Gamla Stan , Stockholm (Sweden)
Gamla Stan is where Stockholm’s past and present meld together in wonderful harmony. For me, Gamla Stan was a sensual experience – in terms of the rich and varied colors, the alternately dark and sunny patches when walking through winding streets, the smell of various foods from restaurants, and the sound of horse hooves clopping down the lane. It was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Stockholmers are to be commended for having the foresight to maintain the historical significance of Gamla Stan. It is truly a municipal and national treasure.
Getting there: From either T-Centralen or Slussen, you can take the subway to the Gamla Stan T-bana. Alternatively, if the weather is beautiful, you can easily walk across the bridge and experience it from a different perspective, which is what we did.
Blås & KnådaDistance from Bromma Airport: 6.3mi / 10.1km
Hornsgatan 26 , Stockholm , 118 20
+46 8 642 7767
Blås & Knåda is a boutique and gallery, and the right place to go, if you are interested to see the best and latest in Swedish glass and ceramic crafts. The walls are lined with a fantastic display of mugs, bowls, pots, pitchers and other mysterious forms. The gallery has about 45 contributing members, so there is always an assortment of ideas, styles and forms.
SkansenDistance from Bromma Airport: 7.7mi / 12.4km
Djurgårdsslätten 49-51 , Stockholm , 115 93
+46 8 442 8000
Skansen, founded in 1891, is the world’s largest and oldest open-air museum. It is also Stockholm’s only zoo with a large collection of Swedish and Scandinavian animals, both tame and wild. Skansen also contains gardens and plantations of Swedish flora, an impressive collection of traditional buildings and houses brought and restored from different parts of the country. You can see anything from a typical 19th-century Skåne house to a small metal factory belonging to the last century.
A Picturesque Stroll along Djurgården’s Waterway 1
Södra Djurgården , Stockholm (Sweden)
Continued from Part 1: After passing the Ethnographical Museum, you will find a small path called Lidovägen. Head eastward and up on this sloping path and soon you will see a yellow house at Lidovägen 14-18. This is the residence of Benny Andersson of ABBA. You might see him walking his dog in this area. The slope goes steeply down and you now find yourself in front of a kayak clubhouse. Pass a couple of beautiful houses and very quickly you will arrive at the foot of Djurgårdsbrunnsbron bridge.
Brunn means well and bron means bridge. The origin of Djurgårdsbrunn was in 1690, when a well was found here providing a source of fresh water that was believed to give health benefits. Since then, this place had been a popular resort for Stockholmers. Next to the bridge is a wooden house that used to be an old-fashioned restaurant. Unfortunately, the restaurant closed, and today it houses some temporary avant-garde exhibitions that are often quite difficult to understand!
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde
Prins Eugens WaldemarsuddeDistance from Bromma Airport: 8.7mi / 13.9km
Prins Eugens väg 6, Djurgården , Stockholm (Sweden)
Located at the southern tip of Södra Djurgården, Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde is slightly hidden away from the major tourist attractions surrounding Skansen and the amusement park Gröna Lund. And perhaps it is a blessing to be so.
In my view, Waldemarsudde is truly a pearl of Djurgården. Originally the home of Prince Eugen of Sweden (1865-1947), it has been a state-owned estate and museum since his death. Located on a small hill with a stunning view over the water, Waldemarsudde consists of a mansion with the prince’s private apartments and a gallery building featuring temporary exhibitions. As the prince was the foremost landscape painter and art collector of his time, his prolific artwork and collection of turn-of-the-19th-century Swedish paintings can be viewed in the upper flowers of the mansion.
KungsträdgårdenDistance from Bromma Airport: 6.6mi / 10.6km
Kungsträdgården , Stockholm , 10391
The King’s garden is located in central Stockholm. This park serves dual purposes, as an outdoor concert venue in summer, and an ice-skating rink in winter. It also has an abundance of benches and is surrounded by fountains, restaurants, and cafés. During winter, you can hire a pair of skates and enjoy a few laps around the rink.
Kungliga slottet Distance from Bromma Airport: 6mi / 9.7km
Slottsbacken, Gamla stan , Stockholm , 111 30
+46 8 402 6130
The King of Sweden’s official residence, Stockholm Royal Palace, which dates back to the thirteenth century is situated in the Old Town. The new palace was built during 1697-1754, according to the original drawings, in Roman Baroque style. With over 600 rooms, the palace is one of the largest residential castles in Europe. A number of museums are located within the walls, such as the Treasury, Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Royal Armoury and the Royal Chapel. The changing of the guard is a treat to watch.