Stockholmers are obsessed with nature, especially Djurgården’s calm waterside and woodland trails. If you’re into your art and history, this island also boasts several of the capital’s most popular museums. At the open-air Skansen, visitors can stroll through five centuries of Swedish houses and farmsteads and observe wild Nordic animals. The Vasa Museum is home to a giant 17th-century salvaged ship, while Abba The Museum combines nostalgic memorabilia with quirky interactive exhibits.
Time Out tip: Food options in Djurgården are pricey, and there’s no proper supermarket. Pack a picnic and tuck in on the waterfront behind the Vasa Museum, or find a spot off one of the grassy trails.