1. The Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museet)
The cathedral-like Nordic Museum sits on the shore of Djurgården, facing Stockholm’s east end. With spires that stick up like something straight out of a Harry Potter novel, this early 20th-century extravaganza was built to collect all that is Nordic, and that remains what this museum displays at present. Exhibitions include an exploration of the unique Scandinavian relationship to light, a remake of a typical 1940s Swedish apartment and the history of the indigenous Sami people. It’s a gorgeous building, both inside and out, and offers free entry every Tuesday between September and May.