Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

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Though it was traditionally valued solely for its strategic location, Skeppsholmen today showcases a number of art museums and cultural events. Situated at the Baltic Sea entrance to Stockholm, the site reveals a number of older buildings from the island's days as a military center. Military presence on the island is scarce now, and the area is much more attractive to tourists for its art scene and green spaces. Here you can visit the Museum of Modern Art, Swedish Museum of Architecture, East-Asian Museum, and Teater Galeasen. Experience the island by going for a stroll, having a picnic, taking in views of the city's old town, or attending the popular Stockholm Jazz Festival. Plan to see Skeppsholmen and other attractions that appeal to you using our Stockholm online road trip planner .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Skeppsholmen hold several museum, and great areas for just a little R&R. More quiet than the bustling city centre and the old town, and really worth a visit. Dont miss the old ships and boats that can...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This island is the middle of Stockholm and is a little OASIS! Originally home to the Navy, so are all of the original buildings remain, nothing over exploited week! Go across the bridge and watch the boats with their infoskyltar, in the lush greenery, bring in lugney!
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  • August 17, 2017
    It's a nice place-in the middle of Stockholm-and yet a bit isolated. There is a short distance to go from central locations in the city, and there are many things to see-among other things. Moderna Museet-which is really fine! Also remember to go over on Kastellholmen, where there is a nice view-and even more peace:-)
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