Stockholm Tourist Trap Tips by Sjalen Top 5 Page for this destination
Stockholm Tourist Traps: 58 reviews and 45 photos
These are the set of archipelago islands closest to the city centre and consequently, there are boat trips to them and they are touted as "the place where Stockholmers go". Personally, I don't know anyone who goes there but people take their time to get further out into the archipelago. The islands are very small. The main island has a couple of handicraft shops but nothing you cannot find in town and then there are some average fish restaurants and a childrens theatre and small aquarium out there. You can swim off some of the cliffs but there are more interesting places for that too...As the island is quite small it quickly gets crowded when a boat load arrives.
Unique Suggestions: It's perfectly bearable alright - just not the first place I would go to. Just walk around enjoying all the views of boat life around you. Maybe have a herring sandwich...
Fun Alternatives: Take the time to go to Vaxholm and back.
Does it get tackier than this???
Yes, it is here that you will find that viking replica jewellery or lovely Sami handicraft too, but DO make sure that's what you buy and not the tons of so called Swedish souvenirs found here in the form of tacky t-shirts, trolls and viking figurines with horned helmets. The vikings never HAD horns on their helmets!!! :)))
Unique Suggestions: Leave Västerlånggatan and head for the side alleys and streets with hidden galleries and shops.
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