Stockholm In Winter – The Vasa Museum
Before Christmas, we took a short trip to Sweden’s Capital City Stockholm. We went to celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary. While taking in what this amazing city had to offer we visited the Vasa Museum.
The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue. Today Vasa is the world’s only preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.
The Vasa Museum is located in Djurgården. A number of other museums are located in this area including the ABBA museum. Sadly we only had time to visit one and boy am I glad this was the one we picked!
Entry to the Vasa is £15 roughly depending on the exchange. This is free of charge with the Stockholm Pass if you get one of these while visiting the city. Under 18’s go free!
Top Tip: Look out for the guided tours. They have a number of them daily and they are so much better than navigating the museum alone.
We asked our guild WHY it was salvaged as the costs involved were crazy. He said it was because they could. At the time Sweden was extremely wealthy and wanted to showcase their wealth to the world. The Vasa project would also come to be a great national icon/identity.
The Vasa is defiantly worth a visit just for its awesomeness. I have never seen anything this big inside a museum. It’s a sight to behold for sure!
If your plan to spend time in Stockholm, make sure this is on your list!