Quality Hotel Airport Arlanda
Arlanda, 195 05
Phone: (46) 8 59511100
Fax: (46) 8 59510110
Arts & Museums
The Tyresö Palace served as an accommodation for Marquis Claes Lagergren in the early 1700s. Guided tours are available that will take you through most parts of this palace. The original features in the rooms have been well-maintained. You will find a restaurant and a conference hall in the west wing.
This small museum in the town of Sigtuna is a fascinating overview of the history, archaeology and culture of this hugely significant center of trade in early Sweden. There is a rich collection of pieces from the days of the vikings as well as the middle ages and more recent days.
Konstmuseum Uppsala houses a collection of contemporary and modern art by local, regional and international artists. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions on fine arts, visual arts among other types of art from time to time. An in-house cafe caters to your hunger pangs. Special concessions are available for children. Call for information on current and upcoming events.
Located in Hagaparken, in the northern part of Stockholm, you will find Fjäril och Fågelshuset (the Butterfly and Bird House). This is an interesting place for people of all ages. Once inside, your first visit would be through a greenhouse garden with a beautiful collection of plants, trees, and fish. From there you can enter the exciting bird house. The constant stream of humans has not deterred the birds or forced them into the reclusion of their trees and shrubs. Rather, they are bold and loud, shrieking and flying about, or they walk around on the ground, sometimes forcing people to walk around them. Then there is the Butterfly Room; it is magical. Butterflies are everywhere, they land on your shoulders, your head and your eyelashes. They are lovely, that is until you reach the cocoon and larva display, where you realise they haven't always been that beautiful. On the other side of the gallery and café, is a Japanese garden filled with hummingbirds. The! best time to visit would be during the colder, darker months.
The Natural History Museum has exciting exhibitions and models that describe the development of the earth, features of the human body, and the ever-fluctuating properties of the oceans. New exhibitions are frequent, and many displays are interactive. The museum is a good place for children to learn and explore. Cosmonova, the biggest IMAX theater in Sweden, which is also a planetarium, is located within the museum.
IMAX, the largest film format in the world, can be experienced at Cosmonova in the Museum of Natural History, located on the northern outskirts of central Stockholm. At Cosmonova you can fly a jet plane, cross vast oceans, or travel through the universe, without leaving your seat. Cosmonova also serves as Sweden's largest planetarium. This is a major tourist attraction so you might want to book tickets ahead of time. Films are generally in Swedish with English headphones available.
The Haga Park Museum is best appreciated on a sunny day, when you have the time to wander through this peaceful green space, enjoying the lovely Swedish summer. In this traditional English-style park, there are giant tents that resemble a lost circus; one of which houses the Haga Park Museum. Today there are 3 tents; one houses the actual museum, the other has a restaurant and the third provides for accommodation. Please check the website for exhibitions.
This museum is dedicated to the study of the healing arts through the ages. Unlike some medical history museums, the emphasis here is more on the changing scope of technology rather than blood and guts, but there is a fair bit of graphic material on display here too. The museum is located in the southern reaches of town near the large complexes that constitute the University's medical facilities.
The Olle Olsson House is the former home of artist Olle Olsson, who lived here from the 1930s until his death in 1972. The house is not only an historical monument, but also a perfect place to visit to understand his art.
This famous museum is located near Logården. It has one of the oldest art collections in Stockholm. Its prized possession is a section devoted to the private sculpture collection of Gustav III. It has various sculptures and artifacts from the late eighteenth century and belonging to the Scandinavian region.
The Eugenia Home was founded in 1879 by Princess Eugenie, daughter of the Swedish-Norwegian King Oscar I. Built as a school for underprivileged and handicapped children, it is now a museum in Karolinska Sjukhuset. The exhibits are related to healthcare, pharmacy, dentistry and nursing. It also includes medical instruments from the Middle Ages.
With a scale of 1:20 million, the Sweden Solar System is one of the largest models of the solar system in the world. It consists of the sun and planets spread out over Stockholm and its adjoining suburbs. While the Globe Arena forms the sun and the center of the galaxy, Mercury is located in the Stockholm City Museum, the Earth in Cosmonova Riksmuseet and so on. The large-sized model was designed by Nils Brenning and Gösta Gahm.