Stockholm is a curious capital, spread over a wide range of islands, large and small – around 30,000 of them splintering out towards the Baltic Sea. But closer to the centre of Sweden’s capital is one particularly pretty and impressive one: Djurgården.

Known as the “lungs” of Stockholm for the expanse of greenery and the city’s royal park, many visitors to Stockholm are aware of Djurgården (pronounced yur-garden), but it also has a very special place in the hearts of residents, too. A favourite space for Stockholmers to spend days off relaxing, eating or socialising, the island also houses some of Stockholm’s most-visited and popular museums – so much so it’s been called “museum island”. Here’s just a few things to check out on this destination Stockholm island.

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