One of Stockholm’s most amazing attractions is a 500-year-old vessel called the Vasa Ship. It was a prize possession of the Swedish King Gustav Vasa that sank not far from the city.
It was recovered and is now housed in an atmospheric display hall, along with items illustrating the life and times of its crew. The museum illustrates an important fact about Stockholm. It is a city of the sea, built on an archipelago of more than 30,000 islands. One of the central islands is home to the quaint old city center. Many natives of Stockholm enjoy taking their holidays on the outlying islands, relaxing in wooden cabins and enjoying the simple life. You can join them simply by taking a ferry.