Explore Vasa Museum
Book a hotel near the Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) with Hotels.com. The impressive Vasa Museum is one of Stockholm’s top sightseeing attractions. Marvel at the intricate rigging, the gun decks and life on board the mighty wooden ship, now permanently moored in its darkened museum. The Vasa is a huge wooden royal warship that was sunk in 1628 and which lay undisturbed until discovered and raised in the 1950s – it’s now almost completely restored. Situated on leafy Djurgården island to the east of the centre, the Vasa Museum is near many of Stockholm’s best hotels as well as Skansen, the Nordic Museum, Gröna Lund amusement park and Junibacken. Hotels.com offers a range of accommodation near the Vasa Museum, accessible by bus 47, tram 7 and, in summer, the ferry from Nybroplan. Go early or late when the crowds have gone and you might be able to sense the ghosts of the sailors drowned at sea on the Vasa’s maiden voyage. Don’t miss the film showing the raising of the ship or details of the sailor’s punishments, filled with gory touches that make you thankful you live in the 21st century.