A 17th century Baroque palace built at the height of the Swedish Empire, used as the summer residence of Charles XIV John (named Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, serving as Napoleon's general, before his coronation) during the early 19th century. The palace museum offers guided tours during summer. Textile furnishings are original; this is very unusual, as textiles are normally replaced as they wear out through the years. The palace contains an early replica of the United States Declaration of Independence, gifted from the USA in 1801, as well as other interesting artifacts.
Jumbovägen 4 near Arlanda Airport, is a bit of a novelty and conveniently located near the airport. A decommissioned Boeing 747 Jumbo jet converted into a backpackers' hostel. Everything inside is new and clean, and linen comes included on made beds. Flat screen TV's in each room are a luxury for hostels, and if you really want to splash out, there is the cockpit suite. On the downside, not much of an atmosphere once you get over the novelty of staying in a jet.
A 17th century palace, though there are historical records since the 12th century. Among most Swedish people, the palace is known as a rehabilitation home for alcoholics during the early 20th century. Today, it is used as a conference hotel.
A quaint town center, with many shops beyond the usual. While most mid-sized Swedish town centers were torn down during the 1960s, replaced by shopping complexes, evertything has remained here.
While the palace itself is closed down for renovation (as of 2014), a masonry barn offers shopping and entertainment.
Local representative of the nation-wide Harrys restaurant and bar chain, with the Sliver nightclub.
Some 30 stores; supermarket, pharmacy, Systembolaget liquor store, library, cafés, etc.
The annex of the 17th century Baroque palace mentioned above has a conference hotel.
The airport's main shopping mall is outside the transit area, open to the public.
Aircraft, uniforms and furnishing from early Scandinavian aviation.
The plains around Sigtuna were below sea level from the Ice Age until the beginning of common era (see Nordic countries#Understand).
The land was fertile, and became densely populated during the Viking Age, leaving a heritage of runestones, graves and monuments, while Lake Mälaren was part of the Baltic Sea. Sigtuna was founded just before AD 1000, as Christianity arrived, and Sweden was united as a single kingdom. With a royal mint and a bishop, Sigtuna was effectively the capital of Sweden until power shifted towards Stockholm and Uppsala in the 13th century. After three fires in the 17th century, Sigtuna's population was down at the hundreds for 250 years, until the city was revived in the 1910s as a nationalist project. Even though many of the buildings look traditional, most of them are from the early 20th century.
The Arlanda airport opened in 1960, and has expanded step by step into an international hub. Märsta is a rather nondescript suburb at the railroad between Stockholm and Uppsala, which has grown side by side with the airport.