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StockholmSweden

Famous for its parks, palaces, galleries and museums, Sweden’s capital is a globally important economic center spread across islands of great natural beauty.

Stockholm stands on 14 islands that dot the surface of Lake Mälaren, Sweden’s third-largest lake. Visit the country’s capital, which was established in the 1200s, to discover art galleries, historical museums, palaces and public parks.

Getting around Stockholm is easy on foot since many of the major attractions are within walking distance of the city center. The city also has an efficient public transportation system and over 450 miles (760 kilometers) of bikeways. Rent a bike and explore the historical route through the Royal National City Park or take boat trips on the waterways, which make up 30 percent of the city.

Go to Djurgården to find major Stockholm attractions. See a slice of Sweden’s rural traditions and spot Nordic wildlife at Skansen, one of the world’s oldest open-air museums. At the Vasa Museum, learn about a royal battleship that sank on its maiden voyage. Explore the Nordic Museum to find out why Swedes celebrate Midsummer. Younger visitors will enjoy meeting storybook characters at Junibacken, a children’s museum and entertainment center.

Take a walk around Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s oldest district. Visit Stockholm Royal Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Discover the history of the Nobel Prize at the Nobel Museum. While in this area, stop by the famous Den Gyldene Freden restaurant, which opened in 1722.

Art lovers will appreciate Stockholm’s range of galleries. Spot work by European masters at the Museum of Modern Art and find contemporary photography exhibitions at Fotografiska. Find sculptures by revered Swedish sculptor Carl Eldh in Bellevue Park. Free live events are a big part of the Stockholm arts scene as well. We Are Stockholm is a multi-day August music and sports festival for teens at King’s Garden.

Take a boat trip to the Stockholm archipelago and explore over 20,000 islands. Discover beaches, walking trails and medieval architecture in towns such as Sandhamn and Vaxholm. In the height of summer enjoy a Stockholm sunset at 11 p.m.

Where to stay in Stockholm

Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

5/5Exceptional!(181 area reviews)

Visitors often come to Gamla Stan for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Stockholm Palace and Stortorget. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Gamla stan T-Bana.

Gamla Stan
Sodermalm which includes a river or creek and a city

Sodermalm

4.5/5Wonderful!(132 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Maria Square and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Sodermalm. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Mariatorget T-Bana or Medborgarplatsen T-Bana.

Sodermalm
Ostermalm which includes a bay or harbor, a sunset and a city

Ostermalm

5/5Exceptional!(123 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Ostermalm. If sightseeing is on the list, Stureplan is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Karlaplan T-Bana or Stadium T-Bana to see more of the area.

Ostermalm
Norrmalm which includes a bridge, landscape views and a city

Norrmalm

4.5/5Wonderful!(758 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Norrmalm. Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Hotorget T-Bana or Sergels Torg Tram Stop to see more of Central Stockholm.

Norrmalm
Kungsholmen which includes landscape views, a city and a river or creek

Kungsholmen

4.5/5Wonderful!(26 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Kungsholmen. If sightseeing is on the list, Stockholm City Hall is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Thorildsplan T-Bana or Kristineberg T-Bana to see more of the area.

Kungsholmen
Rörstrandsgatan is a street in Vasastan in central Stockholm that goes straight through Birkastan and stretches from St. Eriksgatan to Karlbergsvägen. The name derives from the medieval village Rörstrandsgatan the same spot as the street begins. 

The area was one of the most important places during the Viking Age.

Vasastan

4.5/5Wonderful!(40 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Vasastan, you might enjoy attractions like Odenplan Square and Stockholm Public Library. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Odenplan T-Bana to see more of the city.

Vasastan

Top Hotels in Stockholm

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Scandic Klara
Scandic Klara
4 out of 5
Slöjdgatan 7, Stockholm
The price is ¥12,025 per night

Located in Norrmalm, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Drottninggatan and Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Centrally located. Great treatment from the hotel's staff. Safe to walk around the area. Close to Many areas of interest. Would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Scandic Klara
At Six
At Six
5 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 6, Stockholm, Stockholms Laen
The price is ¥17,765 per night

Located in Norrmalm, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Museum and Stureplan. Museum of Modern Art and Vasa Museum are also within 2 mi ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,246 reviews)
Good hotel in the center of Stockholm

"Great location, breakfast was fab, rooms quite dark"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

At Six
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
4 out of 5
Ringvaegen 98, Stockholm
The price is ¥9,899 per night

Located in Sodermalm, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vitabergsparken Park and Ericsson Globe. ABBA The Museum and Vasa Museum are also within 3 mi (5 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,676 reviews)

"Stayed here many times. Rooms always really clean, staff really friendly, and location is great."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Clarion Hotel Stockholm

Popular places to visit in Stockholm

ABBA The Museum
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ABBA The Museum

4.5/5(149 reviews)

ABBA The Museum is a top museum in Central Stockholm with a story of its own. Discover the area's fascinating museums, or seek out its local tours.

Vasa Museum
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Vasa Museum

5/5(504 reviews)

Visit the wreck of a Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage. Learn about the ship’s history and discover artifacts recovered from Stockholm’s harbor.

Skansen
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Skansen

4.5/5(281 reviews)

Experience Sweden’s rural traditions and spot almost 300 animal species at the zoo and aquarium that are part of one of the world’s oldest outdoor museums.

Ericsson Globe
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Ericsson Globe

4/5(27 reviews)

Catch an event at Ericsson Globe during your trip to Johanneshov. Discover the area's top-notch restaurants and its fascinating museums.

Drottningholm Palace
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Drottningholm Palace

4.5/5(204 reviews)

Visit the permanent residence of Sweden’s royal family, walk around a Baroque garden and watch an opera performance at an 18th-century theater.

Stockholm Palace
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Stockholm Palace

4.5/5(395 reviews)

Explore banquet halls and reception rooms, find 18th-century art and watch the changing of the guard at the official residence of Sweden’s royal family.

Top things to do in Stockholm

Stockholm Pass: 60+ Attractions, Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket & Sightseeing Tours
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Stockholm Pass: 60+ Attractions, Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket & Sightseeing Tours

74% of travellers recommend
¥8,203
Per adult
Stockholm Archipelago Tour with guide
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Stockholm Archipelago Tour with guide

90% of travellers recommend
¥3,651
Per adult
Shore Excursion: Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Shore Excursion: Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

¥5,147
Per adult
Red Sightseeing Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Boat
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Red Sightseeing Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

¥2,992
Per adult
Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour
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Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour

100% of travellers recommend
¥25,670
Per adult
Stockholm Small Group Walking Tour
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Stockholm Small Group Walking Tour

100% of travellers recommend
¥4,824
Per adult

Reviews of Stockholm

4.7

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

The residents are reserve and friendly when speken to. Alot to see and do on foot and metro. Cashless payments prefered Be careful, the bikes in the bike paths think they own the crosswalks that go accros them. Alot of construction near Old Town,

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

One of the most beautiful and unique major cities of Europe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 8, 2020

A very walkable and well-organized city with great public transportation.

5/5 - Excellent

LIC

Mar 5, 2020

Beautiful city, easy to walk around various attractions.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

worth the visit. I would like to visit with more time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 29, 2020

Beautiful experience I would said the best

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Stockholm is a true Nordic gem and although it is often overlooked in favor of other Scandinavian cities, this “Beauty on Water” has plenty to

Stockholm is a true Nordic gem and although it is often overlooked in favor of other Scandinavian cities, this “Beauty on Water” has plenty to
Stockholm is a true Nordic gem and although it is often overlooked in favor of other Scandinavian cities, this “Beauty on Water” has plenty to
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