Stockholm

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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.

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Where to stay in Stockholm

Haymarket by Scandic
Haymarket by Scandic
4 out of 5
Hötorget 13-15, Stockholm
The price is ¥10,416 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Norrmalm, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Drottninggatan, Stockholm Palace, and Stockholm City Hall. Nobel Museum and Vasa Museum are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,107 reviews)
"I liked the intimate feeling - it doesn't feel like a large hotel. The front desk employees were very friendly and helpful. I found the electric system in the room with multiple switches at different locations overly complicated and confusing. Missed a tea cup size cup for my favorite morning beverage, ..."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Haymarket by Scandic
At Six
At Six
5 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 6, Stockholm, Stockholms Laen
The price is ¥17,947 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 28
Located in Norrmalm, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Swedish Opera and Stockholm Palace. National Museum and Stureplan are also within ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,577 reviews)
"Amazing location and modern rooms. Loved it"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

At Six
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
4 out of 5
Nils Ericsons Plan 4, Stockholm
The price is ¥12,198 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in Norrmalm, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre and Stockholm City Hall. Nobel Museum and Stockholm ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,757 reviews)
"Great staff and decent bedroom. Excellent location and food."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
2Home Hotel Apartments
2Home Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
Rasundavaegen 175, Solna
The price is ¥7,241 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Situated in Solna, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Solna Business Park and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Friends Arena. Solna Centrum Mall and Mall of Scandinavia ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,357 reviews)
Better
"Can be better."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

2Home Hotel Apartments
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
3.5 out of 5
Heliosgången 20, Stockholm
The price is ¥8,744 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in the heart of Stockholm, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Hammarbybacken Ski Area and within 3 mi (5 km) of ABBA The Museum and Vasa Museum. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,328 reviews)
"A wonderful spotlessly clean apartment in a cozy residential neighborhood. Great connection to the city center. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and professional. Thank you"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
Biz Apartment Bromma
Biz Apartment Bromma
3.5 out of 5
Köpsvängen 18, Bromma, Stockholm
The price is ¥8,443 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Bromma Blocks and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Friends Arena. Solvalla Loppis and Solna Business Park ...
Biz Apartment Bromma
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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