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Stockholm
Travel Guide

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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

Generator Stockholm
Generator Stockholm
2 out of 5
Torsgatan 10, Stockholm
The price is ¥8,062 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Located in Norrmalm, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Casino Cosmopol Stockholm, Stockholm Concert Hall, and Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. Stockholm ...
4.1/5Very Good! (989 reviews)
Nothing more to ask for
"It was a good stay in every way."

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Generator Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
4 out of 5
Ringvaegen 98, Stockholm
The price is ¥10,657 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Located in Sodermalm, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vitabergsparken Park and Ericsson Globe. Stockholm Palace and Tele2 Arena are also within 2 mi ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,804 reviews)
Nice stay
"Very nice, close to everything."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Comfort Hotel Xpress Stockholm Central
Comfort Hotel Xpress Stockholm Central
3 out of 5
Kungsbron 1, Stockholm
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥5,079 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Norrmalm, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Stockholm City Hall and Royal Swedish Opera. Museum of Medieval Stockholm is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away. ...
3.7/5Good! (1,329 reviews)
Amazing
"Confort Xpress was closed due to Covid, So they changed our reservation without charge to the Clarion Hotel Sign, which was a big upgrade, free breakfast with salmon!"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Comfort Hotel Xpress Stockholm Central
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.
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
3.5 out of 5
Heliosgången 20, Stockholm
The price is ¥7,488 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Located in the heart of Stockholm, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hovet Arena and Ericsson Globe. ABBA The Museum and Stockholm Palace are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,298 reviews)
"I love the kitchenette in the room. Functional. We were able to make dinners. The breakfast was good. I love the restaurant and its ambience"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
2Home Hotel Apartments
2Home Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
Rasundavaegen 175, Solna
The price is ¥7,255 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
Situated in Solna, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Solna Business Park and Friends Arena. Mall of Scandinavia and Solvalla Loppis are also within 3 ...
4/5Very Good! (1,312 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly and talkative, even though I heard that Swedish people(I’m a tourist) tend to be reserved."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

2Home Hotel Apartments
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
3 out of 5
Hammarby Fabriksväg 93, Stockholm
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Stockholm apartment building is in the city center within 2 mi (3 km) of Sickla Shopping Center, Ericsson Globe, ...
4.2/5Excellent! (502 reviews)
"Area around the shower needed a thorough clean. It would have been helpful if the entry instructions had been emailed earlier than a few hours before we arrived and not gone directly to spam."

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
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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4/5 - Good

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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

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Mar 16, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

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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

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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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