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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.

Stockholm Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Stockholm

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
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 Nobel Museum. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Gamla stan T-Bana.

Gamla Stan
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 Concert Hall 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
Vasastan, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

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
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
4 out of 5
Ringvaegen 98, Stockholm
The price is ¥10,275 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,652 reviews)
Service+++++

"Wonderful stay with excellent service! I truly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Quality Hotel Friends
Quality Hotel Friends
4 out of 5
Råsta Strandväg 1, Solna
The price is ¥7,203 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mall of Scandinavia and Friends Arena. Swedish Museum of Natural History is 3 mi (4.8 km) away. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,181 reviews)

"This property is truly amazing period. Quiet, clean, conveniently located. Great service, great staff."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Quality Hotel Friends
Elite Hotel Marina Tower
Elite Hotel Marina Tower
4.5 out of 5
Saltsjoqvarns Kaj 25, Nacka, Stockholm
The price is ¥12,547 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated near the bay, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stockholm Transport Museum, ABBA The Museum, and Tivoli Grona Lund. Vasa Museum and Skansen ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"Amazing friendly staff, great location and really nice atmosphere."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Elite Hotel Marina Tower

Vacation Rentals in Stockholm

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
3 out of 5
Hammarby Fabriksväg 93, Stockholm

Located in the heart of Stockholm, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sickla Shopping Center, Ericsson Globe, and Tele2 Arena. ABBA The Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (461 reviews)

"It matched the descriptions. It was very stylish and modern."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
3.5 out of 5
Heliosgången 20, Stockholm
The price is ¥10,028 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11

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! (1,281 reviews)

"Good location very nice staff clean rooms its excellent hotel"…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
ApartDirect Gamla Stan
ApartDirect Gamla Stan
4 out of 5
Prastgatan 50, Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Located in Gamla Stan, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Stortorget and Stockholm Palace. Royal Swedish Opera and Stockholm City Hall are ...

4/5Very Good! (53 reviews)

"Great location in the centre of the old town. Just because it’s the oldest house it doesn’t mean the apartment needs to be grubby!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

ApartDirect Gamla Stan

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 acclaimed art scene, 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.

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 acclaimed art scene.

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.

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.

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.

Top things to do in Stockholm

Stockholm Archipelago Tour with guide
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Stockholm Archipelago Tour with guide

¥3,853
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Private Tour: Stockholm highlights and hidden gems
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Private Tour: Stockholm highlights and hidden gems

¥23,125
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Stockholm Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
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Stockholm Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

¥7,392
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Under the bridges of Stockholm
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Under the bridges of Stockholm

¥2,408
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Stockholm Self-guided Audio Tour
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Stockholm Self-guided Audio Tour

¥1,496
Per adult
Stockholm Archipelago Tour by Kayak
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Stockholm Archipelago Tour by Kayak

¥19,022
Per adult

Reviews of Stockholm

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 73.34851936218679%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 23.462414578587698%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 2.733485193621868%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.22779043280182232%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.22779043280182232%

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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