Stockholm

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Stockholm showing heritage architecture, a marina and a bay or harbour

Stockholm is a city like no other. Comprised of 14 small islands, connected by 57 bridges, it is a beautiful green city, and unexpected swimmer and cyclist’s paradise.

Stockholm is historically and culturally rich. A small city, it can easily be enjoyed on foot in just a few days.

As the name suggests, the historic Old Town (Gamla Stan) is the oldest part of the Swedish Capital. Walking through the narrow streets of this colourful medieval neighbourhood, you can’t help be struck by its picturesque charm. Here you’ll find some interesting museums, galleries, churches, antique shops and boutiques. The baroque style Royal Palace is the largest attraction in the area, and with over 600 rooms it is one of the largest palaces in Europe. Check out the soldier’s parade and daily changing of the guard.

One of Stockholm’s greenest and most interesting islands is Djurgården, an oasis of calm close to the city centre. It is a great place for a wander on foot or bike ride. It is home to popular family attractions such as the Vasa Museum, Skansen museum and zoo, and Gröna Lund amusement park. Allow a few hours to visit and consider hiring a bike for great cycle routes by the canals and through the parks.

The Vasa Ship Museum is a fantastic, free museum, made special the well-preserved 17th-century shipwrecked warship the ‘Vasa’, which sank on its maiden voyage. Great fun for all ages, this ornate art treasure will take you back hundreds of years. Allow at least an hour to appreciate the ship’s splendour and rich history.

There are lots of great museums in Stockholm. There is a Natural History Museum, Museum of Art, Museum of Medieval Stockholm, Army Museum, and even a Museum in honour of musical Swedish export, ABBA! The ABBA Museum, also on Djurgården, is a must-see for true Abba fans. It is housed in the Swedish Popular Music Hall of Fame where you can check out the country’s other musical talents.

The Skansen, the world’s first open-air museum founded in late 18th-century, is a charming trip down Swedish memory lane with authentic 18th and 19th-century houses, farm houses, artefacts and characters dressed in traditional attire telling stories about the past. The zoo and aquarium at this site add to the experience, and are great for families.

Just outside of the city, sits Millesgården on Lidingoe island, the home of artists Carl and Olga Milles. It is a beautiful garden with famous sculptures by Milles, an art gallery, museum and café.

Stockholm, naturally, has a smörgåsbord of gastronomic delights. While exploring, sample the husmanskost – Swedish fare. The grand Ostermalm Food Hall, dating back to the 1880’s is the best place for traditional delicacies such as such pickled herring, smoked reindeer and meatballs. Also stop for a ‘fika’ at a café on your travels, it’s the Swedish term for a coffee and cake break.

Where to stay in Stockholm

Best Western Hotel Fridhemsplan
Best Western Hotel Fridhemsplan
3.5 out of 5
St Eriksgatan 20, Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Stockholm, 112 39
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The price is £67 per night from 25 Jun to 26 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,017 reviews)
"Great experience from the check in to out! Free breakfast was so good, worth the money!"

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Best Western Hotel Fridhemsplan
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
4 out of 5
Nils Ericsons Plan 4, Stockholm, 111 64
The price is £120 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,482 reviews)
"The rooms on the lake/water side offer a great view; however, the rooms on the other side, facing the office building, have little to recommend them. There are very few channels for the television and the chromecast did not work. The hotel was accommodating when we requested an upgrade and were pleased ..."

Reviewed on 24 Apr 2022

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Haymarket by Scandic
Haymarket by Scandic
4 out of 5
Hötorget 13-15, Stockholm, 111 57
The price is £74 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the overall value ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,102 reviews)
"An excellent location, and great facilities."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

Haymarket by Scandic
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HOOM Home & Hotel Sollentuna
HOOM Home & Hotel Sollentuna
3.5 out of 5
Domherrevägen 19, Sollentuna, Stockholms län, 192 55
The price is £76 per night from 11 Jun to 12 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Sollentuna. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (61 reviews)
"elatively small room but nice and well designed for confort."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

HOOM Home & Hotel Sollentuna
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
3 out of 5
Hammarby Fabriksväg 93, Stockholm, 120 33
Stay at this 3-star ski apartment in Stockholm. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the overall value ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (536 reviews)
"Good location, clean and safe"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2022

ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
Forenom Aparthotel Stockholm Bromma
Forenom Aparthotel Stockholm Bromma
3 out of 5
Voltavägen 2-4, Bromma, 16869
The price is £87 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Bromma. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (182 reviews)
Comfortable stay
"Clean, close to transport and has everything you need for a short stay"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Forenom Aparthotel Stockholm Bromma
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