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StockholmSweden

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.

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Where to stay in Stockholm

Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

5/5Exceptional!(76 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Gamla Stan, you might enjoy attractions like Stockholm Palace and Stortorget. You might also enjoy the neighbourhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Gamla stan T-Bana to see more of the city.

Gamla Stan
Sodermalm, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Sodermalm

4.5/5Wonderful!(76 area reviews)

Travellers choose Sodermalm for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Mariatorget T-Bana or Medborgarplatsen T-Bana and check out top sights like Maria Square.

Sodermalm
Ostermalm, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Ostermalm

4.5/5Wonderful!(90 area reviews)

Travellers choose Ostermalm for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Karlaplan T-Bana or Stadium T-Bana and check out top sights like Stureplan.

Ostermalm
Norrmalm, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Norrmalm

4.5/5Wonderful!(449 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre to Royal Swedish Opera – discover Norrmalm, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Norrmalm
Kungsholmen showing landscape views, a city and a sunset

Kungsholmen

4.5/5Wonderful!(30 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Kungsholmen. Spend some time visiting top spots like Stockholm City Hall, and catch 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!(35 area reviews)

Visitors often come to Vasastan for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Odenplan Square and Stockholm Public Library. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you take a ride at Odenplan T-Bana.

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 £98 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! (994 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 21 Jan 2020

Scandic Klara
At Six
At Six
5 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 6, Stockholm, Stockholms Laen
The price is £138 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 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (2,312 reviews)
Good hotel in the center of Stockholm

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

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

At Six
Hobo
Hobo
3.5 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 4, Stockholm, Stockholms Laen
The price is £84 per night

Located in Norrmalm, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nordiska Kompaniet and Museum of Medieval Stockholm. Vasa Museum and Stockholm International Fairs ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,201 reviews)

"Good if you’re in Stockholm for pleasure. I would recommend for business as it’s quite noisy in the restaurant/bar area."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Hobo

Popular places to visit in Stockholm

ABBA The Museum
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ABBA The Museum

4.5/5(130 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(189 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(146 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

4.5/5(23 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(71 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(194 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
£61
Per adult
Stockholm Archipelago Tour with guide
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Stockholm Archipelago Tour with guide

90% of travellers recommend
£27
Per adult
Red Sightseeing Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Boat
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Red Sightseeing Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

£22
Per adult
Wildlife Safari Tour Stockholm with Midsummer Meal
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Wildlife Safari Tour Stockholm with Midsummer Meal

100% of travellers recommend
£105
Per adult
Stockholm Small Group Walking Tour
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Stockholm Small Group Walking Tour

100% of travellers recommend
£37
Per adult
Stockholm at a Glance Bike Tour in English
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Stockholm at a Glance Bike Tour in English

100% of travellers recommend
£37
Per adult

Reviews of Stockholm

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 30.483271375464685%
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3 - Okay 1.6728624535315986%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 May 2020

Decent people , helpful & Above All very polite Really loveable Gamla people only joking All the best to all of them

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Mar 2020

beautiful. even though it was quiet because of this pandemic. as soon as everything settles down I want to come back.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Would recommend the Stromma 3 hour boat trip round the archipelago. We really enjoyed it. .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Mar 2020

Stockholm Pass useful if sightseeing.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Mar 2020

Beautiful city with a nice safe atmosphere

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