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About Stockholm

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Spread across 14 islands, Stockholm is one of the world’s cleanest and most compact capitals. Some of these islands are connected by bridges which can be crossed by car or on foot, while others are reachable by ferry and the tunnelbana (metro).

However you choose to get around the Swedish capital, though, you’re in for a treat. Its beautiful old town, Gamla Stan, dates back to the 13th century. Here, you’ll find old squares and narrow, cobblestone streets lined with gold-tinted buildings and fresco-filled churches. With over 600 rooms and several museums, Stockholm Palace is one of the world’s largest. Watching the daily changing of the guard here is one of the most popular things to do in Stockholm.

See more of Sweden’s medieval history unravel at Skansen, an open-air museum and zoo, and Vasa Museum – a unique, near-perfectly preserved warship that sank minutes into its maiden voyage in 1628. Over three centuries later, this vessel was dredged up from the Stockholm seabed and converted into a museum. Take the guided tour to learn the story of its demise and resurrection, via short films and temporary exhibitions.

Stockholm’s contemporary culture is just as enticing, with plenty of bohemian cafés, high-end designer stores and modern museums like the Moderna Museet and the Spritmuseum.

For a day away, take the ferry out to Stockholm's archipelago, known for its unspoilt natural beauty. Activities in summer include hiking, swimming and fishing.


From £53 per night

This weekend

From £95 per night

Next weekend

From £93 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit March–May
Local currency SEK 100 = £8.61
Language Swedish
Average weekend price £112 per night
Average weekday price £119 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Stockholm reviews

What other travellers say about Stockholm


We visited the city for the Global Ice Hockey Series only,...

3 June 2020

We visited the city for the Global Ice Hockey Series only, we didn't adventure into the main part of the city due to time restictions. The transport links form the airport to the main station and again out towards the Ericsson Globe Stadium were super efficient and easy to use. The area surrounding the stadium has been built up with clothes shops, food shops, fast food chains, restaurants, bars, cafes etc. which was perfect for our short stay as we did not need to travel far. We enjoyed the culture & food. We would recommend to others and we would definitely visit the city again making sure to sightsee around the main city hotspots!

Anonymous United Kingdom

Such a STUNNING city!

30 April 2020

Such a STUNNING city!! Shame there was no snow. Apparently the first winter were it didn't snow. Thats about the only disappointing thing and not Stockholm's fault. Gamla Stan was beautiful. Loved the cafes and restaurants, food was brilliant. City Hall was fascinating. The architecture and the history of Stockholm is just amazing. Easy walking around all the islands. The tram is reasonably priced. Museums were nice to visit. If you love ABBA, highly recommend Mamma Mia The Party at Tivoli. Needs to be prebooked as its very popular. My mother & I had the Party tickets and we had a great table in amongst the entertainment, it was a fun night, even jetlagged!. Only thing that was a little disappointing was the ABBA Museum. I have loved ABBA since I was about 8 years old but was a little underwhelmed. Not sure what I was expecting though. Best to see for yourself. If you only have time for one musuem, go to the Wasa Museum. Take your breath away!

Carina Australia

Great place to visit with 100 museums and galleries, perhaps...

19 March 2020

Great place to visit with 100 museums and galleries, perhaps the most per head of population of any city in the world. Medium sized Northern European city with a great mix of oldish (nothing ancient) and tasteful new architecture. Everyone speaks fluent English. Great public transport. Everywhere is cashless. Quiet in the winter, although a few attractions are closed, e.g. the town hall tower and the majority of boat tours. Dress warmly, its a damp cold...

Anonymous Canada

Stockholm is a beautiful city with lots of attractions.

10 March 2020

Stockholm is a beautiful city with lots of attractions. There are lots of choices for eating out in both modern and historic areas. Public transport is very good. Our visit focussed mainly on the old city which is very beautiful and has lots of historic buildings and a great atmosphere. There is so much to do and see we wish we could have stayed longer. We particularly recommend the Vasa Museum which is absolutely amazing! Make sure you take the time to enjoy a ferry trip or two as well!

Anonymous Australia

The Old Town is really nice with its old buildings and many...

8 March 2020

The Old Town is really nice with its old buildings and many restaurants and cafés. The Vasa museum is a must, but we always try to visit the "Fotografiska" when we visit Stockholm. Cafés you shouldn't miss are "Vete-katten" and "Sture-katten".

Arne Sweden

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