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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 £38 per night

This weekend

From £82 per night

Next weekend

From £95 per night

Most popular time to visit June–August
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency SEK 100 = £8.60
Language Swedish
Average weekend price £106 per night
Average weekday price £106 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Good food and friendly people.

15 January 2019

Good food and friendly people. Most museums were free and others weren’t expensive to visit. Plenty of history and things to see. Not much to do if you plan to be there long. A weekend was plenty of time. Food and drink can be quite expensive but there are some nice places to eat.

Carl United Kingdom

The city looks really beautiful, it’s very nice to take a...

13 January 2019

The city looks really beautiful, it’s very nice to take a walking tour in the Old Town. Also the shopping streets around Stockholm City are nice. Be sure to use the ferry to travel because it can give very nice views of the city (it’s also public transport so free if you buy a travel card). I also visited the woodland cemetery which was amazing. If you have more time you can also do the one day cruise to Mariehamn (in Finland in the Åland Islands) and back. All the islands look amazing from the ship. The price was 8 euro when I did it. Also visit the Vasa museum which was great and take the free tour.

Tudor-Andrei United Kingdom

Stockholm is a city that is full of charm.

8 January 2019

Stockholm is a city that is full of charm. Fabulous architecture, an interesting history, lots of attractions to suit all types of visitors. Food is great. People are friendly and speak English really well. Stockholm has good public transport but it is a wonderful city to stroll around. We visited just after Christmas and there were still christmas lights everywhere which made it even more special.

Michael Australia

We enjoyed the Abba Museum although expensive.

6 January 2019

We enjoyed the Abba Museum although expensive. We loved walking around the city accessing the islands by bridge and ferry. There is a lovely atmosphere in Stockholm and the people are friendly and polite

Nicholas United Kingdom

Beautiful wide city.

5 January 2019

Beautiful wide city. Very organized and the people are amazingly friendly. Take the boat tour. It helps a lot to understand how it is. Loved the Sofo area. Go to eat at Grill restaurant. Amazing alternative place. The food is really good.

AndreiaMarques84 United Kingdom

Fabulous city with so many facets.

2 January 2019

Fabulous city with so many facets. The old town, Gamla Stan, is particularly charming and has a great many alleys to explore and places to eat at. Walking around and exploring each of the city’s neighbourhoods is very convenient on foot as well as by subway. I am absolutely in love with the art in the city’s subway system. Took a ride on the subway on whole day only to explore some of the stunning stations. If you love interesting salads, definitely stop by Holy Greens and get the “eat my greens” option!!

Anamika India

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