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Stockholm is one of the world’s cleanest and most compact capitals – even though it's spread across 14 islands. Some islands are connected by bridges for cars and pedestrians, but you'll have to take a ferry or the "tunnelbana" (metro) to visit others.

Regardless of how you're moving around town, you’re in for a treat. The picturesque 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. Stockholm Palace has over 600 rooms and several museums, making it one of the world’s largest, and the daily changing of the guard is a popular Stockholm attraction.

Learn more about Sweden’s medieval history at Skansen, an open-air museum and zoo, as well as the Vasa Museum – a near-perfectly preserved warship that sank only minutes into its maiden voyage in 1628. Over three centuries later, the ship was excavated up from the Stockholm seabed and turned into a museum. Take the guided tour to learn the story of its demise and resurrectio through short films and exhibitions.

Stockholm’s contemporary culture is just as interesting with plenty of bohemian cafés, designer boutiques, and museums like the Moderna Museet and Spritmuseum.

Take a day-trip ferry out to Stockholm's archipelago, famous for its pristine natural beauty and perfect for hiking, swimming, and fishing in the summer.


From $47 per night

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From $102 per night

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From $102 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency SEK 10 = $1.08
Language Swedish
Average weekend price $141 per night
Average weekday price $135 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Stockholm is a very nice place to be with both a cosy...

January 3, 2022

Stockholm is a very nice place to be with both a cosy beautiful old city centre with great little streets to explore as well as modern parts of town with nice architecture, shops and all other things you expect from a modern city today. The whole city lies within a super surrouning with lots of water and room for nature.

Rob Netherlands

Stockholm has a lot of places worth seeing - museums the...

January 2, 2022

Stockholm has a lot of places worth seeing - museums the Nobel museum, structure - avicci globe largest dome and an engineering marvel, botanical gardens, fotogrpahiska etc…the city is fused with classical and modern. It was a surprise for me. Only drawback is almost all of them close by 4pm or so except fotographiska Planning is needed if you want to see all places and spend time. Good transport system - metro and busses. Overall it was worth the visit.

Rajesh India

We came for the holidays because we wanted a quiet, cozy and...

December 29, 2021

We came for the holidays because we wanted a quiet, cozy and relaxing vacation and Stockholm in December was just that! We got to experience our first white (snow) Christmas while exploring the area. Stockholm is full of unique hidden gems from restaurants to cafes to cute shops (especially in Old Town!). The museums are never ending but only warning coming right before Christmas, many have changed hours or closed so plan accordingly. Overall we loved it and hope we can come back again.


Was in Stockholm over the Christmas weekend, so many things...

December 27, 2021

Was in Stockholm over the Christmas weekend, so many things were closed. My main reason for going was museums. The Vasa Museum is a must see. The Viking, Ship Wreck, and Spirits museums were very disappointing. Walking along the water and seeing the mix of old and new architecture is beautiful, albeit something that should be done in warm weather as the wind in the winter is bitterly cold.

Robert United States of America

Stockholm is my home city and it’s just fabulous.

December 18, 2021

Stockholm is my home city and it’s just fabulous. It’s for young, old, singles, couples, families with young kids or teenagers - there is stuff for all to love and enjoy! You can shop to you drop - expensive brands to cheap second hands. Store Shaines and independent shops. Massage, fitness - Friskis&svettis day pass, coffee places to die for! You can spend the day just coffee jumping from one cake 🍰 to another. Love it. They are as delicious as the ones in Paris! Loads of take outs if you’re tired and just want to chill on the room. Museums and expos and loads of musical events. I live in the UK and love that, but Stockholm always has a massive part in my heart ❤️ Best times to go: around Christmas, then May - September. A no no time to go is November, February- to March as that’s just depression total. In the summer - hardly always light 💡 and just LOVELY. You can swim always all over Stockholm and take a boat out in the archipelago! Sandhamn is gorgeous. Enjoy!

Beatrice United Kingdom

Stockholm is such a beautiful city.

November 30, 2021

Stockholm is such a beautiful city. I have walked a lot despite the below freezing weather and made little use of the public transportation, but it is there and very handy. You can download the public transportation app and it will help you a lot with planning moving around the city.

Astrid Sweden

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