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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 $48 per night

This weekend

From $165 per night

Next weekend

From $157 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency SEK 10 = $1.16
Language Swedish
Average weekend price $133 per night
Average weekday price $130 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Unique, well planned, beautiful and clean.

October 16, 2021

Unique, well planned, beautiful and clean. Orderly in a good way. Great public transportation system. Love the islands and ferries. Buy a transport 24 hour etc. Pass, it is easier. Diverse museums. The Toy Museum is a cool, nostalgic one, clearly a passion for the collector. Great for adults too. The Viking Museum is really good too and includes the tour guide and Viking ride at the end. Eat at the Cafe, delicious food to include the Swedish Meatballs as well as potato and leek soup. The Vasa Ship museum, WOW.... SKANSAN is an open air/living history museum, like a little Sweden. There are homes, farmsteads, churches, windmills, craftsmen, eateries, zoos etc., a very special place for all ages. Support the museums, buy at their gift shops. Note, there is a cool island where most of these are located. Also it has an amusement park with rides. Entire spectrum of entertainment and restaurants. Potable tap water. Stay in the old town, super historic. Lady Hamilton hotel was great, best of four hotel stays this trip. The antique shop owner/lady across from hotel is a treasure and has great items! Seek out the locally owned shops off the main streets; local artisans need support. Spent two nights. Wish I had done it for three. Swedes are super nice as a people and truly fluent in English. Most places have Swedish/English translations. Stockholm is a compact area and everything is closeby. Lastly, CARDS rule. VISA is best. Some MC and AMEX. Cashless society, for situational awareness. Enjoy!

Julie Germany

Stockholm is a thrilling city, offers a lot of culture and...

October 12, 2021

Stockholm is a thrilling city, offers a lot of culture and fun activities. We went there to run the marathon and the city made it an unforgettable event. Gamla Stan is advisable within less busy hours and museums like the Nobel Price museum are worth visiting. The Vase museum is a bit overpriced but still impressive.

Simon Germany

Stockholm offers lots of boat tours to different islands and...

October 9, 2021

Stockholm offers lots of boat tours to different islands and other lakes. It also offers many places of interest such as castles , museums and less cultural places. There are also very nice restaurants. Everybody is extreamly nice and helpful wherever you go.

Märta Belgium

Stockholm is a big, but now overwhelming city, with...

October 4, 2021

Stockholm is a big, but now overwhelming city, with beautiful views, closesness to the sea and many attractions. You can walk around, but also public transport is very accessable and it will take you anywhere. Also- ferries! Famous meatballs are a must-eat!

Lady Dragon
Lady Dragon Ireland

Beautiful city.

September 29, 2021

Beautiful city. Consider a bike as the main way of moving around. Lots of amazing museums for free. Great people and ice cream. If they tell you is cold/windy, believe it. Is expensive but you can get around. 3 days was OK for me. I recommend to travel to other parts of Sweden also, is a great country and connections are easy.

Magdalena Argentina

If I had to describe Stokholm in three words, I'd say:...

September 27, 2021

If I had to describe Stokholm in three words, I'd say: different, expensive and cold ;-). Different of course is a positive thing, since I have never been in a place like Swedish capital. The water is everywhere and most of citizens have their boat moored in the port. Walking through the coast was something that really made me feel Sotckgholm's specific atmosphere. There are also lots of museums worth seeing. It is actually hard to decide which ones to see. I decided to visit Nobel Center, Fotografiska and Vasa Museet. I wasn't disappointed with neither of those. Each of them was unique and gave me different kind of experience, so I can honestly reccomend all three of those. Gamla Stan is also a beautiful place to just wander and get lost between narrow streets. What suprised me in Stockholm (and it wasn't really good suprise) is that local people are pretty closed and it is not that easy to get in contact with someone when you're travelling alone. Nevertheless, I think the capital of Dala Horse and Fika is a place really worth seeing :-)

Weronika Poland

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