1.3 miles from downtown
From the bars and shops of Götgatan to the niche restaurants of SoFo, “Söder” is Stockholm’s hipster playground. Grab a cocktail around trendy Mariatorget, then tuck into a hearty dinner at Soldaten Svejk. When summer arrives, Trädgården outdoor club attracts the young and the restless with its incredible DJs and famously long queue.
Places to stay from $15 a night
1.4 miles from downtown
After a lie-in, Kungsholmen is a quiet area that's waking up to city life. Light up the barbecue and play a game of Kubb in Rålambshovs Park, have some drinks on the lake at Mälarpaviljongen, or stroll the water’s edge under the towering city hall. For something a bit hip, you'll find the city's BrewDog bar on Sankt Eriksgatan.
Places to stay from $28 a night
0.1 miles from downtown
The sights, the sounds, the free bus to IKEA! Norrmalm is the face of modern Stockholm. After coffee at the famous Vete Katten bakery, pick out a hand-painted Swedish Dala Horse at NK department store, or croon some karaoke classics at the Golden Hits bar. Go classily local at Rolfs Kök for dinner, with salmon, oysters, and even reindeer.
Places to stay from $10 a night
0.9 miles from downtown
“Home to the crème de la crème of Stockholmers”. You’ll likely hear this announced as the metro arrives at opulent Östermalmstorg. Peruse the boutiques on Nybrogatan and recharge with a coffee at Tures Brasserie. To crown your day, book yourself a seat at the “community table” in Gastrologik to taste fine, new Nordic cuisine at its best.
Places to stay from $69 a night
1.4 miles from downtown
SoFo’s regulars are cooler than polar bears. This area “south of Folkungagatan” is crammed with gimmicky hipster hang-outs, like Garlic & Shots and the kitschy Vampire Lounge. Bone up on the latest local trends at Grandpa boutique, wander the weekend street markets, then feast on one of Bar Central’s roasted pork knuckles.
Places to stay from $33 a night
0.6 miles from downtown
This huddle of colourful medieval buildings is Stockholm’s heart and history. Take in the grand parliament and palace from Norrbro Bridge. Wind your way past souvenir shops and craftwork boutiques towards Sundbergs Konditori, the city’s oldest café. Warm up in winter with some mulled wine at the Stortorget Christmas Market.
Places to stay from $12 a night
0.9 miles from downtown
If you want to chill, head to Vasastan. The bustle of the centre is just a few metro stops away, but the dinky bars and laid-back restaurants scattered around Odenplan attract a relaxed and more local crowd. Discover the essence of Swedish “mys” (meaning “cosiness”) with dinner at Fondueboden or a handmade dessert from Storstad.
Places to stay from $14 a night
1.3 miles from downtown
Into museums? Djurgården will be your wonderland. Step back in time at Skansen’s museum village then hit the stage at the ABBA Museum. The Vasa Museum’s colossal 17th-century warship and its accoutrements will leave you speechless. If the Sun’s on your side, head for Josefina’s lounge terraces looking out over the water.
Places to stay from a night
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 $52 per night
From $165 per night
From $163 per night
|Most popular time to visit||July-September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||SEK 10 = $1.16|
|Average weekend price||$129 per night|
|Average weekday price||$128 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
A really beautiful and full of attractions huge city. But you have to be really careful with the time of year/weather. And worst of all: it is too expensive. You have to be very careful on where you go. Everything is crazy expensive. You have to look around carefully and choose well where to eat. Don't try to drink much as a beer is 6-8€ and if you plan to have a dinner with a bottle of wine at home, you have to pay double the original price at System Bolaget (with narrow opening times). Transport, and everything is expensive. A lot of museums, but most of them expensive and not so interesting. Be careful with the airport you land, try it to be Arlanda, as the others are more than 100km away and the "shuttle bus", only one company, costs more than the typical cheap flight.
Stockholm is a beautiful, clean, safe city with a great combination of historical attractions and sleek modernity. Taking a coffee and Fika after zooming around the city on a scooter is a very relaxing way to spen FV a day. People are friendly and helpful and the setting on the sea is remarkable. I was blessed to have s friend guide me around but seeing the Vasa and taking an exhilarating rib boat to the archipelago are really great experiences. The good is great and if you can splash out the Mathaus Dahlgrrn restaurant is the finest I’ve ever visited.
Stockholm is a beautiful city with lots to do. There is plenty of culture, history, entertainment, recreation, etc. The locals are friendly, helpful and English is widely spoken. I am definitely planning on visiting Stockholm again once this Global Pandemic is over. The only problem is that Stockholm, like the rest of Scandinavia is that it's very expensive. Having a budget is very important. There were many restaurants for all kinds of food, sushi, Thai, Italian, etc. Getting around the, at least 14 islands, that make up Stockholm was easy. They have the subway called the Tunnelbanan, the street tram, buses, bikes, etc. On my next visit I will definitely do research on budget accommodations so that I don't have another stressful experience like I did at the ACCO#
Boat trips were very nice, especially to Drottningholm Royal Summer Palace or to Vaxholm Castle, but Royal Canal Tour or Tour Under the Bridges were also greatly interesting. Don´t miss famous Vasa Museet, historical Skansen and lokal Nordiska Museet on shore.
Beautiful city fresh air less traffic. Public transport very convenient. Stockholm is got nice restaurants and delicious food it also got nice water activities, museum and a nice theme park called grona Lund which entertains both adults and children.
We visited Stockholm with the family and went to the leisure parks (Gröna Lund and Kolmarden). We totally recommend Kolmarden, it was truly a great experience for the kids and for the adults as well. Spent there for 5 hours but it wasn`t still enough.
From $196 per night 9.8 Exceptional 5 reviews
From $225 per night 9.4 Awesome 258 reviews
From $105 per night 9.4 Awesome 7 reviews
From $299 per night 9.3 Awesome 1,599 reviews