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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 $49 per night

This weekend

From $164 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 = $1.10
Language Swedish
Average weekend price $137 per night
Average weekday price $129 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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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

It is great to use one of the many e-scooters to explore the...

November 22, 2021

It is great to use one of the many e-scooters to explore the city center! - It is mostly safe riding on the cycle paths and can save you some steps over the day, and also give you more orientation than via public transport. My favorite spots: Djurgaarden (1. Skansen, 2. Vasa Museet, 3. Liljevalch Gallery, 4. Waldemarsudde, 5. Nordiska Museet (have not tried Abba Museum yet) Gamla Stan (1. Old Town, 2. Changing of the guards, 3. German church, 4. Slott) Södermalm (galleries shopping, walks such as the Montelius Vägen or the guided walk on Stieg Larsson's books) Moreover: Running around Mälaren bays, Drottninggatan/Norrmalm and Hötorget market place, bioscoop there, National Gallery..

Katrin Germany

Amazing city with lots of things to see and do.

November 17, 2021

Amazing city with lots of things to see and do. Plenty of vegan options for lunch & dinner if that's your thing. The people are very friendly, and if you're learning Swedish, definitely try to order things in Swedish! In my experience they'll talk back in Swedish, but switch to English when you don't fully understand what is being said. Great fun!


Stockholm is an ideal destination.

November 16, 2021

Stockholm is an ideal destination. Super-modern. Always in action. Provides excellent transportation and uncountable museums/bars/restaurants. You can not stop strolling around to discover every corner of the city. The parks, the rivers, the monuments define this place. Weather might be a problem, but only from December till late March. I definitely suggest it.

Anonymous Greece

Stockholm is great city with beautiful landmarks and scenery.

November 4, 2021

Stockholm is great city with beautiful landmarks and scenery. Easy to get around in and lots to see. And also good destination for a shopping trip as well as culture. Djurgarden is a good idea for both museums and amusements. Nordiska Museet is an interesting building with lots to see and Gröna Lund ticks all the boxes for the adventure seekers. A visit to Gamla Stan is wonderful, so nice to wander around the old steets. For a quick but good dinner or lunch Vapiano is always a good idea. And if you want to go to a more fancy locations I totally recommend Eataly, La Piazza - great food and good atmosphere.

Arnar Iceland

Do not make the mistake to book a room in City Lodge.

October 27, 2021

Do not make the mistake to book a room in City Lodge. I can recommend City Hostel though. The Lodge is a total nightmare, while the other one is pretty good. What I loved most in Stockholm is that in the entire city the buildings are very very nice. There is a great architecture and when it does not rain the town looks so alive, it is colorful. The prices are a bit cheaper than In Copenhagen for instance, so being used to those, I found Stockholm ok. Overall I really liked that city. There are also quite many places to have fun, bars and clubs.


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