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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.

Tonight

From $37 per night

This weekend

From $73 per night

Next weekend

From $73 per night

Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency SEK 10 = $1.20
Language Swedish
Average weekend price $132 per night
Average weekday price $129 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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8.0

Great city, cold but very stylish, elegant buildings,...

February 9, 2021

Great city, cold but very stylish, elegant buildings, beautiful architecture and great food! Really, I would just come for the food alone! Fantastic gourmet restaurants, but even the food is random places is excellent. Supermarkets have greatest quality and an overwhelming variety of trendy and fresh products, healthy eating seems to be easy in Sweden. And also, I don´t like snow, but the snow there is something different, I came with a snowphobia and left with a love for the white beauty! People are very friendly without being intrusive or over-the-top, just how I like it, and well-educated, mostly everyone speaks fluent English and German, and people are very stylish and well-dressed. Downside is for me that paying in cash is difficult there, and also it is not smokers friendly there, smoking is allowed basically nowhere.

Lea
Lea Germany
10

Stockholm is a great city to visit!

November 12, 2020

Stockholm is a great city to visit! So many nice and cosy cafes. It is a bit pricy but affordable. Fika time was my favourite apple pie is a must to try! Very clean, beautiful city! Must visit the Vasa museum! Won't regret

Ieva
Ieva United Kingdom
10

Stockholm is so beautiful!

October 31, 2020

Stockholm is so beautiful! Lots of historic buildings, very nice museums and lots of things to do. Buy a ticket for lokal transport and you can get around easily. Surprisingly cheap tickets for the opera and classical conserts. Make sure to go on a boat ride, the archipelago is stunning!

Anna
Anna Sweden
10

Stockholm is a continental European city, vibrant, welcoming...

October 15, 2020

Stockholm is a continental European city, vibrant, welcoming and friendly. The Swedish culture is on display as international, open and inviting. Stockholm is a place of culture that blends many traditions appreciably. It's a bit pricey but it's well worth the experience.

KEMI
KEMI United Kingdom
8.0

Stockholm is a stunningly beautiful city on the water.

October 11, 2020

Stockholm is a stunningly beautiful city on the water. Clean with views that are quite delicious. Swedish Food is nothing special Get a schwarma, a kebab or some food like that, it is cheaper and will taste better.

Karl
Karl Germany
10

I loved the cleanliness of the city, the Public Transport...

September 27, 2020

I loved the cleanliness of the city, the Public Transport system is very good. You don't need a car. If you like cycling or electric scootering then you will love it here. Lots of interesting places and easy to get to. Definitely a must see city.

Tonyih
Tonyih United Kingdom

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