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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 $52 per night

This weekend

From $165 per night

Next weekend

From $163 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 $129 per night
Average weekday price $128 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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6.0

A really beautiful and full of attractions huge city.

September 21, 2021

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.

juanfc
juanfc Spain
10

Stockholm is a beautiful, clean, safe city with a great...

August 22, 2021

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.

james
james Ireland
10

Stockholm is a beautiful city with lots to do.

August 19, 2021

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#

Lorena
Lorena Canada
8.0

Boat trips were very nice, especially to Drottningholm Royal...

August 19, 2021

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.

JOSEF
JOSEF Czech Republic
10

Beautiful city fresh air less traffic.

August 4, 2021

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.

Joanita
Joanita United Kingdom
10

We visited Stockholm with the family and went to the leisure...

July 26, 2021

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.

Promet
Promet Estonia

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