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Self-Guided Mountain Bike Tour
In Stockholm, visitors are never far from a nature reserve. Renting a mountain bike is a great way to discover nearby trails that lead past pretty lakes and birch forests just outside the city. This self-guided tour includes a choice of routes: beginner, moderate or advanced. Choose between four different trails; two moderate trails of six and ten km, or some more challenging 15 and 23-mile trails.
Guided Kayak Tour
This tour lets visitors view Stockholm’s 14 islands and 57 bridges from the water from single or double kayaks. An experienced guide will lead the tour and provide interesting insights into the city’s history throughout.
Surrounded by water and greenery, Stockholm is a pretty sight from the seat of a bicycle. With cycle lanes found throughout town, getting around on a rental bike is also an easy way to see City Hall, the Royal Palace and more.
Stockholm Panorama Bus Tour
This guided, 75-minute bus tour passes some of Stockholm’s most popular sights, including the City Hall, the Royal Palace, the charming Gamla Stan old town and the Royal Djurgården Park.
Stockholm 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
This hop-on, hop-off ticket lets you see Stockholm’s sights at your own pace. Starting from the Royal Opera, the route takes in the old town (Gamla Stan), the Royal Palace and Vasa Museum. You’ll also get discounts at some shops, bars and restaurants, as well as a free ticket to Gröna Lund Theme Park.
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass
This open-top double-decker bus takes visitors around Stockholm’s main sights. Highlights include the old town (Gamla Stan), Fjällgatan viewpoint and Djurgården island. The latter is home to the Vasa Museum, ABBA Museum and Skansen open-air museum and zoo.
Royal Bridges and Djurgården Canal Tour
Stockholm has 57 bridges. This one-hour boat tour takes you under the most significant ones on a loop around Djurgården island. The modern boat is equipped with a café, toilets and free WiFi.
Tom Tits Experiment Science Museum
This family-friendly science museum opens the door to a world of creativity and knowledge, with exciting experiments spread across four floors. From controlling the wind in ‘Stormen’, to riding the ‘Robocoaster’, all the experiments are hands-on and bound to teach you something new about science and technology.
Vikingaliv – The Viking Museum
Vikingaliv's exhibit gives you a sneak peek into the life of the Vikings. The "Ragnfrid's Saga" ride will take you back in time and teach you about this chapter of history.
Astrid Lindgren's Fairytale World: Junibacken
At this magical park for both children and adults, you'll have the chance to learn about storybook characters like Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga and Karlsson-on-the-Roof. The Story Train will take you through some of Sweden’s most beloved children’s tales, and the shop has a range of books in many languages. The cultural center presents a delightful fairytale experience that could last longer than a ride on a carousel.
This intriguing museum blends art and alcohol with its innovative exhibits like the Absolut Art Collection. It’s also home to one of the world’s most renowned museum restaurants, serving daily lunch specials and weekend brunches. Tickets include admission to all current exhibitions.
Nobel Prize Museum
The Nobel Museum uses inspirational films, intriguing facts and donated personal objects to tell the stories of over 900 Nobel Laureates. Daily guided tours are included and give you the opportunity to learn about Alfred Nobel and the history of the Nobel Prize. Afterwards, stop by Bistro Nobel to try the famous Nobel Ice Cream – a unique dessert served only at the Nobel Banquet.
National Museum of Science and Technology
A visit to this fun and interactive museum offers the chance to learn mind-blowing facts and experiment with smart ideas. Little ones in particular will enjoy exhibitions that allow them to paint with their eyes, make virtual sculptures or create music using the power of thought. Explore further and you'll enter a world of computer games where nostalgia, amusement and advanced digital technology are brought together. From 17 July 2019, the blockbuster exhibition 'Robots', from the Science Museum in London, makes its first international stop here. This experience will take you on a journey through the world of robotics, from early mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids.
1.2 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.
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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.
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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 $11 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 $46 a night
1.5 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.
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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 $13 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 $12 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 $108 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.
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|Most popular time to visit||July-September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||SEK 10 = $1.04|
|Average weekend price||$115 per night|
|Average weekday price||$118 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Stockholm was a great city. It was very clean and felt safe at all times. The public transport system is very easy to navigate around! It was expensive, but to be expected as all Scandinavian countries are! Definitely recommend Meatballs for the People for authentic traditional Swedish meatballs!
Although busy, still a silent city. Everyone is so well educated, respectful patient and quiet. Extremely clean and well organised. Although to my surprise, I didn't meet many people who speak English, they still tried their best to help out. Food in the old town is extremely expensive. Transport is very efficient. Getting around is so easy
Modern city with interesting museums and good design shopping. Some great Nordic food to be found. Efficient public transport. Safe. And a hop and a skip away from nature. Due to the relative value of the Swedish crown not as expensive as it used to be.
I live in united arab Emirates and I chose Stockholm as the right place to spend my vacations. I went there back in may 2019 and I just fell in love. What amazing city. I will again visit alongwith my family to Sweden sometime in 2020!I strongly recommend it 🤩👌🏻🇸🇪🇦🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪
ABBA museum was awesome! Also spent a night out in Gämla Stan which was beautiful and a lot of fun. I also recommend one of the sightseeing bus or boat tours. Lots of great information without having to do a lot of walking or paying for a lot of museums if that suits your fancy!
Beautiful city. The ABBA and the VASA were our favorite museums. We took a steamer tour of the Archipelago and enjoyed the trip and a nice meal on board. The 24 hour Jump-on-Jump-off City Sightseeing bus ticket would be a good choice, but the 72-hour option was a waste of money.
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