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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 $50 per night

This weekend

From $116 per night

Next weekend

From $132 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency SEK 100 = $9.71
Language Swedish
Average weekend price $127 per night
Average weekday price $120 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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8.0

I went during Christmas time.

February 21, 2024

I went during Christmas time. It was really nice to stroll around even though it was really cold that time of the year. There is the metro that you can go everywhere even though it is quite expensive. It is not easy to find places to eat that are somehow cheap. The Old Town was really nice. It was a nice experience.

IOULIA
IOULIA Greece
10

AS ALWAYS I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HOTEL HORNSGATA N TO MY...

February 18, 2024

AS ALWAYS I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HOTEL HORNSGATA N TO MY FELLOW CHESSPLAYERS WHO TRAVELS FOR THE COMPETITION & ALSO TO ALL TRAVELLERS.. JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY.THERES 2 BIG GROCERY STORE ( ICA & WILLYS) ALSO 3 MIN AWAY FROM THE METRO. A LOT OF BARS & RESTAURANTS. THE BEST PART IS JUST WALKING DISTANCE TO OUR CHES CLUB TOURNMENT VENUE. I BROUGHT IN OUR CHESS ORGANIZER TO VIEW THE HOTE, HE WAS VERY IMPRESSED & HE WILL DEFINITELY ENDORSED IT TO ALL PLAYERS COMING FOR THE COMPETITION. I CAN SEE A VERY GOOD COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE HOTEL & OUR CHESS FEDERATION & CCHESS CLUBS.

WIM RED GAMBIT
WIM RED GAMBIT Sweden
10

Stockholm at any time of the year should be on evey...

February 13, 2024

Stockholm at any time of the year should be on evey one's bucket list. Allow at least four days if your sightseeing is non-stop or a week at a more relaxed pace. Vasa, Nordisk and Skansen are essential visits, handily situated all together on the Djurgarden. Drotningholm and archipilego trips great to explore further afield. Gamla Stan is a must and a canal trip or walk is lovely! Plenty of free museums and churches to look out for and the hyper efficient public transport system is extrememly useful and inexpensive. Everywhere is expensive f you want to drink alcohol and food is not cheao but excellent qquality and plentiful portions.

Hayley
Hayley United Kingdom
10

I loved walking around the city and using the public...

February 8, 2024

I loved walking around the city and using the public transport was very easy. Many places had vegan options, and many vegan veggie restauraunts. I had a great guided hike out of the city with Nature Stockholm, highly recomended. I also visited The Quantum Harmony centre in Tyreso as they have an EE System which was a wonderful experience, it is run by lovely people!

E McD
E McD Malta
10

Stockholm is a wonderful city.

February 4, 2024

Stockholm is a wonderful city. I've worked there and vacationed there. Of course, staying in a hotel or apartment in Gamla Stan is the best. Transit is really good. Google maps works great to help you navigate the transit system. A good idea is to purchase an all-day transit card. You can get more information at https://sl.se/en/in-english. Swish is a common payment system, but may be difficult for non-Sweden residents. I use Wise, which is a good option for contactless payment and supports multiple currencies (including the Krone, Euro and Pound). You can check it out at https://wise.com/invite/dic/ronaldh998 (yes, I get a referral bonus if you use that link, but you get a free transaction out of it too). There is a lot of great information from the official Stockholm Tourist site https://www.visitstockholm.com/see-do/ There are plenty of museums. The Vasa is my favorite. The Nordic is great too. And if you go in the warmer months, Skansen is beautiful. The May 1st bon fire in Skansen is fun. But June 6th (Sweden Day) is my favorite. It will be busy in Skansen on those days.

RonH
RonH Canada
10

One of the best overall cities I have been to!

January 29, 2024

One of the best overall cities I have been to! Excellent vibe, fantastic food, very clean and civilized city, lots of museums and cultural activities, lots of restaurants, nice and polite people, fantastic services, world class cuisine, great public transportation and taxi.

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Batgigi48kj Romania

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