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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.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency SEK 100 = $9.41
Language Swedish
Average weekend price $3 per night
Average weekday price $3 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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It is one of the most beautiful cities I have been to.

February 6, 2023

It is one of the most beautiful cities I have been to. I really enjoyed walking around the city even though it was January. The weather was nice. All the attractions were pretty close to each other. I liked the old town. I visited the Royal palace.

Toxanbayeva Estonia

Amazing city with really good food and very helpful people.

January 30, 2023

Amazing city with really good food and very helpful people. Beautiful things to see and so much history to unpack. Also very cold but that is to be expected in January but inside every place it is really warm. People are helpful and there are so many elements to see in this city comprised of old and modern architecture on islands connected. The city is also so well connected that it is very reachable by walking if you are staying in the centre but the metro stations are a sigh to look at with each telling a different story.

Ashi India

Stockholm is what I would call a 'pretty city' -...

January 21, 2023

Stockholm is what I would call a 'pretty city' - stunning landscape, and the lights at night and during winter really make it come alive. All of the Swedes that I encountered were friendly and helpful and a joy to talk to. I visited during January so I can't comment on the warmer months, so I would recommend making sure you bring LOTS of warm clothing as it regularly falls below 0C there. The public transport system is awesome and can get you around with no problems, if you want to do sightseeing stay near Central Station - it gives you the most options for getting around; train, bus or (my favourite!) - walking. If you don't mind the cold you will not regret your trip here.

Mark Australia

We tended to stay close to the Gamla Stan as this was the...

January 19, 2023

We tended to stay close to the Gamla Stan as this was the centre of the Christmas markets and the reason we were there. The city centre is just like any other. The ferries around the other islands were within easy walk and cheap to travel on. You could not buy tickets in advance when we were there but just tapped in your card before you boarded. I would recommend the ABBA, VASA & Viking museums all very good. I would like to revisit in the summer to really get a better feel of the whole of stockholm.

Morgsuk United Kingdom

Interesting metropolis, lots to see.

January 11, 2023

Interesting metropolis, lots to see. I recommend walking through Djurgården, walking through Gamla Stan, depending on your interests, choose one of the many museums. It is mandatory to turn to Fika every day, recommended Vete-Katten. For local food: restaurant Nomad

Dekanski Serbia

Falling in love is the best phrase to describe my experience...

January 8, 2023

Falling in love is the best phrase to describe my experience and feelings about Stockholm. Stockholm is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world I have ever visited. For sure< I will come back again to visit Stockholm in a different season.

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