Stockholm

Travel Guide
Stockholm which includes a bay or harbor, boating and heritage architecture

Stockholm Travel Guide Video

Famous for its parks, palaces, galleries and museums, Sweden’s capital is a globally important economic center spread across islands of great natural beauty.

Stockholm stands on 14 islands that dot the surface of Lake Mälaren, Sweden’s third-largest lake. Visit the country’s capital, which was established in the 1200s, to discover art galleries, historical museums, palaces and public parks.

Getting around Stockholm is easy on foot since many of the major attractions are within walking distance of the city center. The city also has an efficient public transportation system and over 450 miles (760 kilometers) of bikeways. Rent a bike and explore the historical route through the Royal National City Park or take boat trips on the waterways, which make up 30 percent of the city.

Go to Djurgården to find major Stockholm attractions. See a slice of Sweden’s rural traditions and spot Nordic wildlife at Skansen, one of the world’s oldest open-air museums. At the Vasa Museum, learn about a royal battleship that sank on its maiden voyage. Explore the Nordic Museum to find out why Swedes celebrate Midsummer. Younger visitors will enjoy meeting storybook characters at Junibacken, a children’s museum and entertainment center.

Take a walk around Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s oldest district. Visit Stockholm Royal Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Discover the history of the Nobel Prize at the Nobel Museum. While in this area, stop by the famous Den Gyldene Freden restaurant, which opened in 1722.

Art lovers will appreciate Stockholm’s range of galleries. Spot work by European masters at the Museum of Modern Art and find contemporary photography exhibitions at Fotografiska. Find sculptures by revered Swedish sculptor Carl Eldh in Bellevue Park. Free live events are a big part of the Stockholm arts scene as well. We Are Stockholm is a multi-day August music and sports festival for teens at King’s Garden.

Take a boat trip to the Stockholm archipelago and explore over 20,000 islands. Discover beaches, walking trails and medieval architecture in towns such as Sandhamn and Vaxholm. In the height of summer enjoy a Stockholm sunset at 11 p.m.

Where to stay in Stockholm

Riddarholmen featuring landscape views, a city and a bay or harbor

Central Stockholm

Stockholm City Centre, divided into Kungsholmen, Södermalm, Norrmalm, and Östermalm boroughs, offers a diverse urban experience in Sweden's capital. Explore each area for a unique vibe and attractions.

Central Stockholm
Norrmalm which includes a bridge, landscape views and a city

Norrmalm

4.5/5(758 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Norrmalm. Drottninggatan is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Hotorget T-Bana or Sergels Torg Tram Stop to see more of Stockholm.

Norrmalm
Gamla Stan featuring landscape views, a bridge and a river or creek

Gamla Stan

5/5(181 area reviews)

Medieval alleyways, cobbled streets, and North German-influenced architecture define this historic area, home to notable landmarks like Stockholm Palace and the Nobel Museum. Dine at Den gyldene freden, one of the world's oldest restaurants, and discover the tiny "Järnpojken" statue.

Gamla Stan
Ostermalm which includes a bay or harbor, a sunset and a city

Östermalm

5/5(123 area reviews)

Central Stockholm's Östermalm boasts the country's highest housing prices and is home to attractions like the Royal Dramatic Theatre and Maritime Museum. Easily accessible via metro lines 13, 14, and suburban railway 27, 28, 29.

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Vasastan

4.5/5(40 area reviews)

Central Stockholm's Vasastan district boasts major parks like Vasaparken and Observatorielunden, and stunning architecture, from Neo-Renaissance residential buildings to Art Nouveau structures in Birkastaden. Explore the calm Atlas Area, contrasting with its bustling surroundings, and enjoy the hilly Röda bergen area.

Vasastan
Fotografiska featuring signage

Katarina-Sofia

If you're spending time in Katarina-Sofia, check out sights like The Swedish Museum of Photography or Stockholm Viking Terminal and hop on the metro to see more the city at Medborgarplatsen T-Bana or Skanstull T-Bana.

Katarina-Sofia
Elite Palace Hotel
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4 out of 5
St Eriksgatan 115, Stockholm
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Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
4 out of 5
Ringvaegen 98, Stockholm
The price is $129 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
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At Six
5 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 6, Stockholm, Stockholms Laen
The price is $220 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
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