Travel Guide
Stockholm which includes boating, a bay or harbor and a marina
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.

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Where to stay in Stockholm

Hotel C Stockholm
Hotel C Stockholm
3.5 out of 5
Vasaplan 4, Stockholm, 111 20
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $92 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,428 reviews)
Great choice!
"The room was clean, the breakfast spread was great, and it's very conveniently located right next to the train station/Arlanda express! I would stay here again."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

At Six
At Six
5 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 6, Stockholm, Stockholms Laen, 111 51
The price is $215 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 15
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,357 reviews)
"Good quality hotel. Handy for central station and walks at the water front."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Grand Hôtel Stockholm
Grand Hôtel Stockholm
5 out of 5
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Stockholm, 103 27
The price is $270 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,001 reviews)
"This was A fabulous hotel! I would recommend it to anyone and I would love to stay there again! It was great for family, it was great for a couple, the service was impeccable. I highly recommend you eat in the wine cellar if you can! One thing to note for families is that the pool is only for 16 ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
2Home Hotel Apartments
2Home Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
Rasundavaegen 175, Solna, 169 36
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Solna. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,488 reviews)
"This is an excellent place to stay for people who: want a small kitchenette, want to be close to the city but still have quiet at night (minimal road traffic), are on a budget, and want to have a peaceful vaacarion. In exvhange, you must be okay with sinple living conditions - its not fancy, but ..."

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
3 out of 5
Hammarby Fabriksväg 93, Stockholm, 120 33
Stay at this 3-star ski apartment in Stockholm. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the overall value ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (625 reviews)
Base to explore Stockholm
"Great base to explore Stockholm from, with all the amenities you may require, and the ease of doing your own thing as and when you want. Good local transit connections."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

ApartDirect Älvsjö
ApartDirect Älvsjö
3.5 out of 5
Götalandsvägen 207 B, Alvsjo, 12544
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Alvsjo. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (216 reviews)
"The studio was more spacious than anticipated. It was clean and comfortable with good kitchen facilities. Beds were good. There are laundry facilities in the building with free use which is really helpful. You need your own detergent etc. The rooms are self catering and are cleaned every 3 or 4 days ..."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2022

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Getting around Stockholm

Stockholm has an excellent public transit infrastructure, making it easy to get around the city and wider Stockholm County. Bus routes cover the whole area, while the Stockholm Metro is an extensive subway system, with art and sculptures decorating the stations. There are a number of automated bike loan services in the city, with cycling an attractive option in the summer. Taxis tend to be expensive. Visit the Stockholm Public Transport website.Browse Stockholm rental cars.

Best time to visit

The weather in Stockholm varies a lot throughout the year, so when to visit depends on what you’re looking for from your time in the city. The winter often sees the city blanketed in snow, which provides a festive atmosphere around the holiday period. Summer, on the other hand, means pleasantly warm weather, with highs in the low 70s F (low 20s C) in July. This is the busiest time of year for tourists.

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Reviews of Stockholm

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Mar 18, 2020

The residents are reserve and friendly when speken to. Alot to see and do on foot and metro. Cashless payments prefered Be careful, the bikes in the bike paths think they own the crosswalks that go accros them. Alot of construction near Old Town,

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 16, 2020

One of the most beautiful and unique major cities of Europe.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 8, 2020

A very walkable and well-organized city with great public transportation.

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Mar 5, 2020

Beautiful city, easy to walk around various attractions.

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Mar 4, 2020

worth the visit. I would like to visit with more time.

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Feb 29, 2020

Beautiful experience I would said the best

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