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Travel Guide of Stockholm in Sweden by Influencers and Travelers

Stockholm is the capital and most populous urban area of Sweden as well as in Scandinavia. 975,904 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.6 million in the urban area, and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Stockholm


1 - Gamla stan

Gamla stan, until 1980 officially Staden mellan broarna, is the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. Gamla stan consists primarily of the island Stadsholmen.

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2 - Vasa Museum

The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.

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3 - Sea Kayaking in Stockholm

Kayaking in Stockholm; nature from a different angle! Leave the city behind you while you explore the archipelago and the Baltic Sea by kayak! Paddle into a far stretched world that exists of 30.000 islands. During this adventure you will experience ...

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4 - Skansen

Skansen is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened on 11 October 1891 by Artur Hazelius to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era.

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5 - Storkyrkan

Storkyrkan, also called Stockholms domkyrka, is the oldest church in Stockholm. Storkyrkan lies in the centre of Stockholm in Gamla stan, between Stockholm Palace and Stortorget, the old main square of Stockholm.

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6 - Kayaking in Stockholm

Embark on a 7-hour winter kayak excursion in Stockholm, floating past the captivating frozen archipelago. Welcoming ages 16 and up! During winter, Stockholm's Archipelago is transformed into a winter wonderland and paddling along the little islands i...

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7 - Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, is a state museum for modern and contemporary art located on the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, opened in 1958. In 2009, the museum opened a new branch in Malmö in the south of Sweden, Moderna Museet Malmö.

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8 - Stockholm City Hall

The Stockholm City Hall is the building of the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm in Sweden. It stands on the eastern tip of Kungsholmen island, next to Riddarfjärden's northern shore and facing the islands of Riddarholmen and Södermalm.

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9 - Ice Skating in Stockholm

If you've always wanted to try ice skating or need a refresher, join this 5-hour, guided ice skating excursion on Lake Mälaren from Stockholm! Welcoming beginners and adventures ages 15 and up. The renowned capital city of Stockholm is located o...

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10 - Riddarholmen Church

Riddarholmen Church is the church of a former medieval abbey in Stockholm, Sweden. The church serves as the final resting place of most Swedish monarchs.

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11 - Drottningholm Palace

   10 km away

The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family. It is located in Drottningholm. Built on the island Lovön, it is one of Sweden's Royal Palaces.

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12 - Tours & Sightseeing | Stockholm Cruises

Explore the sparkling harbour or Stockholm on this guided open boat tour and get to know the city from a brand-new perspective. Onboard guides will give you an intimate tour around the city center, highlighting the city's rich history and current affairs, while providing entertaining anecdotes along the way. As you sail around the stunning harbour, you'll be able to take in the famous landmarks, such as the Vasa Museum, the Skeppsholmen island, and the Stockholm City Hall, as well as the many smaller islands and inlets dotted along the waterfront. Feel free to ask the guide or captain questions throughout the journey, for an unparalleled sightseeing experience in Sweden.

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13 - Bredäng

   6 km away

Bredäng is a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. In the southwest section of the city, it is a part of the Skärholmen borough and is named after a former farm in the area. Bredäng has an 18th-century mansion named after its first owner, Jacob Graver.

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14 - Hammarby Sjöstad

Hammarby Sjöstad is a part of the inner city of Stockholm, currently undergoing major urban redevelopment. It is located on both sides of lake Hammarby Sjö, bordering Nacka Municipality to the east.

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15 - Hiking / Trekking in Stockholm

Join True Nature Sweden for an exciting 2-day hike adventure near Stockholm in Gnesta. Discover Swedish nature in a new way, open to all levels! Sweden, a country of 10 million inhabitants shares a total of 450,295 km2. Most of those square meters ar...

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16 - Storholmen

   11 km away
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17 - Flemingsberg

   12 km away

Flemingsberg is a southern suburb of Stockholm, Sweden that is located in Huddinge Municipality in the south-western part of the contiguous Stockholm urban area.

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18 - Näsbypark

   14 km away

Näsbypark is a district in Täby Municipality, north of Stockholm, Sweden.

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19 - Tyresö

   16 km away

Tyresö Palace is a 17th-century palace in Tyresö, Stockholm County, Sweden, about 25 km south-east of central Stockholm. The construction of the palace began in the 1620s and completed in 1636 by the Lord High Steward Gabriel Oxenstierna.

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20 - Velamsund

   17 km away
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21 - Handen

   18 km away

Handen is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm and the seat of Haninge Municipality in Stockholm County in eastern Sweden. Handen had around 15 092 inhabitants in 2018. Geographically and statistically Handen is a part of the Stockholm urban area.

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22 - Tyresta nationalpark

   20 km away

Tyresta National Park is a national park with a surrounding nature reserve in Sweden, located in Haninge and Tyresö municipalities in Stockholm County.

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23 - Ingar

   24 km away

Ingarö is an island in Värmdö Municipality, Stockholm County. The chief settlement is called Brunn. With an area of 63.26 km², it is the 16th biggest island in Sweden. Petroglyphs indicate that the island has been inhabited since the Nordic Bronze Age.

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24 - Gålö Havsbad

   30 km away
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25 - Stockholm Arlanda Airport

   38 km away

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is an international airport located in the Sigtuna Municipality of Sweden, near the town of Märsta, 37 kilometres north of Stockholm and nearly 40 kilometres south-east of Uppsala.

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Why should you visit Stockholm ?

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How to visit Stockholm ?

To get to Stockholm, you can fly into the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), which is the main international airport serving the city. From there, you can take the Arlanda Express train or an airport bus to the city center. Alternatively, you can also travel by train from other European cities or take a ferry from neighboring countries such as Finland or Estonia.

When planning your trip to Stockholm, it is essential to book some attractions in advance. Popular attractions such as the Vasa Museum and the ABBA Museum often have long queues, so it's best to secure your tickets ahead of time. If you plan on visiting several museums and attractions, consider purchasing a Stockholm Pass, which provides entry to over 60 attractions and includes public transportation.

Costs in Stockholm can be relatively high compared to other European cities, so budget accordingly. Expect to pay around SEK 100-200 for a meal in a mid-range restaurant, while a cup of coffee might cost SEK 30-40. Accommodation costs vary depending on the location and type of lodging, with budget hostels starting at SEK 200 per night and luxury hotels costing upwards of SEK 1,500 per night.

Some of the best things to do in Stockholm include exploring the old town of Gamla Stan, visiting the Royal Palace and City Hall, and taking a boat tour around the archipelago. Don't miss the chance to visit the open-air Skansen Museum to experience traditional Swedish culture and history.

For dining options, we recommend Tradition, a Swedish restaurant offering classic dishes such as herring, meatballs, and gravlax. For a more modern culinary experience, try Smorgastarteriet, which serves creative Nordic cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. For a casual meal, Pelikan is a popular beer hall serving traditional Swedish fare in a lively atmosphere.

When looking for accommodation, consider staying at the Hotel Rival, a boutique hotel owned by ABBA's Benny Andersson, offering a unique experience for music lovers. For budget travelers, City Backpackers Hostel is a popular choice, providing affordable lodging with excellent amenities. If you prefer a luxury experience, the Grand Hotel Stockholm, overlooking the water, offers opulent rooms and top-notch service.

Off the beaten path: For an unusual travel experience, consider taking a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Birka, an ancient Viking village situated on the island of Björkö in Lake Mälaren. Accessible by boat from Stockholm, this fascinating archaeological site provides a glimpse into the lives of the Vikings and features a museum, reconstructed buildings, and guided tours.

Learn More about Stockholm

The city of Stockholm or, more officially, the municipality of Stockholm is the most populous of Sweden's 290 municipalities, with 962,154 inhabitants1. Greater Stockholm, which covers most of Stockholm County, has a population of 2,135,612 in an area of almost 6,500 km

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is home to many of Sweden's major cultural venues, including theatres, museums and opera houses. In and around Stockholm there are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Drottningholm Castle and Skogskyrkogården Cemetery. Stockholm was also the European Capital of Culture in 1998.

The Swedish capital is an archipelago of 14 islands, straddling the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren. The city's 50 or so bridges connect the various districts by bicycle, thanks to a good cycling network. 
Use the convenient boat lines to discover this Nordic beauty. Stockholm is full of picturesque places and activities, the Skansen open-air museum, the Old Town, Drottninggatan...

Whether you want to go out and party, get some culture or just enjoy the city, Stockholm will enchant you

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Stockholm

What is Stockholm currency ?

The official currency of Stockholm is the Swedish krona (kr) and its symbol is SEK.

To get around Stockholm you can use the underground, buses, trams, suburban trains, local trains and boats.

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