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Best things to do in Stockholm

The Swedish capital is a dynamic city with characteristic island districts that offer something for everyone. Looking for an itinerary bolstered by modern art, historic villages, grand palaces, and an exciting nightlife? Then look no further than Stockholm!

Stockholm City Hall

Though it's exterior is relatively modest for a city hall, it's worth taking a tour of its lavish halls for the stunning gold mosaics and Scandinavia's largest pipe organ.

Skansen

Sweden's oldest open-air museum and zoo Skansen combines historic structures (including a replica of a 19th-century town!) and endemic creatures to form one of the city's top attractions!

Vasa Museum

The Vasa warship sank barely a kilometer into her maiden voyage. It's failure didn't just fascinate the Swedes – it's now the centerpiece for Scandinavia's most visited museum!

Drottningholm Palace

The original burnt down in 1661, the same year it was bought by a former queen. She had it completely rebuilt, and it remains the elegant home of the Swedish Royals today!

Photo: Franklin Heijnen @Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art)

Visiting Stockholm's leading modern art museum Moderna Museet is rewarded by a trove of masterpieces from all over the globe, with works from Picasso, Dali, and Matisse among the highlights.

Photo: DXR @Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography)

It's worth going for the splendid Fotografiska building alone, but inside awaits a world-class collection of contemporary photography. Culture vultures can't afford to miss it!

Stockholm Royal Palace

Decide for yourself which is more magnificent – the Royal Palace or its neighboring Riksdag (Parliament Building). If you don't take a tour, see them by night or by boat instead!

Planning Your Stockholm Visit

When to go?

Swedish winters can be pretty bleak so it's worth avoiding them if you're not a fan of short days and snow! Temperatures hit their balmy highs between June and August, though they bring with them higher attraction ticket and hotel prices. If you're on a budget and don't mind mild weather, then the blooming spring makes May the best time to visit for sightseeing!

How many days?

Most of Stockholm's attractions are located within a small area, and could be covered within 3 days. That said, many of the bigger museums are extensive and eclectic enough to warrant a full day, as does Drottningholm Palace, so you could easily fill a week. Also note that many of the museums are closed on Mondays.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Swedish
  • Currency
    Swedish krona (kr)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +46
  • Best time to visit
    Late-spring and summer offer less cool temperatures, so visit in May if you are traveling with cost in mind, or between June and August if you don't mind paying higher ticket and accommodation prices but would like to experience the warmest weather.

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What People Are Saying About Stockholm

Superb tour to discover Stockholm old town and local cuisine

we participated on a Baltic cruise and wanted to choose a program which in a few hours show us the Center, brief history of Stockholm as well as introduces us to Swedish cuisine. we were pleasantly surprised when it turned out that this is a private tour and we were only two with my wife. this way the immersion into culture and history was more interactive, we learned really a lot, but the best was our guide, who enthusiastically gave us all the info we needed and could answer our questions very knowledgeable. I absolutely recommend the tour to couples or small groups, the walk is not demanding, although need to be careful with the choice of shoes as the cobble stones on the streets could be tough on high heels:) another good thing of the tour was the opportunity to taste different local specialties. after a short walk we came back to the agency where we tasted 5-6 different types of appetisers, we then walked again and finally had a main of our choice at a restaurant.
Stockholm Old Town Culinary Walking Tour Reviewed by Jozsef, 07/04/2016

Fun and easy experience - we saw Stockholm in a new view

In 90 minutes we see a lot of Stockholm and stopped at interesting spots where our guide Felix told us interesting history of Stockholm and some happenings today. The distance we "segwayed" is much longer that we ever could have walked. In Old Town it was quite crowded but no problem to go around when needed. We are 50+ yrs and there was no problem to run in traffic or on pavement.

Tour Guide was exceptional, really enjoyed the tour, fantastic scenery

We really enjoyed the Tour. The Tour Guide was exceptional, clearly understood and we got detailed information about the Archipelago , using a few stories to lighten the mood. She also pointed out buildings of significance and houses where famous people resided. The scenery through all the various islands was breath taking. This was the highlight of our week stay in Stockholm.
Archipelago Tour with Guide – Archipelago Cruise Reviewed by Terence, 06/17/2016

Everything worked out fine, look for the red small boats!

The tour went without problems once i understood how to distinguish the two rival companies (for this tour you need to look for the red boat). The staff member who let me in the boat was unsure about my mobile voucher but, when I told him this tour is mobile friendly, he let me in without arguing.
Stockholm Hop-on Hop-off Boat Tour: 24-Hour Ticket Reviewed by vincenzo, 06/10/2016

Interesting, informative tour with a great guide, most enjoyable.

Samuel was a fantastic guide , who knew the city and the history. When seeing Stockholm for a day we got a great overview. We were blown away with the Vassa Museum. The only downside was that we forgot to get the voucher for the return trip.

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