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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

Fabulous! Walking and eating - what could be better!?

Our enthusiastic guide was lovely. I enjoyed all the stops along the way. Definitely recommended.
Stockholm 4-Hour Food and Walking Tour Reviewed by Anita, 04/01/2016

Knowledgeable, interesting, made the holiday

Samuel was great, he really knew the city well and was able to show us things we'd never have found on our own.

Our guide provided a charming and informative tour of old Stockholm.

The tour was delightfully multi-sensory. We learned about traditions and their basis, tasted warm spiced wine and cookies, and saw Swedish artifacts, ancient and modern. The tour culminated with a young St. Lucia singing the traditional Christmas song. Truly enchanting!

Very informative,well presented,and excellent value for money.Must do.

Very good activity,saw and learned things we would not have otherwise found ourselves.Good value for money.Guide was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.Covered a good area of the old town without walking too far.Stop for Glog etc was a good little break,and warmed us up for the rest of the walk.

Fun, friendly introduction to Gamla Stan

A large group turned up; so, it was split between two guides. Ours, Zened, was outgoing, funny, smart, and informative - the best in a two-week trip. We learned a bit of Stockholm's history, just as you'd expect on a walking tour such as this one. We even got to visit a "secret" spot.
Free Walking Tour of Old Town in Stockholm Reviewed by Eric, 10/03/2015

Stockholm
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