Top Tours & Activities 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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
- CurrencySwedish krona (kr)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+46
- Best time to visitLate-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.
Things to Do in Stockholm
Top Attractions in Stockholm
- 1Gamla Stan
- 2Strandvagen Boulevard
- 3Stockholm Royal Palace
- 5Vasa Museum
- 6Drottningholm Palace
- 7Nobel Museum
- 9The Swedish Museum of Photography
- 10Junibacken Children's Museum
- 11Stockholm City Hall
- 13SkyView, Stockholm
- 14Stockholm Cathedral
- 16Gröna Lund
- 17Slussenområdet District
- 18Royal Dramatic Theatre
- 19German Church, Stockholm
Other Sightseeing Options in Stockholm
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What People Are Saying About Stockholm
The weather was really beautiful adding something specific to the scenery A nice way how to discover the other side of stockholm
We really enjoyed the tour. The headphones worked well and the humour in the commentary gave us interesting insight into Swedish culture.
Spectacular views, reconstructions, re-enacting Viking guide and museum made this guided tour a full blown experience in Viking history
Wonderful tour guide who was enthusiast and fun. He gave us so much history about Stockholm that we wouldn't learn in a museum but also gave us tips for the rest of our stay.
We (2 adults and a student) had a fantastic tour and got to know the most important facts about Gamla Stan.