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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.
Accommodation in Stockholm
As you'd expect from the capital , Stockholm is home to a wide array of short-stay apartments, hotel rooms and other accommodations with some 291 Stockholm hotels that visitors can book via Expedia's easy-to-use lodging deals page.
Some of the more premium Stockholm stays are the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, at Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, and the Hotel Skeppsholmen, at Gröna gången 1. If those options don't grab you, the Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel, Stockholm, Frösundaviks Allé 15, or the Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm, 9 Nybrokajen may suit your requirements better.
Conference-goers are conveniently located next door to the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre and steps from Stockholm Central Station. When it's time to unwind, guests can walk 15 minutes to the Royal Swedish Opera, or stroll 20 minutes to the Royal Palace.
Located in the Östermalm, the most fashionable and vibrant shopping, entertainment, and business district, guests at First Hotel Drottning Kristina are 10 minutes on foot from the city's Old Town, including the Royal Palace. Nearby Biblioteksgatan street, the most features upscale shopping, and Östermalmstorg T-bana subway station is 3 blocks away.
Located in Central Stockholm, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre and Stockholm City Hall. Royal Swedish Opera and Museum of Medieval Stockholm are also within 15 minutes.
Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel is a 4-minute trip from Stockholm Arlanda Airport on the hotel's free shuttle. From the airport, the high-speed Arlanda Express transports travelers to downtown Stockholm in 20 minutes.
Located in Central Stockholm, this hotel is steps from Dance Museum and Royal Swedish Opera. Museum of Medieval Stockholm and Stockholm Palace are also within 10 minutes.
Crystal Plaza Hotel is located midway along Birger Jarlsgatan, the longest street in Stockholm. The hotel looks out onto Humlegården and is a 5-minute walk north of Stureplan, home to designer stores like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. The closest metro station is Östermalmstorg, 6 minutes away.
Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel is located in the Arlanda airport at the SkyCity centre between terminals 4 and 5. The Stockholm city centre is just 20 minutes away by the Arlanda Express high- speed train
Stockholm Central Station is a 2-minute walk from Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, making it easy to travel around the city. Shoppers can find Gucci and other upscale stores in Stureplan Square, a 10-minute walk away. The 16th-century Church of Saint Klara offers quiet respite just 5 minutes away.