Travel Guide
Stockholm showing heritage architecture, a marina and a bay or harbour

Famous for its parks, palaces, galleries and museums, Sweden’s capital is a globally important economic center spread across islands of great natural beauty.

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.

Where to stay in Stockholm

Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
4.5 out of 5
Vasagatan 1, Stockholm
The price is CA $144 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Norrmalm, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre and Stockholm Concert Hall. Stockholm Palace and Stockholm ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,539 reviews)
"Breakfast Buffee was delicious Location was Excellent"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
At Six
At Six
5 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 6, Stockholm, Stockholms Laen
The price is CA $224 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 16
Located in Norrmalm, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Swedish Opera and Stockholm Palace. National Museum and Stureplan are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,617 reviews)

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2021

At Six
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
4 out of 5
Nils Ericsons Plan 4, Stockholm
The price is CA $154 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Norrmalm, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stockholm City Hall and Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. Skansen and Stockholm Olympic ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,835 reviews)
"Perfect location - city center and old town within comfortable walking distance from the hotel. Extremely happy that we were updated to rooms with a view of the water. No issues with the property at all, and the COVID restrictions and adjustments (empty mini bar etc) were not intrusive at all. Only ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2021

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hotell Sundbyberg
Hotell Sundbyberg
3 out of 5
Lötsjövägen 2A, Sundbyberg
The price is CA $99 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Located in Hallonbergen, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Friends Arena, Mall of Scandinavia, and Solvalla Loppis. Solna Business Park and Solna Centrum ...
3.3/5 (122 reviews)
Very friendly and clean
"It was very convenient and the staff were nice"

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2020

Hotell Sundbyberg
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
3.5 out of 5
Heliosgången 20, Stockholm
The price is CA $105 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in the heart of Stockholm, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hovet Arena and Ericsson Globe. ABBA The Museum and Stockholm Palace are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,312 reviews)
"I love the kitchenette in the room. Functional. We were able to make dinners. The breakfast was good. I love the restaurant and its ambience"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
ApartDirect Sundbyberg
ApartDirect Sundbyberg
3.5 out of 5
Sturegatan 35, 172 31, Sundbyberg, Stockholm
Situated in Sundbyberg, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Solna Business Park and Bromma Blocks. Solna Centrum Mall and Friends Arena are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (90 reviews)
"Good: - Convenience - 2 supermarkets + 7-11 - Near railway station/ bus stop - Big room with mini kitchen - Washing machine equipped Bad: - Confused with self check in procedures - There was a problem of my room door (cannot be locked), cannot contact the staff because I dont have any phone number ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2020

ApartDirect Sundbyberg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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