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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.

Top Hotels in Stockholm

Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
4 out of 5
Ringvaegen 98, Stockholm
The price is CA $118 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Sodermalm, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Vitabergsparken Park and Ericsson Globe. Stockholm Palace and Tele2 Arena are also within 2 miles ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,685 reviews)

"Wonderful stay with excellent service! I truly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Quality Hotel Friends
Quality Hotel Friends
4 out of 5
Råsta Strandväg 1, Solna
The price is CA $94 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mall of Scandinavia and Friends Arena. Swedish Museum of Natural History and Solvalla Loppis are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,218 reviews)

"This property is truly amazing period. Quiet, clean, conveniently located. Great service, great staff."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 13, 2020

Quality Hotel Friends
Elite Hotel Marina Tower
Elite Hotel Marina Tower
4.5 out of 5
Saltsjoqvarns Kaj 25, Nacka, Stockholm
The price is CA $150 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Situated near the bay, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Stockholm Transport Museum, ABBA The Museum and Tivoli Grona Lund. Vasa Museum and Skansen ...

4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Amazing friendly staff, great location and really nice atmosphere."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Elite Hotel Marina Tower
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.

Vacation Rentals in Stockholm

ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
3 out of 5
Hammarby Fabriksväg 93, Stockholm

Located in the heart of Stockholm, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sickla Shopping Center, Ericsson Globe and Tele2 Arena. ABBA The Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (471 reviews)

"It matched the descriptions. It was very stylish and modern."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
3.5 out of 5
Heliosgången 20, Stockholm
The price is CA $127 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21

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! (1,284 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 Gamla Stan
ApartDirect Gamla Stan
4 out of 5
Prastgatan 50, Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Located in Gamla Stan, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Stortorget and Stockholm Palace. Royal Swedish Opera and Stockholm City Hall are ...

4/5Very Good! (53 reviews)

"Great location in the centre of the old town. Just because it’s the oldest house it doesn’t mean the apartment needs to be grubby!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2019

ApartDirect Gamla Stan
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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Apr 16, 2020

Great place to visit.

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Feb 10, 2020

Stockholm is beautiful, easy to get around and lots to do. People are nice and are very calm and chill which is a pleasant change from North America.

4/5 - Good

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Nov 12, 2019

Vasa Museum is a super unique and great experience

5/5 - Excellent


Nov 11, 2019

Good food, friendly people, interesting sites to visit!

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 20, 2019

We did the under bridges boat tour it was great!

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 12, 2019

Great city!! Lots to see and do in the downtown core. Excellent public transit

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