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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

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

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

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

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!

Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art)
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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.

Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography)
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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

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

Interesting, informative and fun way to see the city

Change of collection point on the day was poorly handled as the emailed us early in the morning but we didn’t have easy access to internet, text or phone call would have been better. However, they resolved this into a later tour without problem. The tour was enjoyable, the guide humorous and fun and we saw a good amount of the city.

Awesome tour , well worth the money and tie.

Where to start with this review, the tour was excellent, the guide (Sona) knowledgeable , excellent presentation, so awesome too talk too and ask questions of , the tastings were all good sized , if not too much sometimes. Highly recommend too anyone that travels too Stockholm.

Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk Reviewed by Cheyne, 09/20/2019

Excellent tour with professional and gentle guide

We had the pleasure to have this very interesting tour with Anna as the guide. Lovely places and detailed descriptions. Anna turned out to be a perfect guide that made this experience really enjoyable and educational. Emma and Maurizio

Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour Reviewed by Maurizio, 08/28/2019

Excellent! A great way to enjoy the city!

Our guide Sofia was excellent! We learned to ride the segway with her help very easily and she gave us great information about different parts of the city along the tour. Sofia was enthousiastic, very pleasant and helpful! Thank you

Stockholm Highlights: 2-Hour Segway Tour Reviewed by Mary, 08/26/2019

Excellent tour of the islands with very informative guide

Wonderful boat and the whole trip of 2 and a half hours was enhanced by a brilliant guide who mixed humour with a lot of information about the highlights on the different islands. Did not have a lunch but nice coffee and snack.

Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide Reviewed by Peter, 09/09/2019