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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

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

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

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

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!

Photo: Franklin Heijnen @Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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.

Photo: DXR @Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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

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

We met a lot of good people from all around the world

Many people in this pub crawl! Was nice to meet them. The guides was very friendly. I recommended it!

Stockholm: Best Pub Crawl & Nightlife Tour Reviewed by Damien, 09/17/2018

Brilliant way to see the best of Stockholm

Brilliant way to see the best of Stockholm as the locals would do it and then you can decide where you want to go and spend more time. Well led by Ross who clearly loves the city and sharing it with the group.

Stockholm Bike Tour Reviewed by Robert, 08/20/2018

Amazing peek into history with amazing animals during Midsummer.

Skansen had a very festive Midsummer celebration with vendors, raising the maypole, dancing, and music. There are many historical buildings scattered throughout the park and a zoo as well. Peacocks roam free.

Stockholm: Skansen Museum Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Astrid, 06/30/2018

Very very good good indeed - had the guide to ourselves.

Our guide was superb - despite being Australian she knew Stockholm so well and was very well informed. She walked at our pace and covered exactly what we wanted - 5*.

Stockholm Small Group 3-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Tony, 06/23/2018

I saw SO MUCH. Probably 15+ museums & 3 boat rides? Saved 100s of €s!

Was great, thanks. Although you should be able to get a mobile pass even when buying through discount partners like Norwegian air because I lost an hour trekking back to your hub for a hard card.

Stockholm Pass Reviewed by David, 06/19/2018