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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

Fantastic guide, great intro to Stockholm, fantastic, plentiful tastes

Theresa was a great guide. Knowledgeable about food, local history, the areas we passed through, and fun. We acted on one of her restaurant recommendations a couple of days later and enjoyed an amazing dinner at Lisa Elmqvist. We also had an interesting, small group for this tour which really enhanced the whole experience. The tour information promised enough food through the tastings for a full meal and we were not disappointed. We were also served a local beer ("breakfast beer" given the time of day!) and had a pleasant Sauvignon Blanc at a stop at a quite elegant resto. I'd recommend this tour to anyone interested in experiencing the flavours of Sweden.

Stockholm 4-Hour Food and Walking Tour Reviewed by Marilyn, 07/10/2019

This was a really perfect evening!! Thanks!!

We enjoyed a wonderfull evening, a smart and sypathetic guide N. . He lead us to places where we were able to observe many mooses: youngsters, big male mooses and even a mother moose with her baby❤️

Wildlife Safari from Stockholm Reviewed by Regula, 07/21/2019

We wouldn’t have been able to see the city in this much detail alone!

We planned our next day based on this tour and made more efficient choices! Just wished the bus was heated a bit more. It was comfortable in all other ways though. Well worth the fee.

Amazing experience among the photographers of the world.

Amazing experience among the best photographers of the world. Really impressive, the pictures on the wall at the entrance, not too much indicated for kids...

Stockholm: Fotografiska Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/16/2019

Dominic is a fantastic guide. Fun tour, and learnt a lot.

Highly recommend for seeing a bit more of the city. Bikes in good condition, helpful team at the start and finish too. Our guide Dominic was terrific.

Stockholm Bike Tour Reviewed by Susan, 07/31/2019