Stockholm

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 is historically and culturally rich. A small city, it can easily be enjoyed on foot in just a few days.

As the name suggests, the historic Old Town (Gamla Stan) is the oldest part of the Swedish Capital. Walking through the narrow streets of this colourful medieval neighbourhood, you can’t help be struck by its picturesque charm. Here you’ll find some interesting museums, galleries, churches, antique shops and boutiques. The baroque style Royal Palace is the largest attraction in the area, and with over 600 rooms it is one of the largest palaces in Europe. Check out the soldier’s parade and daily changing of the guard.

One of Stockholm’s greenest and most interesting islands is Djurgården, an oasis of calm close to the city centre. It is a great place for a wander on foot or bike ride. It is home to popular family attractions such as the Vasa Museum, Skansen museum and zoo, and Gröna Lund amusement park. Allow a few hours to visit and consider hiring a bike for great cycle routes by the canals and through the parks.

The Vasa Ship Museum is a fantastic, free museum, made special the well-preserved 17th-century shipwrecked warship the ‘Vasa’, which sank on its maiden voyage. Great fun for all ages, this ornate art treasure will take you back hundreds of years. Allow at least an hour to appreciate the ship’s splendour and rich history.

There are lots of great museums in Stockholm. There is a Natural History Museum, Museum of Art, Museum of Medieval Stockholm, Army Museum, and even a Museum in honour of musical Swedish export, ABBA! The ABBA Museum, also on Djurgården, is a must-see for true Abba fans. It is housed in the Swedish Popular Music Hall of Fame where you can check out the country’s other musical talents.

The Skansen, the world’s first open-air museum founded in late 18th-century, is a charming trip down Swedish memory lane with authentic 18th and 19th-century houses, farm houses, artefacts and characters dressed in traditional attire telling stories about the past. The zoo and aquarium at this site add to the experience, and are great for families.

Just outside of the city, sits Millesgården on Lidingoe island, the home of artists Carl and Olga Milles. It is a beautiful garden with famous sculptures by Milles, an art gallery, museum and café.

Stockholm, naturally, has a smörgåsbord of gastronomic delights. While exploring, sample the husmanskost – Swedish fare. The grand Ostermalm Food Hall, dating back to the 1880’s is the best place for traditional delicacies such as such pickled herring, smoked reindeer and meatballs. Also stop for a ‘fika’ at a café on your travels, it’s the Swedish term for a coffee and cake break.

Where to stay in Stockholm

Gamla Stan featuring markets, a square or plaza and a festival

Gamla Stan

5/5Exceptional!(76 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Gamla Stan, you might enjoy attractions like Stockholm Palace and Nobel Museum. You might also enjoy the neighbourhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Gamla stan T-Bana to see more of the city.

Gamla Stan
Sodermalm

Sodermalm

4.5/5Wonderful!(76 area reviews)

Travellers choose Sodermalm for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Mariatorget T-Bana or Medborgarplatsen T-Bana and check out top sights like Maria Square.

Sodermalm
Kungsholmen featuring a sunset, a city and a river or creek

Kungsholmen

4.5/5Wonderful!(30 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Kungsholmen. Spend some time visiting top spots like Stockholm City Hall, and catch the metro at Thorildsplan T-Bana or Kristineberg T-Bana to see more of the area.

Kungsholmen

Top hotels in Stockholm

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
4 out of 5
The price is RM391 per night

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! (1,662 reviews)

"Stayed here many times. Rooms always really clean, staff really friendly, and location is great."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Clarion Hotel Stockholm
At Six
At Six
5 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 6, Stockholm, Stockholms Laen
The price is RM667 per night

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! (2,217 reviews)

"Nice rooms, food in restaurant not so good. No spa inhouse, junior untrained staff. Not five star feeling. Staff in private sloppy clothes. Slow service. Not professional. Gym very nice."…"

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2020

At Six
Downtown Camper by Scandic
Downtown Camper by Scandic
4 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 9, Stockholm
The price is RM555 per night

Located in Norrmalm, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Drottninggatan and Royal Swedish Opera. Stockholm Palace and Stockholm Concert Hall are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (3,018 reviews)
Great stay

"Wonderful hotel had an amazing stay."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Downtown Camper by Scandic

Popular places to visit in Stockholm

Vasa Museum
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Vasa Museum

5/5(189 reviews)

Visit the wreck of a Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage. Learn about the ship’s history and discover artifacts recovered from Stockholm’s harbor.

Skansen
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Skansen

4.5/5(146 reviews)

Experience Sweden’s rural traditions and spot almost 300 animal species at the zoo and aquarium that are part of one of the world’s oldest outdoor museums.

Stockholm Palace
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Stockholm Palace

4.5/5(194 reviews)

Explore banquet halls and reception rooms, find 18th-century art and watch the changing of the guard at the official residence of Sweden’s royal family.

Top things to do in Stockholm

Stockholm Archipelago Tour with guide
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Stockholm Archipelago Tour with guide

RM147
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

RM164
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Archipelago Cruise to Sandhamn Island
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Archipelago Cruise to Sandhamn Island

RM182
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Shore Excursion: Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Shore Excursion: Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

RM208
Per adult
Stockholm Small Group Walking Tour
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Stockholm Small Group Walking Tour

RM192
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Wildlife Safari in Stockholm
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Wildlife Safari in Stockholm

RM559
Per adult

Reviews of Stockholm

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 30.483271375464685%
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3 - Okay 1.6728624535315986%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 May 2020

Decent people , helpful & Above All very polite Really loveable Gamla people only joking All the best to all of them

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Mar 2020

beautiful. even though it was quiet because of this pandemic. as soon as everything settles down I want to come back.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Would recommend the Stromma 3 hour boat trip round the archipelago. We really enjoyed it. .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Mar 2020

Stockholm Pass useful if sightseeing.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Mar 2020

Beautiful city with a nice safe atmosphere

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