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Stockholm

The capital of Sweden

Stockholm boasts an incredible archipelago of islands and inlets that reach all the way out to the Bothnian Bay (Bottenviken). A day cruise out into the Stockholm archipelago on one of the beautiful old ships is a popular outing. The old part of town (Gamla Stan) is a maze of small alleyways full of restaurants, bars and trinket shops.

Stockholm was founded in 1250 and has long been Sweden's cultural, political and economic centre. The city is known for its beauty, expanses of clean water and its mixture of baroque, medieval and renaissance inspired architecture. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the second most visited city in Scandinavia after Copenhagen.

Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. The Royal National City Park, (the first National City Park in the world), is a green space that breathes for the city, and a constant presence in the crush of the city.

With its 750 year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city's attractions can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time.

Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport is situated 40 km north of the city centre. The Arlanda Express Train is the fastest way into town, it takes 20 minutes and costs approximately 260SEK one way, or 490SEK return (2016 prices). Prices at the taxi stands currently range from 450SEK (Transfer Taxi) to 520SEK. Generally, you can freely choose among the waiting taxis or ask the operator for a specific company. A taxi ride to central Stockholm takes approximately 40 minutes.

Walking is the best way to see the city, and a lot of places are close enough for that too. The public transportation in Stockholm is efficient and includes buses, trams, trains and metro.

There is a lot to fill your days in Stockholm - if you are adventurous, check out the option of walking on the roof tops. Of course, the ABBA museum is also a must for fans.

There are many great guided walks to do in Stockholm - ABBA walking tour, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, ghost walks, Viking walks and even a walk that guides you to the best places to take photos. Let us know if any of these whet your fancy.

See our Sweden tours that visit Stockholm below:

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Scandinavian Capitals - by rail & ferry

14 days - Independent tour with emphasis on city stays and some fabulous fjord scenery.

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Couple at Christmas Market, Stockholm Old Town. Credit: Visit Stockholm, Henrik T

A Taste of Stockholm

4 days - A perfect long weekend getaway to Sweden

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Stockholm - Family Fun Long Weekend

4 days - Long Weekend designed for active families in Stockholm with local, sustainable excursions.

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Stockholm - Extravagant Long Weekend

4 days - Long Weekend designed for luxury travellers in Stockholm with local, sustainable excursions.

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Arctic Traverse Tour

Arctic Circle Traverse

9 days - Independent visit to Bodø and Narvik before overnight train to Stockholm. Stay overnight in a remote lighthouse, touring in our premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach.

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Arctic Circle Traverse Hiking Tour

9 days - Independent visit to Bodø and Narvik before overnight train to Stockholm. Two guided hikes in Northern Norway included.

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Dogsledding through Swedish Lapland

5 days - Extended adventure tour through Swedish Wilderness

  • Perfect for teenagers
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Gothenburg to Stockholm - short self drive

5 Day - Independent self-drive between two of Sweden's largest cities.

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Göta Canal - classic cruise

6 days - Cruise the Göta Canal, stunning landscapes and timeless towns of Sweden's countryside.

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Göta Canal - the complete cruise

8 days - Enjoy the Göta Canal in it's entirety.

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Highlights of Scandinavia Tour

12 days - Independent tour with city tours, fjord stay and insider experiences.

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©Maja Grønholdt Jensen

Nordic Capitals Gourmet Tour

10 days - Classic independent tour plus food tours and special touches.

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Nordic Winter Odyssey

15 day - ICEHOTEL | Lyngen Lodge | Norwegian Coastal Voyage | Stockholm

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Hurtigruten

Norwegian Coastal Voyage & Nordic Capitals Tour

23 days - Independent cruise and tour of Scandinavia's coast and capitals.

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Private Island Retreat in Sweden

5 days - Tranquil stay on an island sanctuary in the Swedish lake and farming district

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Scandinavian Family Fun luxury tour

9 days - Premium tour with emphasis on luxury city stays and family adventures

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Scandinavian Gems - Luxury Tour

10 days - Premium tour with emphasis on luxury city stays and fabulous fjord scenery

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Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm Archipelago Tour

3 day - Be charmed by the sea and sailing in these Swedish islands.

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Stockholm return - self drive tour

6 days - Nature trails, endless coastal sunsets, islands and unique farm accommodation.

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Sweden's Inlandsbanan

Sweden's Inlandsbanan

9 days - Take the slow route through Sweden on the inland train.

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Accommodation
Hotel Rival
Director's Choice
Design choice
Historic choice
Hotel Nobis
Restaurants
Restaurant Mathias Dahlgren
Restaurant Gondolen
Restaurant Frantzén
Slingerbulten Stockholm Old Town
Restaurant Söders Hjärta
Restaurants in Stockholm
Meatballs for the people
Meatballs for the People
Paradiso
Paradiso
Highlights
Scandinavian Christmas Markets
ABBA Museum Stockholm
Livrustkammaren Museum
Optional Add Ons
Brunch cruise on Strömma
The Nordic Experience Food Tour
ABBA Boat trip