Sigtuna

Travel Guide
Sigtuna which includes heritage architecture and a cemetery

Dotted with ancient rune stones from the Viking era and churches from the Middle Ages, this lakeside village is one of Sweden’s best preserved historic places.

Visit Sigtuna for half a day to admire its charming wooden houses in bright colors, to explore its lakeside park and crumbling ruins, to stumble upon its ancient rune stones and to sample its delicious Swedish cuisine.

They say Sweden begins in Sigtuna, because this is where the nation’s first capital was. However, it’s actually where the nation’s Christian history began. Stora Gatan, believed to be the oldest main street in the country, dates back to the 10th century, when King Erik the Victorious chose it as the location for a new settlement. The street’s Sigtuna Museum can teach you all about the early days of Christianity in the region.

The cobblestoned main street is lined with small artisan workshops, galleries, souvenir shops and cafés. It’s always packed with tourists, so come early in the day to avoid the crowds.

Stop at the visitor center to pick up a walking trail map of the town and surroundings. Follow the dots to find the crumbling stone ruins of St. Olaf’s, an early Christian church from the 12th century with a cemetery and dry well. St. Peter’s (St. Per) and St. Lawrence’s (St. Lars) are two other ruined medieval churches still left standing in town.

Hike up through the pine forest to the town’s picturesque belfry. The red wooden tower is a replica, because the original one from 1608 sadly burned down in 2016.

Loop back to Olofsgatan to visit the red-brick St. Mary’s Church (Mariakyrkan), the oldest church in Sweden still in use today. Rest by the lake in the nearby Sigtuna Stadspark or, if it’s cold and wet outside, find a local restaurant by the lake to enjoy a real Swedish smörgåsbord.

Located less than an hour north of Stockholm, you can easily visit Sigtuna in a day. Travel by boat, train or car or as part of a coach tour. To save time and money, you could rent a car in the capital, explore Sigtuna for half a day, drop in at the nearby Skokloster Castle in the afternoon, spend the night in atmospheric Uppsala and then drop the car off at Arlanda Airport the next morning before flying out.

Hotell Kristina
Hotell Kristina
4 out of 5
Rektor Cullbergs väg 1, Sigtuna
The price is AU$194 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Located in the heart of Sigtuna, this golf hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Sigtuna Marina, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sigtuna Golf Club and Wenngarn slott. Steninge ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (209 reviews)
Only so-so
"It is an older hotel that is starting to become worn out. The evening receptionist was not pleasant but the following morning, the other staff were friendly."

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2019

Hotell Kristina
1909 Sigtuna Stads Hotell
1909 Sigtuna Stads Hotell
5 out of 5
Stora Nygatan 3, Sigtuna
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$402 per night from 25 Nov. to 25 Nov.
This family-friendly Sigtuna hotel is located on the Strip, just steps away from Watch Hill and Sigtuna Marina. Drake Garden and Sigtuna Museum are also within ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (172 reviews)
Great!
"Simply great!"

Reviewed on 1 May 2020

1909 Sigtuna Stads Hotell
Sigtunahöjden Hotell & Konferens
Sigtunahöjden Hotell & Konferens
4 out of 5
Hertigvägen 7, Sigtuna
The price is AU$239 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Located in the heart of Sigtuna, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sigtuna Marina, Sigtuna Museum and Wenngarn slott. Vassunda Golf Club and Steninge Palace ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (105 reviews)
"Great for conferences, less so for tourists: there is little to see in the immediate area. In my meeting, 4 out of 8 attendees had trouble with their taxis finding the place (all from Arlanda airport). Food was excellent, I would like to see some simpler (and cheaper) options available for the evenings. ..."

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2018

Sigtunahöjden Hotell & Konferens
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Forenom Aparthotel Arlanda
Forenom Aparthotel Arlanda
3 out of 5
Kabinvägen 5, Arlanda
The price is AU$84 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from SkyCity and within 6 miles (10 km) of Marsta Centrum and Eurostop Shopping Center. Arlandastad ...
4/5 Very Good! (179 reviews)
"Cheapest hotel at Arlanda by far, fully automated and very clean, so if you just need a bed for the night it's perfect. Downside is that the micro-rooms are tiny with no windows and you have shared bathrooms with other guests. Also top-tip - take your room key code with you everywhere you go, you ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2021

Forenom Aparthotel Arlanda
Welcome to Mr Charles most prestigious castle!
Welcome to Mr Charles most prestigious castle!
Wenngarns slott, Sigtuna, Stockholms, län, Sverige, Sigtuna, Stockholm County
The price is AU$7,064 per night from 29 Oct. to 29 Oct.
Situated in Sigtuna, this castle is within a 15-minute walk of Wenngarn slott and Sigtuna Golf Club. St. Olof's Church and Sigtuna Museum are also within 3 miles ...
Welcome to Mr Charles most prestigious castle!
ApartDirect Solna
ApartDirect Solna
3.5 out of 5
Ankdammsgatan 5, Solna
Situated in Solna, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Solna Centrum Mall and Solna Business Park. Friends Arena and Mall of Scandinavia are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (169 reviews)
"very good, very nice apartment. I will definitely come back for the next visit."

Reviewed on 10 Jun. 2021

ApartDirect Solna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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