Stockholm

Travel Guide
Stockholm showing boating, a marina and a bay or harbour
Sweden’s capital is a fascinating mix of natural beauty, historic structures and modern economics set on multiple islands in Europe’s northern reaches.

Stockholm spreads across 14 islands in Lake Mälaren along Sweden’s southeastern coastline. The capital city is nearly 1,000 years old, having been established around 1250. Palaces, museums and art galleries reveal its rich history. Public parks showcase its natural beauty.

The city centre is an excellent jumping-off point to reach attractions by foot, public transport or bicycle. Pedal through the Royal National City Park for history appreciation or along 760 kilometres (450 miles) of bicycle paths throughout the city. Since 30 percent of the city is waterways, you can also explore by boat and see what each island offers.

On Djurgården, visit museums aplenty. Vasa Museum’s story about the sinking of a royal battleship on its maiden voyage is sadly fascinating. The Nordic Museum explains why and how Swedish people celebrate Midsummer. Visit the open-air museum of Skansen with its native wildlife and re-enacted rural traditions. Bring children to Junibacken to meet storybook characters and enjoy the entertainment facilities and kids’ museum.

In Gamla Stan, the oldest district in Stockholm, one must-do stop is the three-century-old Den Gyldene Freden restaurant. Nearby find the Nobel Museum featuring the history and winners of the acclaimed international prize. The ceremony of the Changing of the Guard occurs daily at the Stockholm Royal Palace, well worth a visit.

Stockholm is not all history enjoy its art and culture as well. With European masters at the Museum of Modern Art, sculptures from national artist Carl Eldh at Bellevue Park and contemporary exhibits of photography at Fotografiska, you’ll find plenty of creative talent to appreciate. Visit in August for your teenagers to enjoy several days at We Are Stockholm, an annual music and sports event at King’s Garden.

Enjoy the natural outdoors of the Stockholm archipelago which encompasses over 20,000 islands. Find beaches and walking trails or discover ancient architecture island by island. Visit in the summer to enjoy your days to the fullest, concluding with a beautiful sunset just before midnight.

Where to stay in Stockholm

Hotel C Stockholm
Hotel C Stockholm
3.5 out of 5
Vasaplan 4, Stockholm, 111 20
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The price is AU$133 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,232 reviews)
"Great staff, glady got a refund for the last night without stress. Good experience overall and i will come back again as always."

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2022

Hotel C Stockholm
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
4 out of 5
Nils Ericsons Plan 4, Stockholm, 111 64
The price is AU$209 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,464 reviews)
"Excellent location, short walk to the hotel. located behind the central station. Super comfortable bed and pillows. Will come back!"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2022

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
4 out of 5
Ringvaegen 98, Stockholm, 104 60
The price is AU$180 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,208 reviews)
"As good as expected"

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2022

Clarion Hotel Stockholm
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2Home Hotel Apartments
2Home Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
Rasundavaegen 175, Solna, 169 36
The price is AU$97 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Solna. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,419 reviews)
"All went well. Room size was good. Clean hotel. All things worked well."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

2Home Hotel Apartments
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
3 out of 5
Hammarby Fabriksväg 93, Stockholm, 120 33
Stay at this 3-star ski apartment in Stockholm. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the overall value ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (546 reviews)
"Nice. Great value."

Reviewed on 29 May 2022

ApartDirect Hammarby Sjöstad
Biz Apartment Gärdet
Biz Apartment Gärdet
4 out of 5
Sandhamnsgatan 67, Stockholm, 11528
The price is AU$173 per night from 13 Jul. to 14 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Stockholm. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,812 reviews)
"Very clean . Staff helpful"

Reviewed on 5 Apr. 2022

Biz Apartment Gärdet
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