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.

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Where to stay in Stockholm

Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
4.5 out of 5
Vasagatan 1, Stockholm
The price is AU$167 per night from 15 Oct. to 15 Oct.
Located in Norrmalm, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre and Stockholm Concert Hall. Stockholm Palace and Stockholm ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,541 reviews)
"Breakfast Buffee was delicious Location was Excellent"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
At Six
At Six
5 out of 5
Brunkebergstorg 6, Stockholm, Stockholms Laen
The price is AU$269 per night from 16 Oct. to 16 Oct.
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! (1,630 reviews)

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2021

At Six
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
4 out of 5
Nils Ericsons Plan 4, Stockholm
The price is AU$178 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in Norrmalm, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Stockholm City Hall and Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. Skansen and Stockholm Olympic ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,852 reviews)
"Perfect location - city center and old town within comfortable walking distance from the hotel. Extremely happy that we were updated to rooms with a view of the water. No issues with the property at all, and the COVID restrictions and adjustments (empty mini bar etc) were not intrusive at all. Only ..."

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2021

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
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Hotell Sundbyberg
Hotell Sundbyberg
3 out of 5
Lötsjövägen 2A, Sundbyberg
The price is AU$119 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Located in Hallonbergen, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Friends Arena, Mall of Scandinavia and Solvalla Loppis. Solna Business Park and Solna Centrum ...
3.3/5 (122 reviews)
Very friendly and clean
"It was very convenient and the staff were nice"

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2020

Hotell Sundbyberg
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
3.5 out of 5
Heliosgången 20, Stockholm
The price is AU$126 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in the heart of Stockholm, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hovet Arena and Ericsson Globe. ABBA The Museum and Stockholm Palace are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,312 reviews)
"I love the kitchenette in the room. Functional. We were able to make dinners. The breakfast was good. I love the restaurant and its ambience"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2020

Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjostad
ApartDirect Sundbyberg
ApartDirect Sundbyberg
3.5 out of 5
Sturegatan 35, 172 31, Sundbyberg, Stockholm
Situated in Sundbyberg, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Solna Business Park and Bromma Blocks. Solna Centrum Mall and Friends Arena are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (90 reviews)
"Good: - Convenience - 2 supermarkets + 7-11 - Near railway station/ bus stop - Big room with mini kitchen - Washing machine equipped Bad: - Confused with self check in procedures - There was a problem of my room door (cannot be locked), cannot contact the staff because I dont have any phone number ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jan. 2020

ApartDirect Sundbyberg
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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