Stockholm, Sweden is one of the top spots to visit for people looking to enjoy a fun and unique time on their next vacation. The many must see sites to enjoy while vacationing in stunning Stockholm include Millesgarden and its beautiful gardens and sculptures, and the lovely Drottningholm Palace. Regardless of which of these delightful attractions in Stockholm you decide to visit on your trip, you're sure to have a great time in this vibrant and lively city.…
Things to do in Stockholm
Leave the historical center and sail along the gloriously colorful façade of the 13th-century Old Town before you pass by Hammarby Sjöstad, a desirable residential area undergoing a rapid urban redevelopment and home to modern Scandinavian architecture. Sit back, enjoy the view, and listen to live commentary about the sights from a knowledgeable guide.
When you arrive at Fjäderholmarna, a postcard-perfect member of the archipelago, walk along the trails as your guide tells you about the place's long history and points out the must-see sights. Visit the wooden warehouses of an acclaimed whiskey brand, the local brewery, and delightful shops of pottery makers, glassblowers, and craftsmen.
Afterward, you can choose to return to the city center with your guide or stay on to discover hidden beaches and find the shady terrace of a restaurant at your leisure. Read More close
Hop aboard your 2-wheeled ride and begin your adventure in the middle of the city on the island of Skeppsholmen. Marvel at the pristine sites before you, including the House of Parliament and the exquisite Royal Palace. Enjoy the gentle pace of the tour and feel the fresh Nordic air on your skin as you sail around the city with ease.
Venture off the usual tourist trail and start exploring some of Stockholm's less-visited sites. See beautiful gardens, 17th-century wooden houses, the summer palace of Rosendal, and the ancient oak trees lining the world's first National City Park. Listen in wonder as your guide explains the city's past and present, showing you interesting pockets not accessible by bus or by foot. Read More close
The vibrant waterfront of Stockholm's Slussen neighborhood is among the best vantage points in the city. Take in enchanting views over canals, old bridges, and the colorful façade of Gamla Stan (Old Town) on the other side of the channel. Learn the best practices on how to compose your perfect holiday snap from an experienced photographer-guide.
A scenic walk takes you past iconic landmarks like the imposing red tower of the City Hall and the grand Royal Palace, the official residence of the country's monarch. Admire the splendor of Riksdag, the Parliament Building, and enjoy a leisurely stroll on the cobbled medieval streets of Old Town. Visit one the most popular local hangouts, King's Garden, a leafy park with outdoor cafés, sport venues, precious sculptures, and fountains. Read More close
Under the leadership of a renowned chief cook, this friendly food studio is located in Östermalm, a sophisticated neighborhood of central Stockholm. Here, work as a sous-chef with state-of-the-art equipment in a casual atmosphere.
The menu has a traditional Swedish touch with elk meatballs in a Juniper berry cream sauce, pickled cucumber, almond-potato puree, and preserved Lingonberries. Ingredients of the highest quality are used to prepare your lunch. Learn about the secrets of local cuisine and save the recipes to use at home. Read More close
Right in the heart of an upscale residential district, you can find the renowned Östermalms Saluhall food hall, a Stockholm landmark where family-owned businesses have been an enduring fixture for centuries. Admire the vibrant atmosphere and precious interior while you taste exquisite cheeses, game meat, and locally brewed beer.
Tickle your taste buds with traditional Swedish meatballs as you learn fun facts about the country's culinary secrets. Walk along fashionable Stureplan and trendy Kungsgatan, visit a popular food court, and taste fresh seafood, washed down with some wine, and try some hot chocolate as well.
Next, browse the delightful stalls at Hötorgshallen market, famed for selling homemade products and delicacies. On your way to the enchanting Old Town, stop for some cheese tasting and admire the saffron- and terracotta-colored medieval buildings lining the cobbled streets. Conclude your culinary adventure with an authentic fika, a beloved national ritual of a coffee break with sweet treats. Read More close
Join an experienced guide before sunrise and visit the enchanting island of Djurgården in central Stockholm. This green heart of the city used to be a hunting ground reserved for Sweden's monarchs and is now a popular getaway spot for locals. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you stroll the paths, as the forest is home to deer, foxes, and more than 100 species of birds.
As the sky lightens, learn how to set up your camera for dawn photography. Find different angles, adjust your settings, and compose a few great pictures. Enjoy a delicious Swedish breakfast with such local delicacies as Kalles caviar, a limpmacka sandwich, liver pastries, and a cup of hot drink. Read More close
Begin at the stunning Royal Opera House in the heart of the city, where you hop aboard a purpose-built, comfortable luxury coach with wide seats and panoramic windows. Spend the following 90 minutes riding on Stockholm's grand boulevards and elegant streets, and marvel at such landmarks as the baroque Royal Palace, the picturesque Old Town, and the towering City Hall.
Next, head over to the verdant island of Djurgården to see the national park of the same name located in its center. Pass by the renowned Vasa Museum, and listen to engaging narratives about the city along the route.
Get a different perspective from one of the best vantage points around as you embark on a scenic cruise along enchanting canals. Make sure your camera is ready to take some shots of wooden holiday homes on Fjäderholmarna, a popular local getaway, and the graceful waterside mansion on Waldemarsudde, once the home of Prince Eugen, an acclaimed painter and member of the royal family.
Admire the splendid panorama over the 13th-century Old Town as you return to the city center. Read More close
A leisurely stroll through an enchanting maze of old alleyways lined with faded mustard- and rust-colored townhouses takes you to the heart of Stockholm. This the place where, starting in the 13th century, the city began to expand into the scenic islands of the Baltic Sea, referred to today as the Stockholm archipelago.
Your knowledgeable guide shows you the world-famous Nobel Museum and the impressive Royal Palace, the official residence of Swedish monarchs. Listen to intriguing anecdotes that bring the city's past and present to life. Learn about the mythical Saint George and the Dragon as you pass by an emblematic statue.
During the warmer summer months, venture to Riddarholmen, an enchanting islet, home to a royal burial church and a variety of private palaces. Read More close
Your excursion starts with an informative bus tour along elegant boulevards with magnificent architecture. On a purpose-built deluxe coach with comfortable seats and large windows, marvel at the imposing red towers of City Hall, the glorious Royal Palace, and vibrant street life in Östermalm. You also see inviting and popular island, Långholmen, and the protected nature park of Djurgården.
On a scenic cruise admire the beautifully preserved skyline of Old Town as you peacefully glide under numerous bridges connecting the city's islands including Södermalm as well as Lilla and Stora Essingen. As you pass through locks separating the calm waters of Lake Mälaren and the sweeping expanse of the Baltic Sea, capture thrilling moments on your camera.
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Arrive at the verdant island of Långholmen, a popular hangout for locals who want to escape to lush greenery and fresh air. A friendly welcome and a short briefing await at a well-known kayak center, the starting point of your adventure. The calm waters around Stockholm make it an ideal place to stay active and see the city from a different perspective.
Paddle along the inviting beaches of Lake Mälaren and reach Kungsholmen, home to the imposing red structure of Stockholm City Hall. Then pass the islands of Lilla Essingen and Reimersholme before stopping for a relaxing break. Finally, reach the shores of Södermalm—with a magnificent skyline of colorful 18th-century buildings—before returning to the dock on Långholmen. Read More close
Start your engrossing tour surrounded by the grand architecture of Gustav Adolf's Square. You can see such opulent landmarks as the Royal Swedish Opera and the impressive Parliament House. Next, head through the labyrinth of 13th-century streets and admire the elegant baroque style of the Royal Palace, official residence of the Swedish monarchs.
Hear from your expert guide about folktales and local lore, such as the legend of Saint George and the Dragon, and learn how the city grew from the area of Stortorget, the oldest square in town, to become the vibrant urban center it is today. Admire fine examples of North German architecture as you meander through hidden courtyards and find charming corners away from the crowds. Read More close
Start in Stockholm's well-preserved medieval center, winding your way through its narrow alleys and cobbled streets to the grand brick façade of the Royal Palace, home of Sweden's royal family. Next to the Palace stands the oldest church in Stockholm, St. Nicolai Storkyrkan Cathedral—a striking example of Gothic architecture topped with a copper spire that reaches into the sky.
Stop to check out the dark tower of City Hall (the venue of the Nobel Banquet) before heading on to the Vasa Museum to marvel at the only 17th-century ship to ever have been salvaged. Make your way to Skansken, an open air-museum that contains a replica of a 19th-century village, complete with costumed actors playing townsfolk.
To see the city from a different angle, head down to Strömkajen for the optional sightseeing boat cruise, which winds its way through the islands that make up this incredible Scandinavian archipelago.
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- Royal Palace
- Gustav Adolfs Torg
- City Hall/Central Station
- Vasa Museum
- Kaknästornet Read More close
On a comfortable vessel, admire uninterrupted views of one of Europe's prettiest capitals as you peacefully zigzag along scenic canals. With an unlimited number of rides throughout the duration of your pass, you have the opportunity to get from one attraction to another easily—including the impressive Royal Palace on the edge of 13th-century Old Town, known as Gamla Stan.
You can hop off at Vasa Museum, home of an impeccably restored 64-gun warship, and walk nature trails in hopes of spotting moose in the lush greenery of Djurgården island. Enjoy the facilities of the popular Gröna Lund amusement park or sing along to popular tunes at the renowned ABBA museum. Read More close
Enjoy the freedom to move at your leisure among Stockholm’s inviting neighborhoods, popular shopping areas, and renowned attractions. As you cruise through the city aboard a comfortable green double-decker, take in uninterrupted views. In the event of inclement weather, a protective roof is mounted on the bus.
You have no limit to the number of rides you can take over the duration of the pass and as an added benefit you can book a hop-on hop-off cruise ticket for the same time period. Listen to engaging narrative through a personal headset between major sites including the ABBA Museum, City Hall, Ice Bar, Royal Palace, Old Town, and Vasa Museum, and Skansen—just to name a few.
Complimentary Wi-Fi access onboard helps to share your vacation photos on your favorite social media site and enjoy discount offers to numerous museums, attractions, shops, and restaurants to make your stay in the city even more enjoyable. Read More close
Get a duck's-eye view of the enchanting Swedish capital and its natural surroundings as you navigate safely on the water. Kayaking is a popular local pastime, so this equally thrilling and relaxing experience brings you closer to the culture itself. Once the professionally run tour center briefs you on safety and provides you a life jacket and handy map, you're ready to start your independent adventure.
Head west and explore the quaint shores of Mälaren lake. Find your perfect spot to sunbathe on a sandbank, take a dip in the refreshing water, or enjoy a picnic under the verdant canopy of a fragrant forest. With luck on your side, you might even spot some wildlife: Deer, moose, and wild boar are all present in the woods.
Head east and you understand why the city is sometimes referred to as the "Venice of North": it's built on islands separated by channels and connected by bridges. Marvel at the photogenic skyline and the glorious waterfront of Södermalm, where colorful old houses on a steep hill provide a postcard-perfect backdrop to your tour. Read More close
There's more to this picturesque city than history, grand buildings, canals, and bridges that connect the scenic islands of the Stockholm Archipelago. Get a new perspective from your tour leader, who puts lesser-known details into context, as an engaging narrative connects past, present, and future.
Learn how a small medieval hamlet grew into a cosmopolitan urban center, with a society that is among the most accepting and tolerant in the world. Hear about the globally acclaimed minimalist design style—an achievement of first-class engineering, which is sought after across the globe.
The phrase "Stockholm Syndrome" might be familiar to many, but few know how this psychological phenomenon entered popular culture; find out what events took place in the city that led to coining the term. The Concert Hall, where Nobel Prizes are handed out annually, as well as the Stureplan, home to exclusive boutiques are stops along the route. Before your tour comes to a close, don't miss the scenic Kungsträdgården, a popular hangout of locals and site of outdoor events. Read More close
The glorious Swedish capital is among the most picturesque cities in the world. An experienced guide reveals insightful secrets of Stockholm's past and present as you stroll along the cobbled streets of the enchanting Old Town. Admire the pretty faded rust-colored and mustard-hued houses built in a distinctively Nordic style and stop for photos at delightful small squares.
See sites such as the Market Square, the German Church, and the Royal Palace. Along the way, listen to engaging narrative bringing the place alive—ranging from tales of Vikings to medieval merchants and the achievements of Alfred Nobel. Top it off with light backstage gossip about one of the most successful pop bands, the world-famous ABBA, another Swedish icon. Read More close
Gamla Stan, Stockholm's old town, was built in the 13th century and is made up of a glorious maze of cobbled alleys lined by saffron- and terracotta-colored buildings, forming the authentic heart of the Swedish capital. Join a knowledgeable local guide to see charming sights like the world-famous Nobel Museum, the impressive façade of the Royal Palace, and the statue dedicated to the legend of Saint George and the Dragon.
Hop on the amphibious Ocean Bus to drive along the city's elegant avenues and ride the waves of Stockholm's waterways around the city center. Admire the elegant shops and grand buildings in the upscale Östermalm district and the vibrant Stureplan square.
Enjoy the thrilling moment when your vehicle splashes into the water to glide past such remarkable sights as the Royal Opera House, the lush island greenery of Djurgården, and the renowned Vasa Museum. Make sure your camera is ready to capture the splendid views of the city's historical center from the water. Read More close
An enchanting maze of narrow lanes and colorful houses, the Old Town is where Stockholm's heart beats. See some of the major landmarks, such as the majestic Royal Palace, the 13th-century Storkyrkan, the coronation church, and the mythical Saint George and the Dragon sculpture. Walk with an expert tour guide who shares intriguing stories that bring the place to life.
Glide along to the Stockholm Archipelago aboard a ferry toward the island of Djurgården. Home to extensive meadows, stretches of forest, an amusement park, museums, and galleries, it is a favorite recreational area of locals. Spot the elegant buildings of the Södermalm district from the water. This is a great opportunity for taking photos.
Enter the mysterious Vasa Museum, an exhibition themed around maritime history. Marvel at the almost fully intact display of the mighty 64-gun warship called Vasa. It's hard to believe that this perfectly preserved wooden giant went on its maiden voyage in 1628 AD. Enjoy the visitor center, where you can visit the gift shop and a delightful café. Read More close
Whether you are short on time or a first-time visitor trying to get your bearings, this leisurely sightseeing tour provides a comprehensive overview of Sweden's capital. Make yourself comfortable in a wide seat on a purpose-built luxury coach with large panoramic windows, and put on your personal headset for insightful anecdotes that bring your surroundings to life.
From your starting point in the heart of the city, pass by glorious monuments such as the Royal Opera House and the impressive Royal Palace. Drive along the vibrant waterfront and see the charming streets of the 13th-century Old Town lined with colorful buildings. Your route also includes the red-brick structure of the City Hall, the trendy Östermalm neighborhood with its myriad of boutiques and restaurants, and the leafy islands of Långholmen and Djurgården.
Conclude your tour at the vantage point of Fjallgatan, where you can admire spectacular views from the edge of a scenic cliff. The marvelous panorama of the city skyline surrounded by the waterways of the postcard-perfect archipelago makes a perfect backdrop for your holiday photos. Read More close
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Your photographer captures portrait- and documentary-style moments that reflect your personal style and uses creative and professional talents to make you and your group look truly amazing.
Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods and you can suggest your own location(s) if you prefer. Some of the most popular itineraries include medieval Gamla Stan, the cycle or walking paths of Djurgården, and the sculptures of Millesgården. You receive your beautifully retouched images in a shareable gallery within a week of your experience. Read More close
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The tiny island of Gamla stan is the authentic historical heart of the city. It's a picture-perfect maze of ancient cobbled streets lined with terracotta and saffron-colored buildings. Join a local guide for an easy stroll and hear insightful anecdotes that bring you closer to the area. See the charming Market Square, the imposing red tower of the German Church, and Järnpojke, the heart-warming miniature sculpture of the "little boy who looks at the moon," located in a narrow Stockholm alley.
Take advantage of fast-track entry to the Royal Palace. The official residence of Swedish monarchs is a glorious structure standing proudly and graciously on the waterfront. Listen to intriguing stories about past and present royalty as you walk through opulent halls and staterooms. Continue to Stockholm Cathedral and admire the dramatic wooden statue of Saint George and the Dragon inside this glorious 13th-century church. Read More close
As you navigate the charming waterways, leave the city's noise behind. Cruise by postcard-perfect islands of the Stockholm archipelago, made of approximately 24,000 islets spreading into the sweeping expanse of the Baltic Sea, and admire the outstanding beauty of the landscape from large windows or the open deck if the weather permits.
Historical Djurgården canal is lined with lush parklands dotted with charming old buildings and the island of the same name is popular with locals. See delightful wooden vacation homes on Fjäderholmarna—abuzz with visitors in the summer—and admire Waldemarsudde, the elegant waterside mansion and former home of Prince Eugen, a member of the royal family and an acclaimed painter.
On your return to the city center, pass the imposing Vasa Museum, home to an outstanding maritime collection including a 64-gun warship. Marvel at the breathtaking panorama of grand buildings as you glide by Södermalm before seeing the leafy riverbanks of trendy Slussen and the gloriously colorful façade of Old Town. Read More close
Set sail from the city and make your way into the calm waters of the archipelago. Your sailing yacht is perfectly equipped to discover the very best of the uninhabited islands filled with natural beauty and diverse wildlife. You can relax under the watchful eye of the experienced captain and guide, who gives tasks so you can truly get involved in the sailing experience.
Dock at one of the uninhabited islands and disembark for a stroll through the forest. Legends and mysteries surround the woods on these islands, so listen to the tales of elves and fairies that once roamed the woods. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and a bit of swimming in the refreshing waters before sailing back to the city. Read More close
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With one of the best vantage points around, take a seat on a spacious boat with large panoramic windows and listen to insightful stories about the city through your personal headset. If you wish, you can grab a beverage from the bar and enjoy the experience on the open deck if the weather permits.
Glide under 15 bridges and pass by such landmarks as the enchanting Old Town with its terracotta-colored façade of beautifully preserved medieval architecture. See the pretty islands of Södermalm as well as Lilla and Stora Essingen before admiring the lush greenery of Djurgården, an island hangout popular with locals and visitors alike.
As you sail through the Swedish capital, have your camera ready to capture the thrilling moments of passing through 2 locks along the route and marvel at the scenery as you cruise between the calm waters of Lake Mälaren and the sweeping expanse of the Baltic Sea dotted with granite islets. Read More close
Join a small group with your camera, and pick up some techniques from a professional photographer. With your guide’s assistance, master the skills of night photography so you can capture the magical evening lights of Stockholm.
Discover the vibrant waterfront of the Slussen district, with its grand buildings dotting walkways alongside canals and bridges. Delve into the enchanting labyrinth of medieval alleys in Gamla Stan, the city’s historic heart, which dates back to the 13th century.
After sunset, the narrow streets take on an almost otherworldly character as shadows and lights play on the walls of colorful old houses. Snap a shot of the floodlit Royal Palace and finish your creative adventure at a vantage point with an exquisite panorama over Stockholm’s sparkling skyline. Read More close
Stockholm's enchanting scenery charms even the most seasoned travelers; a mirage of colorful buildings built on a lush archipelago provides a truly picturesque backdrop to your excursion. As part of this unique experience, the roof of the country's Old Parliament House has been transformed into a walking path.
Become one of the few visitors allowed to ascend above the Swedish capital and marvel at uninterrupted views. Listen to insightful stories about the city's past and present that bring the place alive. After you get a harness and helmet, a professional guide conducts a thoroughly enjoyable and safe tour for a small group with a maximum of 12 participants. Read More close
Leave the city center behind and drive past meadows and barns to reach a magical woodland outside of Stockholm that’s abundant with fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, wild boars, and shy foxes as you drive, and listen for owls hooting in the treetops. Pass misty fields as you discover treasures of the countryside at dusk.
Stop and hop out of the vehicle to see a real ancient rune stone and listen to intriguing tales from the age of Viking settlers of the area. Enjoy a relaxing Swedish fika of coffee and tea served with pastries. You can choose to discuss the region and its wildlife with your experienced guide, or simply sit back and take in the serene silence of your surroundings. Read More close
SoFo (South of Folkungatan) is a play on the acronym SoHo, referring to New York City’s famed district (South of Houston Street, in Manhattan). This is where the hipsters of the Swedish capital gather day after day. Spotting celebrities and wannabes is a frequent occurrence here. Mingle with the fashionable crowd, and learn about some of the best places to visit while staying in Stockholm.
Wander among designer boutiques, delightful cafes, charming bookstores, and florist shops, as well as some of the city’s best art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Hear about how this once-downtrodden district, which also holds macabre secrets of medieval history, has become the focal point of the country’s acclaimed fashion and design industries. It's also home to a bustling party scene. Read More close
Jump aboard a comfortable minivan and begin your evening adventure into the Swedish wilderness. Watch the scenery outside your window change from busy cityscape to the stunning Swedish rural landscape. Along the way, see where Vikings built rune stones, many of which are still standing today.
As you are venturing out in the evening, your chances of seeing moose (or the Eurasian Elk) are especially heightened. Enjoy some traditional Swedish snacks and coffee, and listen as your guide explains the nature of Sweden and its inhabitants. A short 15-minute hike allows you to get out into the fresh open air and the captivating forest environment. Read More close
Beyond quaint meadows and lakes dotted with verdant islands, you reach your first stop at Täby. See the 11th-century Jarlabanke Runestones, with inscriptions that provide insight into the lives of the Viking people. Afterward, drive through the quaint Vallentuna area to reach Granby, which was an important 5th-century settlement.
Hear intriguing anecdotes about Sweden's fascinating history and take advantage of some leisure time among the town's charming cafés. Next, continue your journey to Orkesta Kyrka, a medieval church with 12th-century wall paintings, and ride through the picturesque Lunda region.
Your last stop is in Sigtuna, the country's oldest town. Founded in 980 AD, the enchanting community is often called the place where Sweden begins. The narrow lanes lined with colorful wooden houses and delightful souvenir shops radiate character, making a wonderful spot to relax before your return to Stockholm. Read More close
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Discover all that Stockholm has to offer with the freedom to plan your own itinerary on your terms. Enjoy complimentary entry to the Skansen Open-Air Museum, the Nobel Museum, the Royal Palace, Gröna Lund Amusement Park, and the SkyView observation experience. In addition, you get a complimentary boat ride on the Royal Canal Tour and a fascinating welcome walking tour of the city.
Zip across the city with ease using the tourist-friendly "SL" public transport system, consisting of trains, buses, trams, and a metro system, plus the SL Sjovagen ferry line. Finally, enjoy discounts on a range of other activities and attractions. Your complimentary guide to the city—including a map and detailed information on the attractions—is a handy way to plan your personalized Stockholm visit. Read More close
Starting with a stress-free pickup from your Stockholm hotel, head out into the stunning Swedish countryside. Your first stop is Jarlabankes bro with a Viking bridge and the old parliament at Arkils Tingplats. Admire the well-preserved runic stones and imagine yourself sitting on one of the stones that formed the ring of council members.
Journey to the town of Sigtuna, which was once a major marketplace for the Vikings. Wander through the center of the town and enjoy some free time for lunch.
Later, make your way to the important site of Old Uppsala, so revered because of its longstanding parliament and the region's ancient mounds. Before returning to Stockholm stop at Younger Uppsala, where you can enjoy some free time to stroll through the shopping streets and admire the architecture of the town cathedral. Read More close
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