Stockholm travel guide

Stockholm old town (Gamla Stan) cityscape from City Hall top, Sweden.
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Introduction to Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden - When thinking about this municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden, images of the spectacular Vasa Museum, The Royal Palace, and Skansen instantly come to mind. As you explore beyond these attractions and read through this Stockholm travel guide, you'll find that this town in Sweden is more than what we see in books and social media. Stockholm, and its community of 984,748 people, is a culturally-rich and diverse travel destination offering plenty of unforgettable experiences.

Easily accessible from Stockholm Skavsta airport, Stockholm is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Sweden any time of the year.

You'll learn more fascinating facts about Stockholm as you explore this spectacular town.

Traveling to Stockholm is especially rewarding for anyone eager to connect with locals and learn more about their unique culture and traditions.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the town of Stockholm below!

Top services in Stockholm

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Stockholm, Sweden. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 395 airlines that fly to Sweden. Browse the 312 top-rated tours available to you in Stockholm. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Stockholm.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Stockholm, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Stockholm on your vacation in Sweden.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Stockholm from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the town of Stockholm!

Learn more about Sweden

There are many reasons to visit the town of Stockholm, but a trip to Sweden needs no explanation.

Exploring Sweden, which spans 528,861 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Sweden offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Vasa Museum, The Royal Palace, and the Skansen, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Sweden.

Click or tap the link below to discover more about Sweden.

What to see in Stockholm

Old town of Stockholm - popular touristic attraction, Sweden.

Stockholm has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the town.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the town of Stockholm.

Top attractions in Stockholm

Home to plenty of top attractions, Stockholm is more than just a wonderful town in Sweden. Stockholm is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Sweden.

One fascinating sight in Stockholm is the unforgettable Vasa Museum. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the town, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Stockholm. This remarkable attraction is located at Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden and is open for visitors Monday - Sunday, between 08:30-18:00.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Sweden, check out our list of top attractions in Stockholm below. Discover the best places to visit in Stockholm, including the fascinating Vasa Museum, The Royal Palace, Skansen, Kungsträdgården, and Fotografiska.

Map of attractions

Use this map to find the location of all top attractions in Stockholm.

Things to do in Stockholm

Scenic summer aerial panorama of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) architecture in Stockholm, Sweden.

Enrich your travel experience in Stockholm by joining tours and activities. Stockholm offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the town.

Discover the most popular experiences in Stockholm below.

Most popular experiences in Stockholm

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the town of Stockholm.

Stockholm offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Historical Tours, Walking Tours, and Half-day Tours are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in Sweden.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Stockholm by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Stockholm

Travelers in Stockholm can choose from 23 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. If you're curious about what the most frequently recommended experiences in the city are, Activities is the answer.

The most popular tour in Stockholm is the fantastic Winter kayaking & fika tour among islands of Stockolm Archipelago. By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Stockholm one of the best travel destinations in Sweden.

Stockholm also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers a unique experience in the city. The affordable Stockholm Art Walk is the cheapest tour in the town, and is a popular Historical Tour. This experience costs around 5 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Stockholm. This Historical Tour is available in 3 languages: German, Swedish, and English.

Secure an unforgettable experience for your upcoming trip to Stockholm and book a top-rated tour in the town. Discover the best tours, activities, and tickets in Stockholm below.


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Discover the best things to do in Stockholm. Choose from 312 fantastic tours and activities available in the town.

Select your dates and number of travelers in the search bar below to receive the best recommendations for your vacation in Stockholm. Click the green button to view your options.

Vacation packages in Stockholm

Scenic summer panorama of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) pier architecture in Stockholm, Sweden.

The best and easiest way to visit Stockholm is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Sweden.

Booking a vacation package to Stockholm means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Stockholm to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Stockholm is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find 36 unique vacation packages to Stockholm, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the town of Stockholm.

Popular types of vacations in Stockholm

The most popular way to experience Stockholm is by visiting the town as part of a road trip across multiple destinations in Sweden. However, it is also common for travelers to go to Stockholm on both shorter and longer getaways, to get a break from everyday life, relax, and experience something new.

With Guide to Europe you can find road trips, city breaks, and weekend getaways in Sweden, ranging from budget to luxury. Whether you’re planning a multi-day road trip across Sweden, or you just want to enjoy a few days exploring Stockholm, there is a vacation package for you.

Discover the most popular vacation packages in Stockholm below.

Top vacation packages in Stockholm

Travelers have a great selection of vacation packages to choose from in Sweden. In fact, you can choose from as many as 36 different top-rated vacation packages to take you to Stockholm, and even more if you expand your search to include a bigger area of Sweden.

To help narrow your choices down, here are some of the best vacation packages for exploring the town of Stockholm.

For an epic vacation, discover Stockholm and other top destinations in Sweden on a top-rated holiday like the 10-Day Sweden Road Trip from Stockholm traveling west to Uppsala, Örebro, Linköping & Norrköping. This vacation package provides travelers with tons of opportunities to experience not only the most popular attractions in Stockholm, but also in other top places to visit in Sweden. If Museum of Technology, ABBA The Museum, Karlaplan, Skansen, and Vasa Museum are on your bucket list, this is the perfect vacation package for you.

If you would like to go on a budget vacation in Stockholm, book the popular Cheap 3-Day Sweden City Break in Stockholm and spend as little as 136 EUR. This vacation will take you on a journey to experience some of the most incredible attractions and sights in Stockholm, including the fantastic ABBA The Museum, The Royal Palace, Kungsträdgården, Fotografiska, and Royal Swedish Opera.

Get more Stockholm vacation ideas on this site and discover the greatest selection of vacation packages in Europe. Scroll down to find the best vacation packages in Sweden that match your needs and budget.


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Find vacation packages in Stockholm

Discover and compare 36 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful town of Stockholm.

The best flights, hotels, and activities in Stockholm get fully booked quickly. Use the search tool below to find the best vacation packages in Sweden. Your customized holiday package to Stockholm is only a few clicks away!

How to get to Stockholm

To get to the town of Stockholm the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Sweden can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Stockholm by booking flights with any of the 86 airlines that offer direct flights to Stockholm Skavsta airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Stockholm Skavsta airport are United Airlines, Ryanair, Delta Air Lines, British Airways, and Lufthansa. Go to this page to compare all flights to Stockholm.

To reach the town of Stockholm, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Stockholm Skavsta airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Stockholm, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Stockholm Skavsta airport and Stockholm below.

Find cheap flights to Stockholm

View over central Stockholm at dusk.

Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Stockholm, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Sweden. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Stockholm, Sweden, in May.

The cheapest one-way flight to Stockholm costs around 14 EUR and is offered by the airline Wizz Air.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Stockholm cost approximately 15 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on May 12 and the return flight is scheduled on May 30. The flight time is around 1 hour per way.

The return flight is operated by Göteborg Landvetter.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Sweden and the town of Stockholm from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Stockholm

Travelers visiting Stockholm in Sweden can fly to Stockholm Skavsta airport directly from 2252 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Stockholm Skavsta airport and the town of Stockholm in Sweden depart from Stockholm Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden, Albany airport in Albany, Australia, and Santa Rosa airport in Santa Rosa, Argentina.

Travelers can fly to Sweden by choosing from from 2 weekly flight(s) from Stockholm; from 1 weekly flight(s) from Albany; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Santa Rosa.

The airline that operates most flights to Sweden is Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways offers 113 scheduled flight routes to Sweden.

Discover the most popular flights to Stockholm below. Click to view flights to Stockholm, Sweden from destinations all across the globe.

Where to stay in Stockholm

Young man riding a bike, Stockholm, Sweden.

An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a town as fantastic as Stockholm is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Stockholm usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Stockholm offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the town allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Stockholm and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Stockholm planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Sweden can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Stockholm. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the town, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Stockholm.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Stockholm in the next sections.

Search for accommodation in Stockholm

Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the town of Stockholm on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the town of Stockholm that match the information provided.

Car rental in Stockholm

Old town - Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden.

Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Stockholm. Stockholm has 6 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Stockholm start from 32.07 EUR per day or 224.52 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Toyota Corolla.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Stockholm, starting from 29.5 EUR per day or 206.52 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Fiat 500.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Stockholm, Sweden, below.

Popular types of car rental in Stockholm

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the town of Stockholm to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Stockholm can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Sweden at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Stockholm is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Stockholm is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the town of Stockholm.

Check out all options available in Stockholm and book the car rental for your upcoming adventures in Sweden below.

Search for car rental in Stockholm

Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful town of Stockholm. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Stockholm, Sweden, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Popular destinations to visit after Stockholm

 Escalator in Stockholm Metro Underground Subway Station.

The town of Stockholm is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Sweden. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Sweden has it all.

Sweden is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Sweden that are as magical as the town of Stockholm. The most popular travel destinations in Sweden are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

All the best destinations in Sweden

When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Sweden. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Stockholm

Parliament house (Riksdag) facade in Stockholm, Sweden.

A taste of Sweden through a visit to Stockholm can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Stockholm to another remarkable destination in Sweden.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the town of Stockholm to other spectacular locations in Sweden, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Search domestic flights from Stockholm

Traveling to another city or region in Sweden? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Stockholm to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in Sweden on the selected dates.

Popular domestic flights from Stockholm

Travelers in Sweden can catch flights to domestic airports in Umeå, Sveg, Sundsvall, Ronneby, and Örnsköldsvik. Domestic flights in Sweden are operated by 15 airlines: SAS, Ryanair, Norwegian International, Amapola Flyg, and Braathens Regional Aviation. There are around 59 scheduled flight routes operating to Stockholm on a weekly basis.

From Stockholm, travelers can book scheduled flights to 24 domestic destinations. The most popular flights from Stockholm depart to many top-rated destinations in Sweden and are offered by SAS, Ryanair, and Norwegian International.