Stockholm is a complex, yet fabulously attractive capital. Situated between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea, made up of fourteen islands, the guide to visiting Stockholm tells us about the perfect mix for your stay, between innovation, high technology (the city is home to the headquarters of Ericsson, for example) and history. Its historical centre, Gamla Stan, is spread over the Stockholm Archipelago with the islands of Stadsholmen, Riddarholmen and Helgeandsholmen, and is home to numerous museums and monuments (the Royal Palace, the Nobel Museum, the Museum of Modern Art...). The island of Djurgården, further east, exhibits the Vasa, Nordic, and ABBA museums, as well as the Gröna Lun amusement park. The talent of Swedish artists and designers adorns the streets of the capital with innovative shops offering objects that combine tradition and modernity. A guide to discover a very dynamic city during your trip to Sweden. The Swedish capital sees every year new good addresses appearing: excursions, restaurants, galleries, unusual festivals, parks, places to stroll... Very pleasant whether it is solo or on a guided tour. However, the Stockholmers have understood it well (as the Swedes do), the open air nature that surrounds it is their most beautiful treasure and for this reason they have chosen to adopt a more thoughtful, more responsible consumption, which makes it one of the most ecological capitals of Europe. Stockholm thus offers all its visitors the luxury of being able to juggle cultural discoveries and rejuvenation, especially outside the city like Swedish Lapland where you can observe the Northern Lights, a colourful jewel!

What to visit Stockholm?

When to go to Stockholm?

In Stockholm, the main tourist season lasts from mid-June to mid-August, when the weather is at its best and the days last the longest. This is the busiest season! The Christmas season also attracts crowds of tourists eager to experience the intimate, illuminated atmosphere of the Christmas markets and snow-covered streets. That said, sometimes there is almost no snow and it's more like a rainy holiday season for unlucky tourists. The low tourist season lasts from September to December and from January to June, which are often dark and sad months. But Stockholm is a city that, as soon as the sun appears, is superb to visit, especially when it is not invaded by tourists and the local population lives at its normal pace.

How to go to Stockholm? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many tour operators have offers for sightseeing in Stockholm. The most frequent ones concern escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 nights) and long weekends. In Stockholm, since the location is suitable, there are quite a lot of cultural trips, but the prices are higher. That said, apart from more economical packages, it is better to visit Stockholm independently.

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Stockholm, despite its large surface area, is easily visited alone. On the security side, first of all, it is a very safe city, and the Swedes are courteous (many understand English). Remember to book your accommodation in advance (especially in high season), and let yourself be wandered around the city.

Bus and metro services are very efficient for the city centre, as well as the suburban train service (Pendeltåg) to reach the more remote areas. The commuter train network is divided into three main lines with the indexes J35, J36 and J37. In addition, there are express lines J33 and J34. The organising authority that manages Stockholm County's public transport network is called Storstockholms Lokaltrafik AB or SL. Otherwise, the city centre is easily accessible on foot or by bike.

Prepare for your trip Stockholm

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

In Stockholm, the main tourist season lasts from mid-June to mid-August, when the weather is at its best and the days...
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Weather forecast

Stockholm enjoys a humid continental climate and is subject to large temperature differences between winter and summe...
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Budget

The Swedish krona is the currency in use in Stockholm. Contrary to popular belief, Stockholm is no more expensive tha...
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Formalities

Sweden is part of the European Union and belongs to the Schengen area. For this reason, a simple national identity ca...
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Health

There are no exceptional health problems in Stockholm, which is certainly one of the most sanitized cities in the wor...
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How to travel by yourself?

Stockholm, despite its large surface area, is easily visited alone. On the security side, first of all, it is a very...
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How to get organized?

Many tour operators have offers for sightseeing in Stockholm. The most frequent ones concern escapades (3 days and 2...
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Getting around

Bus and metro services are very efficient for the city centre, as well as the suburban train service (Pendeltåg) to...
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