Stockholm Travel Guide is packed with travel tips and inspiration. If you are planning a trip to Stockholm, Swedens beautiful capital, you'll find almost everything you need to know before you go. Welcome! [Updated 07-06-2023]
Ok! First thing you need to know is that the cheerful Swedish “hej!” means “hi!” or “hello!”. Remember that and then just use English for the rest of the conversations when you are in Sweden. Not to brag, but we Swedes are really good at it 🙂
Second thing. Below you'll find quick links to the most important pages for planning a trip to Stockholm. More information is to be found in the menu ↑
Arriving in Stockholm
Welcome to Sweden! You'll probably touch down at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. But then what? Taxi, bus, train or pre-booked transfer? Read this guide to ground transportation.
What to see in and around town
Plan ahead! Stockholm has a lot of spectacular sights and some of them should be booked in advance. Let us show you the way from Vasa Warship and Vikings to more modern attractions in Stockholm.
Where to stay
Skip the international chains! Soft sheets, smart designs, sumptuous and healthy breakfasts – always in Scandinavian style. These locally owned hotels are where to stay in Stockholm.
Getting around town
Standard advice: If you're have the ability to walk for a while, just put on your walking shoes and go! But sometimes the subway, buses and trains come in handy. Here's more to read on public transport in Stockholm.
Shopping in Stockholm
International fashion and local designers. Luxury shopping, Swedish craft, H&M and moose souvenirs. Gigantic shopping malls & small shops. Stockholm's got it all. Here's our take on shopping in Stockholm.
Weather and temperature
Is it cold? It may very well be. Is it wet? Yup, more often than we approve of. Is it warm and sunny? On occasion. And those long summer days and nights are absolutely magical. Dive into our facts on the weather in Stockholm.
About Stockholm Travel Guide
The site is managed by a guy named Göran, with some help from other local experts. We are dedicated to helping you get most out of your trip to Stockholm. If you can't find what you are looking for in the menu above, please get in touch and I'll try to help you out. Send an e-mail to email@example.com or chat with us on the Facebook Page for Stockholm Travel Guide.
We live in Stockholm!
Everyone who contributes to Stockholm Travel Guide lives in this wonderful city. We work, eat, party and sleep here every single day. Except for when we go to London or NYC on vacation 😉
Stockholm Travel Guide knows Stockholm!
The streets, the alleys, the old and beautiful buildings. The best place to get a fika! Forget Tripadvisor, we've got the expert advice you've been looking for.
We love Stockholm!
In case that's not clear yet: We are completely and utterly in love with this charming old fellow that goes by the name Stockholm. Our mission is to make you feel the same way ♥
Tours and attractions at Stockholm Travel Guide
Our most important advice for planning a trip to Stockholm is this: Do your research, find out what you would like to see and do, and make the reservations online before you jet away to Sweden.
Why? Because you'll get a better price booking online than when booking directly with the attractions. And you have your tickets ready for the day that suits you best. Our partners Get Your Guide and Viator, both well known and trusted providers of tours & attractions, guarantees safe and smooth reservations.
Choose a Scandinavian hotel for the right feeling
Finally. This is sort if a big deal to us. You've probably stayed at Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott and other international chain hotels before. That's fine.
But when in Stockholm, make sure to relax, sleep and dine like a Scandinavian.
This town offers excellent hotels by local brands you probably never heard of, until now. Strawberry (formerly Nordic Choice) and Scandic has some really cool and spectacular properties, with great restaurants as well. And there are quite a lot of smaller and more personal hotels and B&B:s to be found. Or, just let us guide you:
Local expert, travel writer (visited 50+ countries), and I've been living in Stockholm for more than 20 years. My mission with this travel guide is to give you the best possible advice for your visit to Stockholm and to share tips on my own personal favorites in this beautiful city.