When to visit

The climate is seasonal with a mild summer (Jun–Aug) and cold weather Nov–Mar. The city is a year-round destination, but receives most of its visitors May–Nov. Smaka På Stockholm (May-Jun) is an outdoors food-and-drink festival held in the Kungsträdgården park. The Stockholms Kulturfestival (Aug) encompasses music, dance, theater and more. The Stockholm Jazz Fest (Oct) includes a series of outdoor concerts. Ending the year, the Nobel Prize (Dec) is a prestigious set of awards, running since 1901.

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Top spots

1- Gamla stan

About: Gamla stan, until 1980 officially Staden mellan broarna, is the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. Gamla stan consists primarily of the island Stadsholmen. Officially, but not colloquially, Gamla stan includes the surrounding islets Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and Strömsborg

2- Vasa Museum

About: The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.

Address: Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Opening hours: From Friday to Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm

3- The royal palace

About: Stockholm Palace or the Royal Palace is the official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch. Stockholm Palace is located on Stadsholmen, in Gamla stan in the capital, Stockholm.

Address: 107 70 Stockholm, Sweden

Opening hours: From Friday to Thursday from  10am to 4pm

4- Skansen

About: Skansen is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened on 11 October 1891 by Artur Hazelius to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era.

Address: Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

5- Djurgården

About: Djurgården is a tranquil island known for the Vasa Museum, featuring a 17th-century warship, and the Skansen open-air museum, which has craftspeople and reconstructed homes depicting Swedish life through the decades. Fans of Swedish pop music browse memorabilia, old records and costumes, at ABBA: The Museum. Ferries dock next to Gröna Lund amusement park, known for its thrill rides and summer concerts.

6- Drottningholm Palace

About: The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family. It is located in Drottningholm. Built on the island Lovön, it is one of Sweden’s Royal Palaces.

Address: 178 02 Drottningholm, Sweden

Opening hours: Wednesday Closed Thursday Closed Friday Closed Saturday 10AM–4PM Sunday 10AM–4PM Monday Closed Tuesday Closed

7- ABBA Museum

About: ABBA The Museum is a Swedish interactive exhibition about the pop band ABBA that opened in Stockholm, Sweden in May 2013. ABBA’s collected works are showcased in a contemporary, interactive setting at Djurgården, Stockholm.

Address: Djurgårdsvägen 68, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Opening hours: From Friday to Tuesday from 10am to 6pm , Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 8pm

8- Gröna Lund

About: Gröna Lund is an amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden. It is on the seaward side of Djurgården Island. It is relatively small compared to other amusement parks, mainly because of its central location, which limits expansion.

Address: Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

9- Nobel Museum

About: The Nobel Museum is located in the former Stock Exchange Building on the north side of the square Stortorget in Gamla Stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden.

Address: Stortorget 2, 103 16 Stockholm, Sweden

Opening hours: Wednesday , Thursday and Tuesday from 11am to 5pm ,Friday 11AM–8PM from Saturday to Sunday 10AM–6PM Monday Closed

10- Stortorget

About: Stortorget is a small public square in Gamla Stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden. It is the oldest square in Stockholm

Need to know

Designer homeware and cutting-edge fashion are ubiquitous in Stockholm’s shopping districts. Several neighborhoods specialize in antiques stores, secondhand clothing outlets and food markets.
Stores generally open 10 AM–7 PM weekdays and 10 AM–4 PM on Saturday. Many department stores and malls are also open on Sunday.
VAT (value-added tax) is 25% and is included in prices. Non-EU visitors can claim this tax back for purchases over 200 SEK. Tax refund forms are available in stores and can be submitted at the airport’s refund desk prior to leaving the country.

Currency: Swedish krona

Transportation

From & to Arlanda Airport: Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is located about 45 km northeast of the city center. Yellow buses, called Alfa and Beta, run between the airport’s terminals and parking lots free of charge.
The Arlanda Express train is the quickest way to get into the city. SL commuter trains can also get you to Stockholm Central Station quickly, but aren’t as easy to navigate. The Flygbussarna Airport Coach bus is an easy option, but can be a bit slower. Taxis and ride services are fast and convenient, but more expensive. Taking SL public transport buses to commuter trains isn’t recommended due to how long it takes.

 Taxi: Taxis can be hailed throughout Stockholm, but it’s best to agree on a price before starting your trip. Taxis in Stockholm are deregulated, so prices can be steep if you’re not careful. The fare should be visible on the meter, and it’s recommended that you get a receipt.
Companies in town include:
– Taxi Stockholm (+46 8 15 00 00)
– Taxi Kurir (+46 8 15 00 00)
– Taxi 020 (+46 20 20 20 20)

Public Transport: Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, known as SL (+46 8-600-10-00) operates the city’s system of metro trains, buses, commuter trains and trams, as well as some ferries and boats. The website has timetables, maps and ticketing information.
The T-banan (metro) is the quickest way to get around most of the city. Djurgården island has no metro but can be reached by tram, ferry or bus. The city’s most widely used ferry service is the Djurgården ferry running between Gamla Stan, Skeppsholmen and Djurgården. The commuter train, run by SL Pendeltåg, is not generally useful for visitors.

Driving: Few residents use cars in the city center, due to Stockholm’s compact size and excellent public transport system, and also because driving can be confusing due to the large number of one-way and closed-off streets.
Finding parking spots on the street can be a challenge, but there are many central parking lots, which charge around 60–90 SEK per hour.

On foot: Stockholm’s compact size and generally flat terrain make it an easy city to navigate on foot. Walking is also an ideal way to get a feel for the city and to enjoy its waterfront views.
Popular waterside strolls include those along Strandvägen boulevard in Östermalm, the Norr Mälarstrand on Kungsholmen island, the loop of the small central island of Skeppsholmen, and all along the southern edge of Södermalm. On Djurgården, numerous footpaths weave through leafy parkland and past major visitor attractions. Many of the narrow cobblestone streets in Gamla Stan (Old Town) are pedestrianized.

By bike: Many Stockholmers use bicycles to get around, even in the coldest months. Most city streets have bike lanes.
The central island of Djurgården is a popular place for a leisurely bike ride, with various cycling paths threading through parkland and along the water.
City Bikes (+46 77-444-24-24), Stockholm’s bike-sharing program, is available between April 1 and October 31. Bikes can be borrowed for 3 hours and returned to any City Bike station. Three-day and season City Bike cards can be purchased at newspaper kiosks, hotels and tourist offices. Season cards can also be purchased at a discount online, and cost around 250 SEK, while the 3-day cards cost about 165 SEK.

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