Your essential Stockholm travel guide

Here’s everything you need to know before visiting Stockholm, including transport tips, neighbourhood guides and hotel info

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Chas B

With its postcard-perfect waterfronts, spice-rack-hued medieval buildings and abundant parks, woodland trails and things to do both outside and indoors, Stockholm is a place that craves to be explored on foot. The fun-size nature of the city makes that fairly easy; most of the popular attractions, restaurants and districts are reachable within a 20 to 40 minute walk from the city centre. Those opting for public transport will find it ruthlessly efficient, while high-speed wifi is widely available if you happen to get lost. The biggest impact on any trip to Stockholm is likely to be its highly varied seasonal temperatures and shifting daylight patterns. Read on for our guide to making the most of this Nordic beauty, whenever you choose to show up.

Explore Stockholm like a pro

The best time to visit Stockholm
Things to do

The best time to visit Stockholm

Stockholm transforms from a cozy, snowy winter wonderland into a summer playground of long, lazy days.

Where to stay in Stockholm
Hotels

Where to stay in Stockholm

The trick when visiting is to find an island whose character suits yours, and go from there. 

Travel tips every first-time Stockholm visitor needs to know
Things to do

Travel tips every first-time Stockholm visitor needs to know

Stockholmers are savvy: We’ve learned how to make the most of our delightful city, and with some insider knowledge, so will you.

Your guide to public transportation in Stockholm
Things to do

Your guide to public transportation in Stockholm

Stockholm is a visitor’s dream when it comes to public transportation, wich is intuitive, clean and efficient.

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