Welcome to Stockholm


Cultural Riches

When it comes to cultural assets, Stockholm is scandalously rich. Take Gamla Stan. The city's oldest district is the stuff of storybooks. Complete with prerequisite royal palace, gabled buildings and razor-thin cobblestone streets, it's hands down one of Europe’s most enchanting, impeccably preserved historic centres. Across the city, world-class museums and galleries inform and provoke, harbouring everything from glittering Viking treasures and an ill-fated warship, to Abba props and subversive contemporary art. It's a stimulating, inspiring mix, where the past, present and future constantly merge, converse and engage.

Impeccable Style

Stockholm's sense of style is legendary. Here, good design is not a luxury, it's a right – even the humblest coffee shop is usually design literate, from its lighting right down to its cups, bowls and cutlery. And while industrial design is a theme at several city museums, a fix of retail therapy can be equally enlightening. From cult-status local threads, bags and textiles, to delicate handmade ceramics, local objects reveal much about the Swedish love of understatement, functionality and harmony. If it's time to redesign your life, this is the city to do it in.

Food, Glorious Food

Given the bounty of prime ingredients drawn from Stockholm's surrounding waters, fields and forests, it's not surprising that food is a serious passion. This is a city with a curious, open-minded palate. Whatever the global culinary trend, Stockholm is on it, from raw food and açai breakfast bowls to sustainable, locavore dining. Old-school, homegrown classics are equally revered. Whether it's fried herring, succulent meatballs or buttery toast skagen, traditions are both faithfully adhered to and cleverly tweaked, the latter by Stockholm's legion of young, ambitious, forward-thinking chefs.

Easy Town

Stockholm is easy in all the right ways. Despite being spread across 14 islands, it's a relatively compact creature, and walking is often the best way to get around. Bridges connect most of the islands, while ferries and the tunnelbana (metro) link the rest. Public transport is safe, smooth and efficient, covering every corner of the city and its bucolic surrounds. It's also well adapted to wheelchair travel. Nearly all signs are written in Swedish and English, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a local who doesn't speak near-perfect English.


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$14.89 Transfers & Ground Transport

Arlanda Airport Shared Arrival Transfer

Travel from Arlanda International Airport to any one of 7 bus terminals in Stockholm City.Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.It's that easy! The bus will stop at the following bus terminals: Jarva Krog Frosunda Haga Norra Haga Forum Norra stationsgatan St Eriksplan FAC Airport Coaches City terminal - Stockholm City

$30.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

As the evening closes in, your experienced ghost-guide will light his lantern and lead you through a maze of forgotten courtyards, deserted alleyways and empty cobble-streets in search of the places where history meets mystery. Not only will you hear true accounts of ghosts, poltergeists and haunted places but also of murders, unsolved mysteries, myths and legends. Is your stomach strong enough for tales of disease and of public executions? On your tour, you will even have the chance to taste, as well as smell, medieval Stockholm as your guide brings the past back to life.Sensible, comfortable walking shoes are a must and remember to wrap-up extra warm between November and March. The haunting don't stop for bad weather and neither do we. Parental discretion is advised for children under the ages of 8.

$134.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Viking History Half-Day Tour from Stockholm

Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Stockholm hotel. Settle into your comfortable minivan for your journey north into Sweden’s beautiful interior as your driver-guide lifts the lid on the country’s Viking and medieval history.Your first stop is at Täby to see the Jarlabankes bro, an ancient Viking causeway. View the runic stones here and continue to Arkils Tingstad, the site of an age-old Viking assembly. Walk around the circles of ancient stones here — they were once used as seats by parliament members when they discussed disputes and laid down new laws for the area.Next, travel through the picturesque Vallentuna region to Granby, an important Viking settlement in around 400 to 500 AD. See the decoratively carved Granbyhällen, Sweden’s longest inscription in runic stone, and then enjoy a break of roughly an hour for lunch (own expense) at a nearby café. Travel to the medieval church at Orkesta (Orkesta Kyrka) to see its beautiful runic stones and 12th-century wall paintings, and then on through the picturesque Lunda region to Sweden’s oldest town, Sigtuna. Established in the 10th century, this charming place boasts narrow lanes, fine churches and many relics and runic stones from the Viking age. Enjoy time at your leisure to stroll around its historical sites and perhaps pick up some souvenirs at its many interesting craft shops and boutiques.Later, return to your minivan for your drive back to Stockholm. Your tour comes to an end with a hotel drop-off in the mid-afternoon.

$94.67 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Stockholm and Old Town Food-Tasting Walking Tour

Meet your guide outside Östermalms Saluhall, Stockholm’s oldest food market. Many of its family-run food businesses have passed down through the generations, and the market’s interior remains little changed from centuries ago, with its woodcarvings still intact. Sample some tasty modern versions of traditional Swedish meatballs that are healthier than their counterparts, and then walk through Stureplan, Stockholm’s most exclusive square, to discover a part of the city often missed by visitors. Continue to Kungsgatan and dive into K25, an edgy, urban food court beloved by young locals. Sample some of the scrumptious seafood delicacies on offer here, washed down with a glass of white wine.Next comes Chokladfabriken, one of Stockholm’s favorite chocolate cafés. Try its popular hot chocolate made from 65% cocoa, dark Venezuela Criollo beans and cardamom. One sip and you’ll see why the locals rave about it!Continue to Hötorgshallen market to explore its tempting stalls, piled high with fresh produce and Swedish delicacies. Follow your guide to the P&B Delikatesser stand to sample a range of homemade products, such as cloudberry jam, chocolate-coated liquorice and natural truffles.Next, visit Husmans Deli to try its prize-winning artisan cheeses before heading for cured meat specialists, Fagel & Vilt. Swedes love cured game and have a particular penchant for smoked reindeer and elk salami. Try an assortment of the flavor-packed meats accompanied by the strong Swedish beer, Norrlands Guld, and some mouth-watering seasonal fruit from Lisbeth Janson Frukt & Grönt.From here, stroll to Gamla Stan (Old Town), admiring the colorful houses lining its cobbled lanes as you walk. After visiting a candy store to try a scrumptious Swedish candy stick, enjoy your final tasting at Under Kastajen, a popular purveyor of traditional breads. Dunk a kanelbullar (cinnamon roll) in your coffee here to enjoy your very own fika — the much-loved national ritual of a coffee break combined with a sweet treat!Your tour comes to an end after your fika when you say goodbye to your guide.

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Arlanda Airport Shared Departure Transfer

Travel from any of the Stockholm stops listed to Arlanda International Airport.Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.It's that easy!

$38.95 Tours & Sightseeing

City Sightseeing Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Stockholm is famous for being one of Europe’s most well preserved Medieval cities and it boasts countless of memorable landmarks and attractions. On-board a City Sightseeing bus, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of these from the bus’ open-top deck, plus you’ll be able to learn all about them from the recorded multilingual commentary! With 19 tour stops along the bus route, you can hop-off and explore sights including the Royal Swedish Opera; built in the 18th century, it has been the host to many famous opera performances and is one of the cities most striking buildings. As you travel over to Skeppsholmen, passengers can enjoy 360-degree views of the Baltic Sea surrounding the Blasieholmen Bridge – remember to bring your camera, the views are breath-taking! Hop-off and have some fun at attractions including the famous Ice Bar, or visit the Abba Museum at Stop 12, a fascinating attraction dedicated to the iconic group, including several contemporary exhibitions that explore their work and achievements! Another ultimate museum experience along the route is the Skansen, it was the world’s first ever open-air museum, so it’s well worth being explored! Another of Stockholm’s most impressive areas is the Gamla Stan – Old Town – where you can admire the colourful buildings and cobbled streets and get a real feel for the culture of the city.Tour Stops - 1 Strömgatan/The Royal Opera2 Riddarholmskyrkan3 Old Town (west)/Kornhamnstorg4 Viking Line/Stadsgården5 Fjällgatan6 Medborgarplatsen7 Old Town (east)/Räntmästaretrappan8 Royal Palace/Slottet9 Kungsträdgården10 Strandvägen11 Vasamuseet12 ABBA The Museum/Gröna Lund13 Skansen14 Historiska Museet - Frihamnen/Cruise berth15 Stureplan16 Kungsgatan/Hötorget17 ICE Bar18 Centralstationen19 City Hall Combine your ticket with a boat tour and enjoy more sightseeing, including Royal Palace, Skeppsholmen and Vasamuseet. A full loop of the boat tour takes roughly 1 hour, or you can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 8 stops along the boat route! Please be advised that the boat tour only operates between May and September. The bus tour operates all year round.