Stockholm’s reputation as a snow-and-noir-tinged capital of imposing architecture, pale dusks, and moon-struck nights is at best a half-truth. There’s certainly a classical touch to the hippest of the Nordic cities, but beneath the cozy cafes, pristine winter mornings, and long summer evenings, is a vibrant not-so-secret modern city. From trendy Södermalm to fairytale-esque Gamla Stan, Stockholm offers a multitude of truly original delights.

Adventurous types might want to tour Stockholm’s islands by kayak, while amblers will enjoy strolling its leafy boulevards, as its waterside location means a breathtaking view could be waiting around any corner.

What to see & do in Stockholm

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Things to do in Stockholm, a massive Baltic Sea city with 14 different islands and over 50 bridges, include admiring 13th-century buildings, scenic plazas and vibrant art and culture. As you walk the cobbled streets of the Old Town (Gamla Stan), you'll see the Gothic Storkyrkan Cathedral and the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace. You can visit the Nobel Museum, which highlights the history and recipients of the Nobel Prize, or take...

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Where & what to eat in Stockholm

Stockholm's diverse food and dining scene offers all manner of dining opportunities, from locally sourced meals in shaded greenspace to pavement cafes, bistros, upscale dining, and family restaurants. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating in the summer months so you can look out over the Baltic Sea. The foodie scene here is dedicated to innovation, with the trendiest fusion cuisine served up in Michelin-starred restaurants offering the New Nordic tradition.  You can...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Stockholm

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Stockholm

    When you visit the 10 best shopping spots in Stockholm, you'll find everything from bargain clothes to luxurious home decor. Sweden's capital has always been a shopping Mecca in every sense of the word, often set against enchanting scenery like the cobblestone streets of historic centre Gamla stan.With more and more people streaming into the city each year, the Stockholm...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Stockholm

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Stockholm

    Stockholm is definitely a city that never sleeps. So if you're looking for something to do after dinner in the city, you'll find plenty of choice to suit all tastes and ages. Enjoy a taste of everything, from concerts and matches through to bars and boat trips. Sweden's capital is an event city like no other, but also a great...

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Useful information

Information about Stockholm can be found at the Visit Stockholm Centres found across the town, which offer personalised service, tips and information about what to see and do. Whether you want tips about the latest happenings or just directions on how to get where you're going, they can help.Getting around Stockholm is super easy whether you choose to go by bicycle, by car hire or rideshare, using a local boat...

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