Excited? You should be, there’s a lot to explore.
We are keen to share here our best insider tips to spend One Week or simply a weekend in Stockholm.
Our full guide covers:
- Basic Introduction
- Where to stay in Stockholm
- How to get around
- What to see in Stockholm
- Things to do in Stockholm
- Tickets you have to buy before – must read
- Food and Restaurants
- Day Trips from Stockholm
- Itinerary for Stockholm
- Packing List
- City Map
1. Basic Introduction
We want to start with a simple intro to the things you need to know before coming to Stockholm.
Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
Language Spoken: Swedish is the official language in Sweden. It is a North Germanic language and relates to Norwegian and Danish languages. However, English is also very well-practiced by almost everybody. It will be rare that you will be served in a restaurant or cafe who doesn’t speak English.
Other minority languages are Finnish, Meänkieli, Sami, Romani, and Yiddish.
Known for: Stockholm is known for many things. These include the world’s first open-air museum and the Globe Arena – world’s largest hemispherical building. The Royal Palace Drottningholm and The Woodland Cemetery are its two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Accommodation: You will find plenty of accommodation options around the city. From luxury hotels, fancy boutique hotels, or funky hostels, you have a long list to choose from.
Find more details in our where to stay in Stockholm section below.
Public Transport: Getting around is Stockholm is made easy through its public transportation. The subway network is efficient and still operates through the night until the weekends.
Safety: Stockholm is a very safe city to explore even for traveling women as well as solo-travelers. However, as it increases to attract tourists, the number of pick-pockets and scammers have also increased.
That is why you should stay vigilant and alert at all times especially in places that are crowded such as bus and train stations, shopping areas, and most-visited sites. And if you ever see a street fight, stay away and do not get involved in the scene.
Tip: Security guards and bouncers are allowed to use force on you, legally, when the situation calls for it.
City name: Stockholm is also called “World’s Smallest Big City” or “World’s Biggest Small Town”. It is sometimes referred to as “Venice of the North”.
Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European plug). Remember to pack your travel plug adapter.
2. Where to stay in Stockholm
Stockholm is the largest city in Sweden and is called Venice of the North. With its interesting history, charming landscapes, and great architecture, it draws millions of t