View over Södermalm in Stockholm

Things to do in Stockholm

Stockholm is filled to the brim with fun activities. Take the bus to Drottningholm on Ekerö, admire the Baroque gardens at Ulriksdal Palace, or pack a picnic basket and make yourself comfortable in Humlegården park. STF has hostels and hotels all over the city.

If you need inspiration ahead of your visit, Stockholm’s official visitors’ guide,, has some excellent offers and recommendations. If you just want to stroll, you can visit the many independently run shops in Södermalm, or go to the shopping malls in the city. If you hire a bicycle, you can easily explore the different ridges (‘malmar’). Should you feel in the mood for a swim, there are excellent swimming spots in the middle of the city, such as at Långholmen and off the cliffs at Fredhäll.

Have a drink 120 metres above the ground at the skybar in the Victoria Tower in Kista – northern Europe’s tallest hotel.

"Paddle a kayak in Stockholm city centre! Choose somewhere in the city centre to hire from, where you are surrounded by all of Stockholm’s attractions from your first day paddling."

David Forsberg, nature enthusiast and Stockholm resident

Buy a three-day or week’s SL card and enjoy unlimited travel on the underground, buses, trams and Djurgården ferry in the city centre.

Find your favourite places in Stockholm

If you want to discover more of Stockholm, it might be a good idea to get ‘Stockholmskortet’ (Stockholm Pass) in advance. This adventure card is packed full of discounts and offers, such as entries to popular attractions and sightseeing tours.

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