Stockholm Things To Do
Stockholm holds history and beauty, and is a great place to travel to. Why not check out these Stockholm things to do, attractions and must see areas while you’re there!
Gamla Stan is the historic heart of Stockholm. It’s made up of three islands – Helgeandsholmen, Riddarholmen and Stadsholmen – but it’s Stadsholmen, the largest, that people usually think of when they talk about Gamla Stan. Gamla Stan means ‘Old Town’ and there’s everything here that you would expect from an Old Town – narrow streets, historical buildings, museums, bars, restaurants, and much more besides, but it really only became known as the Old Town in relatively recent times, because for centuries Stadsholmen was Stockholm. One good thing about the water everywhere is that you can’t get completely lost on Gamla Stan, because all you have to do is walk down one of the streets to the water’s edge and follow the island around to where you started from, but getting slightly lost amongst the back streets is all part of the fun. These days Stockholm has expanded much further away from Gamla Stan than Birger Jarl could ever have imagined, but the heart still beats strong here, and it should be the first place to visit when coming to this lovely city for the first time.
The interior of Stadshuset can be visited with guided tours only. Although Stadshuset is a busy tourist hotspot with bus and cruise groups in addition to the individuals’ tours, and tours move rather fast, you get to see all the important halls and rooms. Most of them are vast enough to provide space for two or three groups at once. Guided tours are available in Swedish and English. There is no prebooking except for large groups, and tickets for individuals are sold on the day itself at the cash desk. Hours and intervals differ depending on the time of year and are subject to change if there are events taking place in Stadshuset.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Stockholm.