Travel Guide: A whistle stop tour of Stockholm

Welcome to Travel Month! We hope you’ve got booked some time off work because we’re dedicating some time every day to giving you everything you need to know about visiting some primary holiday spots, all over the world. Today, we’re taking a whistle stop tour of Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm!

Words: Susannah Keogh

Like most of Scandinavia, Sweden isn’t known for being the most wallet friendly country- and that goes for Stockholm (sorry!) If you know where to look, though, you can try to minimise the costs.

Plenty of the best attractions Stockholm has to offer are free to visit, and the staggering natural beauty doesn’t cost a thing. Located in the southern centre of the country, the city is easily walkable, a mix of nature and a chilled out downtown atmosphere.

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Image credit: Instagram – @visitstockholm

Check out the city’s minimalist hostels or host of Air BnB’s for a cheaper stay, where the average price per night is £94. Interrailing to see more of the city and the rest of the stunning Scandic nation, such as Malmo or the rural King’s Landing could also work out cheaper- although remember you still have to account for the cost of flights- which work out pretty pricey, although Ryanair does some cheap deals.

Things to do

  • Go island hopping: Yep, you read that correctly. Stockholm is in fact made up of 14 different islands, all with their own unique character and history. And about a million different potential Instagram shots, looking super exotic as you hop from island to island. The Stockholm archipelago can be explored via ferry for a beautiful day trip.
  • Visit the Abba Museum: Indulge your inner Eurovision geek by taking a trip to the inaugural Abba Museum, where diehard fans can see the only permanent exhibition of Abba costumes and memorabilia.
  • Old Town Gamla Stan: Stockholm’s historic medieval old town, is full of cobbled streets and relics from the Middle Ages – perfect for day exploring.


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Image credit: Instagram – @visitstockholm