Is Skansen included in the Stockholm tourist card?

Skansen is the largest open-air museum in Scandinavia. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Stockholm and is visited by more than 1.5 million people each year. If you travel to Stockholm, Skansen is definitely one of the places to see. Every time I go to Stockholm, regardless…

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Top 5 Boat Tours in Stockholm

One of the most recommended tourist activities in Stockholm is to take a boat trip or whole day boat tour on Lake Mälaren, the archipelago and the Baltic Sea. In these other articles I have already writen about different boat tours that can be done and the starting dates for…

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Dates For Boat Trips & Tours in Stockholm in 2023

The Swedish experience provider Strömma operates a large number of boat tours around Stockholm, Lake Mälaren and the archipelago. Due to the peculiarities of the weather in Stockholm, excursions and boat trips start on different dates and some are only available in high season. Others such as gastronomic cruises or…

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Ice Hockey & Cinnamon Buns in Stockholm

It is early April in Stockholm, and the snow is gone for a couple of weeks. Although, it is still freezing cold as powerful winds from the north blows over the city. All the Stockholmers walk around with rosy cheeks, seemingly unbothered by the unforgiving winds. Stockholm is considered one…

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Stockholm?

Strandvägen, el paseo junto al mar en Estocolmo en mayo Foto: Israel Úbeda /

I get asked this question a lot regarding the best month or the best time to visit Stockholm. So I set out to write the answer with the experience of years traveling to the city. I have thought about writing pros and cons of each season, the usual temperature and…

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Go City Stockholm Pass 2022: What is Included

Nordiska Museet desde Skansen

The old Stockholm Pass tourist card is now known as the Go City Stockholm pass and offers some has new attractions, museums, boat tours and places to visit included in the price while others are unfortunately no longer available. In this article I write about the new sightseeing options available…

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Last-minute Hotel Offer -25% in Stockholm for Christmas

Habitación del Hotel Kung Carl Foto: Jan Malmstrom

This last minute offer allows you to stay during Christmas at the Kung Carl Hotel and enjoy a wonderful breakfast buffet at a discounted price. If you want to enjoy Christmas in Stockholm from a super central location next to Stureplan at the crossroads of Kungsgatan and Birger Jarlsgatan streets,…

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The Operakällaren Christmas Market in Stockholm

Navidad en Operakällaren, Estocolmo

Operakällaren is a very exclusive classic restaurant located next to the Kungsträdgården park in the center of Stockholm. This year will there will be a Christmas market by the restaurant from the end of November to the end of December. In the Operakällaren Christmas market you will find different booths…

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10 Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Stockholm

Fuegos artificiales en Estocolmo Foto:

If you visit Stockholm in December and stay until the end of the month you might be interested in knowing how the Swedes spend New Year’s Eve and where to go to enjoy the celebrations New Year’s Eve Parties in Stockholm In nyårsfirandet, Swedes usually celebrate New Year’s Eve at…

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4 Cheap Hostels in Stockholm

El castaño de Gamla Stan Foto: Israel Ubeda /

One of the cheapest accommodation options in Sweden are hostels. Near the center of Stockholm there are several places where tourists can sleep comfortably at a reasonable price. These accommodations can offer their services at a lower cost than hotels because they allow, if you so wish, to share a…

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Cheap Shuttle Bus Transfer Arlanda – Stockholm

Aerobús de FlixBus

The Flixbus bus company has been offering shuttle bus transfers from Arland to Stockholm City Terminalen and from Stockholm to the airport, thus becoming another of the cheap alternatives to travel between the international airport and the city center. Shuttle Bus Transfer From Arlanda FlixBus has stops in Arlanda airport…

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Autumn Special Tasting Cruises in Stockholm

Cruceros gastronómicos en Estocolmo en el MS Gustavsberg VII

Stockholm has many options to enjoy gastronomic cruises and other boat trips and tours on Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. Now in autumn it is also possible to enjoy special tasting cruises in collaboration with a famous Swedish chef. Themed Tasting Cruises in Stockholm The cook Malin Söderström is…

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Dinner and Music Cruises in Stockholm

Crucero por Estocolmo al atardecer Foto: Magnus Rietz

Would you fancy a boat tour in the Stockholm archipelago with your partner, family or friends? On top of the typical tourist boat tours, you can now get to know Stockholm thanks to cruises with dinner and music on board. These below are two of the possibilities available during the summer months…

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Top 5 Tips for Eating Out in Stockholm

Cuenta de restaurante en Estocolmo, Suecia Foto: @laserloeken / twitter

I bring you a series of tips for eating out in Stockholm. They are also applicable to eating out in restaurants all over Sweden but the capital and large cities tend to be more expensive. These tips are for those who do not plan to spend much money on food.…

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Gastronomic cruises in Stockholm

Crucero a Drottningholm Foto: strö

If you travel to Stockholm at Easter or between March and October in addition to the typical recommended boat trips I want to talk about other gastronomic cruises that sail through the waters of the city and that may interest you. These are some of the special boat tours available…

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Concerts at the Gröna Lund Amusement Park in Stockholm

Gröna Lund al atardecer Foto: Marko T Wramén

Gröna Lund is an amusement park located on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm that also offers concerts and other musical events during the summer season from May to September. In 2019 the concerts featuring Swedish and international artists confirmed to date are the following. Concerts in Gröna Lund in…

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Tips & Tricks to Discover Stockholm on a Budget

Vista de Estocolmo desde un helicóptero - Foto: Henrik Trygg /

For the average tourist Stockholm might seem an expensive city. This is my personal guide with tips and tricks to discover Stockholm on a budget. Keep reading to save some money while visiting the capital of Sweden. With this guide you will learn how to get to the city center…

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From Arlanda Aiport to Stockholm Ports of Calls

Puertos de Värtahamnen y Frihamnen al noreste de Estocolmo Foto: Ports of Stockholm

More and more visitors arrive to Stockholm for a cruise on the Baltic Sea and that is why I want you to know how to get from Arlanda Airport to the different ports of calls in the city like Frihamnen, Stadsgården where boats to Finland depart from, Värtahamnen or the…

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Top 10 Haute Cuisine Restaurants in Sweden in 2019

Comida preparada en Fäviken Magasinet en Järpen, Jämtland, Suecia Foto: Erik Olsson

The Swedish publication White Guide has compiled the best haute cuisine restaurants in Sweden for the year 2019. The selection has been made among more than 700 restaurants across the country. Among the ten best restaurants there are four located in Stockholm, one in Gothenburg, one in Malmö and the…

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Top 10 Winter Activities in Sweden

Paisaje de la costa oeste de Suecia en invierno Foto: Roger Borgelid

More and more people are joining the trend of spending winter holidays abroad. In Sweden you will find many winter activities to do as a solo-traveller as a couple or as a family. This is a selection of ten activities in different regions of the country. 1. Ice skating Did…

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Stockholm 10 Most Booked Hotels in 2018

Habitación Superior en el Stallmästaregården de Solna, Estocolmo

I thought of writing about Stockholm’s 10 most booked hotels in 2018 by readers of my website because it can help others to choose accommodation for a trip to the capital of Sweden. Moreover I will also add some info on the possible reasons why these hotels top the lists…

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Stockholm Metro Schedule During Christmas

T de tunnelbana - el metro de Estocolmo Foto: Israel Ubeda /

As many of you are going to visit Stockholm at Christmas or around New Year I want to write about the schedule for the underground and bus network and what you can expect if you use public transport on those days. Metro in Stockholm: Christmas and New Year Sunday  Dec.…

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My 5+1 Favorite Hotels in Stockholm

Scandic Grand Central - un céntrico hotel en Estocolmo Foto:

Choosing a suitable hotel before a trip is always a delicate moment. I want to share with you this list with 5 of my favorite hotels in Stockholm which are the best I’ve stayed at during the years I’ve been traveling to Sweden and Stockholm. In the end I added…

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Visit These Christmas Markets in Sigtuna in 2022

Parada del mercado navidad de Sigtuna Foto:

Planning to visit Stockholm for Christmas? You should also plan a daytrip to visit Sigtuna located some 45 km (28 mi) away from the capital and reachable by public transportation. There are some nice Christmas markets, both in outdoor and indoor locations, and cozy places in this wonderful town. If…

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Promo Code to Buy Your Go City Stockholm Pass

If you are planning to buy the Go City Stockholm Pass tourist visitor card and want to save some money when purchasing it online there are two options available that can be helpful. The first option is using the discounts available on the official website. With these discounts you get…

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10 Things to Do in Stockholm in December

Vista de Estocolmo nevada Foto: Ola Ericson /

If you are thinking of visiting Stockholm in December be it during Christmas or around New Year’s Eve or not these are ten things you should not miss during your visit to the capital of Sweden. By the way, if you are planning to get the Stockholm Pass tourist visitor…

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Enjoy a Luxurious Christmas Buffet in Stockholm

Restaurante Matbaren de Mathias Dahlgren en Estocolmo Foto: Magnus Mårding

If you are planning a trip to Stockholm in December to visit the city and its Christmas markets you should not forget to taste the gastronomic tradition par excellence: the Christmas table (julbord) in Swedish, that is, a buffet table with many types of fish and meat dishes. It is…

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The 10 Most Popular Places to Visit in Stockholm

Vistas desde la torre del ayuntamiento de Estocolmo Foto: Yanan Li

Stockholm is a city with many tourist attractions and must-see places. If you travel to Stockholm for a few days you will have plenty of time to visit the ten most important places that in my opinion are the following … 1. The Vasa Museum The warship Vasa sank the…

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15 Free Museums to Visit in Stockholm

Exterior del Moderna museet de Estocolmo Foto: © Åsa Lundén / Moderna Museet

Stockholm has more than 70 museums which makes it one of the cities in the world with the highest ratio of museums per capita. Read below about fifteen museums in the capital of Sweden that are totally free for visitors. 1. National Museum of Sweden The National Museum of Sweden…

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What to Do And See in Stockholm in August

Vista de Estocolmo Foto: Israel Úbeda /

If you plan to visit Stockholm in August you would probably like to know what to do and see and what events are highlighted during this summer month. In this article I examine some of the special things happening during your tourist visit in Stockholm so that you can plan…

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12 City Walks & Guided Tours in Stockholm

Visitas guiadas gratis a Gamla Stan en Estocolmo Foto: Israel Úbeda /

Let me tell you about 12 different city walks and guided visits to enjoy in Stockholm as a tourist. There are both theme-based visits about art, gastronomy, architecture or on the roofs of some buildings and city walks in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, or the hipster island of Södermalm,…

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Beware of Pickpocketers in Stockholm

Multitud tomando algo en Skansen, Estocolmo Foto: Israel Úbeda /

I am writing this article while we are still in Sweden enjoying our one-month long summer roadtrip in the country. Right now we are 60 km north of Gothenburg in Sweden’s West Coast. I do not want to scare you when you visit Stockholm but it is true that lately…

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Skiing in the Center of Stockholm

Familia esquiando en Hammarbybacken, Estocolmo, con el Globen al fondo Foto: Skistar

Did you know that during your winter trip to Stockholm you may enjoy some skiing in the city center? Well, now you know. Hammarbybacken is the place and it is located on the opposite shore of the southern part of Södermalm Island in the south of Stockholm. So you are…

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The 15 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Sweden

La ídilica costa de Bohuslän al norte de Gotemburgo Foto: Per Pixel Petersson /

Every year Swedes have the chance to vote and choose the most beautiful places in Sweden as well as many other aspects of their daily life, their society and its way of working. This data gets compiled in a study called Samhällsbarometern or The Society’s Barometer. Many of us like…

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Should You Buy The Go City Stockholm Tourist Pass?

Turismo por Estocolmo con o sin la Stockholm Pass Foto: Israel Úbeda /

I have already written about buying the Stockholm Pass, the tourist city card that grants you free entry to many sights and attractions in Stockholm, and everything it delivers. However a common question in the Spanish version of the article is: “Is the Stockholm Pass always worth buying?” After years…

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Top 24 Free Things to Do in Stockholm

Las coloridas casas de la plaza Stortorget en Gamla Stan, Estocolmo - Foto: Israel Úbeda /

If you are visiting Stockholm on a budget and do not want to spend your money recklessly there are some things you can do besides planning a low-cost visit to the capital of Scandinavia and using the worthy Stockholm Pass tourist visitor card (which you can buy with a discount…

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Your Guide to Public Transport in Stockholm

El tunnelbana o metro de Estocolmo de camino a Gamla Stan Foto: Israel Ubeda /

Let me explain you how to travel by public transport when visiting Stockholm, travelcards and prices and how to get around by underground, commuter trains, trams, buses and boats as there have been some modifications that simplified the system but still can be tricky for tourists visiting Stockholm. Let’s get…

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Buy Your Go City Stockholm Tourist Visitor Pass

The Go City Stockholm tourist visitor pass will allow you to discover over 45 attractions and sights in the capital of Sweden and make the most out of your money and your stay in Stockholm. In this article I will tell you in detail which attractions, museums and sights you…

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