Stockholm Tourism

Capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the country, Stockholm is also one of the most popular destination in the world to make your visit. There are a number of attractions and sights to visit, this city appeals to the imagination of many tourists from around the world, leaving you spellbound. Stockholm is a dream destination and the different attractions like Gamla Stan, Royal Palace, Vasa Museum that range from historical to scenic and from nightlife to shopping are just some of the examples.

Beautiful buildings, world heritage sites and a perfect atmosphere for vacation, Stockholm has it all to make your dream vacation, an unforgettable experience. Rich in literature and richer in architecture, Stockholm also houses many cultural institutions. Hence, offering something or the other to everyone. Museums, art galleries, theatres, amusement parks and what not! Stockholm has it all. If you’re a senior citizen, or a family person or just a teenager, visiting Stockholm is far from getting disappointed. Also regarded as one of the cleanest capitals in the world, Stockholm is a perfect place to sit back and breathe some fresh air.

Moreover, Stockholm offers great quality eateries, shopping, fabulous hotels, lively cultural life and an internationally well-known music and club scene. A boat trip will offer you a completely different facet of this beautiful city. Each one of you should visit Stockholm at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Stockholm.

Essential travel information and Stockholm tips for your visit

  • Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • Language: Predominantly Swedish and English.
  • Electricity and Internet: Standard voltage is 230 V and standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used in Sweden are of Type F. Sweden has the second most advanced internet connection in the world. Free Wifi services are available at major public places and mostly all the hotels.


  • Swedish Police, Fire, Ambulance: 112.
  • Hospital directory: 171 000.
  • Rescue and fire service: 540 4600.
  • Security: 222 0700.
  • Tipping: Tipping in Sweden is not compulsory as most of the bills include service tax.

Other tips:

  • A handshake is welcomed rather than monetary tips.
  • Stockholm can be visited by people having different colour, religion and even sexual preferences. People here are very warm, friendly and open to new ideas.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Stockholm

  • Know the pollution level of Stockholm before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15.8 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 13.96 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30.3 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.88 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.37 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.07 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.08 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Stockholm for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Stockholm.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.49 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.37 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.61 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.96 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 35.29 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.24 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.27 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 48.35 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.74 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.53 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.01 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.57 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Stockholm is 162.12 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.68 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 69.67 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.29 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.95 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.73 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.68 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.25 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 90.68 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Stockholm

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.46 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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