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Stockholm Old Town (Gamla Stan)
Stockholm Old Town (Gamla Stan)

Stockholm Old Town (Gamla Stan)

Free admission

The Basics

The many historic landmarks of Gamla Stan are easily explored on foot, starting with the Royal Palace, Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral), and the Riksdagshuset (Swedish parliament building). Other highlights include the central square of Stortorget, the main streets of Vasterlanggatan and Osterlanggatan, the Nobel Museum at Borshuset, and Riddarholmen Church.

Stockholm sightseeing tours, hop-on hop-off bus rides, and boat tours typically pass by Gamla Stan, but the best way to explore is on foot. Opt for a guided walking or biking tour; discover Stockholm’s dark history on an after-hours ghost tour; or snap some great pictures on a photography tour.

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Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
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Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
$21.37 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Start to Stockholm
Great pace, great fun. As someone who likes to discover things on my own, this was the perfect combo. Small group, nice variety of stories. Was fun for both my “grew up in Uppsala” friends and us on our first trip to Stockholm. Just do it… you’ll be glad.
Maria_A, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Stockholm

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Just experiencing places...
stephen_h, May 2022
Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
Just experiencing places of Stockholm that would not be available in guide books!Truly fantastic for history buffs.
star-5
Pleasant Tour!
Winnie_W, Apr 2022
Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
This is a cultural, history focused tour-- you could know much deeper about Stockholm! My tour guide Sunsha is very nice, knowledgeable young lady in culture, art, architecture, etc.... definitely a good experience!
star-5
Lovely Stockholm
JuanC_C, Apr 2022
Stockholm Old Town and the Vasa Museum, a small group tour.
Bengt was a great guide! We loved the walking tour and the history behind every stop. We highly recommend this tour. Stockholm is a wonderful and lovely city worth every second of the visit. Hope to return soon!
star-5
Great tour
Jasmijn_A, Feb 2022
The Old Town Tour of Stockholm
Nevina, our tour guide was an excellent guide! She was patient, friendly, had humor and had a lot of knowledge. We had a great time!
star-5
Fantastic introduction to Stockholm
Angela_B, Feb 2022
Stockholm Old Town and the Vasa Museum, a small group tour.
Our guide Brent I believe his name was was very informative his English was fantastic. He did the trip at your speed he kept asking if we would like to stop for a hot drink as it was cold, but very enjoyable. This is a fantastic introduction to Stockholm.
star-5
Great tour!
Verena_P, Jan 2022
The Old Town Tour of Stockholm
Kiki was great and we learned a lot about the city. She was also able to answer all our questions. We had a wonderful time :-) even though the tour is a little expensive. Thank you!
star-5
Great for History Fans
Luke_V, Apr 2022
Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
The tour guide was able to bring the history of the city to life. I learned more about Stockholm and its culture than I ever expected. Great for anyone with a love of history.
star-4
Nice Tour of Stockholm
JohnMichael_D, Oct 2019
Shore Excursion: Panoramic Stockholm Highlights with Vasa Museum and Gamla Stan
Nice clean bus! We left on time and saw a lot. The museum was really neat. Tour guide could have been a bit better - maybe more facts and other details about the location could have been added. Still, quite good!
star-5
Interesting
lindafrost, Aug 2019
Shore Excursion: Panoramic Stockholm Highlights with Vasa Museum and Gamla Stan
Vasa Museum was very interesting, Gamla Stan was very neat to see. Tour guide Natasha was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Great Tour!
Alex_M, Mar 2022
Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
Arturo was excellent. Blended history with a lite sense of humor. Weather was great and pace was perfect. Highly recommended.
star-5
Excellent tour.
Heidi_B, Mar 2022
Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
Nice way to get acquainted with Gamla Stan. Lots of interesting history. I would highly recommend it.
star-5
Great tour guide
Uwe_M, Jan 2022
The Old Town Tour of Stockholm
Great tour guide, was really fun and informative walking with her to gamla stan. Even it was very cold, time passes very quickly

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Gamla Stan is one of the top spots in Stockholm and a must-see for first-time visitors and returners alike.

  • There are free Wi-Fi spots located around Stockholm Old Town.

  • Most of the main attractions of Gamla Stan are wheelchair accessible, but some of the narrow cobblestone lanes might be tricky to navigate.

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How to Get There

Stockholm's Old Town comprises the main island of Stadsholmen and the smaller islands of Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and Stromsborg. The pedestrianized district can be reached on foot from Norrmalm or by taking the Tunnelbana (subway) to Gamla Stan station.

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When to Get There

Gamla Stan is atmospheric by both day and night, but many visitors opt to time their sightseeing for midday, to coincide with the changing of the guards at Stockholm Royal Palace. The district is at its busiest during the peak summer season, but it’s also popular during the holidays, when it hosts one of Stockholm’s liveliest Christmas markets.

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Stockholm Neighborhoods

Gamla Stan is arguably the best known and most central of all Stockholm's neighborhoods, but there are plenty more areas to explore when visting Sweden's largest city. Don't miss Södermalm, known for art galleries, boutiques, and historic; residential Vasastan, with its intriguing architecture; or Djurgården, the site of an amusement park and plenty of nearby museums.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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