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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
$20.81 per adult
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Arturo was wonderful, has...
Arturo was wonderful, has great knowledge of Sweden history, he hit all the right places, was funny and courteous
gladysorlando984, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Stockholm

star-5
Best walking tour
Bilal_S, Jul 2022
Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
Arturo has a passion for storytelling and brings history to life. Make sure he is your tour guide. This was one of the best walking tours we booked in a long while.
star-5
The best way to see Old Town Stockholm!
Jason_L, Jul 2022
Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
We loved this walking tour of Old Town in Stockholm. Our tour guide Bea provided so much knowledge and history of the area and landmarks. She was amazing! At the end of the tour, she recommended some local spots for food, which was nice to escape the places that are too tourist-y. All in all, we had a great time and we highly recommend this walking tour!
star-5
Ki-ki is the top tour guide.
Jadviga_E, Jul 2022
The Old Town Tour of Stockholm
Ki-ki is a brilliant guide. Extremely knowledgeable and wonderfully warm. Her tour was interesting and well coordinated.
star-5
Great walking tour
Woody_M, Jul 2022
Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
Great walking tour. Saw and heard about many interesting places. Host was very knowledgeable and knew the best places to see and take pictures. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Old Town Intro
Les_B, Jun 2022
Best Stockholm-Old Town Walking Tour with a mature, fun, professional guide!
We had a good time with Peter, who gave us an efficient overview of Gamla Stan (Old Town) so we could understand some of the history and highlights, including several things that we would not have found on our own despite being available.
star-5
Friendly, enjoyable tour
Scott_N, Jun 2022
Best Stockholm-Old Town Walking Tour with a mature, fun, professional guide!
Very interesting tour done at a nice pace. Philip walked & talked us through key moments in Swedish history & we discovered some new places to visit that were not on our original agenda.
star-5
Old Town Stockholm like a fairy tale!
Constance_C, Jun 2022
The Old Town Tour of Stockholm
The tour of Old Town was entertaining, educational and worth every penny! Our guide Sarah was exceptional!
star-5
Good Tour
Jeanne_A, Jul 2022
Walking Tour of Stockholm Old Town
Very interesting and covered alot of area. Details but not information overload like some tours. Perfect length of time.
star-5
3 Hour small group walking tour of Stockholm.
Dave_B, May 2022
Stockholm Old Town and the Vasa Museum, a Small Group Walking Tour.
Super tour guide Bengt very knowledgeable and friendly would recommend this excursion for sure! Vasa museum absolutely amazing and no queuing as we were in a group
star-5
Impressive expertise coupled by congeniality.
Harriet_H, May 2022
Stockholm Old Town and the Viking Museum, a Small Group Walking Tour
The amazing knowledge shared about the city and country by our guide, Bengt Nykvist, was told in interesting expression and accomplished English language. He was also a very congenial host. We were privileged to have him as our guides.
star-5
Lovely Stockholm
JuanC_C, Apr 2022
Stockholm Old Town and the Vasa Museum, a Small Group Walking 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-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!
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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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