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Stockholm at a Glance

Cobblestone streets, castles, gardens and world class shopping lure visitors to Stockholm and keep them coming back for more each year.

Stockholm's old town has tall, narrow buildings painted in bright colors. Visitors and locals alike navigate the often rocky cobblestone streets. As you admire the old buildings, window shop, get ice cream or stop at a cafe.

If old buildings and history are your passion, Stockholm's royal castle Kungliga Slottet is a must see. Wander the grounds or enjoy the sumptuously furnished interior, which retains much of its 17th and 18th century style. Afterwards, see how Sweden's interior design fashions have changed over the last 400 years with a visit to Stockholm's furniture and home design stores. Stockholm is famous for its shopping, so don't be surprised if you can't resist.

If city life is just too busy for you, retreat into one of Stockholm's many parks and relax. The city will feel miles away.

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Sweden if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Bus Cityterminalen
      • Railroad Centralstationen
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Sweden has year round cool temperatures. Plan on bringing a sweater or jacket, even in summer. Late summer brings the rains so dress accordingly. 

      Safety Concerns Watch out for late-night drunks. Bars close around 1AM and things can get rowdy on the streets and in buses.

      Health Concerns Stockholm has a clean water supply and good public health. Use proper hygiene to avoid getting sick.