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Tips on things to do in Stockholm

The hotel’s location beside the water in the Old Town makes First Hotel Reisen the perfect base for exploring Stockholm.

Nine out of ten of the best things to see and do are within easy reach either on foot or by ferry to Djurgården. The shopping and entertainment district around Biblioteksgatan and Stureplan is just a ten minute stroll away.

See our tips on things to do in Stockholm below, or speak to a member of staff if you need even more inspiration or ideas of what to do while visiting.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm

The National Museum

Just ten minutes’ walk from the hotel takes you to the National Museum.

Take the opportunity to experience art, handicrafts and design from the 16th century up to the present day, or explore one of the temporary exhibitions. You can also take a guided tour, get creative in one of the museum’s studios or listen to a fascinating lecture. There is also a restaurant, bar and café on site.

Image: National Museum/Bruno Ehrs

The Vasa Warship

The Vasa Museum

The Vasa Museum is found in the Djurgården royal park in Stockholm - and it is one of the most visited museums in Scandinavia.

The Vasa warship sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961. Since then, the ship has been restored almost to its original magnificence, and comprises more than 95% original parts. Admire its beauty and learn about life onboard in the past at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.

Street nearby in Stockholm

Free Guided Walking Tours Of Stockholm

Informative and fun guided tours of Stockholm – free of charge. Free Walking Tours Stockholm is the perfect way to get to know Stockholm and Swedish culture.

Tours are offered in English, Spanish, German and Italian. Tours depart from the Gamla Stan metro station.


Art On The Metro

Below ground there is a whole world of art to explore.

The Stockholm Metro has a network of approximately 110 km, and several metro stations are beautifully adorned with art. Explore independently or take a guided art tour organised by SL.


Sightseeing In Stockholm

Discover Stockholm with Hop On – Hop off at your own pace.

Hop on a bus or a boat and explore the city with Strömma. Strömma also offer guided walking tours of Stockholm’s old town.


More Tips On Things To Do

Stockholm is one of Europe's most beautiful and pedestrian-friendly cities. Each and every one of the city’s 14 islands has its own unique character and history. From high-class Östermalm with its many nightclubs to the old working class neighbourhoods of Södermalm with SoFo, hipsters, cafes and fun designer boutiques.

See more tips on things to do in Stockholm here, or feel free to ask a member of staff.

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