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Gamla Stan Tours

With its tangle of cobblestone streets, brightly painted buildings, and bustling squares, Gamla Stan is one of Stockholm’s most photogenic districts. The historic center also boats the city’s oldest quarter, dating back to 1252, and home to some remarkably preserved medieval monuments.

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 and hop-on hop-off bus or boat tours typically stop at Gamla Stan, but the best way to explore the Old Town is by foot. Opt for a guided walking tour or biking tour; discover Stockholm’s dark history on an after-hours ghost tour; or maximize your chances of capturing the perfect snapshots on a photography tour.  

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are free Wi-Fi spots located around Gamla Stan.
  • Most of the main attractions of Gamla Stan are wheelchair accessible, but some of the narrow cobblestone lanes might be tricky to navigate.

How to Get There
Gamla Stan 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.

When to Get There
Gamla Stan is atmospheric both by 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 a popular destination during the holidays, when it hosts one of Stockholm’s most popular Christmas markets.

Tours & Tickets

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Shore Excursion: Stockholm Highlights Tour Including Panoramic Drive, Vasa Museum and Walking Tour ... 
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Shore Excursion: Stockholm Highlights Tour Including Panoramic Drive, Vasa Museum and Walking Tour of Gamla Stan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

This mixed driving and walking tour will give you a great rundown of the important historical sights of the city, with local insight from your expert guide. ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.01
Stockholm Bridges Cruise, Stockholm, Ports of Call Tours
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Stockholm Bridges Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

Soak up stunning views over the bridges and islands of central Stockholm on this leisurely 2-hour sightseeing cruise! Sit back and relax as you explore the ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.30
The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour, Stockholm, Day Cruises
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The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 127 Reviews

When Stockholm's museums have locked their ancient doors, when the stores are all closed and people have retreated to the safety of their homes, this is when ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.49
Stockholm: The Royal Bridges & Canal Tour, Stockholm, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Stockholm: The Royal Bridges & Canal Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience Venice of the north by water! This 1 hour boat tour takes you through the city of Stockholm and around The Royal Island of Djurgården.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.77
The Old Town Tour of Stockholm, Stockholm, Day Cruises
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The Old Town Tour of Stockholm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

The Stockholm Old Town tour is like an episode from Game of Thrones, but it’s all real. Come experience what Stockholm was like in the middle ages and get ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.68
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Ticket in Stockholm, Stockholm, City Tours
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Ticket in Stockholm

The perfect combination ticket where you get access to a guided sightseeing tour by both boat and bus with unlimited access for 24 or 72 hours.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Flexible

From USD $51.91
Stockholm Food Tour, Stockholm, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Stockholm Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 112 Reviews

Eat your way around Stockholm on this 4-hour walking tour with a local guide! Explore Stockholm and Gamla Stan (Old Town), and learn about the evolution of ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $132.39
Stockholm Grand Tour by Coach and Boat, Stockholm, Food Tours
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Stockholm Grand Tour by Coach and Boat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 111 Reviews

Perfect for first-time visitors, this 3.5-hour Stockholm sightseeing tour combines panoramic coach travel with a canal cruise for a comprehensive overview of ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.68
Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

STOCKHOLM. 2,5hrs. When you join Stockholm Must Sees, we guarantee a wow-experience - the hidden gems of the Old Town and the oldest, most well-preserved ship ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.87
Shore Excursion: Red Buses Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass, Stockholm, Walking Tours
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Shore Excursion: Red Buses Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Experience Stockholm on your Cruise with Red Buses Hop-On Hop-Off by bus. We will meet you in the port upon arrival and all departures pass by the port. Your ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $38.03

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