Stockholm County includes not just the Swedish capital but a collection of charming towns and villages across the region. Visit world-class museums and galleries in the city centre and explore the postcard-perfect Stockholm archipelago made up of more than 30,000 islands. Whether you’re an urban traveller, prefer pristine landscapes or love history and culture, Stockholm County offers something for everyone.
Things to do in Stockholms Lan
Nicknamed the “Venice of the North”, Stockholm sprawls across 14 Baltic Sea islands. Get lost in the cobblestone streets of the historic core and visit a string of world-class art galleries and museums. Stockholm is famously stylish, with upscale boutiques and homewares stores strewn across the city. Sip espresso at chic cafes and dine at award-winning restaurants.
Discover the Stockholm archipelago and escape to picturesque islands like Grinda. Popular with summer sunseekers, it’s fringed by beautiful beaches and rocky coves. Fjäderholmarna is an easy day trip from Stockholm and will charm you with its bright red wooden houses and a cluster of independent art galleries and studios. Kayak rentals are a unique way to experience the Stockholm archipelago and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the islands.
Nynäshamn is perched at the southern tip of Stockholm County and is surrounded by a pristine coastline. Stroll along the breezy seafront promenade and day trip to offshore islands like Nåttarö and Ålö. In the nearby village of Körunda you can visit a reconstruction of an ancient Iron Age longhouse.
From hiking to mountain biking, outdoor adventures await in Stockholm County. Well-worn trails wind through Björnö Nature Reserve and take you through lush pine forests and past coastal wetlands. Tyresta National Park protects an ancient virgin forest and is another prime hiking destination in Stockholm County.
Getting around Stockholms Lan
Stockholm County is easy to get around by car or public transport. The Stockholm city centre is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot or using local buses, trams and trains. Public ferries are a fast and affordable way to visit the Stockholm archipelago, with many islands within an hour’s sail of the city centre. A rental car offers the freedom to explore Stockholm County at your own pace.