Discover the fascinating history and artwork of Stockholm's New Town on this free walking tour of the Swedish capital's contemporary district.
Free Tour of Stockholm New Town
After meeting your English-speaking guide at 3 pm at Gustavo Adolfo torg, the roundabout in front of the Royal Swedish Opera, your free walking tour of Stockholm New Town will begin.
The first stop on your walking tour will be Stockholm City Hall: from its impressive esplanade you'll enjoy excellent views of the monuments located across the water on the nearby Riddarholmen, or "The Knights' Islet". Do you know how it got this name?
Continue walking onwards to Klara Church, whose tower is the tallest in the city, before making your next stop at Sergels torg, one of Stockholm's most famous shopping districts. However, it hasn't always been so popular...
Not far away, you'll reach the Old Haymarket, where you'll be immersed in the lively pace of daily life as you explore the colourful open-air food stalls. In the same square as the market, you'll see the elegant façade of the Stockholm Concert Hall, or Konsethuset, which plays host to the annual Nobel Prize ceremony. Walking onwards to King Street, your guide will reveal intriguing facts and anecdotes about the Swedish royal family.
As you admire the iconic monuments of New Town, like the Opera House, you'll discover where phrases like "Stockholm Syndrome" came from! Then, at 5:30 pm, your free walking tour will come to an end at Kungsträdgården. From this beautiful park, you'll see Parliament House, or Riksdagshuset in Swedish, where the teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg sat outside to protest climate change.
Maximum group size
It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour for groups of more than 6 people.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- All those taking running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Stockholm's history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Gustav Adolfs torg, in front of the Royal Swedish Opera.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.