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. We'll start by learning about the history of the Vasa royal family and their influence on 17th century Stockholm.
Once we've set the scene, we'll walk to the Kungsträdgården, passing by iconic buildings such as the Grand Hôtel, the Royal Palace and the National Museum. We'll stroll through the park while discussing Sweden's history, from the empire to its fall at the hands of the Russians.
Next, we'll head to the Synagogue where we'll pause and talk about religion and the fascinating story of Raoul Wallenberg. Our next stop will be Nybroplan, the modern area of the city. We'll discover how the Östermalm district came to be, as well as seeing Djurgarden Island from afar. Afterwards, we'll walk to Normalmstorg Square, where we'll tell you where the phrase 'Stockholm Syndrome' comes from.
As we pass through Biblioteksgatan Street, we'll reach Humlegarden Park. Here, we'll see the Royal Library and the statue of Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy. In front of the statue, we'll talk about Sweden's impressive and numerous contributions to science.
We'll then cross the city through the Kungstornets Tower Tunnel, which marks the beginning of the business district. These were the first skyscrapers in Europe! Our tour will end at Hotorget, where the famous Hay Market and its colourful open-air stalls are located. After admiring the grand façade of the Stockholm Concert Hall, which hosts the Nobel Prize ceremony, we'll bid farewell at 5:30 pm.
It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour for groups of more than 6 people. If you'd like to explore the Swedish capital accompanied by an exclusive guide just for you, your partner, family or friends, you can book this private tour of Stockholm.
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.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Stockholm's history.
When to book?
You can book up until 3 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Will we go inside any museums or monument?
A - No. We won't go inside any of Stockholm's museums or monuments. We'll only observe their exterior façades, learning about their history and main points of interest.
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.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us .
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Gustav Adolfs torg, in front of the Royal Swedish Opera.