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.
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.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health 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 - 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.