Beautiful architecture, enchanting culture and fascinating history: explore Stockholm's Old Town on this free walking tour with an expert English-speaking guide.
Free Walking Tour of Stockholm
Meet your guide at 10 am in Gustav Adolfs torg, in front of Stockholm's beautiful Royal Opera House. From here, you'll begin your free walking tour of the Gamla stan, the city's Old Town. As you take in the historic architecture surrounding you, you'll travel back in time to the Viking era, discovering why these swarthy Nordic sailors decided to build a capital city here.
Admire the most important places of interest in the island-district, learning all about Stockholm's legendary history, and how this shaped Sweden's culture today. Witness the German influence in the city stopping to see the German Church; discover how Riddarholmen, or "The Knights' Islet" got its name; and spot the smallest statue in Stockholm, known as "The Iron Boy".
Explore the picturesque narrow streets of Gamla stan, including Mårten Trotzigs gränd, the narrowest street in the city, and see how they contrast to the enormous Stockholm Royal Palace. You'll wander through Stortorget, a public square characterised by its colourful historic buildings, and see the city's most iconic statues, like George and the Dragon and the Karl XIV Johans sculpture. You'll feel like true experts of Stockholm's vibrant Old Town by the end of your two and a half hour tour!
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.
- 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.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in 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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
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.
Gustav Adolfs torg, in front of the Royal Swedish Opera.