Essential Stockholm

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Caitlin is an early and central medieval historian, focusing on relations and exchange between different populations. She has special interests in the dealings between Scandinavian or Norman incomers and the…Read More Bio »



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Our tour is a loop around Stockholm’s Gamla Stan, famous for its well-preserved and medieval buildings and charming cobbled streets. We’ll explore the history of this area from the Vikings to the present day.

Avoid the Crowds

Allows you to explore without having to be shoulder-to-shoulder in a large tour group

Expert-created Tour

Written by a medieval historian with a MPhil and PhD from the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge

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Easy-to-follow GPS directions to get you from one point to the next on your tour

Highlights include:

Stenbocksta Palace, House of Nobility, and Parliament Building

Remote Tour Included

As with all our tours, a remote tour is included that can be enjoyed from home


Essential Stockholm

  1. Riddarholmen Church - This church has a long history and is the final resting place of an impressive line of Swedish kings.
  2. Wrangel Palace- The former royal residence is now home to one of the highest courts in the Swedish legal system.
  3. Stenbockska Palace - Another palace dating to the seventeenth century, with a colourful history to match its walls.
  4. Riddarhuset / House of Nobility - We’ll discover how this Baroque palace acted like the House of Lords and protected the interests of the nobility.
  5. Brantingtorget – This tucked-away beautiful square would be easy to miss. It contains an interesting sculptural fountain.
  6. Parliament Building - Something more modern for our tour - the seat of the Swedish parliament, where all the big decisions are made.
  7. Medieval Museum - We’ll dive into the Middle Ages where the uncovering an old wall led to this museum being built.
  8. Royal Palace - One of Europe’s largest palaces, this is still the official residence of the Swedish monarch.
  9. Storkyrkan/Stockholm Cathedral - The cathedral of Stockholm dates all the way back to the thirteenth century – as old as the city itself!
  10. Stortorget - At the heart of old town and once the site of a gruesome massacre, this square contains the Nobel Museum.
  11. St Gertrude’s Church - This church was made by and for the German inhabitants of Stockholm and we’ll find out more about their history.
  12. Rune-stone built into the corner of Prästgatan - This stone is carved with runic letters and snake patterns: what can it tell us about the famous Vikings?

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