Venice of the North

Stockholm for Backpackers

          First inhabited in the stone age, Stockholm's history as both the largest city in scandinavia and the medieval trade port for countries from Germany to Latvia give it a rich and unique cultural background.  As a city with one of the highest GDP per capita ratio's in Europe, Stockholm's done well to build itself up as a beautiful metropolis with art filled metro stations, picturesque parks, and colorful buildings and streets.  It also happens to be one of the most expensive destinations in Europe, especially during peak summer season with restaurants running up to $20 a meal, but like every big city if you look hard enough you'll find the best authentic cheap eats and low cost activities.  So whether you're looking for the best budget hostels and restaurants in the city or want to find a fun night out in Scandinavia's most walkable city, we've done some of the research for you so that you can make the most out of your trip, all in one place.

Budget hostels
low cost meals
free walking tour
archipelago cruise


The best trips are well rounded!  Whether you want to bring out your inner kid or splurge on a posh night out, check out our other sections to see how other adventurers and locals see Stockholm!

Stockholm pub crawl
local cheap eats
city kayak tour
cheap pubs
free to do's



Nicholas Willis

1207 Clark Way

Palo Alto, CA 94304

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