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Free Walking Tour Stockholm Old Town

Duration: 2h
Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian
Quality Verified Registered on October 21, 2022

We are NORDIC FREEDOM TOURS, a local Scandinavian brand established in 2015, offering walking tours in various Scandinavian cities. Our tours are recognized for their high level of organization and punctuality. Our mission is to make quality tourism accessible to all travelers in Nordic cities. Our authentic walking tours are led by knowledgeable local guides and are available as both tip-based tours and paid private tours. Please be advised that we do not accommodate organized groups on our tip-based walking tours. For organized groups exceeding 6 participants, it is required to book a private paid walking tour in advance. This policy applies universally to all organized entities, including schools, educational courses, student groups, and any for-profit or non-profit companies and organizations. Such groups are not permitted to join our tip-based walking tours.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description


Explore the enchanting Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town – a medieval gem bursting with history and charm. As you stroll through its winding streets, you’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time. This historic heart of Stockholm has been carefully preserved for centuries, offering visitors a living museum experience.

Ever wondered why there's a street in Gamla Stan that's only 90 cm wide? This quirky alleyway adds to the area's charm and reveals fascinating stories of medieval urban planning.

The mysterious metal house signs scattered throughout Gamla Stan aren't just for show. Each one tells a unique tale, offering a peek into Stockholm's rich history.

And what’s the deal with the Swedish monarchy? Why doesn’t the King of Sweden wear a crown?

Join our Free Walking Tour of Old Town and dive into its captivating history. Wander through narrow, winding streets, and discover the stories that have shaped this timeless district. Your adventure through the cobbled lanes of Stockholm's Old Town awaits, where every corner tells a story and every stone is steeped in history.


approx. 120 minutes

  • WHO?

Keep an eye out for the guide holding our "Free Walking Tour Stockholm" sign from Nordic Freedom Tours. They're ready to take you on an unforgettable journey through the charming streets of Gamla Stan!

Please be aware:

This tour is not accessible for wheelchair users.

The tour usually wraps up just outside the main entrance to the Royal Palace. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Mälartorget 8, 111 27 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mälartorget 8, 111 27 Stockholm, Sweden
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    Our meeting point is directly outside the GAMLA STAN subway station. Important! Please use only the exit from the subway station that leads towards OLD TOWN. Please look out for our guide, who will be holding our official sign, at the meeting point for "NORDIC FREEDOM TOURS"www.StockholmFreeTour.com Please bear in mind that we do not wait for latecomers. Each tour begins promptly out of respect for those who have arrived on time, so we kindly ask you to be punctual. Additionally, once a tour has commenced, we are unable to pause for latecomers or assist with directions to catch up the tour. Therefore, we cannot admit anyone to the tour after it has started. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!

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    Free admission
    Free Walking Tour Stockholm

    Our meeting point is outside metro station/subway station/ T - GAMLA STAN /Direction of exit to the OLD TOWN/

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    Outside visit

    Järnpojke, or "Iron Boy," is the smallest public statue in Stockholm, Sweden. Fondly known as the "Boy Looking at the Moon," this tiny, charming bronze figure sits in Gamla Stan, inviting visitors to rub its head for good luck.

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    Outside visit
    Riddarholm Church

    Riddarholm Church, is a historic burial church. Renowned for its medieval architecture and role as the final resting place for Swedish monarchs, it stands as a significant landmark on Riddarholmen Island, near the Royal Palace.

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    Outside visit

    The Runestone in Old Town Stockholm is a historic artifact, nestled in the vibrant heart of the city. Dating back to the Viking Age, it's a testament to ancient Nordic culture and inscriptions, attracting history enthusiasts and tourists alike.

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    Outside visit

    Prästgatan is a charming, narrow cobblestone street in Stockholm's Old Town, known as Gamla Stan. It's lined with colorful historical buildings, quaint shops, and cozy cafes, offering a picturesque stroll through Sweden's rich past and vibrant culture.

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    Outside visit

    Mynttorget is a historic square known for its vibrant atmosphere, picturesque settings, and proximity to the Royal Palace. It's a popular spot for both locals and tourists, offering a glimpse into Swedish history and culture.

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    Outside visit
    Tyska Brunnen

    The Tyska Brunnen is a historic well situated in the Old Town of Stockholm, Sweden. Originating from the 17th century, it marks a significant architectural and cultural landmark within the city's medieval heart, reflecting the area's rich historical heritage.

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    Outside visit
    S:t Georg och Draken

    The St. George and the Dragon sculpture in Old Town Stockholm depicts a legendary battle. Created in 1489, it symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, representing St. George defeating the dragon to save a princess.

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    Outside visit
    Brända Tomten

    Brända Tomten is a quaint and historic square located in the heart of Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm, Sweden. Known for its cobblestone streets and surrounded by medieval architecture, it offers a picturesque glimpse into Stockholm's past.

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    Outside visit
    St:a Gertrud

    St. Gertrud's Church, located in the heart of Stockholm's Old Town, is a historic landmark with origins dating back to the 1300s. This medieval church, known for its architectural beauty and cultural significance, has been a pivotal site through centuries of Swedish history.

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    Outside visit
    The Royal Palace
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    Outside visit
    St. Nicholas Cathedral

    St. Nicholas Cathedral, also known as Storkyrkan, is the oldest church in Stockholm's Old Town. Originally built in the 13th century, it has been the city's main place of worship and a historic landmark, blending Gothic and Baroque architectural styles.

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    Outside visit

    The Nobel Museum, located in the historic Old Town of Stockholm, Sweden, showcases the Nobel Prize, its laureates, and their innovative achievements. Established in 2001, it resides in a building dating back to the 18th century, enriching visitors with the legacy of Alfred Nobel.

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    Outside visit
    Finska Kyrkan

    The Finnish Church (Finska Kyrkan) in Old Town Stockholm, Sweden, is a historic church building originally constructed in the 17th century, specifically in 1725. It serves the Finnish-speaking community, showcasing baroque architecture and cultural heritage.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sabina 21 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Cim was a fantastic guide - knowledgeable, thorough and a good sense of humour. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about the city
tunali 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Was a good walk, lovely route. Wish it were more fun though...
Min Vedal 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
As other big and tourist cities, Stockholm has a lot of tourists. And a lot of histories, which we learned from the guide. It was a fun activity to learn the city.
Ruoyu 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Our guide Alex is great!
Bernardo 19 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
A nice experience in Stockholm, having collected much more knowledge about the city, and its origins.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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