Stockholm on a budget

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We have collected some of our favorite things to do in Stockholm if you’re on a budget!

Stockholm on a budget
Visiting a new country or city can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are actually a lot of things you can do while visiting Stockholm where you don’t have to spend that much money - or any at all. Many of Stockholm’s popular museums are free, as well as the city’s parks and nature reserves. We have collected some of our favorite things to do in Stockholm if you’re on a budget!
Many of Stockholm’s popular museums are free to visit, but some may charge a small entrance fee.
The Medieval Museum you can visit for free. Here you can experience how it was to live in Stockholm during medieval times. Hear stories about everyday life and explore reconstructed buildings. In the underground exhibition, you can see a part of Stockholm’s town wall from the 16th century.
The admission to the museum is free, and during the summer months, July - August, they offer free guided tours in English.
Nationalmuseum is a government-owned museum with Sweden’s largest exhibition of art and design. The admission to the museum is free, but some visiting exhibitions may charge a small fee. At the Nationalmuseum you can enjoy paintings, sculptures, drawings, and design from the 16th century to the present day.
Stockholms Spelmuseum, or Museum of Video Games, is one of the cities newest museums. Here you can learn about the history of video games while experiencing them yourself first hand. The admission is 60 Swedish kronor.
Free Walking Tours Stockholm
If you want to experience Stockholm by foot a walking tour is the way to go. Free Walking Tours Stockholm offers free guided tours of the city in both English and Spanish. You don’t have to book the tour in advance, you just have to show up at the meeting point when the tour starts. A schedule for the free walking tours can be found here (
National Parks
Tyresta National Park is a 40 minutes ride away by bus and subway. This national park is one of the biggest untouched nature areas in central Sweden. Here you can see a wide variety of Swedish plants and animals. Spend the night at a camping site, swim in the lake or just walk around the beautiful 5 000 hectares area.
You can eat reward winning food in Stockholm even if you’re on a budget. At Barrels Burgers & Beer you can enjoy high-quality burgers without breaking the bank. The restaurant even won the award Best Restaurant in Town 2015 for budget restaurants. Barrels Burgers & Beer have two locations in Stockholm, one in Old Town and one in the city center.
Flea markets
If you’re on a budget but still want to do some shopping visiting a flea market might be perfect for you. Hornstulls marknad is open from April to September and offers a lot of flea market bargains as well as food trucks.