This post is an overview of the free walking tours of Stockholm, including pay-what-you-wish tours, self-guided tours, audio walks, and other options.
For most people today, a “free tour” is really a “pay-what-you-wish tour” or a “tips-based tour”.
There is no cost to book your spots and you are under no obligation to pay anything for your experience.
At the end of the tour, if you enjoyed yourself, it’s customary to pay what you think the tour was really worth or what you could afford.
Keep in mind, however, that these free walking tours can have quite large groups of participants.
If you’d rather have the guarantee of a smaller group – which can allow you more interaction with your guide – you might consider taking a paid small group tour.
For a truly free option, check out our suggestions for self-guided walks.
TIP: If you are considering or have already purchased a tourist attraction discount pass, such as the Stockholm Pass, then keep in mind that these passes already include, for free, walking tours, boat tours, and bus tours throughout the city!
This pass offers 3 tours a day for English and German-speaking travelers starting each hour from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Weekly tours based upon a theme such as art and food are also offered.
The pass includes access to over 60 other attractions and tours, so you don’t have to worry about scheduling other activities before or after your tour.
This section lists a few different free walking tour companies operating in Stockholm.
Most of the tours run between 90-120 minutes long.
We really like this company. They are very well-reviewed and offer 2 free tours in English every day of the week. They also offer both tours in Spanish.
The Old Town Tour runs every day at 10:00 am and 15:00 (3:00 pm) and the New Town Tour runs daily at 10:00 am.
Both tours start in Gamla Stan, which is conveniently just outside the metro station of the same name.
You can book the tours here.
However, they also offer a free tour of Södermalm, Stockholm’s hipster district, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 15:00 (3 pm) and also at 16:00 (4 pm).
Another well-reviewed tour provider, this company also offers free tours of both the old and new parts of Stockholm.
But they also offer a free themed walking tour called Death in the City as well as a tour of the hipster neighborhood, though this tour isn’t daily
They offer tours in English, Spanish, and German.
This company appears to be relatively new on the scene. They do not have a large pool of reviews on TripAdvisor.
However, what we like about them is that in addition to the standard tours of the Old Town and New Town, they also offer a ghost tour nightly.
If you don’t feel like taking a walk on someone else’s schedule, why not go on your own time?
Both of these self-guided tours go through Old Town.
This free self-guided tour from Happiest Outdoors comes with an interactive map. The walk is almost 2 miles long with some stairs and hills included.
The writer recommends you budget 1.5 to 2 hours to leave time for leisurely walking and making occasional stops. Coffee break locations are also recommended along the trail.
This free self-guided walking tour also comes with an interactive map.
The walk will lead you through the middle of the Stockholm city center, focusing on Old Town and Norrmalm. This route is much longer than the first and covers approximately 4.6 miles.
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