Once upon a time, Stockholm city centre was a quaint neighbourhood with cosy, old buildings lining the streets. It was a district where city-folk rushed down the cobblestoned streets on their way to and from work as industries started to bloom. Today nothing of this district exists. Instead, we have a modern city centre with high-rises (Swedish style high-rises!) and a patchwork of bustling city streets. What happened? Join us to find out! On our Stockholm City Walk, we'll explore why this district was modernised, who calls it home today and where many people shop at the exclusive stores. We'll stroll through the city-centre checking out highlights such as the Stockholm Concert Hall, home of the Nobel Prize Ceremony; Norrmalmstorg, where a term in psychology was coined; and the Royal Dramatic Theatre, where famous Swedish actors like Skarsgård galavant across one of the theatre’s many stages. The tour ends once we’ve covered this plus the topics of famous Swedes, in Kungsträdgården, a stone’s throw from the Old Town.
I'm the founder of OURWAY Tours, specialising guided tours within Scandinavia. I started in Stockholm, 2011, as a qualified guide with the question: What do people enjoy when they travel? The answer we found, is to: "Meet the people, try the food, live the stories" and so that's what we do. Our team of handpicked locals want nothing more than to share their love for the city with you. If you're lucky you'll tour with: Elin, George, Helmut, Joshua, Kevin, Laura, Myriam, Reyley, Sofia, Vincent or York. In short, we give you "people, places, and culture—the local way".
This is a walk of Stockholm's city centre including stories of its history, events of past and the present and people who have lived and worked here. We will make multiple stops throughout the city centre and mix general stops with visits to sites that are often difficult to find or overlooked by visitors. The route of the tour might vary depending on who it's with and what the interest of the guests are.
Stockholm City Walk