Take our free, guided walking tours today!

Our guides have over 10 years of guiding experience in Stockholm and around Europe. They have a great passion and deep understanding of Swedish history and culture. Small groups ensure an interactive and fun look into Stockholm’s past and present. Book for free below.

Free Booking

You must be well to come on a tour. More info about COVID-19 here.

We are currently doing the Old Town Tour, the City Tour and The Death in Old Town tour in English and in Spanish we are doing La Ciudad Vieja and Tour Siniestro. Book your place on a tour below, please read the confirmation email.

Please note

  • Booking is required to keep groups smaller and safer.
  • Booking is free. If you liked the tour please consider tipping your guide. They don’t get paid any other way.
  • Masks are not required but please feel free to use them.
  • Remember to keep distance between you and others.
  • Dress for the weather! If it’s cold, wear layers of clothing and hats and gloves.
  • Please write us a review after the tour.

Important information about groups

Meeting Points


February 2022 update: The restrictions have all been dropped – welcome back, travelers! We are however keeping the tour groups on the smaller side, and you should keep these things in mind while here:

  • Keep a distance from other people.
  • Avoid close contact with people in risk groups and people who are aged 70 or over.
  • Get tested if you experience symptoms of Covid-19.

To be able to come on a tour you have to show no symptoms of COVID-19. Find current info at Visitsweden.com.

Our Tours

All tours take about 90-120 minutes and are about 2 kilometers long. The tours have different starting points. For more info take a look at the maps below. Read more about each tour.

Groups of 6 or more, schools and organizations

Our Free Tours are aimed at individual visitors and we reserve the right to turn away unannounced large groups.

We do not offer Free Tours to schools or other organizations. Instead, book a very reasonably priced Private Tour by contacting the guides directly.

Why you should take our tours

Our guided walking tours in Stockholm are free so that everybody, regardless of budget, can discover this amazing city. Our expert guides show you the sites and tell you about the city’s history during our interesting and entertaining 1,5-2 hours walking tours. Our tours are absolutely free. There are no fees. If you want to, you can tip your guide at the end. That’s it!

So how come we give tours without charging money for them? Because our guides work only for tips, they’re guaranteed to do their very best during every tour. They’ll never pressure you to donate, even though they don’t get paid any other way. We believe that if our guests decide to give money, it should be completely voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveler. We’re always working to make our tours better, both because it’s more fun to give a great tour, and because the better the tour, the more tip for the guide!

About Us

Free Tour Stockholm Management and Freelance Guides
Some of the Free Tour Stockholm gang! From left to right: Founder Annelie, guide Monica, guide Anton, founder Freddie, guide Amelia, guide Lee, guide Zenid, guide Peter, guide Ryan, guide Nina, honorary Free Tour Stockholm child Aurora.

In the summer of 2009, the newlyweds Annelie and Freddie bought two Interrail passes and traveled through Europe during a month. As students, they based their budget on lots of Nutella-eating and sleeping in 18 bed dorms. They still had a great time, and the best part of their trip was the free, tip-based tours that were given in several European cities. Without exception, these tours were funnier and more interesting than all other paid tours, which were expensive to boot.

So when they returned back home to Stockholm, they decided to try the concept themselves, with Annelie as a guide and Freddie as an administrator. In August of 2010 Annelie gave the first tour to two German tourists who didn’t seem to speak much English but who were still very enthusiastic afterwards. Encouraged by this success, we’ve kept going since!