Panoramic View of Stockholm. Buy plane tickets to Stockholm
Church of St. Nicholas. Buy plane tickets to Stockholm
Stockholm Globe Arena. Buy plane tickets to Stockholm
Open-Air Museum Skansen. Buy plane tickets to Stockholm
Lingonberry Jam. Buy plane tickets to Stockholm
Panoramic View of Stockholm
Church of St. Nicholas
Stockholm Globe Arena
Open-Air Museum Skansen
Lingonberry Jam

The city of ABBA and Pippi Longstocking, the city of the Nobel Prize and the capital of design – these are all different ways of referring to Stockholm. Some people come here to relax, while others crave the city’s spirit of freedom and creativity. Old houses, antique shops...as you walk along the paved streets and lanes, you’ll feel like you’re in a fairy tale.

The fastest way to get to the Swedish capital is to fly. Aeroflot operates direct flights from Moscow (2h 20m). Cheaper options would be buying round-trip tickets, or opting for connecting flights. Flights arrive at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, which is located 42 km from the city centre. The cheapest tickets sell out quickly, so we recommend booking in advance.

General flight information Moscow  → Stockholm

Distance between cities

1 228 km

Time difference in winter

-2 h

Time difference in summer

-1 h

Average direct flight time

2 h 20 m

What to see

The Swedish capital is situated on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. Most of the tourist attractions are concentrated in the historical centre of the city – Gamla Stan (Old City). This is the place where the 13th century fortress around which the city of Stockholm grew was built.

The first place to see in the Old City is the Royal Palace (Kungliga slottet),a grand seven-storey building containing 550 rooms built between 1697 and 1754 on the site of an old castle destroyed by a fire. Today, the palace is used as the king’s official residence and is open to tourists. It is home to several museums: the Royal Armoury, Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum and the Treasury, with royal jewels and regalia.

The Royal Palace neighbours the Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Sankt Nikolai kyrka). The initial design of the church was in Gothic style, but during an  18th-century reconstruction, it acquired Baroque features. One of the cathedral’s interior decorations is a wooden statue of St. George and the Dragon.

Stockholm, and Sweden in general, is known for its unique design. Every urban detail, from benches to trash bins, are elaborate, and the city’s metro is a real work of art. The city hosts a lot of unusual constructions, including the Ericsson Globe, Europe’s biggest spherical building, with seating capacity of 16,000 spectators. Don’t miss the chance to take the SkyView elevator that takes you to the top of the sphere, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Stockholm.

The Museum of Modern Art, the Nobel Museum, the Stockholm City Museum, Millesgården…There are over 170 museums in the Swedish capital. Make sure you take a journey through time and visit Skansen, the world’s first  open-air ethnographic museum, where you can see 18th- and 19th-century houses from all over the country. The total number of buildings is about 150.

If you really want to get a taste of this northern city, take a boat tour, try fried herring with lingonberry sauce and finally, don’t forget to make a wish near the ‘Boy looking at the moon’ sculpture. Locals say it will definitely come true!