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The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan

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Stockholm Ghost Walk & Historical Tour

Stockholm Ghost Walk is one of the most popular guided tours in town. It’s a great way to learn more about Stockholms history and its darker past.

Stockholm Ghost Walk

✓Ghastly ghosts ✓Old Town legends ✓Unsolved mysteries ✓Gruesome murders ✓Horrifying diseases ✓Interesting history ✓Excellent guides

If you’ll only take one guided tour while in Stockholm, make sure it’s this one. Stockholm Ghost Walk is very popular and the tour has excellent ratings from previous participants.

We recommend that you book in advance . Thanks to our partnership with Viator, you’re guaranteed to get the best possible price.

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Time and duration

The tour starts early in the evening, from Järntorget in the Old Town, and it lasts for about one and a half hour. You’ll find the exact time, together contact information, on the booking confirmation/voucher you get from Viator.

The perfect location for a ghost tour

The Old Town is the historic heart of Stockholm, and it dates all the way back to the 13th century. During the years it’s narrow alleys and cobble stone streets have seen it’s fair share of frightful events.

There’s been the mass executions known as Stockholm Bloodbath, plague epidemics, murderers and, well, a bunch of more or less well known ghosts.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes – the streets are old and bumpy – and clothes suitable for the current weather. An umbrella if there’s even the slightest chance of rain. This tours takes place in any weather.

Is it ok for kids?

The tours is actually not too scary, but the organizers advice against bringing children under the ages of eight.

If you have any questions about this tour or about traveling to Stockholm, feel free to send us a message at [email protected].

(If you’ve already made a reservation for this tour and have a question regarding that, please contact Viators customer service.)

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Local expert, travel writer (visited 50+ countries), and I've been living in Stockholm for more than 20 years. My mission with this travel guide is to give you the best possible advice for your visit to Stockholm and to share tips on my own personal favorites in this beautiful city.

Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

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Stockholm Ghost Walk

The original ghost walk and historical tour in Stockholm! Join a walk steeped in history and bring to life stories of legends, diseases, murders, and mysteries.

Järntorget 84

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WWW.GHOSTWALKSTOCKHOLM.COM

Gamla stans guide app, ghost walk in the old town for curious children & brave grown-ups.

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Old Town's Self-Guided Ghost Walk & Guide App

Ghost walk in old town stockholm.

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A dramatised, historical ghost tour & Old town guide for all ages - all in one app!

"highly recommended for all adventurous families who want to discover stockholm's old town in a new and exciting way" .

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5 stars on Google

Download from app store or google play ghost walk tour stockholm with thrilling video quiz included.

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The historic city walk is intended for mobile & tablet.

You use your own headphones. 

Videoquiz inkluderad i Gamla Stans Guide App!

"Frighteningly good and entertaining!" 

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SELF-GUIDED GHOST WALK IN STOCKHOLM'S OLD TOWN!

Do you dare to travel back in time, across centuries, to a Stockholm several hundred years ago and into the dark alleys of the Old town...

Take an entertaining and immersive peek into some of the  macabre stories of old  Stockholm. The perfect mix of history, facts and great storytelling!

Our ghost walk in Stockholm will take you down the Old town's creepies and darkest alleys, where you will hear the haunted tales of crimes that took place many centuries ago. You will discover hidden alleyways and haunted sites. You'll learn spooky secrets and terrifying facts during  the city walk!  

You will also  learn about lesser-known facts about daily life in the past! How did you keep yourself clean? What happened if you got a toothache? In addition, you will learn the trick how you can see how old a house in the Old Town is! 

THRILLING VIDEO QUIZ INCLUDED!

Test your knowledge with our exciting VIDEO QUIZ! You can compete with yourself, friends or the whole family to see who will be the first to get all the questions right on our ghost walk quiz.

As a reward for your bravery, there is a specially designed gift (for all participants) after the last question - just download!

A THRILLING TIME-TRAVEL WITH GHOST FROM THE PAST!

"best historical ghost walk in old town super fun, scary and with lots of interesting facts. a ghost walk that really engaged the whole family".

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THE GHOST WALK IS INCLUDED IN THE APP!

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The historic ghost tour is included in the app "Gamla Stans Guide App"

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Our thrilling ghost walk last for around 90 minutes and is suitable for both kids (from 6+) and adults. You can walk alone, with a friend or bring the whole family! If you dare, we recommend taking our dramatised ghost walk at dusk or when it starts to get dark!

Of course, you can pause whenever you want and even continue the ghost walk another day extra practical when you go with younger children., under the eat tab you will find:.

Gamla Stans Guide App & Spökvandring Stockholms logo

Cosy cafes and tasty places to eat in a variety of price ranges. Or are you more interested in finding the best ice cream (even if you're vegan or lactose intolerant)? Do you wish to find a great bakery with a unique speciality?

We will guide you - you can just follow our easy GPS-map!

Maybe the children are hungry for really good bubble waffles - we help you find the best place. Everything has been visited and tested by us and are our personal recommendations :)

Under the DISCOVER tab you will find:

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Fun, unique shops for both children and adults that can only be found in Gamla stan if you know where to look! Everything from toys, "antique" comic books and Swedish sweets to  specialised  booksellers, artists and genuine Swedish craftsmanship are just a few examples.

Of course, we have listed interesting and engaging museums (with and without admission) related to the historical  the city walk . You get complete information, direct links and GPS-  guiding  so you can easily find when you are and how to get there. 

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The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour – Gamla Stan

Set out on a haunting journey through Stockholm’s historic Gamla Stan district with the Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour. Led by a local expert wielding a lighted lantern, this immersive experience blends 80% history, 10% sensory encounters, and 10% humor and legends, uncovering the city’s eerie past . From tales of executions to ghostly sightings, visitors will unravel the unsolved mysteries that lurk within Gamla Stan’s cobblestone streets. Whether seeking a spine-tingling adventure or a deeper understanding of Stockholm’s haunted heritage, this tour promises an engaging and atmospheric experience for all.

  • This is a guided walking tour of Stockholm’s historic old town, Gamla Stan, focusing on the city’s haunted history, legends, and unsolved mysteries.
  • The tour is led by a local, English-speaking guide with a lighted lantern and blends 80% history, 10% senses, and 10% humor and legends.
  • Participants are advised to arrive on time, as the tour operates without delay, and parental discretion is advised for children under 8.
  • The tour typically lasts approximately 1.5 hours and operates in all weather conditions, with up to 38 travelers per guide.
  • Cancellations up to 24 hours in advance are eligible for a full refund, and the tour is subject to a minimum number of participants.

Overview of the Tour

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan - Overview of the Tour

The Gamla Stan Tour is a popular walking tour that explores Stockholm’s historic old town , offering visitors a chance to learn about the city’s haunted history , including tales of executions, myths, legends, murders, and unsolved mysteries.

Led by a local, English-speaking guide armed with a lighted lantern, the tour takes guests down the narrow alleyways of Gamla Stan, immersing them in the city’s spooky past.

With a focus on 80% history, 10% senses, and 10% humor and legends, the tour provides a captivating blend of factual information and chilling stories .

Parental discretion is advised for children under 8, as the content may be unsuitable for younger audiences.

What’s Included in the Experience

A local, English-speaking guide leads the tour, equipped with a lighted lantern to illuminate the narrow alleyways of Gamla Stan.

As you follow the guide, you’ll learn about Stockholm’s haunted history, including executions, myths, legends, murders, and unsolved mysteries.

The tour includes:

  • No hotel pickup or drop-off, as the meeting and end points are conveniently located in the heart of Gamla Stan.
  • An immersive experience, as the tour operates in all weather conditions, so you’ll need to dress appropriately.
  • A small group size of up to 38 travelers per guide, allowing for a more intimate and personalized experience.

Meeting Point and Pickup Details

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan - Meeting Point and Pickup Details

Starting at Järntorget 84 in Stockholm’s historic Gamla Stan, the tour promptly departs, with the guide leading participants down the narrow, winding alleyways of the old town. The tour concludes at Tyska brinken 13, also within the Gamla Stan district.

The meeting and pickup details for this experience are as follows:

Participants are advised to arrive at the meeting point on time, as the tour departs without delay.

Tour Duration and Logistics

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan - Tour Duration and Logistics

Typically, the Gamla Stan tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours as the guide leads participants through the historic alleyways, sharing stories of Stockholm’s haunted past. The tour operates in all weather conditions, so visitors are advised to dress appropriately for the elements.

With up to 38 travelers per guide, the experience blends 80% history, 10% sensory elements, and 10% humor and legends.

Some key logistics to note:

  • The tour starts promptly, and no refunds are given for late arrivals.
  • Parental discretion is advised for children under 8 years old due to the tour’s content.
  • Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund, subject to a minimum number of travelers requirement.

Exploring Gamla Stan’s Haunted History

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan - Exploring Gamla Stans Haunted History

The guided tour through Gamla Stan immerses visitors in Stockholm’s haunted past, regaling them with tales of executions, myths , legends , murders , and unsolved mysteries that have left an indelible mark on the city’s history.

As the group follows the lantern-wielding guide down the narrow, winding alleyways, they’ll hear spine-chilling stories of the dark deeds that have occurred in these very streets.

From the execution site where political prisoners met their grim fates to the sites of unsolved murders, the tour sheds light on the city’s shadowy past.

With a blend of history, sensory experiences, and tantalizing legends, the tour offers a unique and captivating glimpse into Gamla Stan’s haunted legacy.

Legends and Unsolved Mysteries

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan - Legends and Unsolved Mysteries

Several eerie legends and unsolved mysteries have long captivated visitors to Gamla Stan , Stockholm’s historic old town. Ghostly sightings , dark conspiracies , and unexplained disappearances are just a few of the haunting tales that have endured through the centuries, adding an air of mystery and intrigue to the winding streets.

The legend of the ‘Black Madonna’, a mysterious woman in black who’s said to haunt the streets, seeking vengeance for a tragic past.

The unsolved disappearance of a prominent nobleman in the 18th century, whose fate remains a subject of speculation and conjecture.

Whispered rumors of secret underground tunnels and hidden chambers, fueling theories of dark deeds and buried secrets.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Travelers can cancel their Gamla Stan tour up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund, though a minimum number of participants is required for the tour to operate. If the minimum is not met, the tour may be canceled, and travelers will receive a full refund or an alternative option.

The clear cancellation policy and refund options provide travelers with the flexibility and assurance they need when booking the Gamla Stan tour.

Additional Information for Travelers

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan - Additional Information for Travelers

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, as the Gamla Stan tour operates rain or shine . The guided walk through Stockholm’s historic old town covers a range of topics, with 80% focused on history, 10% on the senses, and 10% on haunted legends and mysteries.

Groups can range up to 38 travelers per guide, and parental discretion is advised for children under 8.

The tour starts promptly, so late arrivals may not be accommodated.

No hotel pickup or drop-off is provided, so travelers must make their own way to the meeting point at Järntorget 84.

The tour ends at Tyska brinken 13 in Gamla Stan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the walking tour typically last.

The walking tour typically lasts around 1.5-2 hours. It covers the historic Gamla Stan neighborhood, sharing stories about Stockholm’s haunted past and unsolved mysteries as the guide leads visitors through the area’s narrow alleyways.

Is the Tour Suitable for People With Mobility Issues?

The tour may not be suitable for people with mobility issues as it takes place on the narrow, uneven streets of Gamla Stan and could be challenging for those with limited mobility. Visitors should consider their physical capabilities before booking.

Are Photography and Video Recording Allowed During the Tour?

Photography and video recording are allowed during the tour. Guests are welcome to capture the sights and atmosphere of the experience, though guides may request visitors refrain from using flash or disruptive recording methods.

Is There a Minimum Age Requirement for Children to Participate?

The tour has a parental discretion recommendation for children under 8 years old, but doesn’t specify a minimum age requirement. Parents should use their judgment to determine if the tour’s content is appropriate for their child.

Are There Any Discounts Available for Group Bookings?

Yes, the tour operator offers discounts for group bookings. Groups of 6 or more can receive a 10% discount when booking together. Interested parties should contact the tour company directly to inquire about group rates and availability.

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The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour – Gamla Stan offers an immersive exploration of the city’s haunted history and unsolved mysteries .

Led by a local expert, the tour blends history, sensory experiences, and legends as participants uncover eerie tales within Gamla Stan’s historic old town .

Suitable for travelers of all ages, the tour operates in all weather conditions , ensuring an engaging and atmospheric experience.

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