What to do and see in Sigtuna, Sweden: The Best Places and Tips

September 11, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Sigtuna is a picturesque lakeside town steeped in Swedish history. Founded in the late 10th century, it’s the oldest town in Sweden and still retains much of its medieval charm. During the Christmas season it becomes an even more magical place, as holiday markets pop up all over the city, selling local handicrafts and fragrant goodies. Paddle along Lake Mälaren, marvel at church ruins and runic stones or just explore the shops of the charming main street.
Restaurants in Sigtuna

1. Sigtuna Boardwalk

Sigtuna, Sweden
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
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1%
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4.5 based on 135 reviews

Sigtuna Boardwalk

Reviewed By R0hanL - Amman Governorate, Jordan

We picked up a car at the airport and travelled west to Sigtuna, which was quite close by. We parked and walked into the old town. The main street was a quaint laneway with lovely shops and houses on either side. We walked down to the lakes edge and wandered along the footpath to the boardwalk and park more adjacent to the old town. We sat on some seats and enjoyed the Sunshine before heading on our way again. Lovely spot for a stop.

2. Steninge Castle

141 Steninge Slottsvaeg, Marsta 195 91, Sweden +46 8 592 595 00
Excellent
29%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
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3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Steninge Castle

Reviewed By Aqua_Uomo - Toronto, Canada

Sweden has this really bad tradition in calling all the medium and large buildings "castles"
It is just another mansion, privately owned, can only see it from outside and be careful where you walk because everything around the area are private properties.
I had to wait till 12:00 for the gates to the park to be open, even though the website said 11. Nobody showed up up to open the gates. I had to go ask somebody at the shop across the street, then finally someone came with a key. It was 15 minutes later.
Building is nice but there are better attractions better in the area. Skip this one! I drove from Uppsala to Stockholm and stopped by but that didnt justify my time wasted. Sorry..

3. Skokloster Castle

Next to Lake Mälaren, Skokloster 746 96, Sweden +46 8 402 30 60
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Skokloster Castle

A magnificent day out!Visit one of the world’s finest Baroque Castles, located in beautiful surroundings on the shore of Mälaren. Skokloster castle was built during Sweden’s period as a Great Power in the 17th century, and is the biggest private house ever built in Sweden. Visit the Wrangel state apartment on your own or take a guided tour through beautiful rooms and halls that are filled with original furnishings from different centuries. They have magnificent arts and crafts, thrilling paintings and the castle also has also a large armoury.In the summer you can take boats to Skokloster Castle from Uppsala and Sigtuna. ADMISSION Adult SEK 70 GUIDED TOUR supplement of SEK 40. Admission free for persons aged up to 18.

Reviewed By Ana L - Boliden, Sweden

It is a lovely castle, and quite close from the airport, so quite handy, if you have some time to kill before going to Arlanda. It also has a restaurant.

4. S:t Olofs Church Ruins

9 Olofsgatan, Sigtuna 193 30, Sweden
Excellent
33%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 89 reviews

S:t Olofs Church Ruins

One of Sweden's oldest stone churches, St. Olof's dates back to the 12th century.

Reviewed By Ana L - Boliden, Sweden

The oldest village in Sweden. It's only ruins but it's an important monument. Also, the town of Sigtuna is lovely.

5. Mariakyrkan

Olofsgatan 4, Sigtuna 193 30, Sweden +46 8 592 504 54
Excellent
65%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Mariakyrkan

Reviewed By Birgitta-Kenneth - Solna, Sweden

It is not the oldest church on the premises but it is the most functional though it is built in the 1700th century. Go inside and hsve a look and then move on to the ruins of the old church 50 metres away

6. Sigtuna Radhus

Stora Torget, Sigtuna 193 30, Sweden +46 8 591 266 70
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Sigtuna Radhus

Reviewed By Don49680 - Winston Salem, North Carolina

Made a stop here to see this historical structure and to visit church ruins and an old church. Not much to see at this "smallest city hall". Spend time instead at the church and the walking path around the town.

7. Wenngarn Hotell & Konferens

Wenngarn 1:7, Sigtuna 193 91, Sweden +46 8 599 293 30
Excellent
34%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Wenngarn Hotell & Konferens

Reviewed By Phayao13 - Stockholm

Wenngarn offers a historic Castles, hotels, restaurants, bakery and much more. A highly ambitious effort to rebuild a village community. Will you stay here for a conference,the restaurant surprises you with good food and a certain finesse.The area is full range of different activities.Thank you Phayao for your kind words! Welcome back! =) Best regards, Jennie

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