May 11, 2017

Book Your Own Authorized Stockholm Guide

Visiting City Hall (Stadshuset)
Photo by Jeppe Wikström/
And speaking of sightseeing... while there are many ways to see Stockholm, the best way to understand what you are actually seeing is to book your own authorized guide. FSAG is the union for authorized guides in Stockholm and they have 370+ guides and can offer guiding in almost 30 different languages. The authorized guides have all gone through a rigorous year long training, ending with a certification test they must pass. This is perfect if you want to have a knowledgeable guide with you whether wandering through historic Gamla Stan, doing a day trip, visiting a specific museum or have special interests (art, shopping, child-friendly attractions). Guides charge by the hour (3 hour minimum) and payment can be made directly with the guide through various means (cash, credit card, online, etc.) depending on the guide.
Stockholm View
Photo: Henrik Trygg/
FSAG has recently launched a new website which makes it much easier to book your own guide online. If you know your language, dates and what you want to see, you can send a booking request where you fill in your preferences for itinerary/guide/language/date. Your request will be sent out to the guides who match your preferences and they will contact you by e-mail. Suggested itineraries, and more information about them, can be seen by clicking here. You can also read more about each guide and contact them directly here. If you are staying at the Rival Hotel, you can also contact me directly for more assistance or if you have special requests (like a car with guide).

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