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Gamla Stan. A bicycle is standing in front of an old medeival building in Stockholm's Old Town.

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By bike in Stockholm

Publish date: 14 April 2024

Besides being environmentally friendly and a good exercise, bicycling is one of the easiest ways to get around Stockholm. Whether you’ve brought your own or rented a bike at one of the town's many rental companies, there are paths and lanes all over and you can easily get around between the islands.

Rent a bike
There are several rental options; Gamla Stans Cykel, Cykelstallet, and Stockholm Adventures offer rental bikes all year round. Rent-a-bike offers both bike rentals both for several days or by the hour from May to September.

As a result of Stockholm’s drive to make the city easier to traverse for cyclists, new parking spaces for cyclists are being built every year. About 2000 will be built between 2017-2018. Besides the ubiquitous cycle stands that you’ll see everywhere, there are parking spaces for cyclists in conjuncture to virtually every subway station, arena, shopping mall, park, and public space.

If you’re interested in a more secure way to lock up your bike there are several bike-sized lockers in parking garages around town. These lockers cost 100 SEK a month to rent.

Want to rent a bike? Here are some suggestions:

Gamla Stans Cykel

Stockholm Adventures


Afraid that your tires will run out of air? No worries. There are multiple air pump stations located around the city where you can refill on air, free of charge. Check the official map to see which one is closest to you.

Map of bicycle pumps in Stockholm