A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Tampere vs. Stockholm for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Tampere or Stockholm?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Tampere and Stockholm can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Tampere or Stockholm?

Tampere

Tampere is a city in southern Finland. It sits between Nasijarvi Lake and Pyhajarvi Lake, with the Tammerkoski rapids in between. It is one of the larger Finnish cities, with more than 200,000 inhabitants, but Tampere has managed to keep the small town feel. The city center is compact in size, and the atmosphere is friendly and casual. The city is located on a scenic spot on a narrow isthmus. The Tammerkoski rapids and their riverbanks form the backdrop for the old industrial buildings, and ridges formed thousands of years ago by ancient seas and retreating ice offer fantastic views over the two lakes. Original architecture and innovative urban development blend together to please both viewers and users of the built environment. Enjoy the surrounding lakes on peaceful rowboat trips or on cruises on larger vessels, or concentrate on the urban sights from a sightseeing bus. Regenerated industrial buildings now house quirky museums, enticing shops, pubs, cinemas and cafes. Tampere has a down-to-earth vitality that makes it a favorite for many visitors.

Stockholm

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and is made up of over 14 islands that are connected by countless bridges. Water is an integral part of the city, but so are parks and gardens. The city is covered in strategically positioned green space. Together, the water and parkland cover more than half of the city's area, giving this bustling city a breath of fresh air.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours from Helsinki, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Finland, The Best Budget Tours to Sweden, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Sweden.


Which place is cheaper, Stockholm or Tampere?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Tampere is €148, while the average daily cost in Stockholm is €154. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Tampere and Stockholm in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tampere 80
    Stockholm 88
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tampere 160
    Stockholm 176
Compare Hotels in Tampere and Stockholm

Looking for a hotel in Tampere or Stockholm? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Tampere


Hotels in Stockholm


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Tampere Hotel Prices and Stockholm Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tampere 59
    Stockholm 19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tampere

Also for Tampere, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Tampere Private Transfer from Tampere city centre to Tampere airport: $88
  • Helicopter Transfer to Helsinki Airport: $1,600

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Stockholm

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Stockholm:

  • Stockholm Private Transfer from Stockholm Cruise Terminal to Skavsta airport: $294
  • Stockholm Private Transfer from Stockholm city centre to Skavsta Airport: $294
  • Departure Private Transfer Stockholm City to Stockholm Airport NYO-Business Car: $294
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Bromma Airport BMA to Stockholm City by Minibus: $278
  • First Class Airport Limousine Transfer: Arlanda Airport to Stockholm City: $258
  • Cruise port VIP Transfer : Cruise port to Arlanda Airport 1-3 passenger: $249
  • Airport Transfer By Luxuary First Class , Arlanda Airport-Sthlm City: $248
  • Skansen Stockholm Fast-Track Tickets, Private Tour, Transfer: $242
  • Airport Transfer By Business Van - Arlanda Airport - Sthlm City : $210
  • Stockholm Airport Transfers : Stockholm City to Airport ARN in Luxury Car: $206
  • Cruise port VIP Transfer: Cruise port to Stockholm city center 1-6 Passangers: $187
  • Cruise port VIP Transfer: Stockholm city center to Cruise port 1-6 Passangers: $187

Is it cheaper to fly into Tampere or Stockholm?

Prices for flights to both Stockholm and Tampere change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Tampere 33
    Stockholm 33

Typical Food Prices in Stockholm

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Stockholm:


  • Breakfast
    8.41

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Stockholm

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Stockholm.

  • Self Guided Taysta Food Tour in Stockholm: $33
  • Food Tour: $103
  • Stockholm Food Tour: $105
  • Stockholm Walking Food Tour With Small Group: $120
  • Stockholm Dinner Experience: $124
  • From Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner: $130
  • Stockholm Private Food Tour with a Local: Tastiest Treats 100% Personalized: $219

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tampere 24
    Stockholm 23

Tours and Activities in Tampere

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Tampere.

  • Unique Corners of Tampere - Walking Tour: $183
  • Unique Corners of Tampere - Walking Tour: $530
  • Enchanting Tampere Romantic Walking Tour: $668

Tours and Activities in Stockholm

Here are a few actual costs in Stockholm for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 1-Day Small-Group Stockholm Archipelago Kayak Tour: $187
  • 1-day 7h Royal Palace and Castle Tour from Stockholm: $354
  • 2-Hour Free Walking Tour in Stockholm: $0.93
  • 2-Hour Walking Tour Stockholm (Old Town and Surroundings): $3.31
  • 2-day canoe & wild camp adventure in Stockholm Archipelago self guided: $277
  • 2-day kayaking adventure around Vaxholm in Stockholm Archipelago - self guided: $258
  • 3 Hours Guided Shopping Tour in Stockholm Thrifting Stores: $19
  • 3-Hour Private Bike Tour in Stockholm: $237
  • 3-Hour Private Stockholm Photography Tour of Famous Landmarks : $174
  • 3h walking tour, small group max 10 people Stockholm: $64
  • ABBA Museum Fast-Track Tickets, Stockholm Pop Culture Tour: $285
  • ABBA Museum Fast-Track Tickets, Stockholm Pop Culture Tour: $292

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tampere 10
    Stockholm 24

Sample the Local Flavors in Stockholm

Also in Stockholm, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Original Pub Crawl with VIP Entry BEST Nightlife: $31
  • Wine tasting Gamla Stan (old town -Stockholm): Event, team building & kick-off : $78
  • Swedish Wine Tasting Tour in Stockholm Gamla Stan: $284


When comparing the travel costs between Tampere and Stockholm, we can see that Stockholm is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Tampere Expensive? and Is Stockholm Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Tampere or Stockholm?

Stockholm has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Tampere. When comparing the sizes of Tampere and Stockholm, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Tampere or Stockholm?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Tampere or Stockholm in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Tampere as well as Stockholm. Additionally, many visitors come to Stockholm in the summer for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Tampere is around the same temperature as Stockholm in the summer. The daily temperature in Tampere averages around 16°C (61°F) in July, and Stockholm fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Stockholm. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Tampere this time of the year. In the summer, Tampere often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Stockholm. Tampere gets 247 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Stockholm receives 260 hours of full sun.

Tampere usually gets more rain in July than Stockholm. Tampere gets 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Stockholm receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Tampere 16°C (61°F) 
    Stockholm 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Tampere or Stockholm in the Autumn?

Both Stockholm and Tampere are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, most visitors come to Stockholm for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In the autumn, Tampere is cooler than Stockholm. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Tampere in October average around 5°C (42°F), and Stockholm averages at about 8°C (46°F).

Tampere usually receives less sunshine than Stockholm during autumn. Tampere gets 81 hours of sunny skies, while Stockholm receives 99 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Tampere usually receives more rain than Stockholm. Tampere gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Stockholm receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Tampere 5°C (42°F) 
    Stockholm 8°C (46°F)

Should I visit Tampere or Stockholm in the Winter?

Both Stockholm and Tampere during the winter are popular places to visit. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Stockholm because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

The weather in Stockholm can be very cold. Tampere can be very cold during winter. In January, Tampere is generally much colder than Stockholm. Daily temperatures in Tampere average around -7°C (19°F), and Stockholm fluctuates around -3°C (27°F).

In the winter, Tampere often gets less sunshine than Stockholm. Tampere gets 37 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Stockholm receives 40 hours of full sun.

Tampere usually gets around the same amount of rain in January as Stockholm. Tampere gets 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Stockholm receives 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Tampere -7°C (19°F) 
    Stockholm -3°C (27°F)

Should I visit Tampere or Stockholm in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Tampere and Stockholm. Also, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Stockholm this time of year.

The weather in Tampere can be very cold. Tampere is much colder than Stockholm in the spring. The daily temperature in Tampere averages around 3°C (38°F) in April, and Stockholm fluctuates around 5°C (41°F).

Tampere usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Stockholm during spring. Tampere gets 174 hours of sunny skies, while Stockholm receives 185 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Tampere usually receives around the same amount of rain as Stockholm. Tampere gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Stockholm receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Tampere 3°C (38°F) 
    Stockholm 5°C (41°F)

Typical Weather for Stockholm and Tampere

Tampere Stockholm
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -7°C (19°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) -3°C (27°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Feb -7°C (19°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) -3°C (27°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Mar -3°C (27°F) 25 mm (1 in) 0°C (33°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Apr 3°C (38°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 5°C (41°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
May 10°C (50°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 11°C (52°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Jun 15°C (58°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 16°C (61°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Jul 16°C (61°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Aug 15°C (59°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 17°C (62°F) 65 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 10°C (50°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 12°C (54°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 5°C (42°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 8°C (46°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Nov 0°C (32°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 3°C (37°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Dec -4°C (24°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) -1°C (31°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)