Nyköping Travel Guide

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Nyköping Things to Do

  • Nyköping river

    The town stands on the bank of Nyköping river. There are guided tours on the river from where you can see 35 things. There are also possibilities of fishing in the river.

  • Beautiful houses

    I don't hesitate to write here that a major part of the time that i was in this town, I spent taking photographs of beautiful swedish houses of which you find so many in this small town. Look at the pictures.

  • Sörmlands museum

    The Sörmlands museum is located just in front of the Nyköpingshus castle. the building where it is situated was earlier the King´s tower (Kungstornet). Inside the museum one can come to know many stories about the kings and the dukes, the fishermen, the castle and the palace and the story of the Nyköping Christmas banquet.

  • Nyköpingshus castle

    At the information desk at the Airport, they highly recommended that I see the castle. It is a medieval castle that was rebuilt in the end of the 16th century by King Charles IX of Sweden into a renaissance palace. The castle is important for two main happenings, the Banquet of 1317 and the fire of 1665.The brothers of King Birger (who founded...

  • History along the river

    You’ll see them in 35 locations around Nyköping – the red posts with pennants made of sheet metal. These tell the story of the people, power, energy and economy of Nyköping – everything that helped form this residential town. Read about Coppersmith Behm, the NK Villa, the man on the rune stone, the pirates and much more. At the same time, you’ll...

  • S:T Nicolai church

    This church was probably founded in 12th century since then there was several fires. So this church was rebuild several times. The two big fires occurred in 1665 and 1719.

  • City hall

    Nyköping city hall is located on Stora Torget in the city centrum. It was built in 1962-1969. The official opening of the city hall took place in 1969. The front of the building is made of carrara-marble.


    Frescoes from the 15th century were revealed during restoration work in 1953. These show, among other things, four scenes from the life of St Olof. The panintings were, according to latest research, done by Albert the painter, one of Sweden's leading church painters in the 15th century. Albert the Painter, also known as Albertus Pictor, has both...


    There are many churches in Nyköping, but we only went to see Lid Church. Had the weather been better we would have stopped to see more of them. There are many art treasures from the Middle Ages in Lid despite the fact that the church was only an annexe to Ripsa and furthermore lacked a noble family in the parish during this time.


    In the eastern churchyard wall is a lychgate with steps up to a terrace with an opening to the churchyard. The idea with this is unknown but it is possible that it was used for outdoor services, maybe during epidemics. A rune stone is built into the gate and another stands nearby.


    There have been people living in and around Nyköping for around 4000 years. As the land rose above the sea as the inland ice withdrew, so the area gradually began to be cultivated.

  • Another rune stone

    Traces from the earliest settlements can be seen in the unique Bronze Age rock-carvings at Släbro in Oppeby, just north of Nyköping.


    At Runtuna, north of Nyköping, is another sign of early settlement. Uppsa Kulle, at 10 metres high, is Sörmland´s largest burial mound. It is thought to date from the 6th century.

  • Archipelago from Nykoping

    Take a boat trip into the archipelago from Nyloping. It is a lot less commercial and also much, much more beautiful.


    My friend took me to her cottage and we took a drive in the countryside in spite of the rain and saw many interesting rune stones. If you are interested in that kind of things and are in Sweden I can highly recommend Nyköping to you.


Nyköping Hotels

  • Clarion Collection Kompan Hotel

    Folkungavagen 1, Nykoping, 611 34, SE

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Park Inn Hotel

    Brunnsgatan 33, Nykoping, 61126, SE

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Connect Hotel Skavsta

    General Schybergs vag 23, Nykoping, S-61192, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Nyköping Restaurants

  • Mexican

    A cozy resturant, really nice surroundings. The staff was nice and helpfull. We ate a Taco Lyx (Taco luxury). Tortilla chips, minced meat, hot sauce and sallad. And my wife took a Pizza. The Taco was dry (minced meat) and had no taste.The pizza felt like it wasn´t quite done yet.I do not recomend this restaurant.

  • Restaurant, Casino, Nightclub

    You must be over 23 to get in here, which means that it´s a more serious place. They have good food, good music, nice bartenders and good guards to keep order. The visitors are usually nice and you´re having a terrific time here! I like most of the dishes.

  • Cosy coffee place

    A typical Swedish "countryside looking" place next to the picturesque Tovastugan below the castle. Cinnamon bun


Nyköping Nightlife

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    Nyköping harbour: Harbour life

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    In summer, much of the evenings are centred around the harbour with its guest harbour area and many restaurants and cafés, souvenir shops and excursion boats with popular "Prawn Buffet Cruises".

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Nyköping Transportation

  • Bicycle

    When your in Nyköping the best way to get around is with bicycle, everytings is nearby. You can rent bicycles in Nyköpings Tourist center at Rådhuset.Price Aduld- 100 kr (about 10 Euro) per day or 450 kr (about 45 Euro) per week.Children- 75 kr (about 7,5 Euro) per day or 350 kr (about 35 Euro) per week.For more information visit the website.

  • Bus from airport

    If you dont want to take a taxi to Nyköping you can take the local bus that runns from 04.00 to 00.00 every day. Take bus 515 or 715 to Nyköping.

  • Taxi from airport

    From Skavsta airport to Nyköping center is abot 8 kilometers away and it costs about 175 kr (about 17 Euro). The trip takes about 10 minutes with Taxi.


Nyköping Shopping

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    Shopping street: Shopping street

    by gugi66 Written Oct 12, 2008

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    This is a car free shopping street, about 1 kilometer long with shopps and restaurants on both side of the street.


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Nyköping Warnings and Dangers

  • Bicycles

    Watch out when your walking on the shopping street. The street is car free but not bicycle free. We bumed in to a bicycle when we walked on the street.

  • High heels

    Make sure to wear comfortable shoes when your on the shopping street (Västra Storgatan). Look at the picture and you will see why.

  • Nyköping Hotels

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Nyköping Off The Beaten Path

  • F11 Air Force Museum

    Not the biggest airplane museum in Sweden (that's Linköping) but if you are into it, the museum at Skavsta airport has a few planes and a small exhibition. Open the last Sunday of every month and in high season during Wednesday afternoons.

  • Uppsa Kulle - Runtuna - Aspa

    Two villages to the north west with some rural idyll in between them. Just drive around and discover old sea bays which vikings sailed up, now dried out due to land rise and full of farmed fields. See Aspa runestone, Lindö Mansion and many other typical sights for this agricultural county full of mansions. The main sight is Uppsa Kulle burial mound...

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Nyköping Favorites

  • Tourist information

    The best start on your trip is to go to the tourist information, there you can get maps and information of Nyköping for free. Here you can also buy souvenirs, post cards and books about Nyköping.The tourist information center is located in the town hall by the Stora Torget (great square).The adress is Rådhuset, Stora Torget, 611 83 NyköpingTel: +46...

  • Ship ahoy!

    Spend a day out at sea in the great archipelago. "Saga Lejon" takes you on longer trips, even down to St Anna archipelago south of Norrköping and to Västervik some days (when you arrange your own return journey) and the smaller, cheaper and less romantic "Labrador" takes you on daytrip cruises to nearby Trosa and around beautiful Stendörren and...

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