Norrkoping trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County, about 160 km southwest of the national capital Stockholm. The city has a population of 87,247 inhabitants in 2010, out of a municipal total of 130,050, making it Sweden's tenth largest city and eighth largest municipality.The city is situated by the mouth of the river Motala ström, at Bråviken, an inlet of the Baltic Sea. Water power from the Motala ström and the good harbour were factors that facilitated the rapid growth of this once industrial city, known for its textile industry. It has several nicknames such as: "Sweden's Manchester", "Peking" and "Surbullestan" (Surbulle was a local nickname for the textile workers, and stan is short for Staden, which means The City or The Town in Swedish).HistoryThe city has medieval foundations by settlers around the Norrköping twin city with Linköping Motala stream estuary, who used the falls and rapids to power their mills. The stream was also full of fish such as salmon. Exact dates are uncertain, but there are mentions of a church in the 12th century. It was dedicated to Saint Olaf, Norway's patron.Norrkoping is in Ostergotland County. Whether you only want to go to Norrkoping, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly Sweden attractions website .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Norrkoping
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Norrkoping
City Sightseeing Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Optional Boat Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $38
Duration: 55 to 100 minutes
Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 7 hours
View all >
Side trips from Norrkoping
Hidden gems in Norrkoping
Museums in Norrkoping
Parks in Norrkoping
Outdoors in Norrkoping
Places to visit with Norrkoping
Recently planned trips to Norrkoping
3 days in Norrkoping BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Norrkoping BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Norrkoping BY A USER FROM SWEDEN October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Norrkoping BY A USER FROM SWEDEN October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Norrkoping BY A USER FROM SWEDEN October, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Norrkoping BY A USER FROM SWEDEN September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium