Nyköping is the county seat in Södermanland County, on the coast of the Baltic Sea 100 kilometres south-west of Stockholm.


There are roughly 35,000 people living in central Nyköping and close to 50,000 in the whole municipality. There are 23,400 households in the municipality, with 9,600 of these individual homes and 13,800 apartments.

Nyköping is one of Sweden's older cities. Nyköping's history dates to around 2000 BC. The city Nyköping is considered to have been founded in 1187. Around this time, a fortress tower was built. It was later extended to the castle Nyköpingshus. The town has been hit by several city-wide fires. After the fire in 1665, the town was rebuilt on a grid model. This network of streets remains even today; it was not until 1950 that the city settlement grew outside the old 1600's plan.

After being one of several Swedish capitals for 400 years, Nyköping was an industrial city known for its substantial brass works in the 1700s. During the 1900s, factories produced furniture for NK, cars for Saab and parts for the F11 airplane.

Oxelösund is a southern suburb, known for its port and its steel mill.


Tourist office

Get in

It’s easy to get to Nyköping and easy to continue on from here.

By plane

To and from Stockholm-Skavsta airport you can fly to over 40 destinations in Europe with Ryanair and Wizzair. Inside Sweden you can fly to and from Gotland with Gotlandsflyg.

See Stockholm#Get in for transfer between Stockholm and Skavsta.

By bus

Swebus Express has traffic to and from Nyköping to many destinations in Sweden and Denmark.

By train

With SJ you can travel to and from Nyköping. Trains stop twenty-six times a day in Nyköping. A direct SJ regional train from Stockholm to Nyköping takes about 1 hour.

By car

The main road E4 passes by Nyköping.

By bike

There are several bike trails that pass through Nyköping, e.g. Näckrosleden, Kustlinjen and Cykelspåret längs ostkusten.

Get around

Central Nyköping is easily accessible on foot. It is also close to the castle and the main bus terminal.



Main square. The Town Hall and City Hall are visible here.


On the street Storgatan, stretching nearly one kilometre, are small designer boutiques and clothes shops alongside H&M and Åhlens. There are several design shops where you can buy local and international decorations.

During the summer and around Christmas, you can shop traditional handicraft in the harbour of Nyköping. In the area around Nyköping you find a lot of farmyard shops.




Go next

Routes through Nyköping

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