Vasterlanggatan stretches itself from Mynttorget to Jarntorget. Vasterlanggatan is the old towns number one tourist street. The street is packed with tourist shops that sell products of varying quality. The street gives the visitor an opportunity to experience the pulse of the old town. In the summer there are often so much people in the street that it can be difficult to stroll along the street.
Stockholm was based in the middle of 1300 century. The town was at that time surrounded by a defense wall. Vasterlanggatan was then a beach path outside the town. The path reconciled the southern and the northern part of the town. At the beginning of the 1500 century a new wall was built that placed Vasterlanggatan inside the town.