Activities for rainy days in Stockholm
Updated 26 Jun 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Rainy, cold and windy in Stockholm? Relax, bad weather is a great excuse to do something really fun - or relaxing. We guide you to a whole range of different activities for rainy days in the city - all inside, of course. Maybe it's time to do a little bowling, mall shopping, or enjoy an entire spa day? Or why not go old-school and go to a museum or find a cosy cinema? With our guide you're guaranteed to find an activity to cheer you up when it just won't stop raining.
O'Learys Event CenterArenavägen 69, Johanneshov
All manner of activities
Hide from the rain clouds at this enormous sport bar which is as much fun for kids as it is for groups of friends or the whole family. You an have a go at everything from shuffleboards to simulators, crazy golf - and curling (!). Those of a more creative bent shouldn't miss the pottery studio which is part of the O'Learys at Tolv Stockholm.
BallBreakerLindhagensgatan 114, Kungsholmen
If you're looking to enjoy indoor activities well protected from the rubbish weather, there's masses to do at BallBreaker on Kungsholmen - a real activity mecca for families as well as groups of friends and couples. Choose a selection of activities or go with a ready-made package and finish the day off by winding down and replenishing your energy levels in the restaurant.
Bodyflight StockholmBryggerivägen 10, Bromma
Test your wings!
In the former Pripps brewery malt silo in Bromma it never rains - but the wind sure does blow. This is Sweden's first -and the world's highest - indoor wind tunnel, perfect for anyone who wants to experience the sensation of flying. Enter the transparent flight chamber and test your wings, either on your own or with others.
MoyagiBrunkebergstorg 3, Norrmalm/City
Sing your favourite songs
Grab your friends, family members or perhaps a date and take them to Moyagi for a karaoke session. Perform all your favourite songs in front your private audience, or sing a harmonious duet. When you get hungry you can order food to be brought to your room via an app.
VREX Virtual RealityBryggerivägen 16 c, Bromma
Experience the latest in VR technology
At Vrex experience centre you can escape reality for a moment. You and your group are challenged to a virtual reality game, with the help of the latest technology and full body treacing. You could, for example, find yourself in a world inhabited by zombies where you compete together, or against each other, in a 300 square metre area.
SpritmuseumDjurgårdsvägen 38, Djurgården
All about alcohol
Take part in a drinks tasting and visit exhibitions about alcohol-related art, advertising and popular culture. The Museum of Spirits in Djurgården tells the story of Sweden's relationship to alcohol. The museum includes works by Keith Haring, one of the artists commissioned by Absolut Vodka.
When the weather outside is frightful - what could be better than a day in the spa? If you're not used to the whole spa thing otherwise, now's the time to give it a go. Slide into the pool, pick out the most relaxing treatments and forget all about things grey and cloudy.
Selma City Spa
Mall shopping4 addresses
Shopping malls and gallerias have become top notch entertainment destinations. Combine shopping with restaurant visits, a movie at the cinema and other experiences to make a grey day go by quickly. If you want everything in one place, guaranteed? Get yourself down to the enormous Mall of Scandinavia in Solna.
Westfield Mall of Scandinavia
Adventure pools2 addresses
Water canons, slides, current channels and wave pools...Swap the wet weather for an even wetter experience and make your way to a fun adventure pool. Stockholm has facilities both inside and out of town.
Visiting a museum might just be the most classic way to spend a rainy day - just think Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in Manhattan. And of course there are masses of choices, whether you're an adult or child. Check out current exhibitions, explore a completely new subject or attend an interesting workshop.
Another option for when you want to dream the day away and hide from the rain is of course cosying into a cinema seat and catching up with the latest film releases. For an extra cosy cinema experiences, choose one of the city's smaller screens. One of them, Zita, even has its own restaurant - Babs Kök & Bar.
Zita Folkets Bio
Bio & Bistro Capitol Stockholm
Casino CosmopolKungsgatan 65, Norrmalm/City
More than just gambling
Extravagant casino vibes à la Las Vegas in the heart of the city. At Casino Cosmopol, housed in a grand former cinema building, slot machines and gaming tables are joined by an ambitious restaurant and bar as well as masses of other entertainments. All under one roof.
The French national sport boules is very popular in Stockholm, and it's just as fun indoors as out. At Boulebar the activity is combined with French delicacies (for the hungry), a bar and continental park feel. On Djurgården you'll also find the historic Prins Bertils Boulehall. Perfect for both novices and old hands.
Dig out your snooker cue and experience that dive bar feeling at one of the city's nicest (or indeed "dodgiest") joints with a billiards table. One of the more ambitious options is the street food restaurant Gnarly i Vasastan, where you can combine a game with hanging out at the industrial-style bar and fuelling up with some well-made fast food.
Gnarly Grill & Burgers Roslagsgatan
Get inspired by films such as The Big Lebowski and lace up your bowling shoes. Want to make it a bit more wacky? You can find disco bowling, "rock & bowl" and other fun themes in Stockholm.
Rock & Bowl
Has the low pressure front taken its toll on your energy levels? In that case a climbing wall may be the perfect place to go to load up with a bit of adrenaline. Stockholm has some really great climbing centres which attract climbers of all ages.
Inferno Online & Red Bull Gaming Sphere2 addresses
The world's largest gaming centre
If you love computer games, this is the place for you. According to them, this is the world's largest gaming centre. And there are certainly plenty of games here, from action to sport and strategy.
Exploria CenterFittjavägen 22, Botkyrka
Something for all ages
With some 20 000 square metres at their disposal, this activity centre in Botkyrka has everything you need to have fun, and then some. Apart from activities for all ages (like bowling, gokart and lasergame), there's a soft play area, dinosaur museum, restaurants and other delights. Everything is indoors.