Celebrate midsummer in Stockholm
Updated 2 Jun 2020
Midsummer, probably the best-loved and most evocative of Swedish traditions, is typically celebrated in the countryside. But whether you'd rather experience a traditional celebration or party hard in town, there's still plenty to do in Stockholm on Midsummer's Eve. We guide you to the midsummer celebrations out in the city's parks, the city centre and out in the Stockholm archipelago.
SkansenDjurgårdsslätten 49-51, Djurgården
The most traditional celebrations in the city
Skansen's midsummer celebrations may be a little different this year, but they promise to be just as special. The park is open from 10am-4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and all activities will be adapted to suit the current guidelines. Tickets must be bought in advance.
- Price: Adults 220 SEK, children (4-15 yrs old) 70 SEK, seniors 200 SEK
- Time: Celebrations begin at 10 am (on Midsummer's Eve)
MosebacketerrassenMosebacke Torg 1–3, Södermalm
Midsummer with a view
Mosebacketerrassen has always been a popular option for anyone wanting to stay in town to celebrate midsummer. There are games, food and music - along with a spectacular view out towards Djurgården and the entrance to Stockholm harbour. Everyone's welcome to join in the fun, both young and old. Expect face painting, singing, dancing around the maypole, games and a midsummer buffet in Restaurang Mosebacke.
- Price: Free entrance to the festivities, midsummer menu around 395 SEK
- Time: From midday on Midsummer's Eve
HasselbackenHazeliusbacken 20, Djurgården
(Un) traditional festivities
Celebrate a traditional, but slightly unusual, midsummer at Hasselbacken with drag artists Martin ”Miss Inga” Johansson and Ingmari ”Helga” Pagenkemper. This summer they'll be taking over the historic hotel on Djurgården with folk costumes, singing, games and maypoles - and plenty of surprises. After the festivities, the evening will continue with open bars and DJs.
- Price: Free entry
- Time: From 11am on midsummer's eve
SjöbodenSeregårdsvägen 1, Djurönäset, The Archipelago/Värmdö
Pickled herring and island vibes
If you want to go all-in on midsummer, take a trip out to Djurönäset in the archipelago and celebrate with a herring dinner in the restaurant and overnight stay in the hotel. If you don't want to buy the entire package you can just enjoy a pickled herring lunch and take part in the traditional midsummer celebrations in the park, without accomodation.
- Price: Herring lunch 295 SEK
- Time: Sittings from 11.30 am
Midsummer in the archipelago
If you want to celebrate midsummer in the archipelago one suggestion is to take the bus or boat to Waxholms Hotell, where you can celebrate midsummer with a traditional buffet. At Sandhamn Seglarhotell, midsummer dinner is served al fresco with views over the water. And on the island of Grinda, traditional festivities include decorating the maypole, troubadour music and dinner at Grinda Wärdshus.