The complete guide to activities in Stockholm

Figuring out what to do on your day off can seem like a daunting task - but fear not we have got it all figured out. There is an abundant array of activities and things to do in Stockholm, but choosing between them can be difficult. Therefore we have made it our mission to help you decide on what to do. Our guide to fun activities in Stockholm is devised to inspire and advise you. It is fit to burst with fun-packed activities for the whole family, corporate events and for those of you looking for the perfect bachelor or bachelorette party activities - you've come to the right place.

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See all the sights
Sightseeing, museums, guided tours and hidden gems - Destination Stockholm offers 75 unique experiences through the purchase of an all-inclusive city-pass. This includes free entrance to several attractions, free trips on-board the Hop-On Hop-Off buses and boats, as well as discount deals at several restaurants.
Duration: 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours
Price: Adults from 545-890 SEK, children 6-15 yrs 50%
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My Stockholm Pass

O'Learys: Action-packed activities for the whole family
O'Leary's offers an impressive array of action-packed activities for the whole family. Choices include bowling, simulators and mini-golf to name a few. O’Leary’s is also a popular destination for sports fans with wide screen TVs showing the latest games. Get creative at Clay 'n Play, the adjacent ceramics and pottery studio is suitable for all ages.
More information: O'Learys Event Center Tolv Stockholm, Arenavägen 69, Globen
More information: O'Learys Event Center Norrtull, Sveavägen 143, Vasastan
Mer information: Clay 'n Play, Arenaslingan 6, Globen

O'Learys Event Center

BallBreaker: Stimulators, racing, pool-tables, bowling, darts and so much more Ballbreaker's multiple offerings make for the ultimate fun-packed evening - be it stag-dos, corporate events or casual hangouts. Choose from an array of activities such as disco bowling, mini-golf and hunting simulators. The modern neon-lit premises also house a well stocked bar and restaurant.
More information: BallBreaker, Lindhagensgatan 114, Kungsholmen


Stockholm Our Way: The locals' guide to Stockholm
Whether you're a tourist or local, a guided tour can be the perfect way to reacquaint yourself with the city. Walk, bike or by bus and boat - it's entirely up to you. Stockholm Our Way promises a personal sightseeing experience.
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Stockholm Our Way

Questrooms - Room Escape Game: A game of logic
There is nothing quite like a thrilling game of logic IRL. Participants are locked in a room (read prison cell) and are given one hour to escape, something that both cunning and team effort. The ultimate activity for both friends and colleagues. Each group consists of up to six people and anyone can join.
More information: Questrooms - Room Escape Game, Sankt Eriksgatan 33A, Kungsholmen


Järva Discgolf Park: 'Frisbee golf'
Believe it or not - Frisbee golf - or disc golf as it is also referred to, is actually a thing. The famous 27-basket Järva Discgolf course is located 20-minutes from the city centre. The course is one of the best in Sweden and is suitable for all levels of expertise. The vicinity to nature and competitive element enhances the experience.
More information: Järva Discgolf Park, Akallalänken 10, Hjulsta

Järva Discgolf Park

Casino Cosmopol
Casino Cosmopol is Sweden's largest casino with over 400 slot machines and 31 gaming tables. Late night wining and dining is a given - jazznights, live tournaments and other entertainment is part of the offering. The authentic Las Vegas-vibe appeals to a wide audience.
More information: Casino Cosmopol, Kungsgatan 65, City

Few sports are closely associated with relaxed hangout sessions as pool. There are multiple venues in Stockholm.
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Put your slippery bowling shoes on and join in on the fun with friends, family or colleagues - choose the traditional route or spice it up with some disco bowling.
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From the parks in southern Europe to company events and chilled hangouts - boule is the thing to do, rain or shine. Why not combine an afternoon of fun with some French cuisine? Bring your family, friends or colleagues along. Boulebar Surbrunn has eleven indoor courses, restaurant and bar to boot. Visit Boulebar Rålambshov during the summer for its breath-taking sunset views over Riddarfjärden. Book your next corporate event at Prins Bertil’s old-school boule-hall located in picturesque Djurgården, which offers instructors, and food and drink options.
More information: Boulebar Surbrunn, Surbrunnsgatan 46, Vasastan
More information: Boulebar Rålambshov, Smedsuddsvägen 2, Kungsholmen
More information: Prins Bertils Boulehall, Rosendalsvägen 38, Djurgården
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Boulebar Surbrunn & Prins Bertils Boulehall

Mini-golf is an easily enjoyed and relaxing activity for the whole family or group of friends. Forget about expensive green fees and golf-handicaps - a little concentration goes a long way.
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Take a day cruise with Eckerö Linjen
With its commitment to food and entertainment, a day cruise on-board Eckerölinjen is a great option. Its large duty-free offering is also a selling factor. Connection buses depart from the city and various suburbs to Grisslehamn in Roslagen from where the ship departs to Åland. A round trip takes about 10 hours, including the bus ride.
Price: About 40-70 SEK per person return ticket including bus depending on season. Children under 12 yrs ride for free
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Eckerö Linjen

Inferno Online Stockholm: Game night
Gaming, which previously only appealed to kids, now also attracts wider audience. Inferno Online is reportedly one of the largest gaming centres in the world - featuring 300 computers, adding action, sports and strategy games to its repertoire. Ideal for all-nighters with friends.
More information: Inferno Online Stockholm, Odengatan 60, Vasastan

Kara&e: Karaoke för alla
Kara&e, located in Tolv Stockholm, is the ultimate destination for those wannabe singers and pop stars amongst us. Book a private karaoke room for up to 16 people, the well-equipped room boasts over 3000 songs to choose from. Combine with food and drinks for a great evening.
More information: Kara&e, Arenavägen 69, Globen



Go for a ride on Scandinavia's first boat bus
Ocean Bus is the perfect option if you want to see the city by land and sea, without changing means of transportation. Hop on-board the amphibious vehicle - which is the first of its kind in Scandinavia - and enjoy the tour.
Route: From Djurgården via Stureplan and Karlavägen, through Djurgårds Canal past Gröna Lund and the Vasa Museum
Price: Adults from 250 SEK, children from 150 SEK, family ticket from 650 SEK (2 children & 2 adults)
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Ocean Bus

Action-packed activities in Stockholm

PDL Center: Try padel tennis
It is hardly surprising that padel tennis is one of the fastest growing racquet sports. Padel, a combination of tennis and squash, is both simple and fun - anyone can join in, whether novice or pro. The city's first indoor hall boasts multiple bookable courts - open all day and night.
More information: PDL Center, Palermogatan 34, Frihamnen

PDL Center

For those of you looking for some action, who are unafraid of a little colour - or pain for that matter - paintball is the thing to do. Team up with colleagues and challenge your opposition, or why not incorporate it into your hen or stag do activities.
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Whether novice or a pro - climbing is guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Test your limits and challenge colleagues, friends, classmates or the bride or groom-to-be.
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Mountain biking in Hammarbybacken
During the summer months skis are exchanged for mountain bikes at Hammarbybacken. A heavy workout disguised as a fun, action-packed activity, what could be better?
More information: Hammarbybacken, Hammarby

If you are unable to make the trek to the mountains and get your dose of fresh air and powder snow, do not despair, there are some viable options nearby. Plan a trip to one of the many slopes in Stockholm and its surrounding areas. Make a day out of it - blending exercise with cool city views.
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This easily accessible motor-sport has become a popular option for corporate team-building events, family reunions and private events. Full speed ahead!
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Gröna Lund
Gröna Lund is Sweden's oldest amusement park and to this day continues to appeal to a wide audience. The theme park boasts of 31 attractions, 21 pentathlon games, several restaurants and a stage upon which several major artists have performed.
More information: Gröna Lund, Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9, Djurgården

The Cable Park
Conveniently located just moments away from Arlanda airport, Cable Park offers an all-inclusive experience for the water sports enthusiast. The full-size cable park offers activities such as kneeboard, kiteboard and wakeboarding, featuring obstacles and jumps in the water. Visitors are also invited to play beach-volleyball, dine in the restaurants or relax in the clubhouse.
More information: The Cable Park, Halmsjön, Arlanda

Waterparks are a popular family activity, especially for the kids who love riding water slides and swimming in the currents. Additional amenities often include competitive sized pools for laps, water aerobics, gym and other activities. If you are lucky, water polo may even be added to the repertoire.
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Paddle tennis
Paddle tennis is the racquet sport of choice in Spain and Latin American and has recently established itself in Sweden as fun and easy way to activate oneself. Likened as a combination of tennis and squash, it is a companionable sport to take part of – for novice and pro.
More information: Padel Jungfrusund, Bryggavägen 133, Ekerö


Skansen is Stockholm's only zoo and the world's oldest open-air museum. A popular destination all year round, Skansen prides itself with offering visitors the chance to experience both wildlife and culture, such as the authentic 19th century buildings and quaint annual Christmas market.
More information: Skansen, Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, Djurgården
More information: Skansen-Akvariet, Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, Djurgården


Fotografiska is a popular addition to Stockholm's cultural offering and features famous photography exhibitions. Apart from its exhibits Fotografiska organises workshops, music events and parties. The in-house restaurant has a notable reputation, the waterfront views are breathtaking and the gift shop features hundreds of coffee table-esque books - the perfect I-don’t-know-what-to-get-you gift.
Mer information: Fotografiska, Stora Tullhuset, Stadsgårdshamnen 2, Södermalm


Bonniers Konsthall
Bonniers Konsthall is a safe bet for art connoisseurs and novices alike. Contemporary art from around the world is showcased in this iron-shaped glass building. The idea is to make art more accessible to the general public; this includes workshops and courses for a younger audience. Be sure to stop by the gallery's in-house café Lanthandelns Espresso.
More information: Bonniers Konsthall, Torsgatan 19, Vasastan

Bonniers Konsthall

Experience nature

Siggesta Gård
Enjoy a well-deserved city-break at Siggesta Gård. Activities include an obstacle course in the forest, horseback riding and playground, as well as yoga and bootcamp-classes. Unwind and stay the night at the charmingly rustic hotel.
More information: Siggesta Gård, Siggesta Gård, Värmdö

Siggesta Gård

Go for a swim in the sea
Fancy a swim? Few capitals have a greater offering than Stockholm when it comes to swimming in nature. Take a dip in the deep blue, as a cool respite from the summer heat or brave the winter cold and go for a polar bear plunge.
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The onset of picnic-season is long awaited; outdoor dining offers locals and tourists alike, beautiful views and proximity to nature. The bountiful parks and greenery entails that there are no shortage of scenic picnic spots - just make sure to get there on time to claim your territory.

Go for a walk
The best way to get acquainted with a city is by foot. Take a stroll along the scenic promenades or in one of the beautiful parks. Enjoy fresh air and exercise for free.
Where: Djurgården, Gärdet, Hagaparken, along tantolunden or Årstaviken, Lidingö

Stockholm is famous for its exquisite waterfront location - so what better way to see the city than by sea? Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle from island to island to see the sights - no previous experience is necessary.
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Bergianska trädgården
Bergianska botanical garden has a rich history and dates back to the 1700's. Located next to Brunnsviken the garden is home to hundreds of plants. Take a stroll around the premises or enjoy lunch at the orangery, which doubles as a café and restaurant.
More information: Bergianska trädgården, Stockholms universitet, Djurgården

Segway (if you're feeling lazy) or bike (if you're not)
Segway is perhaps the most comical way of getting around town. For those in the mood for some exercise, bicycles are readily available for rent throughout the city - for both locals and tourists.

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