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.
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%
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.
Arenavägen 69, Johanneshov
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.
Lindhagensgatan 114, Kungsholmen
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.
Kungsgatan 65, Norrmalm/City
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.
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.
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.
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.
Few sports are closely associated with relaxed hangout sessions as pool. There are multiple venues in Stockholm.
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.
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.
Odengatan 60, Vasastan
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.
Palermogatan 34, Gärdet
This easily accessible motor-sport has become a popular option for corporate team-building events, family reunions and private events. Full speed ahead!
Rökerigatan 23, Johanneshov
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9, Djurgården
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.
Smuttan 123, 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.
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.
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.
Stora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
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.
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.
Siggersta Gård, The Archipelago/Värmdö
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.
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.
Stockholms universitet , Norra Djurgården
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.
- Price: About 280 SEK
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.
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.