10 Free Things to do in Stockholm

Enjoy a picnic in one of the many beatiful parks, go swimming and take advantage of the great museum with free admission - all for free! Also, a great way to explore Stockholm is by foot since it is easy to get around and you can enjoy all the great view while you stroll. Here are 10 free things to do in Stockholm:

  • View over Djurgården in Stockholm
  • Stroll at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm
  • The Royal Palace in Stockholm
  • Art in the Stockholm Metro, station T-Centralen
  • World Heritage Site Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm
  • Moderna Museet, the design shop

View over Djurgården in Stockholm


Once a royal hunting ground, Djurgården is a peaceful green Island located in the middle of the city. Apart from being a great place for long walks and picnics, Djurgården is also home to several of Stockholm's most famous museums and attractions.


Located just across the road from the Södermalmstorg subway exit at Slussen, Katarinahissen (the Katarina elevator) is the perfect spot for some stunning panoramic views of the city. Although the elevator is currently out of service, you can still access the top by taking the stairs.

Art in the Subway

The Stockholm subway system, known as the world's longest ar exhibition, is full of great art. Over 150 artists helped to decorate most of the stops with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, and engravings. Kungsträdgården is a particularly beautiful station, so don't missing when you're exploring Stockholm underground!

Changing of the Guards

When in Stockholm you really shouldn't miss the changing of the guards in front of the Royal Palace in Gamla Stan. Accompanied by a military band, the guards march through the city before arriving at the palace. During the summer, the changing takes places every day and the ceremony takes about 40 minutes.

Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet (the Museum of Modern Art) in Stockholm has one of the world’s finest collections of 20th and 21st century art and a photography dating back to 1840. Free admission on Fridays from 6:oo to 8:oo PM. Långholmen Beach Make the most out of long summer days in Stockholm and head here for sun, sand, and plenty of swimming while catching some great views of the city.


With interesting architecture combined with breathtaking nature, it’s plain to see why Skogskyrkogården is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Open 24 hours a day year round, it’s a place for peaceful contemplation and long walks. Keep a look out for the grave of famous Greta Garbo!


Skeppsholmen is an island in the centre of Stockholm that used to be a naval base. Now it is the home to many museums and other cultural institutions, such as art and music schools and theatres. It is a popular spot among locals that appeals to people of all ages and tastes. Explore the island by foot or by bike, it will take you less than an hour to walk around the whole thing!


Designed by celebrated Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, Stadsbiblioteket is one of Stockholm’s most notable institutions and Sweden's largest public library. Step inside to witness the masterpiece of a stunning panorama of books spanning the cylindrical walls.


If you feel like spending a full day outdoors, head to Hellasgården to swim, walk, picnic and relax at a local hotspot that’s truly off the beaten track. There's even a hole cut in the ice for swimming during the winter months!

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