The Stockholm Pass tourist visitor card will allow you to discover over 60+ attractions and sights in the capital of Sweden and make the most out of your money and your stay in Stockholm.
In this article I will tell you in detail which attractions, museums and sights you can visit with it, the different prices for the Stockholm Pass, how to buy it online and get a discount and where to pick it up upon you arrival in Stockholm. Don’t miss out on the occasional available discount when buying online.
Attractions and Sights Included in Your Stockholm Pass
Top attractions in Stockholm are included (The Vasa Museum, the outdoor museum & park of Skansen, The Royal Palace, entry to the Gröna Lund amusement park, the Nobel Museum, Fotografiska – Museum Of Photography – and Skyview for a good sight of the city from above). You can check all attractions included here. By the way, visits to Stockholm’s City Hall are not included.
Another interesting thing for you who love being on the water is all the great boat sightseeing tours offered which were not covered by the previous Stockholm card. Among them you’ll find the successful “Stockholm Under the Bridges” or “Round tour in Djurgården” which will take you around the greenest oasis-island in the capital of Sweden. Make sure to come back and stroll along the island best natural sights like Rosendalsträdgård (an amazing ecofriendly hub which is a garden, a park and a cafeteria in the best Swedish design).
You will also be able to find extended tours to the island of Birka, the Viking capital island, or Vaxholm and to other destinations in the outskirts of Stockholm like Sigtuna – once Swedish capital city and one of the oldest cities in Sweden – and the Palace of Skokloster where this summer you’d be able to visit an exhibition about Jane Austen. If you are into art museums take the boat through the archipelago to the amazing Artipelag museum located at the island of Värmdö or if you prefer a shorter half day excursion there are boats taking you to nearly located Fjäderholmarna islands (just 25 min by boat from Gamla Stan / Slussen) where you’ll be able to treat you to the best smoked seafood and fish and walk around among glass blowers and other handicraft creators.
If you’d like to travel through the city and do not want to buy a public transportation card called SL-Access (there is an option to buy one along your Stockholm Pass) then you’d love the fact that the Stockholm Pass includes unlimited trips in special hop-on hop-off buses. The buses serve the city well and connect even the port of Frihamnen in case you are arriving on a cruise.
A Stockholm City Guide brochure will be available for you when buying the Stockholm Pass and shipping it home or picking it up at one of the delivery booths in Stockholm. You can check the Stockholm City Guide in PDF in advance here.
Price and Validity for the Stockholm Pass
There are several options when buying your Stockholm Pass which will suit those who travel on a city break and those who are on a longer holiday. You can buy it for 1,2,3 or 5 consecutive days (yes, you can visit at least 10 different attractions in Stockholm in 24 hours) for adults or children and then paying a little extra you can add a public transportation card topped with enough money for covering the duration of your Stockholm Pass. (Check the article Your Guide to Public Transport in Stockholm)
- Adult prices without public transportation: 645, 845, 1045 y 1345 SEK (65€ to 130€ / $75 to $155 at current USD-SEK exchange rate / £55 to £115)
- Adult prices with public transportation included: 770, 1095, 1295, 1845 SEK (75€ to 180€ / $88 to $210 / £65 to £155)
- Child prices (6 to 15 years) without public transportation: 323, 423, 523, 673 SEK (30€ to 65 € / $34 to $74 / £25 to £56)
- Child prices with public transportation included: 408, 588, 688, 1003 SEK (40€ to 100€ / $46 to $114 / £34 to £84)
* Prices updated on May 2018.
Where to Buy the Stockholm Pass and Get a Discount
The fastest and cheapest option to get your Stockholm Pass and the one I recommend is buying it at the official website where you can get discounts up to 10%. Remember that cards are valid during 12 months after the purchase.
You can also leave your email address here and I will send you an email when new discount dates are available.
You can choose to redeem your voucher in Stockholm, get the card shipped to your address in Europe or the USA or since June 2018 get a QR code emailed to use in your phone or print on a paper that eliminates the use of a physical card.
If your choose to redeem your voucher upon your arrival in Stockholm you need to go to one of the following locations:
- at the Arlanda airport visitor center in the terminals 5 and 2 just after picking your baggage and leaving the transit zone. Open from 6 AM to 11:45 PM. (Notice: as of beginning of May 2018 the voucher cannot be redeemed at the airport. They are working to fix this in the near future and then I will update this message. Disregard the pro-tip below until further information)
- at the Strömma desk in the Stockholm Visitor Center at Sergels torg 5
- at MiniBar Stockholm at Strömkajen, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 11 near Kungsträdgården metro station
- at the tourist office Royal Djurgården Visitor Center at Djurgårdsvägen 2 by the bridge leading to Djurgården island
You can also get your Stockholm Pass shipped home in about 10-15 days (+80 SEK ~8€ / $10 / £6.7) or buy it directly in Stockholm at several kiosks (Pressbyrån, 7-eleven), in some hotels and tourist offices but then you will not be able to get the online discount which can save you a lot of money if you are in for a long stay.
Although at first the price may not seem cheap you should bear in mind what visiting every attraction and traveling in the city would cost you without the card and without the public transportation addon. That’s why I think the Stockholm Pass is worth its money to get the best experience possible when discovering the fascinating city of Stockholm.
Pro-tip: if you buy it online and add the public transportation card you’d be able to travel without spending more money since your landing at Arlanda using the cheapest way of traveling between Arlanda airport and Stockholm center that I explained.
Be careful if you plan to buy it in Stockholm. There are several tourist offices in the city but not every office is selling the Stockholm Pass. For instance the counter running at Central Station is a private one and is selling a similar card – and maybe even with a similar name – but you will soon discover that access to top attractions is not granted (as a commenter wrote recently). That’s why I recommend buying it online.
What to See and Do in Stockholm
If you have any question about the Stockholm Pass and how it works or about your stay in Stockholm and how to plan your trip I will gladly help you answer it if you leave me a comment below.
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