The best news regarding visiting Stockholm since the old Stockholm Card disappeared back in 2015 is the arrival of the Stockholm Pass tourist visitor card which will allow you to discover over 60+ attractions and sights in the capital of Scandinavia.
Let me tell you what you can visit with it, if it is worth buying, the price for the tourist card Stockholm Pass, how to buy it online and get a discount and where to pick it up upon you arrival in Stockholm. (Buy now from Monday 16 October to Wednesday 18 October and save 10%).
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.
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.
In 2017 the Stockholm Pass has been renewed and some extras are not available now. So you will NOT be able to get a 20% discount when booking your ticket to ABBA The Museum. Neither the 25% discount at restaurants in Haga Forum or the discount for the Flygbussarna buses from and to the airport are available. However Skansen is included!
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: 595, 795, 995 y 1295 SEK (from $70 to $150 at current USD-SEK exchange rate)
- Adult prices with public transportation included: 715, 1035, 1235, 1775 SEK (from $82 to $205)
- Child prices (6 to 15 years) without public transportation: 298, 398, 498, 648 SEK (from $34 to $74)
- Child prices with public transportation included: 378, 558, 658, 968 SEK (from $44 to $112)
Prices updated on May 23rd 2017.
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% … or leave your email and I will send you an email when new discount dates are available
Upon your arrival in Stockholm you can redeem your voucher at 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.
- at the tourism office in the Åhléns City shopping mall at Klarabergsgatan 50
- at the tourism office in City Terminalen (where the airport buses arrive and depart) at Klarabergsviadukten 72
- at the Visit Stockholm touris office at Sergels torg 5
You can also get your Stockholm Pass shipped home in about 10-15 days (+80 SEK ~ $10) 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.
What to see and do in Stockholm
If you want to start planning your visit to Stockholm, please have a look at my article about 24 Things to Do Free in Stockholm Divided by Island or my Guide with Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Holidays in Stockholm. If you come to visit on a budget check my Tips for a Lowcost Trip to Stockholm article.
Check also my articles about Most Visited Museums in Stockholm and Best Luxury Stockholm City Center Hotels, Family Friendly Hotels or My 5 Favourite Hotels to get a reliable recommendation on booking your acommodation.
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. You can also check the official websites Visit Sweden & Visit Stockholm.
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