Published on 01/25/2020
Every year the Stockholm Pass card adds new attractions, museums, boat tours and places to visit for free. In this article I write about the new sightseeing options available in the Stockholm Pass in 2020. In addition I have created a map with their locations so you can easily visit them without missing any of them.
- Vasa Museum: the most visited museum in Sweden and a must-visit. Located on the island of Djurgården.
- Nobel Museum: the museum dedicated to the most famous prize in the country. It is located in the heart of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town.
- Nordic Museum: a must-visit for those who want to know more about everything Nordic. The building is also impressive both outside and inside. Located in the entrance of the island of Djurgården.
- Fotografiska: a peculiar photography museum and one of my favorites in Stockholm. It is located on the north shore of the island of Södermalm near Slussen.
- Swedish Museum of Performing Arts: a premier experience centre devoted to the arts of dance, music and theatre, as well as being one of Europe’s leading museums for performance. Scenkonstmuseet features a collection of more than 50,000 objects dating from as far as the XV century.
- Spritmuseum: essential to learn more about the production of spirits and distillates as well as the relationship of the Swedish people with alcohol. Located on the island of Djurgården.
- Dansmuseet: a museum to discover dance and related things. Located on the central Drottninggatan street.
- Strindberg Museum: a museum on the life and work of one of the most famous Swedish playwrights. Also on Drottninggatan street.
- Vaxholm Fortress Museum: located on the outskirts of Stockholm on an island in the archipelago. Both the town of Vaxholm and the fortress and museum are worth a visit. Available from May to September.
- Postal Museum: a museum to learn more about communication by post since the 17th century. It’s located in Gamla Stan.
- Viking Museum: a fairly recent museum where you can learn more about the real life of the Vikings. Located on the island of Djurgården.
- Jewish Museum: a place to learn about the history of Jews in Sweden.
- KA Algrem Silk Museum and Factory: an old silk factory, once the place employing the most women in all of Scandinavia, is now a museum. Here many silk products were produced for the royal house. It is on the island of Södermalm a 10-minute walk away from Slussen.
- Bergrummet, Stockholm Toy Museum: a collection of toys and comic books of more than 40,000 objects. Located on the island of Skeppsholmen next to the Museum of Modern Art.
- National Museum of Science and Technology: the Swedish Museum of Technology is located in Stockholm in Djurgårdsbrunn. The museum features exhibitions about inventors, inventions and innovation. They usually have many interesting activities for children throughout the year.
- Police Museum: a museum to learn more about the police in Sweden. There is an exhibition about police cars. It is located next to the Museum of Science & Technology.
Palaces, Castles and Other Places Included
- Royal Palace: one of the royal places that tourists like the most. The change of guard takes place every day in the outside. Located in Gamla Stan.
- Stockholm Cathedral: the Great Church also known as Saint Nicholas Church is the most visited religious place in Stockholm. It is located in the heart of Gamla Stan.
- Riddarholmen Church: this 13th-century church is another of the most visited in Stockholm. A large number of Swedish kings and queens are buried there. It is located on the island of Riddarholmen and can be visited from May to November.
- Gröna Lund Amusement Park: the meeting point for the inhabitants of Stockholm as soon as good weather starts. With the Stockholm Pass you have free admission and you will only pay for the rides. From April to September. There are a lot of theme events during special seasons: Halloween, Christmas, etc. Located on the island of Djurgården.
- Skyview: a look-out place on top of the semispherical Globen building for those looking for stunning views of Stockholm.
- Tom Tits Experiment: a center to experiment with science and technology. Children and younger ones usually have a great time in this place. It is located in Södertälje, on the outskirts of Stockholm. You can arrive by suburban train to Södertälje Centrum station and then walk 15 minutes from there.
- House of Nobility: in this building you can visit the meeting room of the nobles and the Swedish aristocracy of the 17th century. You can also see more than 2000 coats of arms. Located in Gamla Stan.
- Drottningholm Palace: one of the Unesco sites to visit in Stockholm. Located on the island of Lövön on Lake Mälaren. From April to October you can get there on a boat trip departing from Stockholm city center. It can also be reached by public transport.
- Chinese Pavilion in Drottningholm: a Chinese-inspired pavilion that King Adolf Fredrik built for his wife in 1753. It belongs to the Unesco site in Drottningholm. From May to September.
- The Royal Stables: a place to get to know the royal stables and the royal horses. In winter a famous Christmas market is held.
- Rosersberg Palace: located 40 km north near the towns of Märsta and Sigtuna, one of the small charming villages around Stockholm. The Rosersberg Palace is preserved exactly as the Oxenstierna family built it 400 years ago.
- Gustav III’s Museum of Antiques: a collection of Gustavo III’s antiquities. It is located on one of the wings of the Royal Palace in Gamla Stan. Here you can also visit other royal museums such as the Royal Armory or the Museum of Economics. From May to September.
- Gustav III’s Pavilion: this north european neoclassical pavilion is located in the park of Haga in the north of Stockholm. From June to August.
- Rosendal Palace: a palace built in 1820 by the first member of the Bernadotte house. Today for the most part it remains as it was built and allows you to get an idea of the times when Sweden was an empire. It is on the island of Djurgården. From June to August.
- Tullgarn Palace: located 65 km southwest of Stockholm in the county of Sörmland near the city of Trosa and on the Baltic shore. From June to August.
- Ulriksdal Palace: located 10 km north of Stockholm in the municipality of Solna next to Edsviken beach was built about 400 years ago. Queen Cristina of Sweden and Queen Hedvig Eleonora took part in the transformation of the castle by adding a garden and a greenhouse respectively. From June to August.
- Skokloster Castle: it is a 17th-century palace, from when Sweden was in full splendor, and is Sweden’s largest private castle. You can visit it with or without a guide. You will find furniture from different centuries, painting and works of art and an armory. From early July to mid-August there are boat tours departing from Stockholm.
- Gripsholm Castle: located 70 km away from Stockholm, Gripsholm is a 600-year-old castle built by the famous Swedish king Gustav Vasa for what is known as Vasa Castle. It can be reached by boat or train. From April to November.
- Haga Oceanarium and Butterfly House: this place located in Solna north of Stockholm in the Park of Haga includes two attractions related to the animal world: a tropical butterfly house with more than 700 butterflies and an oceanarium of 30 meters and 12 million liters of water with reef, sharks and corals.
- Bergius Botanical Garden: the Bergianska Trädgården is a botanical garden located north of Stockholm in an idyllic location near Brunnsviken Bay. It has a greenhouse and also plenty of outdoor space to house plants and flowers from all corners of the world.
- Casino Cosmopol: Sweden’s only international casino is also included in the Stockholm Pass.
Art Galleries Included
- Artipelag: a museum and art gallery located in a spectacular natural environment on the island of Värmdö in the Stockholm archipelago. One of my five favorite museums in Stockholm.
- Thielska Gallery: one of the best art galleries in Sweden with works by Eugène Jansson, Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, Edvard Munch, August Strindberg and Anders Zorn. Located on the island of Djurgården.
- Millesgården: a museum and sculpture park that I love to visit regularly. It is located on the island of Lidingö northwest of Stockholm. It is reached by subway through the Ropsten station and bus from there.
- Sven Harry’s Art Museum: this 400 sqm art gallery opened in 2011 and presents the work of Sven-Harry Karlsson. It is located in an impressive building in the heart of Stockholm next to Vasaparken. In addition to the views, at the top of the building you can visit a replica house of the one the artist had in the 18th century.
- Bonnier Art Gallery: since 2006 the Bonnier Art Gallery has hosted Swedish and international contemporary art in its building in Sankt Eriksplan.
- Färgfabriken: this former paint factory has been home to a museum of contemporary art and architecture since 1995. It is located near the Liljeholmen metro stop.
- Waldemarsudde:one of the favorite art museums for stockholmers. It is located on the island of Djurgården.
Boat Tours Included
The Stockholm Pass includes cruises around Stockholm and its archipelago as well as day boat tours to destinations on Lake Mälaren such as Drottningholm Palace, the Viking city of Birka and other villages such as Mariefred or Sigtuna.
In this other article I discuss in detail the most popular boat tours in Stockholm included in the Stockholm Pass card and the dates on which they are available.
Other Things Included
- Hop-on Hop-off Buses: buses with which to visit the most important tourist places in the city
- Hop-on Hop-off Boats: boats to visit poluar destinations and sights in Stockholm. From the end of April to the beginning of September.
- Stockholm Panorama Tour: 75-minute-long bus tour on a tourist bus around Stockholm most interesting spots.
- Guided Visit Through Gamla Stan from May to August.
Currently NOT Included
The most outstanding novelty for this year is the non-inclusion of the outdoor museum and animal park of Skansen. To visit this iconic spot in Stockholm you must buy your ticket separately. The Skansen aquarium or Aquaria Vattenmuseet have also been removed from the card.
Finally, although not a novelty, many readers still ask about it and the truth is that neither Stockholm City Hall and the Three-Crown Tower nor ABBA The Museum are included.
Map With the Locations of the Included Attractions
On this map below I have numbered all the attractions included in the Stockholm Pass this year. The museums are marked in blue, the palaces and attractions in red and the art galleries in brown.
If you want to know more about the Stockholm Pass I have written an article about when the Stockholm Pass is worth buying and another one about the advantages of buying your Stockholm Pass online, its price and features. You can also buy it directly on the official website where sometimes there is up to 10-15% discount. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip to Stockholm don’t hesitate to write me a comment below and I will try to help you.