Holiday In Stockholm With Kids – 10 Things To Do and See september 12, 2021 – Posted in: Holidays with kids, Sweden, Travel – Tags: , , , , , ,

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Stockholm has many fun things to see and do for both children and adults. There is something going on all year round, regardless of whether you are going on a summer holiday or winter weekend break in Stockholm. So let’s go!


Here you can read about the sights that you should definitely not miss when you when you are in Stockholm on a family holiday. In the article here you will find fun attractions for children in Stockholm – with links so you can quickly read more. However, there is much more to see and experience in Stockholm than there was room for here. See more sights at the tourist information in Stockholm.


No visit to Stockholm is complete without a short trip to Gamla Stan, the oldest town center in Stockholm. On Stortorget you will find the characteristic medieval houses. Among the colorful houses that look like large LEGO bricks, it is hard to imagine that it was here that the Stockholm Bloodbath, one of the black chapters of the ongoing battle between Sweden and Denmark, took place. A few minutes away is the Royal Palaces, where large parts of the palace are open to the public. Also visit the impressive Storkyrkan or go on Takvandring ®, a rooftop walk on Riddarholmen.


You can spend a full holiday in Royal Djurgården, the island with the many fairs, parks and museums. Djurgården is a wonderful mix of sights and nature. If you are going from the city to the island, you can either take the Djurgård line, the tram that runs from Norrmalmstorg and out to Djurgården or you can go by boat. From Slussen and Nybrokajen (the latter only in the summer) you can sail out to Djurgården. Here you can experience Gröna Lund, Junibackan, the Vasa Museum and Skansen, among other places.


Gröna Lund has been one of Sweden’s funniest amusement parks since 1883. When in Stockholm with kids you can take a trip in one of the 30 wild rides or attend one of the many concerts. Finally, don’t miss the Eclipse, which takes you on sightseeing 121 meters above the city. The youngest children will love visiting the house at Peddersen and Findus.


Junibackan is an interactive museum where you travel through the magical universe of Astrid Lindgren. Get on Sagotåget and greet all the beloved characters from the children’s books and help Pippi bake gingerbread on the floor in Villa Villekulla.


There once was a king who wanted a big and beautiful ship, bigger and nicer than all the others. He got it, and it was so big that it sank on it’s maiden trip. The ship Vasa was salvaged in 1961 and can today be seen at the Vasa Museum.


Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum, which opened in 1891. Explore the old houses and farms and continue to the zoo with Scandinavian animals. At Skansen there are several restaurants, and here you can get one of the traditional Swedish dishes: meatballs with mash and lingonberries.


The city with the 57 bridges must of course be experienced from the water on a boat trip. If the small boat trip to Djurgården was not enough, Strömma Sightseeing Tours offers many different trips. Here you can go on a boat trip in the archipelago, canal tour in Stockholm and the popular “Hop On – Hop Off”. Here you get around to many of the famous sights in Stockholm by water.

NB! If you are sailing in the archipelago in the winter, bring warm clothes! It’s so cold that the boats are sailing through ice.


Are you in the mood for a swim in one of Stockholm’s many swimming pools? In Eriksdalsbadet you can splash around in the outdoor pool in the summer and in the fun water slides in the winter. For the little ones there is a paddling pool and the big kids can relax in the hot tub.


In Skyview you can get to the top of the Ericsson Globe, the Globe where all the big concerts and also the Eurovision are held. 130 meters above the ground there is a fantastic view over Stockholm! The two gondolas leave every 10 minutes, and it is a good idea to book tickets from home so you avoid queuing.


Here you get recommendations on hostels and hotels that are super fun to stay at, when you are in Stockholm with kids. The options for unusual accommodation are many, and you can stay in an old prison or a converted Boeing 747. All hotels can be booked directly through See more hotels by doing your own search here:


West of Gamla Stan is the small island, Långholmen. Until 1975, the island housed the Central Prison, where the last execution in Sweden took place. Today, the prison has been converted into a hotel and a youth hostel, and here you can live in the old prison cells. The concept is implemented down to the smallest detail, with the original green doors and old newspaper clippings about the criminals on the bottom side of your bunk bed. You can also stay in the slightly more expensive hotel rooms, where you still live in a prison cell but sleep in a real bed. There is free admission to the prison museum for hotel guests. Breakfast is served in the cozy restaurant.

Outside the prison, the island Långholmen lies with its beautiful nature with running trails and a beach. Långholmen and the adjacent Hornstull neighborhood are predominantly inhabited, and there are a few restaurants and shops in the area. Fortunately, it is easy to get to the center from here, and in winter you can take a shortcut to the city across the ice on Lake Mälaren.

Read more here: STF Långholmen Hostel (hostel) and Långholmen Hotell (hotel)


When you land at Arlanda Airport, you can start your holiday in Stockholm by checking in at one of the world’s coolest hostels. At Jumbo Stay, you live in a converted Boeing 747, which since 2009 has housed hotel guests whose highest wish is a flight to dreamland. The hostel has both dormitories and double rooms. You can also book a suite in the cockpit – but here you must be out well in advance. NB! From Stockholm Arlanda Airport, it is approximately 20 minutes by high-speed train to Stockholm.

Read more here: Jumbo Stay


When you walk across the Skeppsholmsbron, the bridge to Skeppsholmen, you can’t fail to notice the majestic full rigger, HMS Chapman. The ship is located next to Hantverkshuset, the former naval barracks. HMS Chapman was built in 1988 and has been moored on Skeppsholmen since 1949, where it has served as a youth hostel.

You can stay on the ship in the beautiful cabins with porthole or in Hantverkshuset in one of the bright rooms. In Hantsverkshuset there is also a café that is open all year round – and in the summer you can eat on the deck of HMS Chapman. From the hostel there is a few minutes walk to the bus station and metro.

Read more here: STF by Chapman & Skeppsholmen

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