Stockholm one day trip

What to do if you have only one day in Stockholm? Let’s build your travel plan based on my personal experience and avoid the mistakes I made. Find below a complete bucket list of things to do and places to go in Stockholm.

One day in Stockholm: my trip

I came to Stockholm from Amsterdam with Norwegian airlines, one of the low cost European companies. That was an evening flight with arrival after 11 p.m., which made my trip a bit complicated from the very beginning. Usually I get prepared to various situations that a traveler can face on the way. But this time I made a huge mistake. And it caused a lot of my nerves and time.

One day in Stockholm

Currency exchange in Arlanda airport

Sweden is one of the European countries like Czechia, Hungary or Poland, which has its own currency. It was my pain of the trip. That autumn I had a week full of traveling: Prague-Paris-Prague-Amsterdam-Stockholm-Prague.

As a result I got a bit tired and forgot to exchange my Euros into Swedish Krona. Arriving quite late in Stockholm airport Arlanda I found the exchange offices closed. Hence the quest of getting from the airport to the city centre became quite difficult.

I couldn’t buy the bus tickets with my Euros. Sure, I could have payed with my Master Card, but all the money was spent on tickets and fun before.

With help of a security guard I found a shop 7/11 where they took my Euro coins and gave handful of Swedish Krona. That made me really happy. Because the chance of sleeping in the airport till the exchange offices start to work was quite real.

For you to know, it is about 60 km from Arlanda to Stockholm city centre. So there was no way of walking or taking a taxi (this option is extremely expensive).

Only sweet memories of how beautiful Stockholm is could calm me down.

Gamla Stan

Galma Stan

I began my one day in Stockholm early in the morning. 6 a.m. was the best time to walk through Gamla Stan. It is the old part of the Swedish capital. Its cute houses and narrow streets reminded me of Old Towns in Prague, Warsaw and Wroclaw.

Nobel Museum

Nobel museum in Stockholm

Nobel Museum is another place to see during one day in Stockholm. In Stortorget square surrounded by iconic houses I found the building of Nobel museum. This is the best place to learn about the Nobel price. Also you can discover the names of all the people who were honored this high estimation for the work in certain field.

I’ve put this place to my bucket list for the following longer visit, because I had only one day in Stockholm.

Stockholm metro station

Metro in Stockholm

Stockholm has absolutely unique Metro stations. The trains are just like in any other big city: comfortable, clean and fast. But the station will make you open your mouth. Going down to the stations with the escalator you get into a real cave.

List of unique subway stations in Stockholm

Blue line:

  • Kungsträdgården;
  • T-centralen;
  • Rådhuset;
  • Solna Centrum;
  • Tensta.

Green line:

  • Hötorget;
  • Thorildsplan;
  • Bagarmossen.

Red line:

  • Tekniska Högskolan;
  • Stadion;
  • The island of museums.

Djurgården – The island of museums

 

Djurgården — the island of museum. It is a very popular either with tourists and locals. There are numerous interesting museum, cosy parks and places to for a weekend afternoon. I would include this location into our bucket list. After walking around the Galma Stan this island is a place to relax.

Even if you have only one day in Stockholm, don’t try to cover all the attractions of the city. It is always better to do less, but enjoy everything you see.

Abba museum

Abba Museum

ABBA museum is the second popular museum in Swedish capital. If you don’t go inside, at least take a picture with the most popular local music band. By the way, the first place to eat in Stockholm on my day trip, was in ABBA museum.

And I was extremely surprised with the prices for food in Stockholm. I’ve hear that it is quite an expansive city, but in such a place I would never expect a lunch for two people almost for 60 Euros with main dish, coffee and desert.

Vassa museum

Vassa museum

Vassa museum is the most popular on the island and in Scandinavia. I’m not a big fan of such places, but this museum made me happy. Vassa museum amazes with the idea and its realization. Very impressive.

Visitors learn the history of Vassa ship. To cut a long story short: it was loaded with tons of gold. But just two minutes after the start of the voyage, the ship sank in the bay.

Today visitors can behold this fantastic ancient wooden construction from various levels. When you get to the top of the museum, there are chairs where one can have a rest and enjoy the view of the ship.

Ice bar in Stockholm

Ice bar Stockholm

Walking through the city I was given a flyer for free entrance into Stockholm Ice bar. To tell the truth I’m not a big fan of cold and ice, but a free entrance to an interesting place was very convincing. The bar is decorated with ice walls: ice chairs and even the glasses and cups are made of it. At the entrance you put on gloves and capes to feel warm.

I would not say that it is a place where I will come back again and again. Absolutely no, but a tick in front of the “To visit an ice bar” I have.

Sergels torg

Sergels torg

The square with a hard to pronounce name Sergels torg is located in the modern part of Stockholm. It unites several streets and is a popular shopping area. When I can to Sergels torg, there were a lot of people listening to some politicians.

Gallery

If you are planning a trip to Stockholm there is the schedule of cheapest flights to Arlanda airport from all possible destinations. Check it out.

Flights to Stockholm

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Vilnius

18.07.2018

25.07.2018

RT from 23

Gdansk

22.06.2018

24.06.2018

RT from 24

London

01.06.2018

03.06.2018

RT from 71

Helsinki

04.06.2018

07.06.2018

RT from 75

Riga

01.08.2018

07.08.2018

RT from 79

Warsaw

14.06.2018

18.06.2018

RT from 97

Berlin

11.07.2018

11.07.2018

RT from 129

Budapest

03.07.2018

05.07.2018

RT from 152

Milan

03.07.2018

10.07.2018

RT from 152

Kiev

10.10.2018

17.10.2018

RT from 166

Tallinn

11.06.2018

13.06.2018

RT from 175

Odessa

16.11.2018

23.11.2018

RT from 179

Sofia

15.09.2018

18.09.2018

RT from 182

Saint Petersburg

08.08.2018

15.08.2018

RT from 183

Amsterdam

20.07.2018

23.07.2018

RT from 184

Moscow

28.05.2018

04.06.2018

RT from 188

Dublin

19.06.2018

27.06.2018

RT from 193

Hamburg

30.05.2018

03.06.2018

RT from 195

Istanbul

31.05.2018

27.08.2018

RT from 197

Frankfurt

09.06.2018

12.06.2018

RT from 198

Rome

09.08.2018

09.09.2018

RT from 206

Madrid

28.05.2018

25.08.2018

RT from 209

Lviv

22.09.2018

29.09.2018

RT from 214

Minsk

30.09.2018

02.10.2018

RT from 219

Dusseldorf

20.07.2018

23.07.2018

RT from 224

Zurich

05.07.2018

08.07.2018

RT from 230

Innsbruck

23.08.2018

30.08.2018

RT from 259

Lyon

30.05.2018

29.06.2018

RT from 265

Zagreb

04.08.2018

03.11.2018

RT from 268

Kharkiv

02.06.2018

03.06.2018

RT from 271

Ljubljana

23.07.2018

26.07.2018

RT from 274

Athens

23.06.2018

26.06.2018

RT from 280

Tbilisi

21.06.2018

24.06.2018

RT from 291

Newcastle

02.08.2018

26.08.2018

RT from 299

Ekaterinburg

06.07.2018

10.07.2018

RT from 306

Tirana

30.06.2018

30.08.2018

RT from 308

Podgorica

10.01.2019

16.01.2019

RT from 309

Iasi

19.07.2018

22.07.2018

RT from 311

Cologne

30.05.2018

03.06.2018

RT from 321

Krasnodar

10.09.2018

23.09.2018

RT from 335

Kutaisi

15.06.2018

22.06.2018

RT from 346

Ufa

26.05.2018

30.05.2018

RT from 358

Rostov

03.08.2018

17.08.2018

RT from 378

San Francisco

10.10.2018

17.10.2018

RT from 390

Saarbruecken

09.07.2018

14.07.2018

RT from 397

Marrakech

22.06.2018

21.07.2018

RT from 400

Los Angeles

05.10.2018

13.10.2018

RT from 431

Almaty

18.08.2018

01.09.2018

RT from 437

Perm

01.08.2018

08.08.2018

RT from 443

Chelyabinsk

30.05.2018

09.06.2018

RT from 464

Yerevan

04.08.2018

14.08.2018

RT from 475

Oakland

30.05.2018

06.06.2018

RT from 479

Washington

20.11.2018

25.11.2018

RT from 479

Saratov

01.09.2018

09.09.2018

RT from 485

Las Vegas

14.08.2018

24.08.2018

RT from 501

Erbil

31.05.2018

04.06.2018

RT from 550

Beirut

28.06.2018

29.06.2018

RT from 565

Atlanta

04.09.2018

11.09.2018

RT from 613

Novosibirsk

03.06.2018

08.06.2018

RT from 615

Dallas

04.09.2018

11.09.2018

RT from 617

Newburgh

07.08.2018

22.08.2018

RT from 622

Tyumen

10.06.2018

12.06.2018

RT from 622

New York

15.06.2018

14.08.2018

RT from 624

Philadelphia

28.10.2018

04.11.2018

RT from 626

Simferopol

13.06.2018

18.06.2018

RT from 649

Toronto

19.06.2018

31.10.2018

RT from 700

Bangkok

10.10.2018

06.01.2019

RT from 724

San Diego

17.08.2018

24.08.2018

RT from 732

Boston

11.06.2018

17.06.2018

RT from 743

Suceava

27.05.2018

03.06.2018

RT from 788

Phuket

12.06.2018

07.09.2018

RT from 800

Islamabad

31.05.2018

15.06.2018

RT from 813

Phoenix

10.10.2018

17.10.2018

RT from 820

Krasnojarsk

02.06.2018

13.06.2018

RT from 862

Zanzibar

29.05.2018

06.07.2018

RT from 891

Manila

08.08.2018

28.08.2018

RT from 893

Sialkot

28.05.2018

29.05.2018

RT from 941

Indianapolis

20.06.2018

26.06.2018

RT from 945

Hargeisa

20.06.2018

21.06.2018

RT from 988

Penza

01.06.2018

15.06.2018

RT from 991

Victoria

16.06.2018

22.07.2018

RT from 1 040

Tashkent

29.06.2018

29.06.2018

RT from 1 041

Ottawa

14.08.2018

28.08.2018

RT from 1 048

Albany

15.06.2018

13.08.2018

RT from 1 200

Edmonton

04.07.2018

31.07.2018

RT from 1 233

Panama City

13.06.2018

24.06.2018

RT from 1 440

Buenos Aires

17.09.2018

08.10.2018

RT from 1 446

I hope that this list of thing to do and place to go during one day in Stockholm will help you to enjoy Swedish capital.

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