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

Vienna

06.11.2020

09.11.2020

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Katowice

22.01.2021

25.01.2021

RT from 20

Gdansk

13.11.2020

15.11.2020

RT from 20

Riga

24.12.2020

03.01.2021

RT from 23

Saint Petersburg

26.12.2020

09.01.2021

RT from 33

London

20.11.2020

27.11.2020

RT from 36

Vilnius

21.12.2020

26.12.2020

RT from 41

Warsaw

21.12.2020

27.12.2020

RT from 43

Kiev

28.11.2020

06.12.2020

RT from 48

Athens

16.11.2020

20.11.2020

RT from 50

Moscow

14.12.2020

17.12.2020

RT from 59

Tallinn

03.06.2021

06.06.2021

RT from 61

Milan

05.11.2020

08.11.2020

RT from 62

Lviv

11.02.2021

14.02.2021

RT from 66

Berlin

13.11.2020

15.11.2020

RT from 67

Rome

09.11.2020

27.11.2020

RT from 68

Belgrade

20.11.2020

27.11.2020

RT from 70

Bucharest

23.12.2020

04.01.2021

RT from 77

Barcelona

05.11.2020

12.11.2020

RT from 78

Brussels

01.02.2021

11.02.2021

RT from 79

Bari

08.02.2021

14.02.2021

RT from 80

Malaga

06.11.2020

08.11.2020

RT from 80

Copenhagen

06.11.2020

08.11.2020

RT from 81

Manchester

06.11.2020

12.11.2020

RT from 83

Birmingham

06.11.2020

13.11.2020

RT from 83

Thessaloniki

30.10.2020

08.11.2020

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Wroclaw

20.11.2020

22.11.2020

RT from 86

Sofia

27.11.2020

28.11.2020

RT from 86

Luxembourg

23.11.2020

13.12.2020

RT from 86

Budapest

11.03.2021

11.03.2021

RT from 88

Lisbon

28.11.2020

01.12.2020

RT from 91

Amsterdam

19.01.2021

27.01.2021

RT from 92

Krakow

09.11.2020

14.11.2020

RT from 93

Hamburg

30.10.2020

01.11.2020

RT from 95

Bergen

18.11.2020

19.11.2020

RT from 96

Prague

18.12.2020

07.01.2021

RT from 101

Paris

05.11.2020

09.11.2020

RT from 101

Helsinki

11.11.2020

18.11.2020

RT from 101

Kaunas

01.11.2020

08.11.2020

RT from 105

Frankfurt

07.11.2020

10.11.2020

RT from 105

Madrid

06.11.2020

09.11.2020

RT from 112

Bratislava

14.12.2020

28.12.2020

RT from 117

Tangier

05.11.2020

12.11.2020

RT from 118

Visby

04.11.2020

05.11.2020

RT from 118

Odessa

06.11.2020

10.11.2020

RT from 119

Kazan

18.12.2020

24.12.2020

RT from 120

Umea

02.11.2020

04.11.2020

RT from 121

Poznan

30.10.2020

02.11.2020

RT from 122

Palma de Mallorca

21.11.2020

30.11.2020

RT from 126

Ekaterinburg

15.12.2020

19.12.2020

RT from 128

Tel Aviv-Yafo

10.12.2020

18.12.2020

RT from 129

Dusseldorf

03.12.2020

05.12.2020

RT from 131

Geneva

07.11.2020

21.11.2020

RT from 132

Szczecin

30.10.2020

01.11.2020

RT from 132

Dublin

24.12.2020

27.12.2020

RT from 133

Nice

30.12.2020

02.01.2021

RT from 133

Lulea

08.11.2020

11.11.2020

RT from 136

Kharkiv

13.01.2021

20.01.2021

RT from 138

Ornskoldsvik

03.12.2020

06.12.2020

RT from 139

Perm

05.03.2021

09.03.2021

RT from 139

Kaliningrad

06.01.2021

09.01.2021

RT from 140

Heraklion

12.04.2021

17.04.2021

RT from 143

Seville

16.11.2020

19.11.2020

RT from 155

Chisinau

12.12.2020

02.01.2021

RT from 156

Lyon

30.11.2020

03.12.2020

RT from 158

Malmo

06.11.2020

06.11.2020

RT from 158

Venice

24.12.2020

01.01.2021

RT from 158

Luqa

25.11.2020

30.11.2020

RT from 159

Gran Canaria

12.11.2020

15.11.2020

RT from 161

Minsk

02.11.2020

07.11.2020

RT from 162

Zaporozhye

09.01.2021

15.01.2021

RT from 162

Istanbul

14.12.2020

04.01.2021

RT from 164

Newcastle

24.12.2020

01.01.2021

RT from 165

Zurich

25.12.2020

02.01.2021

RT from 170

Bremen

03.12.2020

05.12.2020

RT from 172

Chelyabinsk

28.12.2020

02.01.2021

RT from 174

Samara

30.12.2020

02.01.2021

RT from 181

Munich

12.11.2020

15.11.2020

RT from 182

Tyumen

23.12.2020

09.01.2021

RT from 187

Rostov

29.12.2020

12.01.2021

RT from 190

Mulhouse

23.12.2020

26.12.2020

RT from 191

Varna

05.11.2020

12.11.2020

RT from 193

Krasnodar

13.01.2021

20.01.2021

RT from 200

Antalya

02.11.2020

07.11.2020

RT from 206

Sochi

08.02.2021

14.02.2021

RT from 217

Larnaca

07.11.2020

14.11.2020

RT from 222

Tbilisi

14.01.2021

21.01.2021

RT from 224

Arkhangelsk

31.12.2020

04.01.2021

RT from 231

Simferopol

10.12.2020

24.12.2020

RT from 232

Antwerp

05.01.2021

12.01.2021

RT from 244

Makhachkala

28.12.2020

04.01.2021

RT from 252

Novosibirsk

21.12.2020

26.12.2020

RT from 261

Mineralnye Vody

11.02.2021

14.02.2021

RT from 262

Dnepropetrovsk

12.11.2020

03.12.2020

RT from 263

Omsk

20.12.2020

26.12.2020

RT from 271

Funchal

05.11.2020

12.11.2020

RT from 283

Naberevnye Chelny

03.01.2021

07.01.2021

RT from 286

Rotterdam

15.12.2020

18.12.2020

RT from 304

Kherson

01.02.2021

10.02.2021

RT from 311

Pristina

02.11.2020

02.11.2020

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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.