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

Bremen

25.05.2019

04.06.2019

RT from 15

Warsaw

10.05.2019

12.05.2019

RT from 21

Gdansk

12.06.2019

09.07.2019

RT from 22

Wroclaw

17.05.2019

20.05.2019

RT from 22

Memmingen

18.05.2019

25.05.2019

RT from 23

Katowice

19.06.2019

23.06.2019

RT from 32

London

08.05.2019

15.05.2019

RT from 32

Kiev

20.06.2019

27.06.2019

RT from 34

Budapest

15.05.2019

22.05.2019

RT from 38

Tallinn

16.05.2019

19.05.2019

RT from 49

Oslo

15.05.2019

16.05.2019

RT from 52

Berlin

17.05.2019

20.05.2019

RT from 52

Cologne

01.09.2019

11.09.2019

RT from 64

Paris

14.06.2019

21.06.2019

RT from 67

Riga

27.05.2019

05.06.2019

RT from 68

Brussels

14.06.2019

21.06.2019

RT from 69

Milan

25.05.2019

01.06.2019

RT from 70

Aalesund

20.05.2019

28.05.2019

RT from 72

Sofia

14.07.2019

18.08.2019

RT from 73

Vilnius

16.05.2019

20.05.2019

RT from 76

Helsinki

09.10.2019

13.10.2019

RT from 77

Tuzla

05.06.2019

09.06.2019

RT from 79

Lviv

16.05.2019

22.05.2019

RT from 84

Skopje

20.05.2019

24.05.2019

RT from 85

Hamburg

04.05.2019

07.05.2019

RT from 85

Bucharest

28.04.2019

01.05.2019

RT from 88

Dusseldorf

11.05.2019

14.05.2019

RT from 89

Krakow

03.05.2019

12.05.2019

RT from 90

Thessaloniki

14.10.2019

18.10.2019

RT from 92

Gothenburg

30.04.2019

03.05.2019

RT from 93

Venice

28.08.2019

01.09.2019

RT from 94

Malmo

24.05.2019

26.05.2019

RT from 99

Dortmund

31.05.2019

04.06.2019

RT from 100

Turku

28.06.2019

01.07.2019

RT from 102

Prague

05.06.2019

10.06.2019

RT from 104

Zurich

06.09.2019

08.09.2019

RT from 106

Amsterdam

12.06.2019

06.08.2019

RT from 106

Barcelona

11.05.2019

12.05.2019

RT from 109

Vienna

10.05.2019

12.05.2019

RT from 110

Lulea

22.05.2019

25.05.2019

RT from 112

Mulhouse

16.05.2019

18.05.2019

RT from 112

Odessa

30.05.2019

04.06.2019

RT from 115

Kutaisi

04.06.2019

11.06.2019

RT from 115

Madrid

17.05.2019

20.05.2019

RT from 121

Alicante

30.05.2019

03.06.2019

RT from 121

Rome

29.04.2019

17.05.2019

RT from 123

Eindhoven

24.06.2019

28.06.2019

RT from 124

Frankfurt

01.11.2019

03.11.2019

RT from 124

Dublin

09.05.2019

13.05.2019

RT from 125

Copenhagen

18.06.2019

19.06.2019

RT from 129

Athens

19.07.2019

28.07.2019

RT from 129

Lyon

17.06.2019

20.06.2019

RT from 134

Manchester

07.06.2019

10.06.2019

RT from 136

Munich

28.05.2019

02.06.2019

RT from 137

Edinburgh

09.08.2019

11.08.2019

RT from 139

Tel Aviv-Yafo

27.05.2019

31.05.2019

RT from 140

Rzeszow

03.05.2019

12.05.2019

RT from 140

Moscow

06.05.2019

16.05.2019

RT from 140

Nice

03.10.2019

06.10.2019

RT from 141

Kherson

09.05.2019

11.05.2019

RT from 142

Dnepropetrovsk

05.06.2019

11.06.2019

RT from 143

Geneva

14.05.2019

22.05.2019

RT from 143

Stuttgart

04.07.2019

09.07.2019

RT from 148

Kharkiv

11.05.2019

17.05.2019

RT from 148

Bilbao

18.05.2019

22.05.2019

RT from 151

Nuremberg

29.11.2019

02.12.2019

RT from 154

Glasgow

15.08.2019

20.08.2019

RT from 155

Palanga

14.05.2019

21.05.2019

RT from 158

Marseille

19.06.2019

25.06.2019

RT from 158

Saint Petersburg

25.05.2019

29.05.2019

RT from 159

Lisbon

05.10.2019

08.10.2019

RT from 159

Szczecin

07.05.2019

22.05.2019

RT from 162

Poznan

13.07.2019

16.07.2019

RT from 163

Turin

25.04.2019

09.05.2019

RT from 163

Angelholm

24.04.2019

25.04.2019

RT from 165

Ivano-Frankovsk

03.05.2019

07.05.2019

RT from 170

Minsk

15.07.2019

18.08.2019

RT from 170

Split

06.06.2019

13.06.2019

RT from 172

Malaga

19.05.2019

23.05.2019

RT from 173

Kaliningrad

21.05.2019

26.05.2019

RT from 180

Sarajevo

27.09.2019

30.09.2019

RT from 181

Newcastle

11.05.2019

15.05.2019

RT from 183

Billund

17.10.2019

27.10.2019

RT from 184

Birmingham

06.06.2019

09.06.2019

RT from 188

Istanbul

13.05.2019

19.05.2019

RT from 189

Kazan

06.09.2019

12.09.2019

RT from 191

Bergen

16.05.2019

23.05.2019

RT from 193

Kaunas

20.04.2019

23.04.2019

RT from 197

Belgrade

27.04.2019

01.05.2019

RT from 197

Vaasa

18.05.2019

23.05.2019

RT from 200

Montpellier

19.06.2019

25.06.2019

RT from 202

Chisinau

30.05.2019

04.06.2019

RT from 203

Bodo

06.05.2019

07.05.2019

RT from 204

Zagreb

31.05.2019

02.08.2019

RT from 205

Luxembourg

01.08.2019

04.08.2019

RT from 206

Cluj-Napoca

25.04.2019

29.04.2019

RT from 207

Tbilisi

26.08.2019

20.01.2020

RT from 209

Ljubljana

01.08.2019

18.08.2019

RT from 213

Stavanger

29.04.2019

03.05.2019

RT from 214

Bari

15.05.2019

31.05.2019

RT from 215

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.