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

Gdansk

18.01.2019

20.01.2019

RT from 12

Memmingen

14.01.2019

17.01.2019

RT from 14

Vilnius

14.01.2019

21.01.2019

RT from 22

Milan

28.01.2019

30.01.2019

RT from 29

Brussels

09.01.2019

13.01.2019

RT from 32

London

01.02.2019

03.02.2019

RT from 37

Berlin

20.01.2019

23.01.2019

RT from 45

Kiev

13.03.2019

20.03.2019

RT from 46

Paris

15.03.2019

18.03.2019

RT from 50

Vienna

11.03.2019

13.03.2019

RT from 53

Turku

31.01.2019

03.02.2019

RT from 54

Tallinn

07.03.2019

10.03.2019

RT from 57

Warsaw

27.12.2018

10.01.2019

RT from 59

Riga

11.02.2019

15.02.2019

RT from 68

Helsinki

17.01.2019

18.01.2019

RT from 73

Dusseldorf

25.01.2019

27.01.2019

RT from 79

Hamburg

12.03.2019

15.03.2019

RT from 84

Cologne

15.01.2019

01.02.2019

RT from 102

Munich

21.02.2019

01.03.2019

RT from 104

Geneva

26.02.2019

02.03.2019

RT from 109

Budapest

05.09.2019

12.09.2019

RT from 110

Frankfurt

22.02.2019

26.02.2019

RT from 114

Katowice

24.05.2019

26.05.2019

RT from 115

Kutaisi

10.02.2019

17.02.2019

RT from 119

Saint Petersburg

25.02.2019

28.02.2019

RT from 135

Manchester

15.01.2019

30.01.2019

RT from 135

Thessaloniki

05.02.2019

08.02.2019

RT from 136

Amsterdam

29.04.2019

13.05.2019

RT from 137

Kharkiv

07.05.2019

12.05.2019

RT from 138

Dnepropetrovsk

24.05.2019

26.05.2019

RT from 139

Moscow

17.01.2019

21.01.2019

RT from 140

Nuremberg

25.01.2019

28.01.2019

RT from 142

Dublin

18.01.2019

20.01.2019

RT from 146

Karlsruhe

08.02.2019

10.02.2019

RT from 147

Prague

30.04.2019

10.05.2019

RT from 148

Luxembourg

19.02.2019

26.02.2019

RT from 148

Zurich

08.01.2019

22.01.2019

RT from 150

Stuttgart

16.04.2019

21.04.2019

RT from 154

Mulhouse

28.01.2019

01.02.2019

RT from 158

Faro

31.01.2019

03.03.2019

RT from 160

Oslo

01.01.2019

01.01.2019

RT from 171

Minsk

20.03.2019

25.03.2019

RT from 174

Hanover

26.12.2018

30.12.2018

RT from 176

Podgorica

17.01.2019

23.01.2019

RT from 188

Kaliningrad

01.07.2019

05.07.2019

RT from 188

Rome

28.12.2018

11.01.2019

RT from 190

Billund

04.02.2019

09.02.2019

RT from 190

Chisinau

13.03.2019

17.03.2019

RT from 191

Istanbul

20.01.2019

27.01.2019

RT from 195

Belgrade

29.12.2018

02.01.2019

RT from 199

Aarhus

04.02.2019

09.02.2019

RT from 203

Tbilisi

25.01.2019

30.01.2019

RT from 208

Athens

08.01.2019

09.01.2019

RT from 209

Odessa

08.01.2019

21.01.2019

RT from 236

Kazan

01.02.2019

10.02.2019

RT from 237

Bremen

16.01.2019

18.01.2019

RT from 240

Copenhagen

22.12.2018

22.12.2018

RT from 256

Dubrovnik

10.04.2019

13.04.2019

RT from 259

Samara

15.02.2019

22.02.2019

RT from 261

Tel Aviv-Yafo

01.01.2019

08.01.2019

RT from 263

Krasnodar

09.02.2019

13.02.2019

RT from 263

Dresden

01.01.2019

05.01.2019

RT from 269

Beirut

11.01.2019

10.02.2019

RT from 271

Pristina

01.06.2019

20.06.2019

RT from 272

Tyumen

03.02.2019

10.02.2019

RT from 276

Perm

16.03.2019

25.03.2019

RT from 292

Barcelona

23.12.2018

23.12.2018

RT from 293

Ufa

21.01.2019

25.01.2019

RT from 309

Yerevan

01.02.2019

08.02.2019

RT from 314

Zagreb

30.12.2018

01.01.2019

RT from 325

Krasnojarsk

21.01.2019

26.01.2019

RT from 325

Nizhniy Novgorod

01.06.2019

08.06.2019

RT from 327

Rostov

04.04.2019

11.04.2019

RT from 335

Almaty

06.05.2019

26.05.2019

RT from 335

Astana

31.05.2019

04.06.2019

RT from 337

Lisbon

29.12.2018

01.01.2019

RT from 340

Sochi

07.10.2019

20.10.2019

RT from 358

Naples

30.12.2018

02.01.2019

RT from 360

Stavropol

24.01.2019

20.04.2019

RT from 361

Ekaterinburg

25.12.2018

01.01.2019

RT from 373

Greven

20.12.2018

28.12.2018

RT from 381

Cairo

25.12.2018

07.01.2019

RT from 383

BAK

23.02.2019

02.03.2019

RT from 384

San Francisco

09.01.2019

21.01.2019

RT from 389

Leipzig-Halle

01.01.2019

04.01.2019

RT from 389

Innsbruck

02.01.2019

06.01.2019

RT from 408

Bishkek

18.03.2019

23.03.2019

RT from 409

Tomsk

01.04.2019

14.04.2019

RT from 428

Simferopol

06.07.2019

03.08.2019

RT from 428

Preveza

18.05.2019

25.05.2019

RT from 430

Novosibirsk

07.03.2019

09.03.2019

RT from 432

Seattle

17.01.2019

26.01.2019

RT from 443

Orenburg

10.05.2019

18.05.2019

RT from 454

Washington

09.03.2019

24.03.2019

RT from 458

Pittsburgh

21.01.2019

28.01.2019

RT from 459

Voronezh

30.12.2018

05.01.2019

RT from 474

Izhevsk

25.12.2018

25.12.2018

RT from 538

Lyon

29.12.2018

29.12.2018

RT from 542

Karaganda

27.12.2018

08.01.2019

RT from 552

Minneapolis

10.05.2019

17.05.2019

RT from 561

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.