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

Warsaw

15.11.2018

19.11.2018

RT from 15

Gdansk

16.11.2018

20.11.2018

RT from 21

Krakow

15.11.2018

18.11.2018

RT from 23

Milan

14.11.2018

21.11.2018

RT from 37

London

24.11.2018

26.11.2018

RT from 38

Vilnius

13.11.2018

19.11.2018

RT from 40

Brussels

23.11.2018

25.11.2018

RT from 48

Kiev

12.10.2019

15.10.2019

RT from 49

Tallinn

02.05.2019

04.05.2019

RT from 56

Berlin

17.12.2018

18.12.2018

RT from 60

Riga

23.11.2018

25.11.2018

RT from 65

Helsinki

06.12.2018

09.12.2018

RT from 71

Budapest

31.12.2018

01.01.2019

RT from 95

Amsterdam

25.01.2019

27.01.2019

RT from 105

Manchester

15.02.2019

05.03.2019

RT from 106

Copenhagen

15.11.2018

19.11.2018

RT from 109

Kherson

22.11.2018

25.11.2018

RT from 110

Chernovtsy

15.11.2018

30.11.2018

RT from 112

Lulea

23.12.2018

15.01.2019

RT from 120

Kharkiv

20.11.2018

22.11.2018

RT from 134

Minsk

23.11.2018

26.02.2019

RT from 135

Kutaisi

01.12.2018

09.12.2018

RT from 136

Dublin

01.01.2019

06.01.2019

RT from 139

Istanbul

19.06.2019

26.07.2019

RT from 143

Hamburg

09.11.2018

11.11.2018

RT from 143

Frankfurt

24.12.2018

10.01.2019

RT from 146

Moscow

03.12.2018

11.12.2018

RT from 147

Zurich

07.11.2018

14.11.2018

RT from 151

Dusseldorf

07.12.2018

14.12.2018

RT from 152

Munich

15.08.2019

31.08.2019

RT from 153

Geneva

27.10.2018

03.11.2018

RT from 157

Vienna

21.12.2018

02.01.2019

RT from 158

Belgrade

15.07.2019

22.07.2019

RT from 161

Paris

05.11.2018

19.11.2018

RT from 161

Turku

15.11.2018

16.11.2018

RT from 164

Saint Petersburg

07.03.2019

10.03.2019

RT from 164

Bucharest

26.10.2018

23.01.2019

RT from 165

Lisbon

29.03.2019

04.04.2019

RT from 168

Jyvaskyla

24.11.2018

01.12.2018

RT from 170

Bergen

22.11.2018

22.11.2018

RT from 170

Porto

18.01.2019

20.01.2019

RT from 171

Bologna

01.08.2019

19.08.2019

RT from 171

Lyon

02.02.2019

09.02.2019

RT from 180

Rome

28.12.2018

03.01.2019

RT from 184

Agadir

26.01.2019

31.01.2019

RT from 190

Pisa

14.11.2018

21.11.2018

RT from 191

Aarhus

28.12.2018

01.01.2019

RT from 195

Bordeaux

02.06.2019

09.06.2019

RT from 197

Lviv

30.12.2018

02.01.2019

RT from 197

Klagenfurt

22.11.2018

26.11.2018

RT from 199

Zagreb

04.03.2019

18.03.2019

RT from 200

Tel Aviv-Yafo

27.12.2018

03.01.2019

RT from 215

Tbilisi

21.05.2019

28.05.2019

RT from 221

Thessaloniki

24.06.2019

28.06.2019

RT from 230

Lille

23.11.2018

25.11.2018

RT from 234

Rostov

15.11.2018

19.11.2018

RT from 235

Sarajevo

28.12.2018

04.01.2019

RT from 238

Tirana

28.11.2018

02.12.2018

RT from 239

Kristianstad

20.11.2018

21.11.2018

RT from 244

Kazan

05.12.2018

10.12.2018

RT from 245

Krasnodar

15.01.2019

21.01.2019

RT from 252

Liverpool

03.05.2019

05.05.2019

RT from 257

Samara

29.11.2018

03.12.2018

RT from 265

Astrakhan

02.02.2019

08.02.2019

RT from 268

Ekaterinburg

23.11.2018

02.12.2018

RT from 270

Kaliningrad

05.01.2019

08.01.2019

RT from 273

Split

04.03.2019

18.03.2019

RT from 279

Chania

01.02.2019

07.02.2019

RT from 281

Krasnojarsk

02.02.2019

08.02.2019

RT from 294

Cairo

23.11.2018

30.11.2018

RT from 306

New York

07.12.2018

10.12.2018

RT from 315

Novosibirsk

06.02.2019

13.02.2019

RT from 316

Kirkenes

02.01.2019

07.01.2019

RT from 322

Yerevan

15.11.2018

22.11.2018

RT from 329

Ufa

05.11.2018

12.11.2018

RT from 345

Voronezh

20.04.2019

25.04.2019

RT from 357

Washington

22.11.2018

02.12.2018

RT from 365

Addis Ababa

12.11.2018

13.11.2018

RT from 369

Nottingham

29.10.2018

05.11.2018

RT from 396

Astana

01.11.2018

01.06.2019

RT from 404

Sveg

29.10.2018

05.11.2018

RT from 415

Chelyabinsk

03.11.2018

22.11.2018

RT from 417

BAK

31.10.2018

01.11.2018

RT from 418

Dammam

05.11.2018

19.11.2018

RT from 419

Syktyvkar

02.08.2019

11.08.2019

RT from 429

Almaty

20.11.2018

26.11.2018

RT from 450

Tashkent

01.11.2018

30.01.2019

RT from 497

Perm

01.01.2019

06.01.2019

RT from 518

Kaunas

04.11.2018

09.11.2018

RT from 521

Erbil

23.12.2018

02.01.2019

RT from 536

Beijing

01.11.2018

04.11.2018

RT from 594

Bangkok

15.11.2018

22.11.2018

RT from 598

Fort Lauderdale

26.05.2019

13.06.2019

RT from 609

Toronto

06.11.2018

16.11.2018

RT from 630

Mexico City

11.11.2018

14.11.2018

RT from 714

Khabarovsk

02.01.2019

12.01.2019

RT from 729

Manila

18.11.2018

17.02.2019

RT from 770

Irkutsk

01.01.2019

08.01.2019

RT from 817

Chicago

24.12.2018

29.12.2018

RT from 897

São Paulo

30.12.2018

26.01.2019

RT from 909

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.