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.

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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

11.06.2021

17.06.2021

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Gdansk

06.07.2021

13.07.2021

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Prague

14.06.2021

18.06.2021

RT from 20

Warsaw

08.07.2021

15.07.2021

RT from 20

Krakow

04.06.2021

06.06.2021

RT from 21

Riga

14.06.2021

28.06.2021

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London

10.06.2021

24.06.2021

RT from 34

Kiev

15.07.2021

27.07.2021

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Budapest

20.06.2021

27.06.2021

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Gothenburg

16.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Milan

01.07.2021

08.07.2021

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Berlin

11.06.2021

13.06.2021

RT from 58

Vilnius

13.06.2021

20.06.2021

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Copenhagen

04.06.2021

06.06.2021

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Pisa

10.06.2021

14.06.2021

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Brussels

04.06.2021

08.06.2021

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Paris

24.06.2021

27.06.2021

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Barcelona

20.06.2021

22.06.2021

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Malaga

02.06.2021

20.06.2021

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Frankfurt

20.06.2021

27.06.2021

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Tallinn

15.06.2021

29.06.2021

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Rome

06.06.2021

13.06.2021

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Birmingham

01.06.2021

10.06.2021

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Oslo

26.05.2021

01.06.2021

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Helsinki

30.12.2021

03.01.2022

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Lviv

11.07.2021

23.07.2021

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Odessa

11.06.2021

15.06.2021

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Bucharest

14.06.2021

27.06.2021

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Catania

07.06.2021

18.06.2021

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Madrid

16.04.2022

18.04.2022

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Athens

01.07.2021

11.07.2021

RT from 94

Dortmund

01.07.2021

31.07.2021

RT from 96

Tel Aviv-Yafo

13.06.2021

11.07.2021

RT from 98

Eindhoven

26.07.2021

27.07.2021

RT from 101

Antalya

20.06.2021

30.06.2021

RT from 106

Moscow

20.06.2021

22.06.2021

RT from 107

Munich

30.09.2021

04.10.2021

RT from 109

Palermo

18.09.2021

22.09.2021

RT from 113

Memmingen

30.09.2021

04.10.2021

RT from 114

Lulea

25.06.2021

16.07.2021

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Larnaca

31.05.2021

04.06.2021

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Saint Petersburg

23.06.2021

27.06.2021

RT from 117

Minsk

12.06.2021

19.06.2021

RT from 121

Amsterdam

01.07.2021

04.07.2021

RT from 122

Bratislava

17.05.2021

26.05.2021

RT from 124

Marseille

17.07.2021

30.07.2021

RT from 125

Lisbon

26.06.2021

16.07.2021

RT from 125

Dusseldorf

08.07.2021

22.07.2021

RT from 125

Kharkiv

01.08.2021

07.08.2021

RT from 125

Kutaisi

18.06.2021

21.06.2021

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Nice

30.08.2021

05.09.2021

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Geneva

28.07.2021

04.08.2021

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Luqa

18.06.2021

25.06.2021

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Manchester

17.06.2021

11.07.2021

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Thessaloniki

01.06.2021

15.06.2021

RT from 138

Dublin

08.06.2021

08.06.2021

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Zurich

05.07.2021

18.07.2021

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Zaporozhye

09.06.2021

17.06.2021

RT from 143

Hamburg

01.07.2021

04.07.2021

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Bologna

24.07.2021

30.07.2021

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Umea

12.06.2021

18.06.2021

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Malmo

21.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Karlsruhe

17.06.2021

28.06.2021

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Venice

29.05.2021

02.06.2021

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Bari

29.05.2021

02.06.2021

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Istanbul

20.06.2021

30.06.2021

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Chisinau

16.06.2021

20.06.2021

RT from 170

Tenerife

13.07.2021

26.07.2021

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Belfast

21.07.2021

02.08.2021

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Belgrade

21.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Strasbourg

18.06.2021

20.06.2021

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Zagreb

04.08.2021

11.08.2021

RT from 185

Stuttgart

01.06.2021

05.06.2021

RT from 192

Edinburgh

08.06.2021

08.06.2021

RT from 192

Tbilisi

25.06.2021

10.07.2021

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Nuremberg

28.09.2021

02.10.2021

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Turin

29.05.2021

02.06.2021

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Dresden

03.07.2021

17.07.2021

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Ankara

10.05.2021

20.05.2021

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Cologne

23.05.2021

24.05.2021

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Nantes

20.06.2021

23.06.2021

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Izmir

17.05.2021

24.05.2021

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Verona

08.10.2021

11.10.2021

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Bilbao

18.05.2021

10.06.2021

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Paphos

02.09.2021

06.09.2021

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Reykjavik

22.06.2021

29.06.2021

RT from 228

Zakinthos

09.08.2021

10.08.2021

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Iasi

18.10.2021

22.10.2021

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Lille

15.08.2021

19.08.2021

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Petrozavodsk

26.06.2021

04.07.2021

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Montpellier

10.08.2021

18.08.2021

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Adana

19.05.2021

26.05.2021

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Gran Canaria

05.08.2021

14.08.2021

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Naples

29.05.2021

02.06.2021

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Astrakhan

19.06.2021

27.06.2021

RT from 252

La Coruna

27.06.2021

24.07.2021

RT from 253

Kaliningrad

15.11.2021

21.11.2021

RT from 257

Oulu

27.05.2021

25.06.2021

RT from 266

Voronezh

10.06.2021

17.06.2021

RT from 266

Ufa

20.10.2021

08.11.2021

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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.