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

Wroclaw

29.08.2020

01.09.2020

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Krakow

17.09.2020

19.09.2020

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Gdansk

18.08.2020

25.08.2020

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Katowice

20.08.2020

25.08.2020

RT from 23

Warsaw

10.09.2020

17.09.2020

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Saint Petersburg

22.09.2020

26.09.2020

RT from 33

Belgrade

06.10.2020

10.10.2020

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Tuzla

18.10.2020

21.10.2020

RT from 36

Vienna

26.08.2020

30.08.2020

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Milan

28.08.2020

17.09.2020

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Budapest

11.09.2020

14.09.2020

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London

23.09.2020

25.09.2020

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Oslo

03.09.2020

10.09.2020

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Kiev

11.09.2020

15.09.2020

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Tallinn

08.10.2020

22.10.2020

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Rome

01.09.2020

30.09.2020

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Bucharest

03.10.2020

10.10.2020

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Brussels

30.08.2020

31.08.2020

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Lviv

17.08.2020

29.08.2020

RT from 72

Malaga

26.08.2020

09.09.2020

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Odessa

19.09.2020

27.09.2020

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Lisbon

23.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Vilnius

01.10.2020

04.10.2020

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Hamburg

12.08.2020

15.08.2020

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Riga

18.09.2020

21.09.2020

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Dusseldorf

22.11.2020

26.11.2020

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Kharkiv

01.09.2020

25.09.2020

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Barcelona

17.08.2020

24.08.2020

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Malmo

11.09.2020

13.09.2020

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Berlin

01.03.2021

16.03.2021

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Paris

03.10.2020

09.10.2020

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Copenhagen

21.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Zaporozhye

09.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Madrid

19.08.2020

26.08.2020

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Gothenburg

02.10.2020

11.10.2020

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

11.10.2020

18.10.2020

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Frankfurt

24.09.2020

30.09.2020

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Poznan

29.08.2020

30.08.2020

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Moscow

30.09.2020

08.10.2020

RT from 98

Athens

09.11.2020

13.11.2020

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Dortmund

21.11.2020

26.11.2020

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Helsinki

24.09.2020

28.09.2020

RT from 102

Luqa

17.09.2020

21.09.2020

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Valencia

14.08.2020

19.08.2020

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Bologna

22.08.2020

22.09.2020

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Cologne

21.11.2020

26.11.2020

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Eindhoven

16.08.2020

23.08.2020

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Tbilisi

22.08.2020

29.08.2020

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Sofia

22.08.2020

27.08.2020

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Mulhouse

02.10.2020

04.10.2020

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Prague

28.08.2020

31.08.2020

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Alicante

14.08.2020

19.08.2020

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Amsterdam

05.11.2020

09.11.2020

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Naples

11.08.2020

17.08.2020

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Porto

20.08.2020

25.08.2020

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Yerevan

12.10.2020

17.10.2020

RT from 123

Venice

22.08.2020

22.09.2020

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Bari

11.12.2020

16.12.2020

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Kutaisi

13.09.2020

21.09.2020

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Manchester

12.02.2021

14.02.2021

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Kazan

05.10.2020

10.10.2020

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Bilbao

22.08.2020

24.08.2020

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Kaunas

13.09.2020

14.09.2020

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Bydgoszcz

11.09.2020

14.09.2020

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Ekaterinburg

23.11.2020

28.11.2020

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Istanbul

14.09.2020

18.09.2020

RT from 153

Geneva

02.10.2020

04.10.2020

RT from 154

Munich

31.10.2020

06.11.2020

RT from 154

Trondheim

01.12.2020

08.12.2020

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Larnaca

17.09.2020

17.09.2020

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Lodz

11.09.2020

30.10.2020

RT from 157

Zurich

18.10.2020

31.10.2020

RT from 157

Voronezh

07.10.2020

13.10.2020

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Bordeaux

18.08.2020

24.08.2020

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Pescara

23.11.2020

27.11.2020

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Bergen

03.11.2020

03.11.2020

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Amman

19.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Lyon

25.09.2020

27.09.2020

RT from 168

Graz

10.09.2020

13.09.2020

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Palanga

24.08.2020

27.08.2020

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Minsk

02.09.2020

16.09.2020

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Stuttgart

08.07.2021

13.07.2021

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Nice

24.08.2020

28.08.2020

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Nis

03.10.2020

07.10.2020

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Dnepropetrovsk

01.11.2020

05.11.2020

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BAK

01.10.2020

31.01.2021

RT from 186

Newcastle

02.09.2020

09.09.2020

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Rostov

01.10.2020

08.10.2020

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Ufa

04.10.2020

08.10.2020

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Kaliningrad

22.02.2021

28.02.2021

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Vaasa

13.08.2020

14.08.2020

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Krasnodar

22.09.2020

30.09.2020

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Linz

23.10.2020

26.10.2020

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Cardiff

18.08.2020

25.08.2020

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Novosibirsk

05.10.2020

14.10.2020

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Izhevsk

01.10.2020

15.10.2020

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Chelyabinsk

23.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Tyumen

18.09.2020

27.09.2020

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Mineralnye Vody

21.09.2020

28.09.2020

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Bristol

14.08.2020

21.08.2020

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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.