Petra Linnea Paula Marklund AKA September
Looking to enjoy life on the cheap in Stockholm? Read on..
The capital city of Sweden has attractions for all budgets and ages from shopping centers, to museums and amusement parks. Many of the cities museums are free of charge and there are also some walking tours operated in the city that are free for tourists. Our top 3 attractions include some of the most popular places to visit.
This amazing amusement park is 90SEK to go to for the day - around £8.60. For admission to the park for the day this is value for money for money. There are 31 rides and even though some of these cost extra, just for the thrills it is worth it. The park features a recent new addition of a wooden roller coaster which is extremely popular. There are plenty of large rides including a free fall, but also plenty to do for young kids and those with less of a head for heights.
Address: Lilla Almanna Grand 9, 115 21 Stockholm
Contact: 468 587 501 00
The Changing of the Guard
It’s completely free to watch the changing of the guard in front of the King of Sweden’s residence and the whole display lasts about 40 minutes. Every single day there is a military band at 12.15 pm and you will often see guards approaching the palace on horseback. This spectacle is really a delight for all ages and is an essential part of Swedish history.
Address: Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm
The Vasa Museum
The Vasa was a famous ship that sadly sank on her maiden voyage out of Stockholm in 1628. She was finally salvaged in 1961. There are several excellent displays in historical artifacts available at the museum and it is completely free for those under the age of 18. An adult ticket costs 110SEK. On visiting the museum you will get a great feel for the history of Stockholm and also this warship has a fascinating story.
Address: Galarvarvsvagen 14, Djurgarden, Stockholm
Contact: 468 519 548 00
Finally if you are visiting Stockholm in the future, keep a look out for the Abba Museum which is planned to be opening soon!