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Things to do in Stockholm regardless of the weather

2021-11-08

Tips on indoor activities - museum, sightseeing, cinema & adventure

Autumn can for sure feel grey, dark, and dull. Do you also find it difficult to come up with exciting things to do during days of bad weather? We have collected our best tips on things to do in Stockholm regardless of the forecast. All our tips are indoor activities, which makes it easy to plan without the risk of having to cancel them due to bad weather. What do you prefer to do - go to a museum, go sightseeing, watch a good movie or do something active? At the end of this post, you’ll find a map with our tips on weatherproof things to do in Stockholm!

Go to a museum

Going to a museum on an autumn day is a perfect activity for the whole family. In Stockholm, there are many good museums that are interesting for everyone, regardless of age. We have listed three of our favourites.

Livrustkammaren - new exhibition "Manga Royals"
In Livrustkammaren, a museum about Sweden's royal history in Stockholm Castle, you’ll see magnificent costumes and shiny carriages from the Swedish royal court. If you visit Livrustkammaren right now, you get the chance to see Swedish royalty like you have never seen them before - in manga style. In the new exhibition "Manga Royals", royalty has inspired the cartoonists from the Swedish manga collective Nosebleed to adventurous and imaginative pictures in manga style.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11.00-17.00 (Thursdays 11: 00-20: 00)
Address: Slottsbacken 3
Ticket price: Free

New exhibition "Scandinavian Design & USA" at the National Museum
Visit the Swedish Museum of Art and Design, where the collections include paintings, sculptures, miniatures, arts and crafts, design, drawings, graphic sheets, and portrait photographs. In total, there are about 700,000 objects from the 16th century until today at the National Museum. In October, the new exhibition “Scandinavian Design & USA” opened, which is an exhibition about how people, ideas and design from the Nordic countries have influenced American material culture and vice versa. The exhibition is suitable for all generations, and is a perfect alternative for the company with a wide range of age - who do you want to bring along?

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 11.00-17.00, Thursday 11.00-20.00, Saturday & Sunday 10.00-17.00
Address: Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2
Ticket price: The National Museum's collections have free admission, but the exhibition "Scandinavian Design & USA" costs 85-170SEK/ person

Stockholm Toy Museum at Skeppsholmen
Do you appreciate toys and comics? Then you should visit northern Europe's largest collection of toys and comic books at Stockholm Toy Museum. Experience the 40,000 objects in the 2,500 square meter museum that extends into underground passages in the bedrock. Here, everyone, regardless of age, has fun together. Old toys from the past will evoke recognition and it’s easy to play and learn together. Discover everything from intact collectibles to well-used and beloved objects in a magical environment!

Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10.00-17.00
Address: Svensksundsvägen 5
Ticket price: Adult: 210 SEK, Children 4-18 years: 135 SEK, Children 0-3 years: Free

Go on sightseeing by boat

For many people, sightseeing is associated with tourism. But even you who live permanently in Stockholm should experience your own city, and in the Swedish capital, boat sightseeing is very pleasant. Seeing the city from the water is something extra! These tips are of course weatherproof as you can sit indoors on the boats.

The Royal Canal Tour
Go on a 50-minute sightseeing tour from central Stockholm and around Royal Djurgården. Listen to a guide about the places that are passed and get tips on things to do in Stockholm. The pre-recorded guide is available in 11 different languages. On board the boat you can buy coffee, drinks, snacks, sandwiches, wine, and beer.

Departure point: Strömkajen
Ticket price: 225 SEK (Regular price: 250 SEK)

Tip - pre-book to guarantee your spot on the Royal Canal Tour.

Under the Bridges of Stockholm
Eager to see as much of Stockholm as possible from the water? Then you should go on the sightseeing tour “Under the Bridges of Stockholm” which takes you underneath twelve bridges and through the lock between Saltsjön and Mälaren. You will see and learn more about Stockholm's most famous areas, sights, and buildings. If you want to take a coffee break, you can buy something tasty on board the boat. This tour is also available with a pre-recorded guide in 11 different languages.

Departure point: Strömkajen
Ticket price: 297 SEK (Regular price: 330 SEK)

Tip - pre-book to guarantee your spot on the Under the Bridges of Stockholm tour.

Go to the cinema - movie premieres in November

There are few things that are better than a good movie and a big bowl of popcorn on a grey autumn day. In November, many great movies will premiere, here are two of our recommendations!

Karl Bertil Jonsson’s Christmas Eve
The movie is about the department store director Tyko Johansson's 14-year-old son Karl-Bertil. Karl-Bertil has a clearly defined path forward in life, and that is to follow in his father's footsteps. But Karl-Beril's hero is Robin Hood, which leads him in a different direction. The film is a dramatized adaptation of Tage Danielsson's popular Christmas story from 1975.

Premiere: November 12

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman now present the new chapter in the Ghostbusters saga. The movie is about a single mother of two who moves to a small town. Soon they begin to realize that they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters - and that the children's grandfather has left a secret legacy to them.

Premiere: November 19

Active indoor adventures

Do you prefer to do something active instead of sitting still? Of course, you can always dress for the prevailing weather and go outdoors, but sometimes it can be nice to get active indoors - here are our best tips on active indoor activities.

Escape Kastellet
At Vaxholms Kastell you can book the adventure “Escape Kastellet” which is an escape room activity. Outsmart alarms, guards, and locked doors by using your creativity and thinking outside the box. Time is short so it is important to act quickly. Will you succeed in getting out of the dungeon in time?

Booking: Pre-booking required
Suitable for: Suitable from 15 years or 10 years in the company of an adult
Price: 2-3 people - 1,000 SEK, 4 people - 1,200 SEK, 5 people - 1,400 SEK, 6 people - 1,600 SEK

Yoump - trampoline park
If you love to move, Yoump is the thing for you! Yoump can be visited in several locations in Sweden and is the Nordic region's leading trampoline park with trampolines and activities for the whole family regardless of age. All Yoump parks are unique, but most of them have AirTrack’s, Ninja track, Foam pit, various Free jumps, Battle Beam and Big Airbag in their range. Trampoline is very fun and at the same time an excellent form of exercise that develops both coordination and balance.

Opening hours: See opening hours on the website
Suitable for: Everyone - regardless of age
Ticket price: See specific ticket prices on the website

Map with tips on things to do in Stockholm regardless of the weather

Changes may occur, for updated information always read on the organizer's own website.

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