Stockholm Pass: How to save o in Stockholm (review 2024)

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Stockholm Pass includes admission to more than 60 of Stockholm’s top sights, museums and attractions. In this article, we’ll give you a full review of how to save in Stockholm and whether Stockholm Pass is a good choice for you.

Stockholm is a photogenic and charming Scandinavian city, but unfortunately one of the most expensive places in the world. You can get an idea of the entrance fee from the previous article with tips on what to see in Stockholm.

One way to save money in Stockholm is with Stockholm Pass. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at it.

How to save in Stockholm: Stockholm Pass

Stockholm Pass is a tourist card that gives you free entry to more than 60 sights, museums and attractions in Stockholm. You do not need to buy any additional tickets. You just show your card and move on.

What are the benefits of Stockholm Pass?

Free entry to more than 60 monuments, museums or attractions. These include the Vasa Museum, the Nordiska Museum, the Royal Palace, but also a visit to Stockholm Archipelago, which would be a shame to miss when visiting Stockholm.

With the card, you can see Stockholm from a different angle – you can take a ride along Lake Mälaren to Drottningholm Palace or along the canal around Djurgården Island to see Gamla Stan and other neighbourhoods.

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Visit Stockholm Archipelago as part of Stockholm Pass

You have 2 years to activate your Stockholm Pass, so if you plan to visit Stockholm, it’s best to buy your card as soon as possible. The prices of admission to sights and museums (not only in Stockholm) increase every year, so it is better to buy a tourist card as soon as possible at the lowest possible price.

Free cancellation within 90 days. If you change your mind within 3 months, you will be refunded without giving a reason.

Unlimited rides on a sightseeing bus or boat for the duration of Stockholm Pass. I’d stop at this point because, without seeming it at first, it’s a big relief for your wallet. Public transport in Stockholm is not cheap. With Stockholm Pass, you won’t have to buy extra tickets for transport around the city if you choose accommodation strategically close to the city centre, which can be reached on foot.

The sightseeing bus stops at 23 stations and the sightseeing boat at 9 locations. All the stops are close to the main attractions and sights, so you can easily take a bus or boat between them (always just show your card when you board) and you don’t have to use public transport at all.

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How does Stockholm Pass work?

As with most other tourist cards, you buy a Stockholm Pass for a set number of days, so you can schedule what attractions you want to visit and when.

Stockholm Pass is available for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. It is valid for calendar days, so you need to think in advance whether it is worth activating your card late in the afternoon or in the morning. Regardless of whether you activate your card at 10:00 am or 3:00 pm, it counts as 1 day.

Once you have purchased your card, you will receive an email where you can simply download Stockholm Pass to your mobile phone. You don’t have to print anything.

The card is then activated by presenting your mobile phone at the gate of the first attraction. From now on, the card will be valid for the selected number of days. If you have a 2-day card and activate it on Saturday, for example, it will pay for the whole weekend.

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What sights, museums and attractions are included in Stockholm Pass?

Stockhom Pass includes entry to more than 60 places in Stockholm, including:

  • Vasa Museum (170-220 SEK)
  • Viking Museum (189 SEK)
  • Nordiska Museum (170 SEK)
  • Drottningholm Palace (150 SEK)
  • Stockholm Cathedral (100 SEK)
  • SkyView Globe Arena (170 SEK)
  • Fotografiska museum (179-219 SEK)
  • Tour of Stockholm archipelago (365 SEK) – only in high season
  • Unlimited sightseeing bus ride (370 SEK)
  • Boat cruise on the Royal Canal (275 SEK)
  • …and many others (The complete list of attractions can be found here)
drottningalm palace

Moving on to the most important thing…

What is the price of Stockholm Pass?

Prices for Stockholm Pass vary depending on how many days you buy the card for – there are 1, 2, 3 or 5 day passes available.

The prices are as follows:

  • 1 day: adults 969 SEK, children 309 SEK
  • 2 days: adults 1309 SEK, children 479 SEK
  • 3 days: adults 1579 SEK, children 589 SEK
  • 4 days: adults 1869 SEK, children 689 SEK
  • 5 days: adults 2029 SEK, children 779 SEK

During the year, there are often discounts when you can get the card at an even better price. Note: Reduced price applies for children 6-15 years old.

vasa museum

How much can I save with a tourist card?

We’ll show you whether Stockholm Pass is worth it. For a better exploration of Stockholm, 3 days are ideal. Let’s say you manage to get to 3 sights at a leisurely pace each day, and on the third day you head to Stockholm archipelago. The itinerary would then look something like this:

  • Vasa Museum (170-220 SEK)
  • Viking Museum (189 SEK)
  • Nordiska Museum (170 SEK)
  • SkyView Globe Arena (170 SEK)
  • Fotografiska museum (179-219 SEK)
  • Nobel Prize Museum (130 SEK)
  • Tour of Stockholm archipelago (365 SEK)
  • Unlimited sightseeing bus ride (370 SEK)

For 3 days, Stockholm Pass costs 1579 SEK. Without a card, you can pay up to 1,843 SEK for attractions, i.e. in this case you would save around 264 SEK.

You can also save money on public transport tickets (a 3-day ticket costs 430 SEK) if you stay within walking distance, as you can get around by sightseeing bus or boat.

But it’s a case by case basis, so do the math beforehand and see if the card pays off for you.

Who does the card pay off for?

You’re not a student or a child – many attractions offer free admission for children under 18 and reduced admission for students. It’s a good idea to check in advance how the sights and museums you plan to visit are doing.

You’re a first-timer in Stockholm and plan to visit more sights – if your goal is to soak up the atmosphere, walk around the harbour and visit only a minimum of sights, the card won’t save you money.

How to make the most of Stockholm Pass?

  • Visit at least 2-3 attractions per day.
  • The longer you buy the card for, the more you save.
  • Choose the most expensive sights.
  • Activate the card early in the morning.
  • Prepare a travel itinerary – plan a sightseeing tour near you.

Best booking resources for visiting Stockholm

Via we search for all accommodation. It is the largest accommodation portal in the world and you will find everything from modern hotels, cosy guesthouses to seaside villas.

Get Your Guide is a huge booking system for buying tickets, guided tours and all sorts of activities. In one place you can read other travellers’ experiences and book tickets to the Vatican Museums, a cruise on the Danube or a desert safari in Dubai.

This was our review and practical information for Stockholm Pass. Do you have a question? We’ll be happy to answer it in the comments below. Have a safe journey!


More information about Stockholm

STOCKHOLM: See tips on things to do in Stockholm (entrance fees, opening times, map, photos). We have also prepared a travel guide to Stockholm with useful tips.

COPENHAGEN: Read our detailed itinerary of what to see in Copenhagen in 3 days. Get inspired by the things to do in Copenhagen. For more information on public transport, read our detailed guide to transport in Copenhagen.

HELSINKI: Check out the best places to visit in Helsinki (including a map and information

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