STOCKHOLM PASS: How to save in Stockholm?

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The 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 the Stockholm Pass is a good choice for you.

Stockholm is a photogenic and charming Scandinavian city with friendly people that will win over anyone who visits. Unfortunately, he’s also pretty ruthless with our bank account. Tickets are normally around 150 SEK, so if you’re planning to visit more museums and sights (which are definitely worth a visit), you’ll be leaving a fortune.

You can get an idea of the entrance fee from my previous article: Best Things to do in Stockholm .

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

What is the Stockholm Pass?

Stockholm Pass is a contactless 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 the Stockholm Pass?

Free entry to more than 60 monuments, museums or attractions. The price also includes a visit to the Stockholm archipelago, which includes over 20,000 islands. The card also gives you the chance to see Stockholm from a different angle – you can take a ride along Lake Mälaren to Drottningholm Palace or along the canal around Djurgården Island, where you can see the Old Town and other districts from a different angle.

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. We all know how the entrance fees to monuments and museums (not only in Stockholm) increase every year. The Stockholm Pass responds to this and must be increased proportionately.

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 the 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 the 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) and you don’t have to use public transport at all.

How does the 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.

The Stockholm Pass is available for 1, 2, 3 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 the Stockholm Pass to your mobile phone. You don’t have to print anything.

This email will also let you know if you will need to book online for some attractions with the current restrictions. Usually this is not necessary, but if it is, you will learn everything.

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 card for 2 days and activate it on Saturday, it will be valid for the whole weekend.

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

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

  • Museum Vasa (170 SEK)
  • Viking Museum (179 SEK)
  • Nordiska Museum (140 SEK)
  • Stockholm Cathedral (60 SEK)
  • SkyView Globe Arena (160 SEK)
  • Museum of Photography (155 SEK)
  • Millesgarden Museum (155 SEK)
  • Tour of the Stockholm archipelago (325 SEK)
  • Unlimited sightseeing bus ride (350 SEK)
  • Boat cruise on the Royal Canal (250 SEK)
  • …and many others ( The complete list of attractions can be found here )

Moving on to the most important thing…

What is the price of the Stockholm Pass?

Prices for the 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 549 SEK, children 249 SEK
  • 2 days: adults 959 SEK, children 369 SEK
  • 3 days: adults 1209 SEK, children 479 SEK
  • 5 days: adults 2569 SEK, children 629 SEK

Note: Reduced price applies for children 6-15 years old.

How much can I save with a tourist card?

We’ll show you whether the 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 the Stockholm archipelago. The itinerary would then look something like this:

  • Museum Vasa (170 SEK)
  • Viking Museum (179 SEK)
  • Nordiska Museum (140 SEK)
  • SkyView Globe Arena (160 SEK)
  • Museum of Photography (155 SEK)
  • Nobel Prize Museum (130 SEK)
  • Tour of the Stockholm archipelago (325 SEK)
  • Unlimited sightseeing bus ride (350 SEK)

For 3 days, the Stockholm Pass costs 1209 SEK. Without a card you will pay 1609 SEK for the attractions, i.e. in this case you would save around 1000 CZK.

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 the 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.

How and where to buy a Stockholm Pass?

On the official Stockholm Pass website you choose the card according to the number of days, fill in your details and confirm.

After payment, the card will be sent directly to your email, from where you can download it to your mobile phone, or you can download it to your phone. you can print it out if you want to keep it in your hand.

And you’re ready to go!


The Stockholm Pass is a tourist card that gives you access to more than 60 sights, attractions and museums in the city, including the Stockholm archipelago and unlimited sightseeing bus rides and boat cruises. If you’re planning to visit Stockholm for more than one day, I would definitely think about the card as it can be a big saving. Get your card here.

If you have a question about the Stockholm Pass, let us know in the comments below. Have a safe journey!

More information about Stockholm

STOCKHOLM: See tips on what to see in Stockholm (entrance fees, opening times, map, photos). We have also prepared a guide to Stockhol with practical tips.

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

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