There's a lot to discover in Stockholm that will not cost you anything, is´s completely FREE. And we all like free stuff. It could be a free entrance to a museum, stand-up, film, Sweden National Day, sports, sightseeing, Midsummer, festivals ... well, almost anything. Some are free year round and some are seasonal offerings.
Here we have gathered some of the things we found that is FREE for you during your Stockholm visit.
Several museums in Stockholm has free admission. Some have it for all while others provide free admission for children and youth and some on specific days. From Feb 2016 many museums in Stockholm have free entrance.
Stockholm City Museum has free admission since Jan 1, 2015. There is much for you to discover if you are interested in history. There are many different exhibits both permanent and temporary. Experience Stockholm during the 1600s, photographs from 1800 to 1900s, archaeological excavations, a zither that is said to have belonged to Carl Michael Bellman, Stockholm maps, Stockholm buildings and much more. More information about opening hours: Note! Museum is closed to Autumn 2018 Stockholms City Museum website »
Free city tour of Stockholm
Come along for a free city tour with Free Tour Stockholm. The walking tours are conducted in english. Here you will visit famous attractions and will learn about Stockholm for about 1.5 hours.
Welcome to Stockholm and celebrate the World Snow Day in Sweden.
An annual recurring event around the world. Nations like Iceland, Austria, Denmark, India etc
celebrate this day every year.
On this occasion, it is meant that as many people as possible should try different snow activities and b
e inspired. In Stockholm Stadium you can test, snowboard, cross country skiing, children's vasalop and much more.
Of course it will be competitions with great prices.
Stockholm Culture Night
April 21, 2018
Stockholm Culture Night is the evening when Stockholm's amazing cultural scene rolls out the purple carpet to invite you to a unique celebration where the culture is in center. Museums, theaters, galleries and a variety of other cultural organizers are open with events to provide an unforgettable evening.
Of course it is free admission and open between 6 pm and midnight. Then the afterparty takes place and prolongs the night til 03.00. See you in the purple night!
Flea Market / Solvalla
May 5-6, 2018, at 11 AM - 3 PM
Go to Solvalla at the beginning of May to the world's largest flea market. Hopefully they will
keep this record even this year. Over 1000 cars selling everything from heaven and earth from their
cars. There will be a lot of people, come on time and enjoy a wonderful day at Solvalla.
Everything happens at the horse track this weekend.
Of course there is free entrance. Do you want to go for more flea markets, do not miss the parking lot
outside Solvalla. Check the dates for these Markets.
Save money with the attraction card STOCKHOLM PASS
The card STOCKHOLM PASS
With a Stockholm Pass you save a lot of money on attractions and sightseeing. You pay a fixed price for the card that is valid for different days: 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. All entrance fees to the included attractions and sightseeing are included in the price. Just show the card to enter. More info about the Stockholm Pass »
A bit of all that is included in the Stockholm Pass
Spring and Summer starts with a great BBQ exhibition. Sweden's best barbecue masters are in place to grill good food. In addition to barbecue tips it will also be focus on the garden with garden exhibition and tips on outdoor furniture. And of course, the entrance is free. Part of Sverigedagarna.
It will be a party for three days at Djurgården. This year, Veteranbåtfestivalen and Archipelago Fair. There will be several exhibitors
and mixed activities for adults and children. If you get hungry, you can buy food. Come and get new knowledge and inspiration.
There will be entertainment and of course you can shop.
Food festival in Kungsträdgården
A Taste of Stockholm:
June 5-10, 2018
June starts with the annual pre-summer festival - Taste of Stockholm. The festival focuses on food and entertainment. Eat good food from top chefs, or from the small stands. Listen to good music and see both famous and unknown artists performing on stage. The festival also focuses a lot on environment where requirements are that there should be access to ecologically and KRAV-labeled foods. More information about the program and opening hours: Mer information om Smaka på Stockholm »
STOCKHOLM Marathon June 1, 2019
Stockholm Marathon 2019
Stockholm streets June 1 at 12.00
2018 it is the 40th time that the Stockholm Marathon will be held in Stockholm. A long-awaited festival for spectators along the route and a challenge for the participants. The international interest is increasing every year and over 100 different nationalities are attending. Stockholm Marathon is 42,195 m and the route goes in downtown Stockholm - see map.
So get out in to the streets and participate in the festivites! More information about Stockholm Marathon » r och erbjudanden till Stockholm här »
Celebrate Sweden National Day in Stockholm!
Sweden National Day - June 6, 2019
During the National Day there is a lot of nice things happening. For those of you who do not know what day Sweden celebrates the National Day, it's on June 6 every year. Formerly the Swedish National Day was called the Swedish Flag Day. Not until 1983 the name was changed to the Swedish National Day and not until 2005 the National Day bacame a legal holiday. Here are some places you can celebrate the National Day for free in Stockholm.
Fun for kids and adults. Theater, singing, music, games and stories. Humlegården
Mosquito Beach Party - Tropical Rhythms with Thomas Gylling. Mosquito Beachparty
Celebrate with The Royal Opera. Sing a long, concert and fun activities. Kungliga Operan
Open Palace - A nice day for everyone at the Royal Palace. Free entry. Kungliga Slottet
ÅF Inshore Race (KSSS)
Skeppsholmen: June 28 - June 30, 2018
Race in the inner archipelago. There will be a distance race at Fjäderholmarna, Nacka beach, Lidingö and Djurgården. Depending on the weather, the course can be adapted as all boats must be back before
the evening in Skeppsholmen.
There will be awards after the competition. A nice evening for the audience who can see start and finish the same day.
For those who want a little "more of the cake" - can already arrive June 28th when the area opens
at Skeppsholmen. The race itself is June 30th.
ÅF Offshore Race (KSSS) "Gotland Runt"
Skeppsholmen: July 1, 2018
Do not miss when the sailboats will compete in "Gotland around". In the area around af Chapman there are about 300 sailboats
that are waiting for the start on July 2nd. The area around Skeppsholmen opens on 29 June and ends on July 2. It will be
music entertainment, try on activities, and much more. In the sponsor town there are about 40 exhibitors
with different offers. You can buy food from more different places.
For those who want to see the start, come to Skeppsholmen on July 2nd at 11:00 - 14:00 when the boats are off to see.
They sail to Gotland and finish a goal in Sandhamn a few days later.
14 July - Bagarmossens centrum
15 July - Skärholmstorget
As in previous years, there will certainly be plenty to watch during the festival. Last year the event gathered some of the most
talented street performers, magicians etc with various spectacular entertainments. Very fun for the whole family.
Music festival: Putte i Parken
Kungsträdgården: July 27-28, 2018
In July, the popular music festival from Wermland "Putte i Parken" will come to Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. There will be music and festivities. We will wait and see which artist that will perform this year. Come and hang out at this free summer festival.
EuroPride / Stockholm Pride Parade 2018
July 27 - Aug 5, 2018
Stockholm Pride is Scandinavia's largest Pride Parade. The Parade is colorful and fun. Participants in the parade can be as many as 60,000 persons. The crowd is usually around 600,000 persons so if you want to get a good spot .... be there in time. You can also work as a volunteer.
Outdoor concert with the Royal Filharmonics Gärdet: Sunday Aug 12, 2018
A nice tradition is when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra take out their instruments and give their free concert at Gärdet in Stockholm (at the Maritime Museum). Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy classical music and maybe sing along. There will also be fun activities for the kids, such as face painting and in a children tent, the kids can try out instruments with Stockholm School of the Arts.
STOFF - Stockholm Fringe Festival
Stockholm: Sep 3-7, 2019
STOFF (Stockholm Fringe Festival) is an art, dance and theater festival going on at several places in Stockholm. The festival is for those who want to explore, criticize, share, respect, enjoy, be surprised and for those who just want to be part of an exciting atmosphere ...for all in other words.
Some will cost entry but a lot will also be free to visit. Some scenes: Kulturhuset, Plattan, Stadsteaterns Fria Scen.
More information about the program and opening hours:
Join another group to see Stockholm for free. Here is another crew in Stockholm that give free guided tour in English - Stockholm Free Tours.
Visit famous locations in Stockholm such as the city center and Old Town. You can book a private guided tour if you prefer.
For those of you who want to laugh and have a beer is 3 days a week for free Stand-up at
the pub the Big Ben. 2018 Celebrates The Big Ben stand-up 15 anniversary.
It mixes with known comic rookies. Many have started their careers here. So do not miss
the chance to get a free laugh.
Music Place Stockholm
Swedish Radio offers live music this autumn
During Fridays you are offered lunch music at Sveriges Radio in Stockholm with live performers. This year the artist will be: Tommy Nilsson, Robin Stjernberg, Charlotte Perelli, Janice. Earlier years artist as Pernilla Andersson, Petra Marklund, Magnus Carlsson, Jill Johnson, Amanda Jenssen and Sanna Nielsen and others have performed. Seats are limited so it's first come basis that applies.
Address: Studio 4 i Radiohuset, Oxenstiernsgatan 20, Stockholm.
SHOCKHOLM - Halloween Parade, Nov 3th 2018, Kungsträdgården
Winter Show 2018
Kungsträdgården: 10-11 Nov 2018, at 10-16
Be inspired to book your next ski trip. Exhibitors from the Swedish ski resorts are in place as well from European destinations. During the weekend, lots of activities are organized. Ski slopes with free ski school, cross country tracks along with Barnens Vasalopp, biathlon, meet the Alpina World Cup and testing their VR glasses, meet sled dogs and more. Everything is free and equipment is available to borrow on site!
Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern (the Culture House) in Stockholm
At the Culture House there are free experiences for both children and adults. It is located in central Stockholm at Sergels torg. It is over 10,000 sqm big and seven stories high. Here's a library where you can read newspapers and listen to music, sometimes there is free movies, learn to dance, attend a video game day, experiment with sounds, learn how to become climate smart, read comic magazines in Sweden's only Serietek. For the littlest ones you have play corners, the Friday dance and story time etc
On Christmas Eve Dec 24th there is free entrance for kids up to 15 years when going with paying adult. The entry price for adults are reduced on Christmas Eve also.
Take a break from the Christmas preparations and visit Skansen. Skansen is one of Stockholm's most famous sights. During the year a lot is happening here. There is singing and music, concerts, exhibitions, religious services, check out the animals, crafts and a lot of history. A cozy place for the whole family.
The entrance is always free for children under 4 years.