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FREE in Stockholm

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.


If you have any free tips please email us on: [email protected]

Free in Stockholm

Stockholm City MuseumVisit a museum for free
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 »
More museums with free admission x
Nationalmuseum » / free entrance The Royal Coin Cabinet » / free entrance
The Museum of Medieval Stockholm » / free entrance The Strindberg museum » / free admission under 20 year
Riksidrottsmuseet » / free entrance The Vasa museum » / free admission under 19 year
The Army museum » / free entrance The Maritime Museum » / free entrance
Stockholms Stadsmuseum » / free entrance Medeltidsmuseet » / free entrance

Free Tour StockholmFree 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.

More information: Free Tour Stockholm »

Kungsträdgården Ski event Snow enjoyment in Kungsträdgården
Jan 29, 2017

Welcome to the family celebration in the Royal Garden on Sunday 29 January at 10-15 on a snöfest! Come and try a little of everything that one can do during the winter (ski jumping, ride on rails, start with ski cross gates etc).

Swedish Ski Association sets up with skis, poles and boots you can borrow on the spot. For the children there will be a ski competition with diploma and gold medal. There will aslo be other contests where you compete for ski goggles and helmets.

Of course, it is free admission.

Stockholm Culture Night Stockholm Culture Night
April 29, 2017

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!

More information about Stockholm Culture Night »

Grillmässan KungsträdgårdenBBQ fair 2018
Djurgården May 25-27, 2018

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.

Mer info about the BBQ Fair »

Sverigedagarna i Stockholm Sweden days in Stockholm
May 25-27 2018

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.

Free entrance.

More information about Sweden days in Stockholm »

Smaka på StockholmFood 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 MarathonStockholm Marathon 2018
Stockholm streets June 2 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 »

Celebrate Sweden National Day in Stockholm!
National Day - June 6, 2017
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.
National Day at Humlegarden Mosquito Beachparty National Day at Hagaparken National Day Race National Day at the Royal Palace.
Fun for kids and adults. Theater, singing, music, games and stories.

Mosquito Beach Party - Tropical Rhythms with Thomas Gylling.

Mosquito Beachparty
Celebrate with The Royal Opera. Sing a long, concert and fun activities.

Kungliga Operan
National Day Race - Horse race at Gärdet with lots of activities.

Kungliga Slottet
Open Palace - A nice day for everyone at the Royal Palace. Free entry.

Kungliga Slottet

KSSS ÅF Offshore Skeppsholmen Gratis ÅF Offshore Race (KSSS) "Gotland Runt"
Skeppsholmen: June 29 - July 2, 2017
Returning 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.

More information about ÅF Offshore Race »
Photographer: Oskar Kihlborg

Stockholm Street Festival Stockholms Street Festival
June 30 - July 2, 2017

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.

Read more here:
Stockholm Street Festival »

Putte i Parken Music festival: Putte i Parken
Kungsträdgården: July 28-29, 2017 (Back in 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. Last years artist were: Bob Hund, Europe, Pernilla Andersson, Sean Banan, Sophie Zelmani, Sten & Stanley, Markollio. Come and hang out at this free summer festival.

More information about Putte i Parken »

Stockholm Pride ParadeEuroPride / 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.

More information about Stockholm Pride Parade »

Stockholm Culture Festival / We are Sthlm
Aug 14-19, 2018

What is the theme this year? 2015 the theme was the United Kingdom.
Do not miss this year's festival: pop, superstars etc. Free entrance.

Take a look at this year's Cultural Festival: Stockholms Kulturfestival

Stockholm Culture Festival »

Gratis utomhuskonsert i Stockholms KonserthusOutdoor concert with the Royal Filharmonics
Gärdet: Sunday Aug 13, 2017

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.

StoffSTOFF - Stockholm Fringe Festival
Stockholm: Sept 5-10, 2017

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:

STOFF - Stockholm Fringe Festival »

Stockholm Free ToursFree city tour of Stockholm

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.

More information: Stockholm Free Tour »

The Big Ben Stand Up Stockholm Stand-up: The Big Ben Stand up

Free Comedy
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.

Note! Only in English on Thursdays

Address: Folkungagatan 97. Free entrance

The Big Ben Pub »

Musikplats Stockholm
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.

More information about Musikplats Stockholm »

Halloween parade in Stockholm
SHOCKHOLM - Halloween Parade, Nov 4th 2017, Kungsträdgården

Stockholm Culture house 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

Most are free but sometimes some exhibitions and other events cost entry.

More information about activities and opening hours:

Visit the Stockholm Culture House website »

Christmas at SkansenChristmas Eve at Skansen - free entrance

On Christmas Eve Dec 24th there is free entrance.

Take a break from the Christmas preparations and visit Skansen. On Christmas Eve, you get free entrance between the hours. 10-14. 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 6 years.

More info about Christmas in Stockholm »

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