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Tips on free activities in Stockholm

There is something to discover in Stockholm that costs nothing but is completely FREE. We all like it for free. It can be a free museum visit, stand-up, celebrate Sweden's National Day, film, sports, Midsummer's Eve, sightseeing and festivals ... yes, almost anything.

Here we have collected some of what we found that is FREE for you.
Freetour Sweden Stockholm

Free city walk in Stockholm

Walking in Stockholm

Join a free city walk together with Free Tour Stockholm. It looks like the guide is in English but what do you not do for a free sightseeing. :-) Here you visit famous sights and get to learn about Stockholm.

Free Tour Stockholm

High-guard at Stockholm Palace

The guard parade and changing of the guard at Stockholm Palace

The High Guard at Stockholm Palace has its history from Gustav Vasa, who founded it in 1523. The same year that Gustav Vasa became King of Sweden. The high guard consists of a force of 35 men and is staffed by soldiers from units from all over Sweden. Among other things, the High Guard has the task of protecting the Royal Family. They stand guard outside Stockholm Palace in their beautiful uniforms. Every day there is a changing of the guard and the guards must be replaced. The daily changing of the guard has become one of Stockholm's most popular tourist attractions.

If you are in Stockholm during changing of the guard day, you can see the guard parade that goes through Stockholm up to Stockholm Palace. Once at the castle, a special ceremony takes place when the guards are changed. During the summer months, the guard parade may come on horseback and with music..

Plats: Stockholm Palace's outer courtyard

High Guard Stockholm Castle

Freetour Sweden Stockholm

Free city walk in Stockholm

Walks in Stockholm.

Join Free Tour Stockholm on a free city tour. Here you visit famous sights and learn about Stockholm. To go on city ​​walk in Stockholm is an interesting way to get to know the city.

Free Tour Stockholm

Akkurat Pub

Concerts at Akurrat in Stockholm

Sunday Night Live - always free admission to music at the restaurant Akkurat Hornsgatan 18. Age limit 18 years.

There is free admission. First come, first served applies where there are limited places.

Address: Hornsgatan 18, Stockholm

St Patricks Day Parade

ST Patricks Day - Parade

PThe parade is organized annually by volunteers from the Swedish Irish Association with support from the Irish Embassy in Sweden and with several different companies that sponsor the parade.

Join the parade. Gathering at 12.00 at Kungsträdgården (near the stage). There is help with face painting and balloons are handed out. The parade departs at 13.00. Walk to the Old Town, Kornhamnstorg). In the train go wolf dogs, a giant snake (to symbolize St. Patrick cursed from Ireland according to legend), a rainbow leading to a pot of gold (associated with the mythical Irish creatures, leprechauns), and thousands of people.

On arrival at Kornhamnstorg in the Old Town, there was a party of Irish music and dance.

Date: March (weekend closest to March 17)
St Patricks Day Parade

Stockholm's Culture Night

Stockholm's Culture Night

Stockholm Culture Night is in the evening when Stockholm's fantastic cultural area rolls out the purple carpet to invite you to a unique party where culture is at the center. Museums, theaters, galleries and a host of other cultural organizers are open with events to provide an unforgettable evening.

Of course there is free admission and open between 18:00 and midnight. After that, the party is extended to 03.00. See you in the purple night!

Date: April 22, 2023.
Stockholm's Culture Night

Buy Go City Stockholm Pass


Discover Stockholm at a discounted price - in one card!

With a Go City Stockholm Pass you can save a lot of money on sightseeing and famous Stockholm sights. You pay a fixed price for the All-Inclusive Pass that applies to a different number of days: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. Then just show your pass at the tour and sights included in the pass during your valid days.

More info about Go City Stockholm Pass

Free entrance and sightseeing:


The Royal Palace

Vasa Museum

Nobel Prize Museum

Gröna Lund Amusement Park

Globen SkyView

Birka - The Viking City

Boat and Bus Tours

Sweden's National Day in Stockholm

Sweden's National Day - June 6 2023

In Stockholm, very nice things happen during National Day. For those of you who do not know which day Sweden celebrates National Day, it is June 6 every year. Previously, Sweden's National Day was called the Swedish Flag Day. It was not until 1983 that the name was changed to Sweden's National Day and and not until 2005 did National Day become an official holiday. Now to where you can celebrate National Day for free in Stockholm.

National Day is celebrated in several different places in Stockholm. Humlegården, Smedsuddsbadet, Hagaparken (Kunglika Operan), Gärdet and The Royal Palace.

Address: in different places
Season: June 6, 2023

Stockholm Marathon

Stockholm Marathon

Folk party with runners in Stockholm

The running party
2018 was the 40th time that the Stockholm Marathon is held in Stockholm. A long-awaited folk festival for the spectators along the route in the city and a challenge for the participants. The international interest increases every year and over 100 different nationalities are registered annually. The Stockholm Marathon is 42,195 meter and the route runs in central Stockholm - see map. So go out into the hustle and bustle and attend the folk festival! June 4, 2022, it's time again!

Stockholm Marathon is 42,195 m and the route runs in central Stockholm through Kungsholmen, Vasastan, Östermalm, Gärdet, Djurgården, Gamla Stan, Södermalm, Långholmen and Kungsholmen - see map. So go out iand participate in the folk festival! In the summer it's time again!

Date: June 3, 2023.
More informationen about Stockholm Marathon

Smaka Good Food Festival in Stockholm

Good Food Festival

The food festival in Stockholm

Sprakande karneval
June starts with the annual early summer party - Taste Stockholm. The festival focuses on food and entertainment.

Listen to good music and see both famous and unknown artists perform on stage. The festival also focuses a lot on the environment where there are requirements that there should be access to organic and KRAV-labeled food.

Date: back 2024.
Season: Juni
More information about Smaka Good Food Festival

ÅF Offshore Race (KSSS) Gotland Runt

ÅF Offshore Race (KSSS) "Gotland Runt"

Do not miss when the sailboats will compete in "Gotland runt". In the area around af Chapman are about 300 sailboats and waiting for the start on July 3, 2022.

There will be musical entertainment, try out activities, bouncy castles, etc. In the sponsor village there are about 40 exhibitors with different offers. You can buy food from several different places.

For those of you who want to see the start, come to Skeppsholmeni when the boats are released. They sail towards Gotland and finish in Sandhamn a few days later.

Date: July 2, 2023. Picture:
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Rix FM Festival i Stockholm

Music RIX FM

Come to Gustav Adolfs Torg and listen to Music with Loreen, Omar Rudeberg, Darin and many more.

Date: Aug 16, 2023
Rix FM Gustav Adolfs Torg

Free City Tours in Stockholm

Free city walk in Stockholm

Join another group in Stockholm that does free guided tours in English - Stockholm Free Tours. Visit famous places in Stockholm around the city and the Old Town. There is also private guidance if you prefer.

Stockholm Free Tour

Besök Sveriges Riksdag i Stockholm

Visit Stockholm's Parlament Buildning

For those of you who are interested in what it looks like in the Parlament Building and what is going on inside, you can join a walk through the premises. A guide will take you around and show and answer any questions that may arise. There will also be historical flashbacks of what has happened here over the years.

Of course there is free admission. Limited number of places.

Address: Riksgatan 3 (Helgeandsholmen)
More informatioen about Parlament Building in Stockholm

Visit Stockholm's beautiful parks

Visit a park in Stockholm. There are several wonderful parks in Stockholm. Bring a blanket with a little coffee on a summer day or stroll one autumn in the park and see the fantastic autumn colors. Walk among beautiful flowers in spring. In winter you can sit in one of the cafes and have a warming cup of hot chocolate (some are seasonal).
Kungliga Nationalstadsparken Stockholm

Royal National City Park

The 27 square kilometer national city park contains unique cultural and natural values, everything from castles to huts, parks and lakes. There is also Europe's largest stock of coarse oaks, including Prince Eugene's oak. In September 2010, a new cycle path was inaugurated that runs through the Royal National City Park. The 36 km long cycle path links Ulriksdal in the north with Blockhusudden in the south. The park extends with parts of Stockholm, Lidingö and Solna municipalities. The park area within Lidingö municipality only includes the archipelago Fjäderholmarna.

Free entrance

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Rålis Rålambshovsparken Stockholm

Rålambshovs Park/Rålis

Rålambshovs Park is located on Kungsholmen and extends from Lilla Västerbron towards Riddarfjärden. The park has many open lawns that are very suitable for picnics, play and lounging in the sun. In the park you can perform various sports, even climbing and there is also an outdoor gym. In the park there is an amphitheater, park play with splash pond, outdoor cinema, park theater, outdoor seating, various sports fields, climbing blocks and outdoor gym.

Free Entrance

More information about Rålambshovs Park
Hagaparken Stockholm

Haga Park

Haga Park is an English-inspired park in Haga in Solna municipality in Stockholm County, which was created on the initiative of Gustav III. In the park today there are a number of different pavilions and temples such as the Turkish kiosk, the Chinese pavilion, the Copper Tents, and the Eco Temple. You can also see Haga Castle.

Free Entrance

More information about Haga Park
Stockholm Food Street Festival

Street Food Festival

Come to the Food Festival in Stockholm during the summer. Good food and drink.

Date: July 28-29, (Zinkensdamms Idrottsplats, Ringvägen 16)
Stockholm Street Food Festival

Stockholm Pride Festival

Stockholm Pride Parade 2023

Parade for everyone in Stockholm

Festival parade with lots of colors
Stockholm Pride Parade is Scandinavia's largest Pride Parade. The participants in the parade can be as many as 60,000 people. And here it's glitz and glamor for every penny. The visitors are usually around 600,000 people, so if you want to get a good out in good time. The parade starts at Norr Mälarstrand and goes through central Stockholm to Östermalm IP.

Date: Aug 5, at 1 PM
Mer information om Stockholm Pride

Utomhuskonsert med Kungliga Filharmonikerna

Concerts with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Philharmonic in the green

Musik utomhus
Feel free to follow the concert at Konserthuset Play instead. A nice tradition is when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra takes out their instruments and gives a free concert at Gärdet in Stockholm (at the Maritime History Museum). Bring the blanket and picnic basket and enjoy classical music and maybe sing along. There will also be fun activities for the children.

Place: Gärdet at The Maritime History Museum. .
Date: Aug 13, 2023. At 2 PM. Pictures: Frankie Fouganthin
More information about Philharmonic in the blue

Stockholms Kulturfestival i Stockholm

Stockholm Culture Festival / We are Sthlm

This year's festival: pop, world stars, etc. Stockholm's Culture Festival has free admission and offers something for all ages.

Date: Aug 16 - 20, 2023
Stockholms Culture Festival

Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern i Stockholm

Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern in Stockholm

At Kulturhuset / Stadsteatern there are free experiences for both children and adults. It is located in central Stockholm at Sergels Torg. Kulturhuset & Stadsteatern itself merged 2013.

It is over 10,000 sqm large and 7 storeys high. Here is a library where you can read newspapers and listen to music, sometimes you are offered a free cinema, learn to dance, join a video game day, experiment with sound, learn how to become climate-smart, read cartoon magazines in Sweden's only Serietek. For the little ones there are play corners, Friday dance, picture workshop and story time, etc.m.

Most are free but sometimes some exhibitions and the like cost an entrance. When there are performances by famous artists, you can buy tickets to the Auditorium etc.

Date: All year around
More information about free at the culture house / Stadsteatern in Stockholm

Parkteatern i Stockholm


Parkteatern is a long tradition of theater and entertainment in the open air. Since 1942, Stockholmers have gathered during the summer months where they experienced culture and art. The tradition continues as I said and you are invited every summer to theater, concerts, dance and circus.

The rules are simple: It's always free. It is always in the open air. You come as you are. If it is crowded, you have to squeeze in. Feel free to bring your own picnic. If the forces of the weather are against us, we wait until the last minute before we cancel. There will be just over a hundred performances played during the summer at various venues in Stockholm.

Date: June, July and August, 2023
More information about Parkteatern

STOFF - Stockholm Fringe Festival i Stockholm

STOFF - Stockholm Fringe Festival

STOFF is a chance for artists to test new ideas, network and collaborate with other artists, develop work and be inspired by many different creative expressions. Fringe is the place for artists who want to show themselves, who want to test, experiment and who dare to practice their art. 2023 will be the 14th edition of the Stockholm Fringe Festival! Fringe festivals are held all over the world and actually trace their history back to Edinburgh in the late 1940s

Date: Aug 29 - Sept 3, 2023
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Halloween Parade Stockholm

Halloween Parade

The parade starts and ends in Kungsträdgården. Thousands of people gather in scary, stylish, fantastic, Halloween-themed costumes at Kungsträdgården and parade through the streets. The parade goes around Gamla Stan, down Skeppsbron until they return to Kungsträdgården.

Date: Nov 4 , 2023

Arkivens Dag Stockholm

Archive Day

Archives Day is a day when the whole of Sweden opens up its interesting archives - so also in Stockholm. It is a very interesting day with lectures, tours of archives, history and exhibitions. This may not be something you think you should go for but we want to strike a blow for this day. Archives Day began in 1998 and has since become a tradition.

Date: Nov 11, 2023
More informatioen about Archive Day

Go to the museum for free

Several museums in Stockholm have free admission. Some have it for everyone while others provide free admission for children and young people and some on specific days. Most museums received free admission from February 2016. An interesting museum is Stockholm City Museum. There is a lot for you to discover here that is interested in history. There are many different exhibitions here, both permanent and temporary. Experience Stockholm during the 17th century, photos from the 1800s and 1800s, archaeological excavations, a citra that is said to have belonged to Carl Michael Bellman, Stockholm maps, Stockholm's buildings and much more. Or how about the Natural History Museum with dinosaurs, human history and much more.
Nationalmusett Stockholm

National Museum

The National Museum is Sweden's largest art museum. You will find collections of art such as paintings, sculptures and art on paper from around the 16th century to the 20th century, as well as of handicrafts and design objects from the 16th century to the present. The total number of objects amounts to approximately 700,000. The museum's operations also extend outside the building on Blasieholmen.

Free entrance

The National Museum
Sjöfartsmuseet Göteborg

Medieval Museum

The museum presents Stockholm's medieval history and community life. The Medieval Museum depicts the city's origins and medieval development. The museum is built around some permanent antiquities, such as part of the city wall from the beginning of the 16th century. All the objects in the museum come from the entire urban area.

Free entrance

More information about Medieval Museum
Riksidrottsmuset i Stockholm

Riksidrottsmuseet/The National Sports Museum

Here you get to learn all about the history of sports. The children can try out different sports, test sports equipment, climb a climbing wall.

Free entrance

More information about The National Sports Museum
Armemuseum Stockholm

Army Musuem

At the museum you can see about 100,000 objects that have been used in the Swedish army. Many of the objects are from the 16th century onwards. Together with the Swedish Air Force Museum, the Army Museum is part of the authority Swedish National Museum of Defense History(SFHM).

Free entrance

Army Museum
Stadsmuseet Stockholm

City Museum

The museum is located in Södra City Hall's former premises located at Ryssgården on Södermalm and shows permanent and temporary exhibitions. The museum presents Stockholm's history. The museum changed its name in 2013 from Stockholm City Museum, to the City Museum in Stockholm. The City Museum arranges lectures, theater performances and other events.

Free entrance

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Livrutskammaren i Stockholm

Royal Carriage Hall

Make a visit to the Armory in Royal Carriage Hall. Here are magical things, old nice horse-drawn carriages, dresses and other clothes from different centuries. The children have a place of discovery in the Livrustkammaren. Here they can listen, feel and squeeze the royal story.

Free Entrance

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Ekomiska Museet Stockholm

Economic Museum / Royal Coin Cabinet

Follow the economic history. Since 2020, the museum is located in the same building as the Historical Museum on Narvavägen 13-17 in Stockholm.

Free Entrance

Economic Museum
Strindbergsmuseum i Stockholm

Strindberg Museum

See what it looked like in Strindberg's home on Drottninggatan 85. Much of his interior remains original. The museum also presents various exhibitions. The museum also presents several different objects, photographs etc.

Free Entrance

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Sjöhistoriska Museet i Stockholm

Maritime History Museum

The Maritime History Museum presents knowledge about man's relationship to the sea, coast, ships and boats in history and the present. The museum has collections with 900,000 photographs, 50,000 objects and 45,000 drawings.

Free Entrance

More information about Maritme History Museum
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