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The autumn holidays in Stockholm & the archipelago 2021

2021-10-25

Tips on activities & things to do during the holidays

Finally autumn break - are you thinking about what you and your family or friends should entertain yourself with? We have listed our best tips on activities and things to do during the holidays. Everything from horror at Gröna Lund, history, trying out circus or space activities at Kastellet in Vaxholm, archipelago excursion to Grinda, sightseeing around royal Djurgården and creative activities in nature at Artipelag - what suits you best? At the end of this post, you will find a map with our autumn holiday tips!

Halloween at Gröna Lund

A mix between spooky and cosy or pure horror - what do you dare? Throughout the autumn, you can experience horror houses, ride spooky attractions, and meet scary characters at Gröna Lund. Here is something that appeals to all Halloween lovers - regardless of age. The small area “Lilla Grönan” offers just the right amount of spookiness - a cosy autumn version of the amusement park decorated with pumpkins, spiderwebs and festive witches. Feel free to arrive all dressed up in your spookiest costume and make sure that you don’t miss the Halloween theatre on the Little Stage.
Do you like horror? Then you should pay the large area a visit, that during Halloween has turned into a nightmare full of unpleasant creatures. Discover seven horror houses, gather all your courage to board the mysterious ship or walk through the (not so) Fun House? Also, don’t miss out on this year's news “The horror parade” and “The neighbourhood”.

Tip - Buy your Halloween ticket online on Gröna Lund's website - advance purchase required!

Autumn holiday activities at Vaxholm’s Fortress Museum

Take the boat to Kastellet in Vaxholm and visit Vaxholm's Fortress Museum, which arranges fun activities during the autumn holidays. Try the educational children's activity “The Space Pirates” – can you solve all ten of the tricky stations around the museum? On Tuesday and Thursday during the holidays, you can also try circus activities such as juggle balls, hula-hoop, acrobatics in pairs and building pyramids with the astronaut Mars. Also, make sure that you don’t miss out on experiencing the archipelago's largest museum or to learn more about Stockholm's exciting history of defence.

Good to know - opening hours, prices and departure times for the boats can be found and purchased on the museum's website.

Autumn holiday weekend at Grinda

Pamper the family and book a weekend with accommodation, tasty food, and autumn holiday activities on the archipelago island Grinda. During the holidays customized packages with accommodation and full-board are available for the whole family. In addition to accommodation, lunch, two-course dinner, and breakfast, the package also includes many fun activities such as kayaking, sauna, Swedish “kubb” game, hiking in the beautiful autumn surroundings, spooky ghost walks for the little ones, board games by the fireplace, spooky movies for the little ones, craft corners and much more.

Tip - Pre-book a ticket on the Cinderella boats for a guaranteed spot on board.

Artipelag - autumn-inspired children's activities

During the autumn holidays, you can choose from many interesting workshops for creative children who appreciate the nature, at Artipelag. Discover your creativity with nature as inspiration and choose the workshop that you find most interesting. Below you will find a list of holiday activities - remember to pre-book your spot!

November 3 - Autumn mobile
Create and construct your own imaginative mobile in materials from nature. Together in small groups you will explore the forest and collect your materials. Recommended age 8-10 years.

November 4 & 7 - Create works of natural art
Create art with nature as inspiration. Sketch a selected view or detail from the forests around Artipelag, which you will later colour and decorate. Recommended age 8-10 years.

November 5 - Creating forest animals
Create your favourite forest animal with the help of forest's assets. Recommended age 6-8 years.

October 31 & November 6 - Forest history & drawing
Join a fairy tale moment in nature! Listen to the read aloud session of a fairy tale in a cosy place in the woods. After the story time, there is time for discussion and drawing. Recommended age 4-6 years.

Autumn sightseeing around the royal Djurgården

Do something educational during the holidays - go on the sightseeing tour The Royal Canal Tour. Regardless of whether you live in Stockholm or if you are visiting, a sightseeing tour is always fun for both adults and youths. During the autumn, it is extra spectacular to glide down the Djurgårdsbrunn canal through an avenue of trees in beautiful autumnal colours, nature truly sparkles. During the tour, both historical and contemporary stories about Stockholm are told, and you will get to know everything about the places you pass.

Tip - Pre-book your ticket to guarantee your spot at The Royal Canal Tour.

Map with tips on autumn holiday activities in Stockholm

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