When the autumn darkness arrives, it’s easy to dream away to the bright summer evenings. But autumn is quite cosy if you think about it. Especially if you are snuggling up at home with lit candles, playing games with your friends or watching a movie from the sofa all wrapped up in your favourite blanket. The darkness can actually contribute to certain experiences becoming both intriguing and better. So, take advantage of the darkness and invite your friends to a memorable evening activity. We have listed the best evening activities of the autumn here – choose between excitement, cinematic feeling, tricky challenges, beautiful evening views and competitions! What suits you and your friends? At the end of this post you’ll find a map with all our tips on evening activities in Stockholm during the autumn.
Join a ghost walk through the Old Town's historic district. During the day, the district is lively and full of both visitors and residents and feels far from spooky. But when the darkness descends, you can, with the help of your imagination, easily transform the empty back streets of the Old Town into ghostly environments where unpleasant events could have taken place. An elegant count takes you on a guided tour through alleys and squares where you can meet both an executioner, a plague doctor, and a royal assassin. Do you dare to join?
Round off the day with a tricky adventure where you and your companions will try to escape from a locked room. In the room, challenging clues are hidden that you must solve to succeed in getting out. You can choose from three different themes on mysteries to solve: “The Last Manuscript”, “The Break In” and “The Cover Up”. This challenge doesn’t suit you who are claustrophobic - here you need to stay cool and think outside the box.
In 2003, Stockholm got its very own Casino, which is also the largest in Sweden. There are almost 50 gaming tables and just over 400 slot machines. The casino brings the cinematic world to mind with its red carpets, velvet furniture and crystal chandeliers hanging from the spectacular ceiling. Everything looks just like it should at an international casino. The venue's fantastic environment is an experience in itself, you can come here even if you don’t intend to play. In the restaurant, which is open all night, you can enjoy grilled food, burgers, or salads. There is also a bar area that serves small dishes. Sometimes there are even live gigs here. The casino has no windows, so here you can experience a wonderful evening- and night feeling at all hours of the day.
Centrally in Stockholm, at Strandvägen, the beautiful ship S/S Stockholm is located - when she is not cruising in the archipelago, of course. S/S Stockholm is a magnificent art deco ship built in 1931. The ship salons have been carefully renovated in the style that prevailed when the ship was built. During the autumns, she sets out at 19.00 on selected weekdays for dinner cruises in the archipelago. The food that is served is inspired by both the archipelago, classic Swedish cooking, and current trends. The menu changes according to the seasons so that all the ingredients are of the highest quality. Did you know that all food is cooked on board the ship and that the restaurant is KRAV-labelled? Here you will get a harmonious evening full of enjoyment!
Tip - Book a table for the dining room to secure your spot on board of S/S Stockholm.
Gather your friends and challenge each other in bowling - a sport that almost everyone can do without any prior knowledge! With a little luck, you might even get a strike! If you book a course during a weekend evening, the experience will be even more maximized - then it’s “Disco bowling” on the agenda with both light effects and music. On Fridays and Saturdays, the course is open until 01.00! Of course, there is both a restaurant and a bar if you and your party get hungry! A wonderful evening for a joyful get-together!