There is something special about the Easter holidays – this is usually when the real spring feelings kick in! We have gathered our top tips of things to do where you really get to enjoy nature and the great outdoors. Because of the current climate, we have also included fun activities for you to enjoy at home. Happy Easter!
We love traditional Swedish Easter food with an abundance of eggs, salmon and lamb, but sometimes you just want something a little bit different. At the lunch cruise aboard classical archipelago ship M/S Östanå I you can chose from a main course with a fish, meat or vegetarian option. The lunch on M/S Östanå I is highly rated by our guests – and the desserts usually get a special mention. The cruise will take you through the archipelago out to the archipelago town of Vaxholm, whilst the guide tells you about the sights along the way. If you want to enjoy the sea breeze there are seats available outside. A perfect little trip in the archipelago!
The art gallery Liljevalch’s offer an annual Spring art exhibition which has become the most popular art exhibition In Stockholm, with over 100 000 visitors annually. If you haven’t been able to visit this year’s exhibition there is still a chance to experience it by joining a guided tour through your smartphone or tablet. Art Critic Mårten Castenfors will take you on a tour through this years exhibition in a 25 minute long film. Perfect if you prefer indoor activities without the crowds!
Skansen is the world’s largest outdoor museum and was inaugurated in 1891. Since then it has become a popular attraction for both locals and visitors in Stockholm. Here you can see wild animals native to Sweden and visit historical buildings representing different parts of Sweden. At Skansen, all national holidays, including Easter, are celebrated. On the Thursday before Good Friday there is free admission for everyone dressed as a “påskkärring” (a Swedish kind of Easter witch) up to 15 years of age. Skansen is perfect for a full day trip if you want to have time to see everything, but you can also make a shorter visit and pick your favourite part.
Invite your friends to an Easter Egg hunt! Hide the eggs at home in your garden or in a park and let everyone search freely or set up a course marked by feathers. Want to make it more challenging? Write down riddles on several pieces of paper and place them inside Easter eggs left in suitable places. Let the children find their way to the big Easter egg treasure by solving the riddles inside the smaller eggs. Let the imagination flow and enjoy a fun game outside together!