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Things to do during the autumn holidays in Stockholm


Top activities in Stockholm and the archipelago

The autumn holidays is a much anticipated break in the Swedish scholar year. Take this opportunity to plan some fun activities with your family or friends. We have gathered our best tips of things to do in Stockholm during the autumn holidays – there´s something to suite all ages, interests and budgets!

Halloween Inspired Sightseeing around Djurgården

Come along on a Halloween-inspired boat trip around Djurgården during the autumn holidays. Listen to exciting ghost stories and stories about various horrors that happened at Djurgården on board the Halloween-decorated sightseeing boat. A perfect 50-minute autumn holiday activity for the family - recommended from 6 years old. The tour departs at 15:30 from Strömkajen on days 1-5 November.

Vaxholms Kastell – exiting adventures for the entire family  

Vaxholms Kastell is a must-visit for anyone who is interested in military history!  At the Vaxholm Fortress Museum you can learn more about Stockholm’s historical defence. There is also a space-themed activity that’s free for both adults and children!

Under the bridges of Stockholm – fun boat sightseeing

Bring the family along for a fun boat sightseeing in Stockholm! Under the bridges of Stockholm is not only interesting, with fascinating facts about Stockholm, but also exciting as you travel under 12 different bridges and even pass through the lock that connects the Baltic Sea to Lake Mälaren. Passing through a lock is an exciting experience for all ages! On board there is a bar where you can buy coffee, soft drinks and snacks.  

Hiking at Bogesund in Vaxholm

Pack a backpack with a light lunch, fruit and a hot drink and head off for a family hike at nature reserve Bogesund in Vaxholm. Here you can find several different hiking trails – all marked according to length and difficulty. There are several rest stops and open fire pits where you can stop for lunch or a “fika”.

Animal safari at the Royal Castle

Pick up a map at the ticket booth and head off into the castle on an exiting animal safari. There all wild animals hiding everywhere in the interior of the castle halls and the mission is to find them all! Suitable for all ages.

Painting dreams at the National Museum

The National Museum has the perfect autumn holiday activity for anyone who loves painting and creating. Here you can paint, build and create your very own dream (or nightmare) scene with colour, paper and other materials. Don’t miss the children’s exhibition Villa Curiosa.

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