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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!

Nature activities in Tyresta National Park

Naturum is a visitors centre located in Tyresta National Park and is the perfect destination for anyone who’s interested in Swedish nature. Here you can find hiking trails through the woods, guided tours, a small library and a shop. During the autumn holidays they host different outdoor activities like exploring the tree’s superpowers and baking over an open fire in the woods. Read more about the activities here – there’s a limited amount of spaces available so don’t forget to book!

Pumpkins at Bergius Botanic Gardens

During the holidays you can visit a pumpkin display at the Edvard Anderson greenhouse in the Bergius Botanic Gardens. There is a showing of the annual harvest as well as fun family activities.

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”.

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! There are also shops, galleries, a café where you can enjoy cinnamon bun and a hot drink and art by local artist Lena Linderholm.

Weekend break in the archipelago

Book a trip with the Cinderella Boats and experience autumn on one of the many islands in the Stockholm archipelago. During the autumn holidays many of the islands have special offers available. Waxholm Hotel offer a spooktacular night with an overnight stay and a two-course dinner. The island of Grinda is, according to a lot of people, at it’s most beautiful during the autumn. Here you can enjoy a ghostly walk for the younger ones, arts and crafts, horror movie showings and yoga amongst other things. At Grinda Wärdshus you can book an overnight package for the entire family.
At Sandhamn, the pearl of the archipelago you can enjoy the autumn holiday little extra if you and your family stay at Sandhamn Seglarhotell. Do you dare to join the Pirate club? The week will be filled with fun activities for children – swimming pool, disco, treasure hunt and movies.

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.

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.  

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