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Things to do on Royal Djurgården in Stockholm

2021-05-24

Guide to the island of Royal Djurgården – activities, museums, walks & sightseeing

The island of Royal Djurgården is a lush haven located in the centre of Stockholm – perfect if you want to experience nature, museums, history, fairy tales and much more. There is something to suit all ages. Read our guide to the island of Royal Djurgården where we have gathered our best tips of things to do. You can also read about the ongoing sustainability work. At the bottom of this page you find a map with all tips highlighted!

The Vasa Museum – one of the most famous museums in Stockholm

At the Vasa Museum you get to see the famous Vasa ship – the world’s best-preserved ship from the 1600’s. Here you can find many interesting stories. What was life like onboard? How was it salvaged? You also get to see the ship up close. The entry fee includes an audio guide that’s available in several languages.

Address: Galärvarvsvägen 14 
Eat & drink:  Yes – the Vasa Museum restaurant  
Tickets: Buy your ticket in the entrance - read more

Amusement park Gröna Lund – opens 2nd of June

Do you consider yourself a daredevil? Amusement Park Gröna Lund offers 29 adrenaline fuelled rides for the whole family. This year they present a new rollercoaster, The Monster, which is guaranteed to get your heart racing! They also have dance events, children’s shows and concert.  

Address: Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9 
Eat & drink:  Yes – there are plenty of restaurants on the grounds 
Tickets: Available to purchase here

Skansen – outdoor museum on Djurgården

Skansen is a unique outdoor museum with a zoological park – here you can experience historical buildings, traditions, Nordic animals and Swedish culture. They also have a Baltic Sea Science Center where you can visit the animals under the surface. Discover this and much more at Skansen!

Address: Djurgårdsslätten 49-51 
Eat & drink:  Yes  
Tickets: Available to purchase here 

Walks on Royal Djurgården

Discovering the island of Royal Djurgården is best done on foot. Here you can find plenty of walkways, such as the ”Love Path” – a romantic stroll through the lush nature. Another popular walk is along the canal. Regardless of where you walk on the island you are guaranteed scenic views. 

Tip – Download the app ”Kungliga promenader” (Royal Walks) for a guided walk on the island of Royal Djurgården. 

Junibacken – step in to a fairy tale

At Junibacken you get to experience the world of some of Sweden’s most popular children’s books – a world filled with theatre, music, song and fantasy. Don’t miss the Story Train that takes you through the wonderful world of popular characters and the Moomin exhibition, based on Tove Jansson’s popular stories.  

Address: Galärvarvsvägen 8 
Eat & drink: Yes – the Junibacken restaurant 
Tickets: Must be pre-booked. Available to purchase here

Royal Canal Tour – boat sightseeing

Popular boat sightseeing tour Royal Canal Tour gives you the chance to experience Royal Djurgården from the water. Board in central Stockholm and enjoy a scenic cruise through the lush canal and around the island. On the way back you will pass Waldemarsudde, Gröna Lund, The Vasa Museum and Junibacken. 

Address: Departs from Strömkajen  
Eat & drink: Stockholm Mini Bar by the Sea offers ”fika”, hot and cold drinks and snacks.  
Tickets: Pre-book online for guaranteed seat onboard – click here

ABBA The Museum – opens 27th of May

Who doesn’t know ABBA – one of the most successful pop groups of all time? ABBA The Museum is more than just a museum – it’s an interactive experience. Here you can find ABBAS amazing clothes, gold records, memorabilia and much more. You can even step up on stage as a fifth member of the band!

Address: Djurgårdsvägen 68 
Eat & drink: Yes – the Pop House restaurant  
Tickets: Must be pre-booked. Available to purchase here 

Hop On – Hop Off bus – starts 3rd of July

The Hop On – Hop Off busses is one of the easiest ways to discover the city. The tour stops at Royal Djurgården so that you can easily get off and explore the island. If you stay on for the full tour, which takes just over 1,5 hours, you will see many of Stockholm’s most famous sights and buildings. The tour is guided in 11 different languages and one of the main benefits is that you can purchase a ticket for unlimited travel during 24 or 72 hours.

Address: Strömgatan by the Royal Opera and 20 other stops 
Eat & drink: No  
Tickets: Pre-book online here

Sustainable Djurgården – new site

The island of Royal Djurgården has a long and proud history – people have been coming here for over 400 years to enjoy nature and leisurely activities. In order to preserve the unique environment here constant work is required from both businesses and visitors. On the new site sustainable.royaldjurgarden.se you can read more about the long-term sustainability work on the island. 

Tip – Watch this film where Björn Ulvaeus describes the sustainability work on Royal Djurgården.

Map of thing to do on Djurgården

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