Looking for things to do in Stockholm in May? We have created a list of our top activities and there is something for all ages. Discover Birka the Viking City, the archipelago island of Fjäderholmarna, the Royal Drottningholm Palace or enjoy a shrimp cruise. If you want to stay central you can visit the island of Djurgården where you find both Skansen and Gröna Lund. We recommend that you book your tickets in advance and check opening hours at each respective website individually, as things can change quickly during the pandemic. Read about fun and interesting things to do in Stockholm in May.
Discover the Viking Museum, Viking village, food inspired by the Vikings, guided tours, burial fields and beautiful nature views at world heritage site Birka. This is a great day out and a fascinating experience for all ages. The boat to Birka travels through the beautiful Lake Mälaren – a wonderful trip of its own. If you book your ticket with Stromma entry to the museum and a guided tour through the burial grounds is included in the price.
TIP – Pre book your boat ticket to Birka the Viking City online for a guaranteed spot. Season premiere 8th of May
Outdoor museum and zoological park Skansen is finally open to the public again. By prebooking your ticket you can experience Swedish history, culture, traditions and animals. There are also children’s activities, Scandinavian animals, shops with traditional Swedish handicraft and souvenirs as well as the Baltic Sea Science where you can experience the Baltic Sea under the surface.
TIP – Buy your ticket online in advance for guaranteed entry to Skansen.
The Drottningholm Palace is one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites and a must-visit when you’re in Stockholm. During May you can stroll through the royal gardens, have a bite to eat and browse through the Karamellan shop, café and restaurant or enjoy classic waffles at Kina Palace Café. You can also book tickets to family show ”Esprit! Beauty and the Beast” at Drottningholm’s Slottsteater. The best way to get to Drottningholm is a cruise through beautiful Lake Mälaren with classic ship M/S Prins Carl Philip.
TIP IN JUNE – Prebook you ticket online to secure your spot onboard M/S Prins Carl Philip – season premiere moved to 25th of June.
Did you know that the closest archipelago island is located just 30 minutes outside the Stockholm city centre. This is perfect for a day trip if you want to enjoy archipelago views, good food, scenic walks and Swedish handicrafts. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants at Fjäderholmarna. If you are looking for good quality food inspired by the archipelago you should head to Fjäderholmarnas Krog. In Glass Stugan you can find Swedish ice cream as well as “fika”, sandwiches and coffee. If you walk around the island we highly recommend popping in to the many small handicraft shops, studios and workshops dotted around the island.
TIP IN JUNE – Prebook your boat ticket from Strandvägen to Fjäderholmarna for guaranteed spot onboard – season premiere moved to 1st of June.
Are you looking for a fun family activity? Then amusement park Gröna Lund is the place to go – they have 29 different attractions for all ages, games, restaurants, sweets and ice cream. Do you dare try their newest addition Monster – King of roller coasters?
TIP – You must book your ticket in advance to gain entry to Gröna Lund.
The Shrimp Cruise is popular with the locals, and it’s easy to see why. Onboard M/S Strömma Kanal you get to enjoy good company with friends or family as well as unlimited shrimp with classic accompaniments. All food is served directly to your table and the bowls are refilled throughout the evening. The boat makes a short stop at historical Vaxholm Kastell where you can get off and stretch your legs and enjoy the view. Round off the evening with something sweet from the dessert menu and watch the sunset from the aft deck.
TIP – Prebook your ticket to the Shrimp Cruise online.