Stockholm Pass, the ticket to exploring the captivating capital of Sweden, unveils a world of awe-inspiring architecture, enriching museums steeped in history, and a charming historic center. If you want to experience the best of the city, the Stockholm Pass could be worth considering.
In this article, I evaluate whether the Stockholm Pass provides good value for your money. I’ll delve into its advantages and disadvantages, helping you discern when it’s a wise purchase and when it’s not. By the end, you’ll have my assessment to make an informed decision.
Is the Stockholm Pass worth it?
- includes over 50 attractions
- valid for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days
- perfect for anyone who wants to see a lot of Stockholm
What is the Stockholm Pass?
The Stockholm Pass is an all-inclusive ticket from the provider Go City that gives you access to many of the top attractions in Stockholm. When purchasing, you decide whether you want to use the pass for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. You can then use the pass to visit as many attractions as you like during your chosen time.
You can choose from over 50 attractions, including the famous Stockholm Castle, a trip on the hop-on hop-off bus or the Vasa Museum. You can decide which one you want to visit spontaneously – and not at the time of purchase. This gives you flexibility on the spot!
You can download the pass to your smartphone and use it in the app – no hassle of picking it up on site. After purchasing, you can start sightseeing straight away.
How does the Stockholm Pass work?
- Activation & validity: After purchase, you can simply download the pass to your smartphone and then have direct access to many attractions in Stockholm. The pass is activated the first time you use it and is then valid for your chosen period.
- Choice of attractions: You have the freedom to decide spontaneously which attractions you want to visit without having to commit yourself before you buy. You can choose from over 50 attractions.
- Use on site: Simply show your pass at the entrance to each attraction and you can get in without paying extra admission.
How much does the Stockholm Pass cost?
The prices for the Stockholm Pass vary depending on the duration of the pass and can fluctuate in general. The prices for adults are currently as follows:
- 1-day pass: SEK 824 = EUR 70
- 2-day pass: SEK 1,289 = EUR 109
- 3-day pass: SEK 1,524 = EUR 129
- 4-day pass: 1,714 SEK = 145 EUR
- 5-day pass: 1,899 SEK = 161 EUR
- With our code GO5LOVING you save another 5% on top!
My tip: You can apply the discount code when you enter your details:
There is a discount for children and young people under the age of 16. Check the Go City website for current prices. Children under the age of 6 do not need a pass, they have free entry to most attractions anyway.
Which attractions are included in the Stockholm Pass?
The Stockholm Pass gives you access to many of the city’s favourite attractions. Some of the main attractions are:
- Stockholm Castle
- Vasa Museum
- Viking Museum
- Skansen open-air museum
- Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral)
- Boat tour
- National Museum
- Sky View
- Drottningholm Palace
Hop-on hop-off buses and boats
In Stockholm, you can use the hop-on hop-off buses and even boats operated by Strømma free of charge with the pass. And for the entire period of validity! The operator’s buses are green, but you can also use the red buses operated by City Sightseeing. But beware: you cannot use the Red Sightseeing buses, which are also red. So always look carefully.
- The hop-on hop-off boats only run from June to the beginning of September.
- The last round trip of the buses usually starts at around 4 pm in the high season. Unfortunately, there are far fewer trips out of season.
- Many boat trips or water-related activities are only available again in summer.
- In general, the offer can change from time to time. You should therefore check the list of attractions before purchasing and make sure that your desired attractions are included.
- Some attractions require a reservation with a free timed ticket. Check the reservation page to see which ones these are so that you can book them in advance. However, this is actually only necessary for very few attractions.
- The boat tours must be booked at the Strømma kiosk. Be prepared for longer waiting times or arrive as early as possible.
How long is the pass valid for?
You have 2 years after purchase to redeem your pass. From the first time you use it, it is valid for the period of your choice (1-5 days).
My tip: The validity starts in the morning. So if you use your pass for the first time in the afternoon, you have lost the morning. So always start sightseeing in the morning so that you can make full use of the pass.
Is the Stockholm Pass worth it?
The Stockholm Pass can be worthwhile if you plan to visit a lot of sights in a short space of time. Let’s take a look at how much you could save with a pass for 3 days:
Price without pass
Royal Canal Tour
The Nordic Museum
Costs regular admission tickets
Price Stockholm Pass 3 days
338 SEK (= 19%)
When is the pass not worth it?
- Short stay: The 1-day option is quite expensive. You have to pack your day very full to make the pass worthwhile. You also have to bear in mind that the days in Stockholm are shorter than ours and many sights are therefore only open until 4 pm. The longer the validity of the pass, the cheaper the average price per day.
- Low season: Only in the months of July and August are all the attractions on the pass actually available. If you are in Stockholm in the low season or even in winter, you should check carefully whether the pass is worthwhile for you. The price remains the same, but there are fewer attractions to choose from.
- No hop-on hop-off buses or boats: If you don’t use the hop-on hop-off buses and/or boats, you should carefully calculate whether the pass is worthwhile for you, as they offer the greatest savings.
Stockholm Pass Worth it?
You can use my savings calculator to find out exactly whether the Stockholm Pass is worthwhile for you!
Where can you buy the Stockholm Pass?
You can buy the Stockholm Pass online on the official Go City website. Don’t forget to enter our code GO5LOVING to save additional 5%!
You will then receive an email and can easily download the pass into the Go City app. When you get there, simply show the pass in the app and you can start sightseeing straight away. If you end up not being able to use it after all, you can cancel it free of charge up to 90 days after the date of purchase as long as it has not yet been activated, i.e. used.
What I like
- Large selection of attractions: The pass offers a wide range of attractions. The boat trips and the hop-on hop-off bus are particularly popular.
- Easy to use: Not only can you save your ticket in the app, but it also provides you with lots of helpful information and a handbook. It’s best to skim through this before you go sightseeing, as it will save you some of the problems that other customers have with the pass.
- Hop-on hop-off buses and boats: In Stockholm, there are not only the popular sightseeing buses, but also boats. The cool thing is that you can use them for the entire validity period of your pass. In other cities, this is usually only possible for 24 hours.
What I don’t like
- Some attractions are missing: Stockholm City Hall and the popular ABBA Museum are missing from the pass (here you can buy the ABBA museum tickets separately).
- Less availability in winter: Some great attractions are not available in winter, such as the Stockholm Canal Tour or a boat trip to Skokloster Castle. The hop-on hop-off bus also runs much less frequently.
- Consecutive calendar days: If you choose a pass for several days, you have to redeem them one after the other. This sometimes means a tight sightseeing programme.
- No public transport: The pass does not include public transport.
If you want to do a lot of sightseeing in Stockholm, then the Stockholm Pass is just the thing for you. However, you will have to visit a few museums and should also take the hop-on hop-off boats.
Alternatives to the Stockholm Pass
The Stockholm Pass is currently the only City Pass for the Swedish capital. If it doesn’t suit you or isn’t worthwhile for you, you can alternatively buy individual tickets for the attractions that interest you.
FAQ about Stockholm Pass
Is public transportation included in my pass?
While our passes do not include public transportation, you have various tours and sightseeing buses to choose from instead. Perhaps even a better alternative compared to crowded public buses…
How do I contact customer service?
If you are using the Go City App, please visit the website to view the contact details for our customer service.
If you are their website, you have two options: you can fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and the customer service will get in touch with you via email. Alternatively, if you prefer a traditional phone call, you can reach the customer service directly at one of the numbers listed below.
Can I visit the same attraction more than once?
Unfortunately, you can only visit each attraction once.
Is my confirmation email also my admission ticket to the attractions?
Unfortunately, it is not. You need to use your pass in the Go City App or have it downloaded as a PDF on your mobile device or printed in order to gain access to the attractions.
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