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Best Things to Do in Stockholm in June

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This post covers the best things to do in Stockholm in June, including family-friendly, nighttime, as well as free activities, festivals, and events, updated for 2020. 

 

 


Check out our other posts on year-round attractions in Stockholm:

For even more ideas, check our post covering the best things to do in Stockholm.


TOP EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN JUNE

The following list will provide a variety of fun activities in Stockholm for June 2020.

We include cultural events and activities, as well as Swedish traditional events that are happening this month.


1. Go to a Concert

June brings lots of music festivals and outdoor concerts to Stockholm. This month you can attend Lollapalooza, the international multi-day musical extravaganza.

Besides this famous festival, there are some other excellent performers in Stockholm this month.

 

 

June 2020 Concert Highlights:

See who else is playing in Stockholm this month.


2. Sveriges Nationaldag (National Day of Sweden) 

Every year, Swedes celebrate National Day of Sweden on June 6. The holiday commemorates the birth of the nation on June 6, 1523, when Gustav Vasa was elected as Sweden's first king.

As this is a national holiday, locals will be off from work and gathering with friends in parks for parties, and there are also some public events you can be part of.

 

 

For a modern celebration, head to Rålambshovsparken, a park in Stockholm’s Kungsholmen district. 

There will be live music, food vendors, kids' activities during the day and dancing and drinking for the adults at night.

For a very traditional experience, go to Skansen, the outdoor museum. Read about Skansen below.


3. Take a Free Walking Tour

June is a wonderful time of the year to explore Stockholm on foot. There are free walking tours, where a professional guide will bring you to the city's most popular neighborhoods to see.

On free walking tours, you tip only what you think the tour was worth and you aren't required to pay anything. Tours run multiple times daily.

Free Stockholm Tour Meeting Point

 

Two free tours to check out are the Old Town Tour and the New Town Tour.  You can book the tours here

Read our post on a few different companies that offer free walking tours.


4. Cruise along a Canal

Swedish culture has always included spending time on the water, and in Stockholm, there are all sorts of boat rides and cruises you can take. 

A royal canal tour travels through some of Stockholm’s most well-known places along the Djurgarden canal.

 

 

Tickets are 233 SEK ($25) per adult. Learn More.

This tour is free with the IVenture Card, one of Stockholm's tourist passes. Read more about these passes just below.


5. Save Money With a Tourist Pass

If you’re planning to visit multiple popular attractions while in Stockholm, you could save 50% or more off admission prices by using a tourist pass.

There are three passes to choose from, each offering a different approach to saving you money.

While the all-inclusive pass is excellent for anyone planning at least 4-5 activities per day, a preset package might be better for visitors with limited time.

 

 

For more information on how passes work and how you can save by using one, read our post covering Stockholm tourist passes.


6. Midsummer at Skansen

Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum and its exhibits and activities recreate the Swedish way of life going back centuries.

It is fun to visit any time, but on June 19-21, 2020, Skansen will be better than ever!

 

 

At Midsummer at Skansen, the activities harken back to the days of old! You will see games played around the maypole, you can bind traditional birch wreaths‚ and enjoy folk music and dance.

Read more from the Skansen website


7. Get a Bird's Eye View of Stockholm 

June skies are usually clear so head to Skyview, the exterior round glass elevator that goes to the top of the Ericcson Dome arena.

A ride up in Skyview offers you a view of Stockholm from 400 feet above sea level.

 

 

Entry to Skyview is free with the Stockholm Pass, one of several tourist discount attraction passes available for purchase.

You can see what shows are happening at the Ericsson Arena here.


8. Spring Market at Färgfabriken

The market at Färgfabriken is one of Stockholm's largest design markets with vendors selling crafts from around the world.

On the weekend of June 13-14, 2020, the public has free entry and can browse dozens of market tables.

 

färgfabriken marknad

 

You can buy goods directly from designers. There will be live music and you can have a snack in their courtyard or cafe.

Find out more about his event here.


9. Stroll Through Kungsträdgården

Here, in one of the cities oldest parks, you can stroll under the trees, sit by the fountains, and live life as the locals do.

It’s the perfect spot to relax, have a cup of tea, and people watch.

 

 

The park is located here in the Normalm district of Stockholm. 

If you have the Stockholm Pass, the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus makes a stop at the end of the park.


10. Go on a Pub Crawl

Looking for something to do at night? The Stockholm Pub Crawl is an excellent way to have a fun night out, and interact with travelers from around the globe.

 

 

Tickets are 253 SEK ($27) per adult. Learn More.

If you're looking for more evening events, check out our full post covering things to do at night in Stockholm.


11. View the Changing of the Royal Guard

This popular 40-minute ceremony takes place daily in front of the royal palace.

Swedish Armed Forces guard march in time with a military band as they hand over protection of the royal family to the next squad. 

 

 
There is no cost, and ceremony times can be found here.

For more activities that don't cost anything, read our post on things to do for free in Amsterdam.

 


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Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
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