NOTE: That card is no longer available but recently was wrote a review of its replacement, the Stockholm Pass – check here
The Stockholm Card-Do I Need One?
Stockholm is a magical place, it has a lot of adventure and it is a place you can experience nature at its best. The beauty of Stockholm lies at every corner of the street, the museums and the parks. Several cities in Sweden have special discount cards that are specifically designed for short term visitors. The Stockholm Card is your short cut to fun and great experiences while in Stockholm.
What the Stockholm Card Offers
While visiting Stockholm for a short period of time, The Stockholm Card is your gateway to fun activities and nature exploration. This is because the card;
- Offers you free admission to over 80 museums where you can explore to your fill. With the card, you can easily access tourist attraction sites without any restrictions. This means that you will not have to pay entrance fees at the museums as long as you hold the card; this could save you a lot of money especially if you plan in visiting several museums and tourist attraction sites.
- Offers you unlimited use of public means of transport. With it, you can travel in the buses, commuter trains, boats and even trams.
- Gives you access to discounted tickets for places such as the Stockholm Panorama sightseeing bus, the Open Top Double Decker bus tour, Boat trips to Drottningholm palace and Cosmonova IMAX theatre.
How Long Will The Card Last?
The Stockholm card can last for a period of one to five days, the choice is yours to make. Whether your vacation is two or three days, you can choose the most suitable plan for you. The available plans are one day, two days, three days and five days plan.
Where Do I Obtain the Card from and what is its Price?
To obtain this card, simply visit one of Stockholm information desks and buy one. The price of the card differs depending on the length of time it serves you. A one day plan goes for 525 Swedish Krona (SEK), 675 SEK for a two day plan, 825 SEK for a three day plan and 1095 SEK for a five day plan.
The price of the card remains fairly consistent throughout the year. However, there are discounts available on occasional basis. Ikea family gives out discount codes to people who sign up for the Ikea Family membership card.
When To Buy One
If you come as a tourist for sightseeing, it is a plausible idea to buy one. This is because it will save you some money at the end of the day as you will not have to pay entrance fees for all the places that you visit. It is the real deal for short term visitors of Stockholm as they explore its adventures.
On the other hand, if you do not plan on doing a lot of sightseeing, then it is not a good idea to obtain one. For Instance, if you would like to explore Stockholm at a slow pace and visiting few places per day, buying a Stockholm Card is not recommended. This is why it is termed as a short term visitor’s card.