Stockholm Go City Pass: is it worth buying in 2024?

If you’re planning a trip to Stockholm, you might have already seen adverts for the Stockholm Pass – also known as the Go City All-Inclusive Pass.

Is the Stockholm Pass worth buying?

It’s an all-in-one discount pass that guarantees you free entry to dozens of attractions across the Swedish capital, and has a few organised boat and bus tours thrown in for good measure.

According to the official website, buying the Stockholm Pass could save you more than 737 SEK (around US $70) on a three-day visit. But is it really worth buying?

And will it actually save you a big wad of kronor (Swedish currency) when you’re trying to see Stockholm’s best bits? Read our review to find out!

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Wait up! What is the Stockholm Pass?

The Stockholm Pass is a pass that allows you free admission to loads of Stockholm’s sights and attractions. The pass is available on an app that you download onto your phone. 

You then show it at one of the participating attractions in Stockholm – or at the start point of one of the included city tours – and you’ll be waved through with the rest of the paying visitors.

Once you scan the Stockholm Pass at the first attraction, the time remaining on your pass starts running down automatically.

And the good news is that once it’s on the app, you don’t need internet to access, so you won’t have to use any pricey roaming data.

Get the Stockholm Pass here

What’s included with the pass?

The Stockholm Pass includes free admission to some of the city’s top attractions. This gives you a good opportunity to cram in lots of sightseeing without worrying about what it costs to get into each attraction.

Here are some of our favourite places you can access for free with the pass:

  • Vasa Museum
  • The Viking Museum
  • Nobel Prize Museum
  • Vaxholm Fortress Museum (summer only)
  • Skansen open-air museum
  • Nordic Museum
  • Storkyrkan Cathedral
  • Tekniska, the National Museum of Science and Technology
  • Fotografiska
  • Birka Viking City and boat trip (seasonal)
  • Artipelag art gallery
  • And many more

The pass also gives you free access to some of Stockholm’s most popular bus and boat tours, including:

  • ‘Under the Bridges’ tour (seasonal)
  • Boat trip to Drottningholm Palace (seasonal)
  • Hop-on, hop-off boat tour (seasonal)
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus tours
  • The Royal Canal Tour (seasonal)

As well as boat trips and sights, the pass includes kayak rental, a free sandwich at a café in the trendy Södermalm district and a trip in a SkyView glass dome that takes you over the top of the Avicii Arena for great views across Stockholm. 

The Vasa ship museum is included in the Stockholm Pass
The Vasa ship museum is included in the Stockholm Pass / Ad Meskens (CC)

You can see a full list of the included attractions on the Stockholm Pass website.

Does the Stockholm Pass include public transport?

Public transport isn’t included in the pass, but the hop-on, hop-off bus tour that runs round the centre of the city past most of the major sights is. 

And a hop-on, hop-off boat tour that takes in some of the city’s sights from the water is also included.

Because you can get on and off when and where you like, they’re both good ways to see most of the city’s main sights.

How much does the Stockholm Pass cost?

There are several different versions of the pass, with validity periods of between one and five days. Passes are available on the Stockholm Pass website.

We’ve given the full prices below, but the website often runs special offers, with discounts of around ten percent. So you can often get the pass even cheaper, especially in low season.

1 day2 days3 days4 days5 days
Child aged 6–15309479589689779
Costs (in Swedish kronor) are correct at the time of publication.

Remember: even when they run a sale, you can get an extra 5% discount with our code.

Where can I buy the Stockholm Pass?

You can buy the pass online and then use it via the Go City app. Download the app, then the pass will show up on it.

But it won’t be activated until you scan in at your first attraction, so you can buy it any time in advance.

Get the Stockholm Pass here

Is there a maximum amount of stuff I can see with the Stockholm Pass? 

Each pass has a maximum value that you can’t exceed, based on the individual attraction’s general admission fee. So if you go over the limit you won’t be able to use the pass.

However, the maximum limits are generous, so it’s very unlikely that you will exceed this amount. 

We picked a pretty active three-day itinerary below, and the general admission cost came to 2288. The maximum limit for a three-day pass is 6135 SEK, which is more than double the cost of our itinerary.

So you would have to be incredibly busy to get anywhere near the limit!

For full details of the Stockholm Pass purse values, see here.

What’s new for 2024? 

Each year new attractions are added to the Stockholm Pass and a few are dropped.

This year, kayak and SUP rental have been added, so you can paddle around the city’s waterways at your own pace.

They have also included entrance to the fascinating Museum of Wrecks, which tells the story of the shipwrecks the lie beneath the Baltic Sea.

And we really like that there are a few free food and drink attractions, that are new for 2024 too. 

You can get a fun free drink in the Stockholm Icebar, and sample some traditional Swedish fika – coffee and a cinnamon bun at a cute café in the centre of the city.

Some of the other newer attractions include The Museum of Spirits, where you can learn all about Swedish vodka and visit the Absolut Art Collection. 

Or you can go on a self-guided Murder Mystery walking tour, where you follow clues around the Old Town’s cobbled streets and catch a murderer!

Admission to Drottningholm Palace and the Royal Palace are now included with the pass, as of 2024. Both can also be seen from the outside on boat trips that are included in the pass.

Top tips for getting the very most out of the Stockholm Pass. 

  • Check the website for discounts. The pass is sold at a discount at various points throughout the year – often in spring and autumn. So check the website and buy the pass when it’s on sale, as you have up to two years after purchase to use it.
  • Make an itinerary. If you’re on a short trip, you’ll want to cram in as much as possible, so plan a logical route round all the sights you want to visit.
  • Check opening hours and closing days in advance. Some sights are closed one day a week, while others stay open late on certain evenings, so check websites and plan accordingly.
  • Prioritise! Don’t go mad and try and fit everything in. Do your research, choose which places are top of your list and visit them first, in case you run out of time.
  • Take advantage of the food and drink offers. The card includes coffee and a bun, a drink and sandwich, plus a drink at the Icebar, so factor these into your meal times.
  • Use the evenings. In summer, Stockholm stays light late, so plan an evening kayak trip or boat trip.

So is it really worth buying?

Well, yes. Especially if you are visiting for the first time and want to see as much as possible.

If you have a few museums, galleries and attractions on your radar then the Stockholm Pass is definitely worth buying (get it here) and could save you money.

Armed with a pass, you can also avoid queuing for tickets at each attraction.

On the other hand, if you only want to check out a couple of Stockholm’s big attractions, you won’t save much with the Stockholm Pass.

If you’re planning to spend most of your time wandering around, eating, drinking, shopping, chilling at the parks and beaches, and generally getting a feel for the city, then we don’t think the Stockholm Pass will be worth it.

It’s work noting, too, that not all Stockholm’s big attractions are included with the Stockholm Pass. 

At the Abba Museum, for example, you’ll still have to pay the usual 269 SEK entry fee, or you can skip the queues and buy a fast-track admission ticket here

So, we definitely recommend taking a look at the sample itinerary below and thinking about what you want to see and do in Stockholm.  

Then you can make an informed decision on whether you could save money by buying the Stockholm Pass.

Three days in Stockholm: would you save cash?

We’ve added some of the real must-see attractions that are included with the pass, such as the Vasa Museet and Skansen, along with a couple of smaller fun sights and tours.

The DIY option3-day Stockholm Pass
Upfront costn/a1579
Under the bridges boat tour355n/a
Entry to Skansen200n/a
Trip on SkyView Stockholm170n/a
Entry to Vasa Museum190n/a
Entry to Fotografiska197n/a
Drink at the Icebar240n/a
Cruise on Lake Mälaren to Sigtuna445n/a
Vegan sandwich at Fern & Fika121n/a
Hop-on, hop-off bus tour370n/a
Total cost (SEK)22881579
Costs (in Swedish kronor) are for one adult and assume a three-day trip to Stockholm. All prices correct at time of publication.

If you visited these attractions during a three-day stay you would spend 2288 SEK in total.

So in this example, buying the Stockholm Pass saves you a whopping 709 SEK, and it also gives you the flexibility to add in more attractions if you get time.

But of course, results will vary depending on exactly what you want to see.

The Stockholm Pass: is it worth it?

Is the Stockholm Pass actually worth buying? Yes. If you’re planning to do a lot of sightseeing, plus a few fun tours and activities, you could save a lot of cash by getting the Stockholm Pass.

Skansen open-air museum is included in the Stockholm Pass
Skansen open-air museum is included in the Stockholm Pass / Lubos Houska (CC)

The best advice we can give is to work out exactly what you want to see and then add up the totals, just like we did above.

If you’re doing a fair bit of museum hopping and want to check out big must-see attractions like the Vasa Museum, you’ll probably find that it’s much cheaper to buy the Stockholm Pass rather than going it alone.

Our take on the Stockholm Pass

We’ve been updating this post since 2016, and will continue to do so.

We’re aware that buying an all-inclusive pass in advance is a big outlay, and not everyone wants to spend their trip cramming in the sights. 

But we also know that money can run away with you when you’re on holiday, and there’s a huge sense of liberation when you’ve bought and paid for all your entertainment in advance. 

So, we will continue to update this post and assess the value of buying the Stockholm Pass each year. 

And we will always share our honest opinion on whether we think the pass is worth buying.



Can you get a 7-day version of the Stockholm Pass?

The Stockholm Pass comes in one-, two-, three-, four- and five-day versions. If you want the pass for a full week, you can always buy a five- and a two-day version.

What’s the difference between the Stockholm Card and Stockholm Pass?

The short answer is nothing! They are the same thing. The Stockholm Card is the old name for the Go City Stockholm Pass.

What is the Explorer Pass?

There’s also an alternative type of pass available called the Explorer Pass. 

This is for people who are on a longer trip and don’t want cram all their sight sightseeing into a few days.

You can choose how many attractions you want to visit – though you don’t have to decide which specific ones when you buy –  and the pass is then valid for 60 days after you visit the first sight. 

You simply download it onto the app, as with the regular all-inclusive pass.

Is Drottningholm Palace included in the Stockholm Pass?

Yes, admission to Drottningholm Palace is included, as is entrance to the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm Palace plus a guided tour of the Drottningholm Court Theatre.

The boat trip to the palace along Lake Mälaren is also free with the Stockholm Pass.

Is Moderna Museet included in the Stockholm Pass?

No, the admission fee for Moderna Museet’s permanent collection is 150 SEK, though entrance is free for everyone on Fridays from 6–8pm.

Is the Stockholm Pass refundable? 

What if my plans change? Can I get my money back once I’ve bought the pass? Provided you haven’t activated your pass, you can get a full refund up to 90 days after the date you purchased the pass.

So, there are no worries if your plans change. For full details, see here

Can I visit the same attraction more than once?

No, once you’ve scanned your pass at an attraction, you can’t revisit it.

See also:
Our Stockholm travel guide
The best Stockholm boat tours and cruises
110 cheap and free things to do in Stockholm
Is the Copenhagen Card worth buying?
Is the Oslo Pass worth buying?
Is the Reykjavik Card worth buying?

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9 months ago

Hi, I read that you said that the Drottningholm Palace is not included. I went to their website to check and this is what is says. Is it possible that now they include it? I am just not sure if I should get or not. Since you said its not included and they say it is, it makes me wonder if its a scam and what other I may not be able to see even it it says included. This is from the website: Drottningholm Palace Your Stockholm pass also includes dozens more top attractions, tours and experiences, all for one money-saving price. With… Read more »

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9 months ago
Reply to  LIna

That’s right, they’ve now added those back in and we’ve updated the article accordingly! Thank you for letting us know.

1 year ago

Royal palace is not included on the pass, we checked and we’re sad to have bought this thinking it was

5 years ago

As a side-note for any students reading this: I just calculated the prices for everything and it’s definitely not worth buying a Stockholm pass if you have a student ID card, unless you plan to do that whole list in one day. We were thinking of maybe getting a two day pass as we’re not planning on rushing about in one day to do everything, but its 200 SEK cheaper not to when you take the student discounts into consideration. 🙂

5 years ago

Is it possible to cover all the places in 1 day?

6 years ago


I am thinking of buying the pass for the one day when my cruise stops at the port. I see that it is discounted online if I buy today- but is the pick up location walking distance from the cruise terminal? Looks like all the collection places would be 20min away…

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6 years ago
Reply to  Julie

Hi Julie,

If you order it online you can have it delivered to your house… not sure if that helps you!

Rose Kenney
Rose Kenney
6 years ago

Suggestions for a day(or two) pass on June 1&2? What are best sites to pursue to save the most?

Also, best recommendations for transportation to/from sites?

Rathika Ramadoss
Rathika Ramadoss
6 years ago

Just a small update. I bought a single day city pass 2 days ago and thought it was worth it. The going cost right now is 535SEK and that price includes a 24 hour pass for the city metro which by itself costs 120SEK. So for 415SEK, I was able to see the Vasa Museum and go for Vaxholm tour and museum plus skyview the next morning. Paid for itself.

6 years ago

I will be travelling on 4 may 2017 in stockholm.
My plan ahead and buy the pass .
can you help me about code for ticket?
Thank you

6 years ago

Hey – Just curious about how the pass works for day trips – do they not sell out? How do you reserve your spot?

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6 years ago
Reply to  Katie

Hi Katie,

Is there a particular day trip you have in mind? It’s quite unlikely they’d be completely sold out…

7 years ago

i am so mess…
could like to clarify, is that Stockholm travel card 5 days costly SEK1775 included the entry the attractions or it only for the fare?

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7 years ago
Reply to  MY

It includes the attractions, too!

Shaun Antle
Shaun Antle
7 years ago

Hi there, just wondering if you have come across any promo codes for the pass as of yet? 🙂 I’m heading there May 1-7.

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7 years ago
Reply to  Shaun Antle

Sorry Shaun, we haven’t found any yet… but they do sometimes off er 10% off the cards during midweek sales.

7 years ago

Thank you!! I noticed that if we buy the pass by July 31, there is a 10% discount which is great!!

But how long is the validity on the pass? I plan to visit Stockholm in Nov.

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7 years ago
Reply to  Nawarut

Hi Nawarut,

The pass is valid for a whole year from the time of purchase. Hope that helps – have a great trip to Stockholm!

7 years ago

My wife and I just returned from a nine-day trip to Stockholm in July 2016. We bought a five-day (actually 120-hour) Stockholm Pass. My verdict is that the Pass was well worth it for us, but bear in mind the following: – The one-day or two-day pass is almost certainly not worth it unless you plan to have a really, really busy day. Right now a one-day pass is 595 SEK per person, and a two-day pass is 795 SEK per person. The only way that would be worth it is if you do at least two expensive and time-consuming… Read more »

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7 years ago
Reply to  Scott

Hej Scott,

Thanks for the comment. We definitely agree – plan ahead and buy the pass if it makes sense. Usually it’s a good deal if you’re doing a lot of sightseeing over the course of a few days!

Patrick Bentley
Patrick Bentley
6 years ago
Reply to  Scott

Skansen is covered now 2017

Routes North
6 years ago

Hi Patrick!

We do say that above 😉

8 years ago

Thank you! This has been helpful. We are from the Philippines and we’ll be travelling from March 27 – 30 in Stockholm. I guess it would be cheaper for us to do it ourselves. 🙂

7 years ago
Reply to  peachy

Hi Peachy,

How was your travel? Fellow filipina here. 🙂
Was it still a hassle free experience without the bus? Is it cheaper to do it without the pass? Hope you can share some tips.