Stockholm’s metro system is something else entirely. Many stations are beautifully decorated, they’re works of art.
We took a journey around some of the most famous and adored! You can learn a little more about specific stations here. We didn’t visit all of those mentioned, but did visit all mentioned here. Ashlea’s blogpost served as our guide for the day.
Ashlea nails down how much this tour will cost and it’s timings, however we used a 24 hour travel card as we were starting from a different station and would be heading all over the city in the afternoon/evening.
You can also take a guided tour for free, however it is entirely in Swedish.
Above and below, you can see the station that was local to our hotel, Skanstull.
There’s quite the contrast between Skanstull and our first destination, T-Centralen (Central) station, accessed via the blue metro line. If you’re used to subway/metro systems of larger cities like London, Tokyo and New York, you should hopefully find Stockholm’s easy to navigate.
It always helps to have mobile data so you can plan your next trip wherever you are. I’m on 3, so I have the ability to use my mobile data in many countries around the world for no extra cost!
T-Centralen is entirely white and blue, these colours are supposedly to calm commuters, much like the bird call played on various platforms in Tokyo.
The silhouettes represent the workers who constructed the station.
We headed back on the blue line and headed to Kungsträdgårdsgatan station.
Red, green, white and rocks. It’s like District 13 at Christmas.
I believe that a palace, amongst other buildings, once stood on the site of the station, these are relics from them! Amazing to see this type of ‘exhibition’ in a station.
Changing platforms to get back on the blue line, now in the opposite direction, to go to my favourite station of the trip, Rådhuset. (Court House). Aptly named, as there is a court house above ground.
It’s like stepping into a sci-fi film. It’s hard to not feel as if you’re walking onto a human settlement on Mars. *cue Bowie*
This station, like many, was rather empty as it was the middle of a weekday when we took this little adventure.
Being used to how busy London’s stations are, this was pretty jarring! It makes sense when you remember that the population of London is about the same as the population of the entire of Sweden.
Back on the blue line to Fridhemsplan!
There isn’t too much to look at here, but the space age feel of it all is more than enough.
Now to the final stop. Using the green line, head to Thorildspan!
Pixelated heaven. I expected this to be my favourite, as a lover of games, but there isn’t much to really see here, so my love is my martian station.
Thanks to Ashlea for the incredible travel plan! The metro system cannot be ignored, this short route only takes around an hour or so! Stockholm features many other decorated stations, but if you want to cover as much of the city as possible, it makes sense to pick and choose!
Catch up on all my Stockholm posts here.