Stockholm Pass – Worth It?

I have to admit, I was really torn about getting the Stockholm Pass.  First, I don’t really like having to move to a schedule but of course with the pass, you’ll feel obligated to get the most bang for your buck.

So, is it worth it?  It depends on your situation.  But overall I’d say no it isn’t because the sites are pretty far apart to do multiple sites a day.  

If you can move quickly and actually do 2 or more of the sites you WANT to do (not just do since they’re included) then yes, it could be worth it.  That said, you’d have to really want to do the hop on hop off bus and possibly a cruise at the very least to make it worth it.

However, if you’re travelling with a group or a family and won’t be able to move quickly from site to site, it probably isn’t worth it.

The main problem I had with the pass was that the sites have very limited opening hours.  So, I was there during the winter and that meant some of the sites were closed (which I knew going in).  However, I wasn’t expecting the sites that were open to only be open from 10-4. A six hour time frame doesn’t seem that short but when you include the time it takes to get from one site to another, that time frame is much smaller.  Also, if you want to go on the cruises, you’ll have be at the dock at a very specific time. Meaning by the time you get back, there’s a good chance you won’t have time to do anything afterwards.

Since I travel alone and am able to move quickly, I was able to  move pretty quickly from one site to another, I was able to do quite a bit.  However, I honestly don’t think it’s worth it for most people. However, you’ll want to do the math and make sure the ticket is worth it and you’ll want to make sure you add enough time to make it.


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