- Address: Sockenvagen, 122 33 Stockholm, Sweden
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +46-850831730
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids
Skogskyrkogarden - Review
This is Sweden’s most famous cemetery, not only for the many dignitaries interred here (Greta Garbo and Arthur Adson), but also for the sheer harmony of architectural and natural beauty that architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz were able to achieve. Completed in 1920, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. From the colonnaded entrance the path goes through wooded gravesites shaded by pine trees, sculptures by Carl Milles, rolling meadows, the Almhojden meditation grove, the exquisite Seven Springs Way, the 3.6 km limestone wall, a large granite cross, a small Crematorium, five chapels (Woodland Chapel, Chapel of Resurrection are the main ones) that are almost in continuous use in the day.
- The only way to visit inside the chapels is by a public or private guided tour, book on the park website. Multiple language options available.
- The park guide and map can be found on the cemetery website.
- The audioguide in English can be found on SoundCloud.
Skogskyrkogarden Ticket Prices
- Public Guided tour in English: SEK 100
- Public Guided tour in English: July—September: Sunday: 10:30am. Buy tickets on cemetery website.
How To reach Skogskyrkogarden by Public Transport
- Bus 183 stop Kvarter 50.
- Bus 180, 816, 890 stop Enskededalen Karrtorpsvagen.
- Subway 18 stop Skogskyrkogarden T-bana.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Skogskyrkogarden
1.17% of people who visit Stockholm include Skogskyrkogarden in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
62.5% of people start their Skogskyrkogarden visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Skogskyrkogarden
64.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Skogskyrkogarden
Skogskyrkogarden, Stockholm Reviews
There's a reason this particular cemetery became a UNESCO world heritage site. It was the first cemetery of its kind. Not only where to store the dead - it was built first and foremost for us still living. Visit. Feel it.
Quiet, peaceful, graceful. Well persevered and well taken care of. Worth seeing, definitely. It force you to stop and think...
Wonderful that they have gone to so much effort to preserve this final resting place for most people of Stockholm. Its massive and world heritage listed.
After all, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which means it is worth going for a serious cultured traveler. Do some research on UNESCO website and other places before you go. It is a very photogenic place. Very serene although no escape from airplane noise from above. There are NOT many famous people buried there. Visit also Norra Begravningsplatsen if you are a grave hunter.
It is listed as a world heritage in UNESCO but it doesn't mean to be an interesting touristic place! If you are looking for a calm and peaceful area to reflect, go there but if you are a tourist, it is not recommended