Gröna Lund, Stockholm
A haunted house. I remember when I was 13 and I went with 3 of my friends there. We were screaming and ran almost the whole time. And real people as ghosts and zombies were unique. We were so relieved that we got out. But i think that place is no longer as scary as it was then. But in any case it was a fun experience. :)
If you are looking for an amusement park, Gröna Lund on Djurgården is THE place to be! You can find here all traditional rides, where you'll be shaken around in all ways imaginable, from up side down, left to right and of course flying high up into the air and fall even quicker down again. With two rollercoaster and a staggering high free-fall attraction, Gröna Lund should satisfy the thrill-seeker in you. I didn't dare to get any closer yet then to look at it from the waterfront, hahaha, which was more then close enough for me ;-) But I am sure that for the ones that like amusement parks Gröna Lund must be fun.
I can only imagine how the views from the rollercoaster at Gröna Lund must be: High up in the sky the view over the waters of Stockholm and the surrounding city should be wonderful.... IF you have time AND you dare to look at it of course, while racing up and down that rollercoaster ;-) In the photo you can see some views of Gröna Lund from the water.
Entrance fee: adults 100 SEK, Free entrance for children from 0 - 3 years and for pensioners (65+). In addition to the entrance fee you need to pay for the separate attractions. A ride will cost you 1 to 4 coupons, costing 20 SEK each. 20 coupons are 350 SEK. If you want to have a whole day fun without worrying about the number of rides an all day bracelet to the attractions costs 310 SEK, and evenings only 230 SEK. You can read more about the prices on their website.
(information updated October 2013)
I think this place is a must, every time you visit in Stockholm. You don't need to drive with those wild things or climb high and drop fast, even you don't need to go to ghost house, but just for taking a lively evening with people who are mostly happy and laughing all the time.
My game is shooting, check the photos. I had taken two beers and a red wine, the track was not well light, I had troubles to see (at the same time) the table and the pointers. 47 of 50 is quite good result for almost blind shooter :). I know I am good in this game and I was disappointed about the result! I missed three and yellow-blue Swedish Viking cap.
Somehow the feeling here is changed, I was here first time some 30 years ago :) and now it's more commercial, more eatery than greenery as one of my friends said. Lot of lotteries with lousy winning probability and the price is a little less than 2 kilos chocolate (some 15% and the price for that is 100SEK. For 600SEK you get the whole table, but it's about 75€ giving some 6 kilos chocolate in Finnish markets). I lost 100SEK, but later I taught what a heck I would have done with the choco!
Entrance fee is 100SEK and it's included to Stockholm Card (you have to go through main entrance). On concert night entrance 200 and ride pass 310 (evening pass 230). You can use ride coupons (20SEK) and you need 1-4 for attraction.
Check the rides from here http://www.gronalund.com/en/Rides/All-rides/ and try at least Eclipse or love tunnel :)
Taking rides means queuing, but that's the way. Rides are not included to entrance fee, you have to buy coupons
Your money is much better spent in nearby Skansen. Although the activities of Grune Lund are really fun and charming, it takes a lot of skill to win something in the funfair and it's expensive too!!! Skansen is just a short walk away. It's on the same island as Grune Lund. We visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon and got some great photographs of the old fashioned houses and villagers.
An amusement park on Djurgården. Children usually love to go there!!! Parents can be prepared to empty their wallets! :-(
It depends how tall the children are if they are allowed to go for different rides.
Closed winter time.
A map of Gröna Lund.
Bus 47 from the central station "T-Centralen" (bus stop near Sergels Torg) - get off at the bus stop "Konsthallen/Gröna Lund".
Or bus 44 from Karlaplan.
Bus ticket about 30 kr (2005).
You can go with metro to Slussen and then take a ferry to Gröna Lund about five minutes, price 2005: 25 kr. There is also a ferry from Nybroviken to Gröna Lund for 35 kr (2005).If you have a monthly SL-card you can show it as a tickt.There are also boats from Sickla and Hammarby Sjöstad.
Screamy noisy always fun park of attractions. Grona land has 30 different types of rides for you to enjoy them: 14 of them for all the visitors, others- with limitation by hight. For every each ride you have to pay separately unless you bought green card or gift card or smth limilar. This part is a beautiful place you may enjoy visiting with friends and family.
Gröna Lund is the amusement park by the water in Stockholm. It's located on the island of Djurgården and close to other attractions like Skansen and Vasa Museum.
The park has something for everyone, but the rides I go to are the roller coasters and thrill rides! On the coaster department they have 4: Jetline (4.5 G force!), Kvasten (new from 2008) - which means "The broom" and is inspired by Harry Potter's world, Vilda Musen (the wild mouse), a kiddie ride and new for 2009: Insane!!!!! Jetline, Kvasten and Vilda Musen are interlocked together.
They host Europe's highest free fall ride called Fritt Fall, with an altitude of 80 meters. From here you'll have a great panoramic view of Stockholm before they let gravity do its work. And as of 2006 they have twisted the ride a little, by adding a tilt of 30 degrees, so you're facing the ground as you fall.
For those looking for quieter rides, they have a love tunnel, a funny house, arcade games and other kid friendly rides. During the summer they also offer concerts at night.
The no 1 amusement park in Skandivavia. Here you can spend a whole day with fun from rides to ticket stands, lottery, good food, ice cream and so on.
The entry fee is 70 SEK about 7 EURO.
I recommend to buy a ride pass (280 SEK) then you can ride all day how much you want but if you dont want to ride so much you can buy coupons, 1 coupon costs 20 SEK and for a ride it takes 1-3 coupons. Fore more price information wisit Gröna Lunds website.
I recommend that you take the ferry from Slussen to Gröna Lund (Djurgården) you get a great photo opportunity. The ferry costs 30 SEK or 3 EURO
Fore more pictures and information of the amusement park Gröna Lund look at my travelogues.
This is the funfair of Stockholm. It offers typical fairground attractions and a venue for open air concerts. Today it is home to the highest freefall attraction in the world – for those who have the nerves to plummet from a tower back down to the earth. The easiest way to reach Groena Lund is by boat.
At the banks of Djurgarden, you cannot miss Sweden's oldest attraction park: Grona Lund. In the 18th century, the story goes, there was a pub at this place that was called "Grona Lund" which means Green Bush. A certain man named Jakob Schultheis used this name when he opened his park here in 1883. I was the very first of its sort in Sweden, although it didn't have much more then a carroussel that was moved by horses.
Today, that is very different. The park has about 10.000 guests every day during its (short) season of 130 days, which starts in May and lasts normally until the beginning of October. The park has two rollercoaster and the top-attraction: The Power Tower. This has the world's highest free fall - for the moment - with 80 metres. There also are lots of attractions for children and some restaurants and pubs, and there is a stage where concerts can be held. Bob Marley performed here in 1980 with a 32.000 people audience.
The prices in the park are quite high. You have to buy coupons from a machine and every attraction has its own number of coupons. Of course the Power Tower has the highest. Prices to the children-attractions are more reasonable and only cost one coupon. At several places in the park you'll find these machine together with folders with maps and rates.
Gröna Lund (also known as Tivoli) is an theme park on water. It has several rides in attractions, including the Fritt Fall, and Swings of the Century. (If you've ever been on the Drop Zone at Canada's Wonderland in Toronto the Fritt Fall is at least 30 feet taller than that! - DEFINATELY not recommended for those who have fear of heights)
There are also a few rollercoasters, and plenty of rides ideal for children, and even some older thrill-seekers.
If you don't want to spend a fortune, I would pack a lunch or a snack in your bag because like any amusment park, it certaintly isn't cheap to eat there!
Your time at Grona Lund will be well spent, I promise! Even if you only walk around, you will see the laughing and excited faces of children having fun, and that is worth the price of admission! :-)
Not so large as Amusement Parks go, but interesting still... Children would surely love it! The Haunted House was fun because I grabbed some kid in front of me and scared the *%#@ out of him! But I smiled and told him I was just teasing and he smiled at me the rest of the way through...
Lot's of things to do from bumper cars to "games of skill" plus many other rides. You can get here by bus or ferry... We arrived by bus and returned by ferry for a nice late afternoon breath of fresh Stockholm air on a sunny day in June...
This place is good fun for the kids, but a living hell for any one over fifteen-sixteen years of age. It's loud, very expensive, smelly and packed with people. If you want to eat, don't set your mind up for a good meal, you'll wind up with a hot-dog any way. There is one restaurant, but that place is expensive, but at least I think the food is good. The rides are exciting, the first time, then you get tired. So, take a tip from me, don't waste your time at this "amusement park" unless you rent the whole damn place for yourself. ;D
The amusement park, Gröna Lund is Sweden's second best (the best according to many Stockholm-living people, but that IS NOT true, Liseberg in Gothenburg is alot bigger).
It is worth a visit, you can either ride the rides, go on a consert or enjoy a meal at the water.