What would a visit to Stockholm be without a trip to Kaknästornet? Standing 155 meters above the ground you´ll have a dizzying view over one of the world´s most beautiful capital cities. Besides the view, you can enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant, a real espresso or a relaxing cocktail in the bar.
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Kaknas Tower, which is on the outskirts of the city, gives one a fantastic view of Stockholm and the surrouding area. It is 155 meters (or a little over 500 feet). I felt that paying the fee to go up to the top was definitely worth it.
One of the best ways to see a place if you have limited time I reckon if theres a high point with a look out is to take the opportunity and get those views to see around and the 'layout of the land'.
Buses go from near the bus and train station along the main road that goes past the TV tower and theres a bus stop right outside the entrance road up to the tower.
Excellent views over Stockholm that capture its winter look of snowy and frozen landscape. Good way to see how it is spread out over several islands.
The TV-Tower "Kaknastornet" was opened in 1967 and is Stockholm's tallest building (155 m).
It offers breathtaking views from an inside and an outside observation deck. The admission fee for adults is 30 SEK (2004).
The TV-Tower is located northeast of the city centre at Ladugardsgardet. It can be reached by bus no. 69 from the city centre (Sergels Torg).
This tip is certainly not the most beautiful one to look at: the Kaknästurnet (Kaknäs tower). The Kaknäs Tower is the hub of all TV and radio transmission in Sweden. And although ugly to look at it is said that you have some wonderful views from this 155-metre high tower over the whole of Stockholm. The tower doesn't only have a viewing gallery, but also a restaurant and café. I've never been up here myself, but I do hope to do so some nice sunny day to enjoy the undoubtedly wonderful views from here.
January: Mon-Wed 10-17, Thu-Sat 10-21, Sun 10-17.
May-Aug: Mon-Sun 9-22
Sep-Apr: Mon-Sun 10-21
Closed: 1.1, 24-25.12
Adult SEK 30
Child 7-15 years SEK 15
Free admission with the Stockholm Card
When I was little, it cost a fortune to go up the tower but now it is more affordable. The Stockholm TV tower is the highest building in the city and long belonged to one of the highest in Europe. There is a satellite exhibition downstairs and at the top, a restaurant and a viewing point with great views both back towards Stockholm and out across the archipelago. It stands on its own beyond the fields of Gärdet (see second pic) and is visible all over the city centre.
Standing at 155 metres, Kaknästornet was at one time the tallest building in Scandinavia. Despite having since been surpassed in height, its hovering panoramic view over Stockholm remains unchallenged. If you want to enjoy the view for a while, you can stop to eat at Kaknästornet's cafe or restaurant on the upper floors.
Opening hours are the following:
- Restaurant: Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. , Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (if you book ahead of time, you don't have to pay the elevator admission fee);
- Café/Skybar: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is SEK 45 for adults, SEK 20 for children aged 7-15 and free for holders of the Stockholm Card.
Our sightseeing tour took as to the famous (at least in Stockholm) TV-Tower which has the best view over Stockholm, Kaknästornet.
It is 155 metres high and has 34 floors.
Ground floor has a souvenir shop, up in the tower is a restaurant and a panorama floor.
Entre is 30 SEK per adult.
Kaknäs is a TV tower (Swedes a wiser than Finns, we have put the tower in secured area, no visitors allowed) in Östermalm. You can take bus 69 from central to reach the place (69K pass the tower, so check the bus stop to jump out).
The tower is 155 meters (and 30 floors) high (170 with the mast), there is outdoor sightseeing place (unfortunately there are no holes in security steel mess so you have to take photos through window from restaurant (with tiny lenses you can manage). The restaurant (in 28th floor) is excellent, as most Swedish restaurants are, especially pastry table is something you could eat whole day. Check the photo, you would love it. Of course there is souvenir shop also.
From tower you get an idea about Stockholm, the city area is not wide, there are a lot of greenery and the sea with archipelago is something making Stockholm Stockholm. I love this town and those are big words in a Finn's mouth.
By the way, on those days the tower was build, the communication minister of Sweden was Olof Palme. He was born and raised in Östermalm area and later murdered in the intersection of Sveavägen and Tunnelgatan. The murder is still a mystery to Swedes and the murderer is (very probably) walking free.
Mon - Sat 10 - 21,
Sun 10 - 18
but every day 9 - 22 from June to August
Entrance 50SEK and it is included to Stockholm Pass.
Visit the Kaknäs Tower. It's not only a great lookout spot, it also have a restuarant at the highest altitude in Stockholm.
The view from the Kaknäs Tower is magnificent. On a clear day, you can see up to 60 kilometers. From the lookout level, you can survey the whole Stockholm - from well-known attraction like the City Hall and the Stockholm Globe Arena to the skyscrapers at Hötorget and all the city waterways.
This tv-link tower is an example of the mid-sixties building style. It stands on a small hill in the middle of fields and you have marvelous panorama views to all directions. It is not very tall (only 155 metres/ 34 floors). I was a bit disappointed at the height and a safety net at the open air balcony at the top, which hampers picture taking. But, havind said that, the Stockholm City Hall looks pretty from across the distance. Great view over the Engelbrekt's Church & the Nordic Museum, as well.
There is a café and I enjoyed a good cup of coffee and yummy slice of cheese cake while enjoying the views through the windows. There's also a restaurant serving for ex. weekend brunch buffets, but I didn't try that this time. An entré shop sells your usual tourist memorabilia, trinkets and bits and bobs.
While in this area, don't miss the opportunity to visit the nearby restaurant/summer terass Djurgårdsbrunn (http://djurgardsbrunn.com/?lang=en).
What a fantastic surprise Kaknästornet is! Not only is it Sweden's most famous Tower but it's also the tallest building in Stockholm!! Kaknöstornet offers a 360 degree panoramic views from the restaurant, sky bar and gallery so I was able to take my best photos here. In addition to this I enjoyed a superb meal with my colleagues and the service was probably the best we had during our trip - outstanding! If you ever visit Stockholm, don't miss out on this gem.
Take a trip up to the observation area of Kaknastornet TV Tower. There are some wonderful views of Stockholm and the surrounding area.
One of the highest (155m) observation towers in scandinavia. Great views on a good weather and restaurant.
Visit the Kaknäs Tower, the views are great!
At 155 meters in height, it is one of the tallest building in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.