Located on Djurgården island in Stockholm, Gröna Lund Tivoli is Sweden’s oldest amusement park. Most of its structures are old commercial and residential buildings dating from the 19th century, giving it a uniquely historic look and feel. From roller coasters to rock concerts, Gröna Lund entertains visitors of all ages.
Gröna Lund’s attractions, although compact in size, are varied—the theme park includes roller coasters, a haunted house, a fun house (Lustiga Huset), a Tunnel of Love, a spooky train ride (Blå Tåget), and nearly a dozen children’s rides. Gröna Lund also plays hosts to various events, including popular summer concerts. Bob Marley set the capacity record in 1980 when he attracted 32,000 people to the venue. Other notable performers have included Kiss, Damian Marley, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, and Lady Gaga. The park has three different entertainment venues: Dansbanan (Lilla Scenen), Gröna Lundsteatern, and Stora Scenen.
Gröna Lund is a stop on many bus and boat tours from Stockholm, including some hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours that allow you to spend as much time as you like at the theme park before moving on. Gröna Lund’s admission is also included as part of the popular Stockholm Pass.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Gröna Lund is a must-do for families visiting Stockholm.
- Children three years old and under can enjoy rides for free if accompanied by a paying adult.
- Concerts are part of Gröna Lund admission; you cannot buy concert tickets separately.
- There are a number of restaurants and picnic areas on the grounds.
- Paid lockers for bags and personal items are located by the main and Tyrol entrances.
- The park is wheelchair and stroller accessible via the main and Tyrol entrances.
How to Get There
You can access Gröna Lund by boat from the central Stockholm islands Slussen, Nybroplan, and Skeppsholmen. Take tram #7, bus #44, or the ferry.
When to Get There
Gröna Lund is open May through September with varying hours; check the park’s website for hours and concert schedules.
History of Gröna Lund
Originally a city park, Gröna Lund was rented out by Jacob Schultheiss to install carousels and other amusement rides in 1883. The park was operated by Schultheiss' descendants until 2001. The park’s longest-operating ride is the Blue Train (Blå Tåget), running the tracks since 1935.