The thing I love most about travelling is that it’s always a surprise. Honestly, it doesn’t matter if you’re taking an epic journey across a continent or pottering on the other side of town, it’s always the surprises that make travel so much fun. This is exactly why I love Stockholm so much; the surprises! With the Stockholm metro art being one of the coolest things to see whilst travelling around the city.
Now, although the metro isn’t as big as cities like New York or London’s Tube, it has a pretty hefty mix of stops (about 100, actually) and lines that crisscross the city that I’m sure you’ll love to see.
Someone told me whilst in the city that Stockholm’s metro art is actually one of the world’s longest art galleries in the world with almost ninety per cent of all Stockholm’s metro stations having some sort of art installation inside.
With that being said, on our last trip to Stockholm, we decided to make it our goal to find some of the best of Stockholm’s metro art.
Take a look at some of the very best stations to visit for Stockholm’s metro art. 🎨
1.) T-Centralen Station
Possibly Stockholm’s busiest station, the T-Centralen metro stop is smack bang in the city with quite a few lines running through it. To find Stockholm’s metro art at T-Centralen, you’ll need to go down a few floors to the Blue Line.
It took me about 10 minutes to find it (there are lots of tunnels and escalators), but just ask if you’re not sure. One of the safest ways to know you’ve reached the right line is once you see the blue walls and cave-like tunnels.
Once here, you’ll spot the impressive work of Per Olof Ultvedt which literally covers the cave walls with beautiful blue leaves.
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2.) Stadion Station
So Stadion station is possibly one of my favourite of Stockholm’s metro art that appears across the network.
Just a few stops from T-Centralen, it’s relatively easy to reach and is perched on the Red Line. Once you get off the train, the rainbow archway is positioned between the two platforms.
You can’t miss it.
From T-Centralen, the journey will take you around 10 minutes and it’s well worth it to see the gorgeous art that Åke Pallarp and Enno Hallek created.
3.) Solna Centrum Station
Situated on the Blue Line, Solna Centrum is possibly one of the easiest pieces of artwork to find (well, in my opinion at least). Originally, the artist designed this space to be solely green and red, but the artists continued to add little new details over periods of time. Little houses, trees and even rivers were added.
If you’re joining the metro at T-Centralen, it’ll take you around 16-18 minutes to reach Solna Centrum via the Blue Line.
4.) Tekniska Högskolan Station
Created by artist, Lennart Mörk this is one of Stockholm’s metro art installations you’ll wanna see. Based in Tekniska Högskolan, that’s just shy of the
Stockholms Östra train station.
Based on the Red Line, Tekniska Högskolan is a gorgeous station that showcases scientific advances within the art itself. I mean, it’s pretty apt with it being so close to the Royal Institute of Technology.
5.) Tensta station
Apparently, Tensta Station took over a year to paint and design and is easily one of the most recognisable of Stockholm’s metro art. One of the things I love most about this station is it’s showcasing of acceptance, equality and love.
Tensta has, traditionally, been an area where lots of new citizens would live, with the artist wanting to leave a welcoming message to all. What a lovely welcome to Stockholm!
To get to Tensta, you’ll need to take the Blue Line which takes about 20 minutes from T-Centralen.
6.) Kungsträdgården Station
Based on the Blue Line (only a few minutes from T-Centralen), Kungsträdgården Station is pretty easy to find.
Alternatively, if you don’t fancy hopping on the train, you can walk the 8 minutes from T-Centralen, too.
Kungsträdgården Station has been designed around what’s above the station itself, with the colours being a throwback to the old French garden above.
As with all the stations, you will need a travel ticket to access these.
7.) Rådhuset Station
Located on the Blue Line between the stations of T-Centralen and lFridhemsplan, it’s an easy station to spot if you’re travelling in this direction.
It’s a great spot to visit if you’re heading to Solna Centrum, too.
8.) Akalla station
Perched at the very end of Line 11 on the Blue Line, Akalla Station is another vivid and bright station to see. This green station is a sight to be seen.
To get to Akalla Station, it’ll take you about 21 minutes from T-Centralen.