Guide to the Art of Stockholm’s metro

Stockholm Art Walk – Guide to the Art of Stockholm’s metro

The public transportation system in Stockholm is definitely colorful. It’s the home of what’s known as the longest art exhibition in the world – 110 kilometers of art! About 90 of the 100 metro stations offer unique works of art. They were created by close to 150 artists, from the 1950s until today. Let’s give you a small taste! Come with us on a trip through the art history. Welcome aboard!

Starting point: We begin at T-Centralen on the platform of the blue line, at the escalators by the exit towards Sergels torg. The easiest way to get here is by taking the long escalators down to the blue line from Sergels torg (by the department store Åhléns).

Length: Approximately 1-1,5 hours

How it works: Art Walk is a free guide that you can use to visit five different stations in your own time. You will get instructions, maps and pictures to assist you. Begin at the starting point described above. Then, visit the stations and places in order. When you’ve visited a place, cross off the box “Visited”. Observe that you need a valid metro ticket in order to do the tour.

Photo locations: The tour includes eight photo locations. Below the title with the same name, you’ll get to know where you can get the best pictures.

Visit 5 of Stockholm’s Most Beautiful Metro Stations

1.

T-Centralen – Blue line

Artist Per Olof Ultvedt has created a cave station in a calm, blue color and simple patterns to contrast the stressful environment.

2.

Kungsträdgården

The subterranean station Kungsträdgården was formed by Ulrik Samuelson. At this station you’ll find historical traces from the park above.

3.

Rådhuset

In Sigvard Olsson’s pink cave you’ll find intriguing things that remind you of Kungsholmen’s history.

4.

Stadshagen

The motifs on Lasse Lindqvist’s thrilling sports illustrations vary depending on where you’re standing and looking at them.

5.

Solna Centrum

At Solna Centrum you’ll find illustrations on the walls and peep-shows with political scenes from the 1970s in Sweden. Artists: Anders Åberg and Karl-Olov Björk.

An Art Guide with a Line Map - Stockholm’s metro

Stockholm’s metro is definitely colorful. It’s the home of what is known as the longest art exhibition in the world – 110 kilometers of art! Approximately 90 of the 100 metro stations offer unique works of art.

Stockholm Art Walk is a free guide that you can use to visit five different stations in your own time. For your assistance, you’ll receive instructions, maps and pictures. The app also contains a map of Stockholm’s metro connections.

Come along on a guided metro-adventure through Stockholm’s underground. Download the app and come aboard!

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