Gripsholm Castle

Guided tours

You can walk around Gripsholm Castle yourself, but taking a guided tour can make your visit extra special.

Tours are for individuals, and cost SEK 20 in addition to the standard entry price. The guided tour ticket is available at the ticket office (no pre-booking). The tour is free for children under the age of 18. Limited spaces available. A guided tour takes around 45 minutes.

Castle tour

Take a tour through the Vasa castle’s winding corridors, historic chambers and rooms. The museum experts will guide you through the castle’s history from the 16th to the 19th centuries and point out some highlights – from the Vasa section to Gustav III’s theatre and paintings from the Swedish National Portait Gallery.

Castle tours available daily, May-September
in Swedish at 12:00 and 14:00
in English at 15:00

Guided castle tours available every day that the castle is open. Photo: Gomer Swahn/Royalpalaces.se

Bring your grandchildren to Gripsholm. Photo: Kate Gabor/Royalpalaces.se

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FAQ

  • Can I take a pushchair into the royal palaces?

    Pushchairs are not permitted indoors.

  • Are there any pushchair parkings at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: At the entrance to the Reception Rooms, in the Outer Courtyard there is a limited amount of space for pushchairs. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Riddarholm Church: At the entrance to Riddarholm Church. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Drottningholm Palace: Outside the entrance. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Other visitor attractions: No pushchair parking.

  • Which royal visitor attractions can I explore at my own pace?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm, Riddarholm Church, Drottningholm Palace, the Chinese Pavilion, Gripsholm Castle, Strömsholm Palace and the Orangery at Ulriksdal can be explored at your own pace.

    The other palaces are by guided tour.

  • Is it possible to hire rooms at the royal palaces for dinner functions/events?

    Strömsholm Palace: The dining room in the Stone Kitchen can be hired for dinner functions.

    The other palaces: Room hire is not possible.

  • Are audio guides available for the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: An audio guide in Swedish and English is available for the Bernadotte Apartments and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities.

    The Chinese Pavilion: An audio guide is available in Swedish and English

    Audio guides are not available at present for the other palaces.

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