22 May 2024
Swim the City: Stockholm Indoor Pools
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Swim the City: Stockholm Indoor Pools

Plans to be healthy fading as quick as temperatures drop? No need – we’ve got just the thing for you! Last one in is a couch-potato!

Sweden is a nation that swims, whether it’s indoors during the colder months or outside when we have that window of warmth.  Stockholm has a number of great indoor swimming halls – some with water parks, as well as a few that are a bit further afield but that are well worth the journey.

Note that all swimming halls have lockers in which to store your things but most require that you bring your own padlock or purchase one (30 – 40 kronor) at reception. Most also have some sort of café or restaurant, usually serving burgers or similar fare and while you are welcome to bring your own food at most, some do have a ban on bringing your own food , so do check ahead if you’re thinking of a packed lunch. 

 

Eriksdalsbadet

This is the granddaddy of them all. Eriksdalsbadet is Sweden’s National Swimming Hall and depending on when you go you may just get the chance to watch one of Sweden’s top swimming stars train. Featuring a 50 m pool, a 25 m pool, a smaller 25 m pool with an adjustable bottom for kids, a dedicated diving hall, and a great water park that allows you to swim outside in the winter Eriksdalsbadet is really one of the gems of Stockholm. In summer it also opens four outdoor pools. Weekends are sometimes host to swimming meets, both big and small, so check ahead before heading over.

Where: Hammarby Slussväg 20

When: Mon-Thurs. 6.30-21.00, Fri 6.30-20.00, Sat-Sun. 9.00-18.00

Damage: Adults 90 SEK, Students, Senior Citizens 60 SEK, Kids Age 4-19 40 SEK. 2 adults + 1-2 kids – 220 SEK, 1 adult + 1-2 kids – 130 SEK. Free entry for kids under 4, helpers for the disabled.

Contact:  08-508 402 50, [email protected]

Website

 

Farsta sim- & idrottshall

Located just south of the city, Farsta is a great place to get your laps in with the kids, then have some fun in the adventure bath.

Where: Farstaängsvägen 3, Farsta

When: Varies, see site

Damage: Adults 70 SEK.  Kids 0-3 free if accompanied by paying adult. Kids 3-19 20 SEK. Seniors, students, unemployed 50 SEK.

Contact: 08-508 472 27, [email protected]

Website 

 

GIH-badet

This swimming hall is part of the Swedish School for Sport and Health Sciences. It features a 25 m pool, sauna and classes at all hours of the day and night.

Where: Drottning Sofias Väg 20, Östermalm

When: Varies, see site

Damage: Adults 70 SEK.  Kids 0-3 free if accompanied by paying adult. Kids 3-19 20 SEK. Seniors, students, unemployed 50 SEK.

2 adults + 1-2 kids – 160 SEK, 1 adult + 1-2 kids – 90 SEK.

Contact: 08-508 411 78,  [email protected]

Website

 

Skärholmens sim- och idrottshall

The pool at southern suburb Skärholmen is part of a larger sports complex. This one is for the more gentle swimmer, kids and also offers dedicated women’s time.

Where: Bodholmsgången 10, Stockholm

When: Mon-Thursday 6.30-21. Friday 6.30- 20. Sat 8-30-10 Women only, 10-17 open for everyone, Sun 10-17

Damage: Adults 70 SEK.  Kids 0-3 free if accompanied by paying adult. Kids 3-19 20 SEK. Seniors, students, unemployed 50 SEK.

2 adults + 1-2 kids – 160 SEK, 1 adult + 1-2 kids – 90 SEK.

Contact:  08-508 488 00, [email protected]

Website

 

Liljeholmsbadet

Liljeholmsbadet offers dedicated times for both men and women in it’s large pool and sauna, along with mixed swims and family-onlyl times.

Where: Bergsunds Strand 26, Stockholm

When: Monday 7-19 women only, Tues-Wed 7-16, Thursday 7-17, Friday 7-19 men only, Sat 8-14 family fun in the pool

Damage: Adults 70 SEK.  Kids 0-3 free if accompanied by paying adult. Kids 3-19 20 SEK. Seniors, students, unemployed 50 SEK.

2 adults + 1-2 kids – 160 SEK, 1 adult + 1-2 kids – 90 SEK.

Contact: 08-668 67 80, [email protected]

Website

 

Forsgrénskabadet

Located in the heart of Södermalm this hall offers a 25 m pool, a teaching pool and a wading pool for the kids. It also has a swim school and offers ‘motionswim’ for those who want to get their aquatic exercise.

Where: Medborgarplatsen 6, Stockholm

When: Varies, see site

Damage: Adults 70 SEK.  Kids 0-3 free if accompanied by paying adult. Kids 3-19 20 SEK. Seniors, students, unemployed 50 SEK.

2 adults + 1-2 kids – 160 SEK, 1 adult + 1-2 kids – 90 SEK.

Contact: 08-508 403 20,  [email protected]

Website

 

Vällingby sim- och idrottshall

Not the most extensive swimming hall in town but it does have a pool for laps as well as an adventure bath for the kids (and the kid in you).

Where: Bräckegatan 5, Vällingby

When: Varies, see site

Damage: Adults 70 SEK.  Kids 0-3 free if accompanied by paying adult. Kids 3-19 20 SEK. Seniors, students, unemployed 50 SEK.

2 adults + 1-2 kids – 160 SEK, 1 adult + 1-2 kids – 90 SEK.

Contact: 08-508 418 20, [email protected]

Website

 

Further afield:

 

Actic Södertälje, Sydpoolen

A bit further afield, Sydpoolen in Södertälje is enormous fun, with an adventure bath featuring a wave pool, several slides and loads of strange little places to swim about.  It also has the obligatory lap pools for straight out exercise.

Where: Östra Kanalgatan 2, Södertälje

When: Varies, see site

Damage:  Adults 100 SEK. Kids, Seniors, Students 80 SEK. 1 Adult + 1-3 kids 240 SEK, 2 Adults + 1-3 kids 280 SEK.

Contact: 08-554 42 800

Website

 

Fyrishov, Uppsala

Nearly an hour from Stockholm Fyrishov is a daytrip to be savoured.  The water park is huge and features a number of slides, a pirate’s island, caves, tunnels and a smaller area for the youngest.  It also has a huge pool for laps, diving boards for the brave and a tunnel through which you can swim outdoors and have a snowball fight in your swimsuit. Summertime sees the outdoor pool open for even more fun.

Where: Idrottsgatan 2, Uppsala

When: Mon-Fri swimming pool 6.15-21, water park 9-21.30. Sat, Sun and red day pool 7.30-21, water park 9-21

Damage: Varies, see site

Contact: 018-727 49 50

Website

 

So there you have it folks, no reason to lounge indoors and blame the lethargy on the cold weather!  AND for those who are made of sterner stuff – THIS  and THIS is where to go for an icy outdoor swim! Missing the thrill but not ready for the chill of an outdoor dipin January? Most of us will probably wait until when the temperatures start turning upwards again, but when they do –  don’t miss out guide to the best Stockholm beaches and summer splashpools!

 

Click HERE for a complete list of  swimming halls in and around the city, and HERE to see them on a map! Haven’t listed your favourite pool? Write a note in the comments with your recommendation – we love hearing from you!

 

 

Research: Carmel Heiland

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5 Comments

  • julie 21 Jan 2014

    Kronobergsbadet is also a nice one for people who live on Kungsholmen.

    http://www.stockholm.se/-/Serviceenhetsdetaljer/?enhet=90a65061e1444521bc0b660c01fe3f58

    • judilembke 29 Jan 2014

      Thanks for the feedback! I haven’t been there but it looks very nice!

  • Olivia 26 Feb 2014

    Vilundabadet in Upplandsväsby is really good. Big lap pool, big kids pool area with two water slides, and two extra warm pools great for taking babies.

  • judth 27 Jun 2015

    Vanadisbadet on the edge of the park neat Odenplan is a lovely pool to spend a day at. Its attacthed to a hotel, so theres a cafe, you can even gave a buffet breakfast if you book a day in advance. The pool is small, but with a childrens ply pool next to it, abd a seperate paddling pool, there’s plenty to do. When you want a rest tgeres the cafe, or jyst relaxing on the sunlounfers or sun terrace. Its 90k a day but you can come abd go, so you can have a swim in the morning, and hop on the bus to central stovkholm, or the old town for the rest if tge day, mand finish with a relaxing swim in the evening, befire you hit tge town. You can even have kessons fir adults or children, as they have a swim school in the evening. I biught a summer pass after my first visit. Oh yes and the pool is ALWAYS heated.

  • Rachel Tam 7 Dec 2015

    Thank you for the list! I’m hoping to find a good pool to swim some laps while I’m there at the end of the month. Hopefully some of them have master’s swimming groups.

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