The Royal Parks

The Palace Parks

The Royal Palaces are surrounded by beautiful parks, which are worth visiting as destinations in their own right. All the parks are open every day of the year, 24 hours a day.

The Royal parks have their own unique characters. Here you can discover stylistic ideals from different periods, such as the rigid, formal style of the 17th century Baroque and the 18th century's romantic, uncultivated English park style.

Several of the parks are set in attractive waterside locations. The parks are also home to sculptures and historic buildings. On Royal Djurgården, Sweden's most popular recreation area, there are extensive walking paths and many national memorials. Haga Park has a number of interesting park buildings, which were built by King Gustav III. Gripsholm has its own nature reserve, Hjorthagen, and Drottningholm Palace Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – has a large collection of sculptures by Adriaen de Vries.

All the parks are open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. You can come here to enjoy relaxation and walks through nature, whatever the season.

Please note: Remember to keep dogs on a lead, and dispose of your litter properly. Always leave the park as you would like to find it.

Come on a guided tour by horse and carriage on Southern Djurgården.

Drottningholm Palace Park's landscape architect shows the historic park ideals.

Top image: One of the many sculptures in Drottningholm Palace Park. The Royal Walks app includes a sculpture tour at Drottningholm. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/

Gripsholm Hjorthagen Nature Reserve

Gripsholm Hjorthagen Nature Reserve is located in Mariefred, around seventy kilometres south of Stockholm. Photo: Hans Thorwid/

Drottningholm Palace Park World Heritage Site

The English Park at Drottningholm Palace. The park is part of the World Heritage Site of Drottningholm. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/

The palace parks offer a variety of nature, with walking trails, oak forests, planting, nature paths and meadowland. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/

Haga Park Palace parks

Several of the parks are home to historic buildings, including Royal Djurgården and Drottningholm Palace Park. The image shows the Temple of Echo in Haga Park. Photo: Gomer Swahn/

The parks are open every day of the year, 24 hours a day for exercise, recreation, games and picnics. Photo: Gomer Swahn/


Bellman Day 28 Jul

On 28 July, Bellman Day will be celebrated at Gripsholm Castle with a concert in Hjorthagen and Bellman tours at the castle. This traditi...


Gripsholm Castle will host a world-famous youth orchestra consisting of thirty young musicians hand-picked from the northern Netherlands.


Clarinettist Kjell Fagéus and pianist Love Derwinger present an atmospheric evening of classical music under the name Duo Aeternica.