Trip Report - Sweden Part 3, Grona Lund and Stockholm


Last time I visited Grona Lund we left on a sour note because my bunny died whilst we were there, so I was determined to go and have an amazing time on this visit. We were also visiting in the evening this time because we'd been told this is truly when the place comes to life - they weren't wrong!




Photo of Light Arcade at Grona Lund in Stockholm

The park is situated right on the harbour in Stockholm and, similarly to Liseberg, has a classic theme but this time it's more a mixture of art deco and fifties Americana as opposed to Victoriana. The park is absolutely stunning, and at night even more so. The twinkly funfair lights look stunning and every inch of space is used - there's even a fairly sizeable wooden coaster crammed into an impossible footprint.

Honestly, the coasters here aren't amazing and I sat out of a lot because my back was playing up, but the environment is electric to be in so I was just happy to sit out and soak it all in! My favourite part of Grona Lund is the mesh of coasters where Jetline, the park's Schwarzkopf and Vilda Musen, a custom Gerstlauer Bobsled collide in a tangle of pastel steel. I couldn't stop taking pictures of it, it's so satisfying to look at!


Photo of Rides at Grona Lund in Stockholm


Photo of Twister Roller Coaster at Grona Lund


Photo of Roller Coasters at Grona Lund


Photo of Roller Coasters at Grona Lund

Photo of Rides at Grona Lund


Photo of Starflyer at Grona Lund


Photo of Jetline Entrance and Roller Coasters at Grona Lund


Photo of Rides at Grona Lund

The stand out attractions here are actually two non-coaster rides. Blå Tåget is Stockholm's take on the classic tacky seaside Ghost Train. It first opened in 1935 and has been rebuilt twice since then, now incorporating some unique special effects making it a must ride in the park! I won't spoil anything, because that's half the fun, but this ride is constantly updating to keep the scares fresh and it's always a hoot to ride!


Photo of Bla Taget Ghost Train Theming at Grona Lund


Photo of Bla Taget Ghost Train Entrance at Grona Lund


Photo of Rides at Grona Lund


Photo of Wave Swinger at Sunset in Grona Lund


Photo of Lit Up Street at Grona Lund


Photo of House of Nightmares Entrance and Coaster Track at Grona Lund


Photo of Streets at Night in Grona Lund


Photo of Fritt Fall Entrance at Grona Lund

Funny House is the epitome of incredible and weird European fun houses, and ends with an epic slide complete with on-ride photo! Another must-do, if only to laugh at everybody struggling with the moving staircase to gain access to the attraction in the first place. Fun houses are designed to make you laugh at all of the ridiculous things within, and none do it better than this one!

We spent the rest of the evening enjoying some food and taking in the atmosphere before navigating the roads of Stockholm and going back to our hotel before one last day taking in the sights of Stockholm and heading home.



Photo of Church Interior in Stockholm


Photo of Church Interior in Stockholm


Photo of Burger and Fries from Barrels in Stockholm


Photo of Burger, Fries and Beer from Barrels in Stockholm

I fucking LOVE Sweden. The coaster selection, whilst not particularly large, is excellent and the parks are amazingly high quality and gorgeous. I can't wait until the next trip!


Photo of Sunset Over Stockholm Harbour




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