Almhöjden and Lewerentz's stairs. Photo: Mikael Almehag

Skogskyrkogården is beautiful all year round, much due to the unique way it is woven into the landscape.

The cemetery never closes, so you can easily acces the World Heritage when you prefer, throughout the year. 

More than 2,000 funeral ceremonies take place at the Skogskyrkogården each year. This means that the five chapels are in frequent use and therefore closed to the public. If you are interested in the chapels and their interiors, come along for a public guided tour or book a private tour. We also have audio and visitor’s guides, which you can download prior to your visit.

Visitors Center

Photo: Susanne Hallmann. 

In the summer you can enjoy a cop of coffee at the Visitors Center and the staff is happy to show around and guide you through the exhibition. Free Wi-Fi.

The Visitors Center is open daily May 27—August 26 at 11am—4pm. Open Sundays in September at 11am—4pm. Phone: +46 (0) 8 508 317 30.

Guided tours

Public guided tours in English every Sunday at 10.30am July—September. Tickets SEK 100.

You can book a private guided tour throughout the year (available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Japanese) through Stockholm City Museum by sending an e-mail to or calling +46 8 508 316 20.

Getting here

Take the green metro line towards Farsta Strand, get off at the Skogskyrkogården station. Travel time is 14 minutes from T-Centralen. Exit and turn right and you’ll reach the main entrance 100 meters down the road (Sockenvägen).

There is a public bus service (no 183) on the site, leaving every 30 minutes from outside the metro station with several stops inside the cemetery. Please note that the service varies during the year — consult the timetable available at the metro station or visit

Facilities and accessibility

Toilets and parking spaces are marked on the orientation map. The toilets at the Visitor Center are only available during the center’s opening hours.

Photographer or film producer

All commercial photo and film shoots require a permit. We encourage individual visitors to document the UNESCO World Heritage of Skogskyrkogården under the condition that they show the greatest respect for grieving visitors as well as ongoing ceremonies and burials. #skogskyrkogarden

Find the grave

You can search for people buried in Stockholm’s 11 public cemeteries at For further questions regarding cemetary and burials please contact the Cemeteries Administation.

Other sites of interest

If you are visiting Stockholm, you might find it helpful to use the search engine on Visit Stockholm to find out about other sites and experiences in the area.