Woodland Creamatorium and Monument Hall. Photo: Alexander Assal.

World Heritage Skogskyrkogården



Location: Enskede, southern Stockholm

Price: 75–150 SEK

An art, culture and architectural walking tour through the world famous cemetery with a stop in one of the chapels.

Guided public tours summer 2024

Every Saturday at 11.30am, July—September (except September 7).

Skogskyrkogården, “The Woodland Cemetery”, was created between 1917 and 1940 by the architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. On a pine-covered ridge, they created a sacred outdoor space with several small chapels that blend in with nature.

The architects designed the entire cemetery, from the landscape to the smallest lamp. The core of the design is to evoke an experience of death and life being a never ending process.

Today, it is globally considered one of the most important creations of modern architecture. The Skogskyrkogården was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

Buy ticket

You need to buy a ticket to this program:

Adults, SEK 150
Children/young people under 19 years, SEK 75.

Practical information

The distance is about 2.5 kilometres. Meeting place is printed on ticket. This tour is wheelchair and stroller friendly.

Visitors Center

During the summer, the Visitors Center is open with a café and information:

  • May 1—September 30: every day 11am—4pm (except for Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day)
  • In October: Saturdays and Sundays 11am—4pm
  • On Skogskyrkogården’s Day (Saturday, September 7): 10am—4pm
  • During All Saints’ weekend (Friday, November 3; Saturday, November 4; Sunday, November 5): 10am—5pm