There is an idea behind everything at the world-famous cemetery. From the different places in the landscape to small details inside the chapels.

Photo: Mattias Ek.

Skogskyrkogården was created between 1915 and 1940 by architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. Their mission was to create a unity of landscape and buildings that gives us visitors an experience of both life and death, hope and sorrow, light and darkness, nature and architecture — the cycle of life.


Skogskyrkogården is not just a cemetery, it is also a place teeming with life. The architects’ idea with the site was to let the buildings and environment become a whole, with nature at its center. Open grassland, a hill with elm trees and pine tree forests. And a pond where salamanders thrive.


At Skogskyrkogården, different art epochs and architectural styles meet in personal interpretations.