Photo: Mattias Ek.

All Saints’ Day 2023

Around All Saints’ Day, November 3—5, many people visit Skogskyrkogården to remember their loved ones who have passed away.

Visit the chapels

Visitors can visit all five chapels at Skogskyrkogården on Saturday, November 4 at 12am—6pm.

Find the grave

The search and map service Find the grave (Hitta graven) helps you find graves in the cemetery.

Have a coffee at Visitors center

Visitors center is open around All Saints’ Day:

  • Friday, November 3 at 11am—5pm
  • Saturday, November 4 at 11am—8pm
  • Sunday, November 5 at 11am–5pm.

At Visitors center, you can have a coffee, eat a simple lunch, and visit the exhibition about the world heritage site.

Walk, cycle or take public transport

As many people visit Skogskyrkogården around All Saints’ Day it can easily get crowded. It is best to walk, cycle or take public transport. If possible, avoid travel here at peak hours.

If you are taking the subway from the city center, it is recommended to get off at Sandsborg and walk through Sandsborg cemetery to relieve the Skogskyrkogården subway station. Alternatively, take bus 161 which runs between Älvsjö and Kärrtorp via Skogskyrkogården.

Bus 183 runs in a circular route inside Skogskyrkogården for those who have difficulty walking.

Closed for traffic on Saturday after 10 am

Skogskyrkogården is completely closed to car traffic on Saturday, November 4 from 10am—9am (except for taxis and special transport). Before 10am and after 9 pm, it is possible to drive onto the area by car.

Put candles with a distance

When placing grave candles, it is important to keep them at a distance from each other and far away from trees and bushes to avoid fire hazards.

Bring a flashlight

It is dark at Skogskyrkogården in November so bring a flashlight to make it easier to find the grave or graves you want to visit.

You can visit the graves all year round

Skogskyrkogården and memorial sites are open 24/7 every day of the year.