Outdoor swimming pools in Stockholm

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Stockholm is a fantastic summer city, made for sunbathing and swimming. And besides all the lovely bathing places and beaches around the city, there are also many outdoor pools in Stockholm. Nice swimming pools where you can take a cooling dip, practice your crawling technique, or let the children play. In short, a guaranteed popular activity for both young and old during the year’s warmer months. Have a nice swim!

Last updated: June 29, 2022

Find a public outdoor pool in Stockholm


Stockholm’s bathing facilities with outdoor pools are true oases for both Stockholmers and tourists during hot summer days. Those who do not splash around in the water like to relax in a deck chair – why not in the company of a delicious ice cream? The outdoor pools are open daily, and the season usually starts at the end of May and closes at the end of August; see the facilities’ websites for exact opening hours. To swim outdoors in a pool is wonderful, so pack swimwear, towel, and have a great time with your family or friends in the summer heat.

Outdoor swimming pools Stockholm
Spend your summer days at Stockholm’s outdoor pools – Photo: Toni Cuenca/Unsplash

To make it easy for you to find a great outdoor pool, we’ve put together a guide to public outdoor pools in Stockholm. Perfect to have when the sun is scorching and you get an urge to swim. Please note that several facilities have an entrance fee and that children under 12 years old are not allowed to swim in the pools without adult company.

In addition to outdoor pools available to the public, there are also many hotels with pools in Stockholm and the surrounding area. Many hotels also have a spa.

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Eriksdalsbadet

Eriksdalsbadet Stockholm
Eriksdalsbadet – Photo: © David J/Flickr

Do you want to swim in the middle of the city? Then Eriksdalsbadet is an excellent choice. This large facility of 27,500 square meters can be found near Skanstull in Södermalm, and it is one of Stockholm’s most popular outdoor bathing facilities with four swimming pools. The largest pool is 50 meters and is intended for exercise swimming and playing. There is also a 25-meter pool, a teaching pool, and a paddling pool for the youngest bathers. In other words, there is a pool for everyone, and the facility also has a sauna, sunbathing area, dining, beach volleyball court, open-air dance floor, barbecue, and playground. There are also toilets, showers, changing rooms, and lifeguards on-site to keep track of all visitors. Obviously, Eriksdalsbadet has everything you need for a whole day of sun, swimming, and a great summer hangout.

The outdoor pools are open from the end of May to the end of August, but Erikdalsbadet also has a large indoor bath that you can visit all year round. There are, among other things, several swimming pools, diving pools, whirlpools, and an adventure water park with a water slide, a wild stream, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Hammarby Slussväg 20, Södermalm

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Vanadisbadet

Vanadisbadet Stockholm
Vandisbadet – Photo: © Vanadisbadet/Wikimedia Commons
Vanadisbadet is another great alternative for those who want to swim in central Stockholm. This outdoor swimming pool is located next to Vanadislunden in Vasastan and has attracted bathing Stockholmers and tourists since 1938. Since then, the facility has been renovated to offer a good swimming experience. There is a 25-meter pool, a children’s pool, and a paddling pool for toddlers and babies. In addition to outdoor pools, Vanadisbadet also has a sun terrace with a nice view of Stockholm and sun loungers so you can enjoy the summer heat in the best way. There are also showers and toilets.
Sveavägen 142, Vasastan
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Kampementsbadet

If you want to stay in the central parts of town and look for outdoor pools in Stockholm, there’s also Kampementsbadet in Gärdet, which opened in 1962. There’s a 25-meter pool where you can both swim and play with beach toys. There’s also a paddling pool for the younger children. Furthermore, the facility has a kiosk, locker rooms, showers, and toilets. Around the pool, there are lawns to sunbathe, rest between the plunge, or why not read a thrilling mystery novel.
Sandhamnsgatan 64, Gärdet

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Hägerstensbadet

Hägerstensbadet Stockholm
Hägerstensbadet – Photo: © Esquilo/Wikimedia Commons
Are you searching for an outdoor swimming pool in southern Stockholm? Hägerstensbadet is a popular bath for both young and old, where you can swim in the outdoor pool for free. There’s a 25-meter pool that works great for both exercise swimming and fun water play (note that the pool depth is not dive-friendly). The little bathers can have fun with a paddling pool or a climbing frame if they get tired of swimming. For those who want to sunbathe, rest, or have a picnic, there are large open lawns around the pools. Hägerstensbadet also has toilets and changing rooms.
Personnevägen, Hägersten

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Huvudstabadet

Huvudstabadet
Hägerstensbadet – Photo: © Holger Ellgaard/Wikimedia Commons
Huvudstabadet has a lot to offer for those who want to swim in an outdoor pool in Stockholm. This open-air swimming pool is one of the larger ones in the Stockholm area and is located on the Huvudsta boardwalk next to Ulvsundasjön, near Huvudsta Gård. There are two heated pools – a large swimming pool of 50 meters where you can exercise swim or play and a smaller children’s pool. There is also a café, toilets, shower, and changing rooms with a sauna.
Huvudsta strand, Solna

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Nytorpsbadet

Nytorpsbadet is located in Kärrtorp in southern Stockholm and is a green oasis popular among families with children in the neighborhood. The facility has a 25-meter outdoor pool and a paddling pool. There’s also a climbing frame when the children are tired of water play and a kiosk for those who want to buy ice cream. There are toilets, but no changing rooms and only an outdoor shower. Open from mid-June to the end of August.
Ulricehamnsvägens förlängning, Johanneshov

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Breviksbadet

Breviksbadet Lidingö
Breviksbadet – Photo: © Lidingo/Wikimedia Commons

In addition to several nice bathing spots and beaches, Lidingö also offers the popular Breviksbadet, beautifully situated by Lake Kottlasjön and surrounded by idyllic nature. The complex has two outdoor pools, one of which is a children’s pool, both heated to about 26 degrees. There’s also a café where you can buy ice cream and coffee, a changing room with a sauna, and a large free car park.

In addition, there are fun activities for both children and adults in connection with the bathing facility. How about electric mini cars that children can drive around on a course and mini-golf with nine exciting and fun holes. Breviksbadet also organizes swimming school and summer camp where swimming lessons are combined with playing games and bathing.

Gåshagavägen 1, Lidingö

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Nälstabadet

Nälstabadet is an outdoor pool located near Vällingby and Hässelby in western Stockholm. There are several pools – a large pool of 50 meters, a teaching pool, and a paddling pool. The large pool also has a tent roof so people can use it all year round. Nälstabadet also has a café, nice areas for sunbathing and relaxing, a swimming school, and mini-golf.
Trolle Bondes gata 2–4, Vällingby

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Järvabadet

Järvabadet Stockholm
Järvabadet – Photo: © Salgo60/Wikimedia Commons
The popular Järvabadet opened in 2020 and is located close to nature on the Järva field between Husby and Tensta near Eggeby Gård. It’s one of the city’s largest (24,000 square meters) and finest facilities if you want to swim in an outdoor pool in Stockholm. There are a total of four pools – two larger (25 meters) for play and exercise swimming (one deep and one shallow), a teaching pool for practicing swimming, and a paddling pool for the younger children.

For the hungry, there’s a cafe where you can buy simple food and pastries as well as a barbecue area. The bath has full accessibility for the disabled, and there are changing rooms with lockers, toilets, and showers. Around the pools are large areas (both grass and wooden decks) where you can sunbathe, have a picnic, throw a frisbee, play beach tennis or just hang out (board games are available to borrow). Lifeguards keep an eye on the bathers. And don’t miss the fine work of art at the entrance.

Krällingegränd 3, Spånga

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Älvsjöbadet

Älvsjöbadet Stockholm
Älvsjöbadet – Photo: © Esquilo/Wikimedia Commons
Judging by the name, one could easily believe that Älvsjöbadet could be found in Älvsjö. But this isn’t the case. This outdoor swimming pool has existed since 1938 and is located in the district Hagsätra in southern Stockholm. There’s a large swimming pool of 25 meters, a smaller and shallower pool of 20 meters, and a paddling pool with a slide for the little ones. The facility also has a kiosk, large lawns around the pool area for sunbathing and picnics, barbecue areas, a boules court, volleyball court, climbing frame, swings, a sandpit, showers, and toilets.
Ormkärrsvägen 21, Hagsätra

Have a lovely day in Stockholm’s public outdoor swimming pools


There you have our list of outdoor pools in Stockholm. Bring your family or friends and have a great day of swimming and playing in the summer heat. We wish you a fantastic summer!

Featured image: Briana Tozour/Unsplash

Table of Contents
Find the outdoor swimming pools on the map
Title Address Description
Eriksdalsbadet
Hammarby Slussväg 20, 118 60 Stockholm, SverigeHammarby Slussväg 20
Vanadisbadet
Sveavägen 142, 113 46 Stockholm, SverigeSveavägen 142
Kampementsbadet
Sandhamnsgatan 64, 115 40 Stockholm, SverigeSandhamnsgatan 64
Hägerstensbadet
Personnevägen, 129 49 Hägersten, SverigePersonnevägen
Huvudstabadet
Huvudsta strand, 171 73 Solna, SverigeHuvudsta strand
Nytorpsbadet
Ulricehamnsvägens förlängning, 121 49 Johanneshov, SverigeUlricehamnsvägens förlängning
Breviksbadet
Gåshagavägen 1, 181 65 Lidingö, SverigeGåshagavägen 1
Nälstabadet
Trolle-bondes gata 2-4, 162 72 Vällingby, SverigeTrolle Bondes gata 2–4
Järvabadet
Krällingegränd 3, 163 62 Spånga, SverigeKrällingegränd 3
Älvsjöbadet
Ormkärrsvägen, 124 71 Bandhagen, SverigeOrmkärrsvägen 21
Title Address Description
Eriksdalsbadet
Hammarby Slussväg 20, 118 60 Stockholm, SverigeHammarby Slussväg 20
Vanadisbadet
Sveavägen 142, 113 46 Stockholm, SverigeSveavägen 142
Kampementsbadet
Sandhamnsgatan 64, 115 40 Stockholm, SverigeSandhamnsgatan 64
Hägerstensbadet
Personnevägen, 129 49 Hägersten, SverigePersonnevägen
Huvudstabadet
Huvudsta strand, 171 73 Solna, SverigeHuvudsta strand
Nytorpsbadet
Ulricehamnsvägens förlängning, 121 49 Johanneshov, SverigeUlricehamnsvägens förlängning
Breviksbadet
Gåshagavägen 1, 181 65 Lidingö, SverigeGåshagavägen 1
Nälstabadet
Trolle-bondes gata 2-4, 162 72 Vällingby, SverigeTrolle Bondes gata 2–4
Järvabadet
Krällingegränd 3, 163 62 Spånga, SverigeKrällingegränd 3
Älvsjöbadet
Ormkärrsvägen, 124 71 Bandhagen, SverigeOrmkärrsvägen 21
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