Art walks

In the summer - June, July and August - there are free guided walks of the art in the Metro in English. Art walks in Swedish are available throughout the year.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from June 3rd to August 30th there are Art Walks in English starting at 15:00 (3 p.m.) from SL Center Sergels torg at T-Centralen Metro station. You need a Metro ticket (any kind of SL ticket works) but the Art Walk is free of charge. No pre-registration necessary, just come along!

If you prefer to attend an Art Walk in Swedish, the same weekdays an location apply, but Swedish walks starts at 13:30 (1:30 p.m.).  

Stockholm’s Metro system is 110 kilometer long and houses a unique collection of sculptures, artworks and exhibitions. More than 90 of the 100 stations are beautifully decorated by artists. Just as fascinating as the artworks themselves are the stories about the artists who created them, told by our experienced guides. All you need to join the art walk is any valid ticket for the Metro. 

Public art for public transport

There is a long tradition of public art in Sweden and SL had an early focus on art in the Metro and eventually elsewhere in the transport network.

The art makes the stations perceived as more beautiful, safer and it helps to make the trip into something more than just a transport between two places.

But art is also important to give each station its own identity, and thereby make it easier to navigate in the transport network. We also believe that art helps reduce criminal damage and vandalism.

Art in the Metro is well known, but there is art even at some commuter rail stations and bus terminals, as well as at Tvärbanan and a couple of Roslagsbanan light railway stations. These premises place heavy demands on the art, it must be washable, durable, weatherproof and sometimes even have a functional role.