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2 October, 2019

The Best Halloween Delights in Sweden

The night when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest is approaching. The most magical time of the year is knocking on the door. Trick or treat? It’s up to you to decide how to celebrate the turning of the light and welcome the dark winter season. Pick your favorite activity from our Halloween guide.

Halloween at Gröna Lund

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As per tradition, Swedish oldest amusement park opens its gates for the greedy visitors between 18 October – 20 October and 25 October – 3 November 2019.  The park has prepared a great variety of spooky attractions and is promising an unforgettable frightening experience.

The novelty of this year is a limited number of admissions for a day, be sure to book your ticket ahead of time! Visit their official website for more info!

Halloween Parade 

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The 3rd of November is the date every Halloween lover should mark red in the calendar. Stockholm hosts the Scandinavian largest Halloween parade marching from Kungsträdgården through Gamla Stan to end up at Kungsträdgården again just to party hard in a creepy way. Food, drinks, monsters and fun is guaranteed.
More info to be found here.

Skansen Horrors

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Fancy a slightly more traditional experience? Looking for something to do with children? Head over to Skansen to experience different sides of Halloween festivities. All from fairytales telling in the old cottages to meeting the dead ones, Skansen has a bit for everyone.

Halloween at Liseberg

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Dark, creepy atmosphere, hidden shadowy corners, zombies and ghost passing the narrow passages. This is Liseberg, the popular Gothenburg amusement park with its traditional Halloween celebration between 11–13, 18–20  and 25–31 October as well as 1–3 November. Prepare yourself for the ultimate Halloween experience.

Skåne

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The southern part of the country doesn’t lack behind when it comes to Halloween. The zoological garden in Höör promises the most frightening experience of the year. The nights of 12, 19  and 26 October between 18.30-21.30 will wake the death to living and all the darkest stories will come to life. Do you dare?

Ghostly Dalarna

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If you find yourself north of the capital, don’t miss out on visiting Dalarna. A great fit for those with children, Dalarna offers multiple family-friendly events between 31st October and 3rd November. Ghost promenades, ghost buffet or witches in the Animal parks. You name it!

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Veronika Opatrilova
Veronika works as a Stockholm guide, writer and translator from Swedish. She was born in the Czech Republic, but, as she says, her heart and soul belong to Sweden. Sometimes she leaves for new adventures and lives in different countries, but she always comes back. She is in love with black Swedish coffee, cardamon buns and a ferry to Djurgården.

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