Welcome to the Unesco World Heritage Skogskyrkogården,
The Woodland Cemetery, in Stockholm Sweden.
Visitors Guide available in seven languages
We have have updated and translated our two-page, guide of the Heritage site to English, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, French and German. The guide is also available in Swedish. If you have the Acrobat Reader extension for your smartphone, you won't even have to print it - just download it straight into the phone and use it on-site. Download your copy from this page.
You are very welcome to visit Skogskyrkogården all year round. The cemetery is open every day of the year and can be entered all hours. In the summer, the Visitors Center is open daily from June until August, and Sundays in May and September.
Visit the chapels and their interiors with an authorised Skogskyrkogården guide. There are public guided tours Sundays at 10.30 3 July–25 September. Tickets SEK 100.
Private guided tours for groups can be booked throughout the year. Several languages available.
Over 2,000 funerals are held in the five chapels of Skogskyrkogården every year. So please bear in mind and respect the fact that Skogskyrkogården is a place where many come to say their final farewells, to remember lost loved ones or to tend graves. During a guided tour, the group is able to view the unique chapel interiors without any risk of meeting or disturbing any mourners.
Architect Johan Celsing designed the new crematorium at the Woodland Cemetery. In the architectural competition, the brick building was called "A Stone in the Forest" and it is well suited to the forest landscape. The facility opened in May 2014 and was awarded Sweden's most prestigious architectural prize: the Kasper Salin Prize.
The chapels in Gunnar Asplund's old crematory building will be used for funeral ceremonies, just as before.
For a tour of the facility, contact Stockholms Kyrkogårdsförvaltning (Stockholm Cemetery Management). Stockholm City Museum does not have access to the facility.
Sound art at the Cemetery
Let me lose myself is a site-specific sound art exhibition inspired by and embedded in the multilayered and dramatic architecture, landscape and history of the Woodland Cemetery. The fifth episode of this ongoing exhibition, a sound piece by the South African artist James Webb, launched in August 2013.
Publish your photos of Skogskyrkogården
Did you know that Skogskyrkogården keeps up with the thousands of photos published on the Flickr website? Go to the bottom of the page and click the Flickr button to see them for yourself. We welcome you to visit Flickr and add your photo to the stream.
It is very popular to experience the World Heritage site with one of our guides. You can book a private guided tour in several languages all year.
Download our guide in PDF format
A great source of information before and during a visit, our visitors guide contains history, a map, points of interest and other things not to be missed.
Unique architecture in focus
Read about the key buildings and architectural features.
See map and directions
When you want to visit Skogskyrkogården, getting here is easy. See our map and directions.
Find a grave
Did you know that you can search for people buried in Stockholm's 11 public cemeteries? Find more information here.