The Djurgården Line (Djurgårdslinjen) in central Stockholm is a heritage tramway with the line number 7 which runs from Norrmalmstorg out to the beautiful island of Djurgården with the end of the line being at Waldermarsudde.
Sites and Sights on Djurgården
When you ride the heritage tram out to the island of Djurgården you are offered an incredible sight of the waters of Stockholm and many historical and mesmerizing buildings on the other side. You will also have the pleasure of being able to enjoy the amusement park Gröna Lund, the zoo/museum Skansen and the historical Vasa Museum.
Riding the Tram
Regular travelcards for use with the Stockholm Public Transportation are valid, however zone tickets are not. If you do not have a travelcard the ticket will cost you 30 SEK for a two-way trip with the historical tram. The tramway ticket is valid for travel on the day it is bought. The trams normally provide service every 12 minutes with extra trams being brought in if needed.
The line is operated from 21st of March until 21st of December on the following schedule:
- On Saturdays & Sundays 21 March – 27 April, 10.40 to 17.00
- On Saturdays & Sundays 1 May – 25 May, 10.40 to 18.00
- Every day 31 May – 31 August, 10.40 to 18.00
- On Tuesdays 24 June – 5 August, 10.40 to 22.00 for the Allsång på Skansen televised musical-sing-a-long program taped at Skansen on Djurgården. More information on the Skansen page.
- On Saturdays & Sundays 6 September – 28 September, 10.40 to 18.00
- On Saturdays & Sundays 4 October – 21 December, 10.40 to 17.00
Apart from 24 June – 5 August, the tramway line is also operated on holidays.
The Café Tram
During the open hours there is also a special café tram operating on the line. While riding this tram you’re guaranteed a window seat and you get a coffee, tea, chocolate or soft drink with a cake of your choice apart from the trip itself. Prices for the café tram are as follows:
Adults 60 SEK
Children 7-15 years of age and retired folks 50 SEK
Children under 7 years of age 30 SEK
Holders of a valid tram ticket 30 SEK
Note: A regular tram ticket is 30 SEK (non-Café tram) if you do not have a Stockholm Public Transportation-valid travelcard.
Tramway History and Resurrection
The tramway operated daily from 1877 to 1967 as means of public transportation. Through the 90 years of operation the tramway handled many of Sweden’s inner city commute traffic and lines ran all over the city. The trams stopped running when Sweden switched from left hand to right hand traffic. The tracks were gradually removed from the city streets until members of the Swedish Tramway Society (Svenska Spårvägssällskapet) received permission to start operating the Djurgården Line as a heritage tramway in 1991. The service has been well received and the non-profit organization keeps the trams running to this day. The responsibility for servicing the tracks have since 2005 been signed over to SL, the major company in charge of the Stockholm Public Transportation network.