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Butterfly House (Fjarilshuset)

Walk through a tropical rain forest environment to spot hundreds of butterfly species and watch fish feedings or explore a historical park on a Segway.

At Stockholm’s Butterfly House (Fjarilshuset) enjoy the feeling of walking through a tropical rain forest while spotting butterflies and parrots, koi and lizards. Spread throughout a large greenhouse, this nature center is home to 700 butterflies of numerous species. 

Discover the lifecycle of the butterfly, from egg to larva then chrysalis to butterfly. The greenhouse’s temperatures are moderate year-round in order to provide a comfortable environment for metamorphosis. See butterflies hatch, watch how they eat and witness their mating dances. Trails inside the greenhouse pass tropical vegetation and lead to waterfalls and fish ponds. Koi fish feeding shows take place daily in the early afternoon. Watch for other wildlife, such as lizards darting between the pools and parrots sitting in the tropical trees. 

Visit the connected Haga Ocean facility to see sharks and scientific displays of research into development of man-made reefs. An on-site café serves both food and drink. Alternatively, in the summer months bring a picnic and sit on the lawns surrounding the greenhouse.  

After your visit to the Butterfly House, explore the rest of Hagaparken. It’s a large park with woodland, gardens and some interesting architecture. Take a guided tour of Gustav III’s Pavilion, which is one of Stockholm’s royal palaces. Go to the Royal Cemetery to see the final resting place of Swedish royalty.  A fun way to explore the park is on a Segway, which you can rent from the Butterfly House. Find further details on the Butterfly House’s official website.

Located toward the north of Hagaparken, the Butterfly House is a 10-minute drive from Stockholm city center. There are three pay-and-display parking lots nearby: one at the entrance to Hagaparken and two on Frösundaviks Allé. Public buses stop close to the entrance to Hagaparken, from where it’s a short walk to the greenhouse.

The Butterfly House is open daily, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This attraction is one of 80 offering free admission with the Stockholm card. Consider purchasing one online or in-country to save on sightseeing and public transportation charges.


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Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel, Stockholm

Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel, Stockholm

Frösundaviks Allé 15, Solna
4.1
of 5, from 65 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated on a lake, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Haga Park, Butterfly House, and Haga Palace. Mall of Scandinavia and Karolinska University Hospital are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$87
First Hotel Norrtull

First Hotel Norrtull

St Eriksgatan 119, Stockholm
3.5
of 5, from 167 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Cafés and vintage shops are plentiful in the adjacent Vasastaden neighborhood, which also exudes a charming ‘local Stockholm' vibe. The Vasaparken is nearby, as well as the Karolinska Institute. Odenplan Square, Stockholm Public Library, and the Stockholm School of Economics are all within a 15-minute walk.

$126
The Winery Hotel

The Winery Hotel

Rosenborgsgatan 20, Solna
4.8
of 5, from 29 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Solna, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mall of Scandinavia and Friends Arena. Butterfly House and Haga Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$129
Downtown Camper by Scandic

Downtown Camper by Scandic

Brunkebergstorg 9, Stockholm
4.8
of 5, from 22 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

City-center Stockholm hotel, a 2-minute walk from Sergels Torg. The Royal Swedish Opera, the Royal Palace, and the central train station are all within walking distance.

$110
Hotel Birger Jarl

Hotel Birger Jarl

Tulegatan 8, Stockholm
4.2
of 5, from 1,274 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Hotel Birger Jarl is set in a central spot in Stockholm, an 8-minute walk from Humlegården Park. Guests can reach Stockholm Old Town in just 3 stops on the T-bana from nearby Rådmansgatan Station. Downtown is a 20-minute walk away and features the Royal Swedish Opera and Swedish History Museum.

$121
Quality Hotel Friends

Quality Hotel Friends

Råsta Strandväg 1, Solna
4.6
of 5, from 18 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mall of Scandinavia and Friends Arena. Solna Business Park and Haga Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$83
Park Inn by Radisson Solna

Park Inn by Radisson Solna

Hotellgatan 11, Solna
4.1
of 5, from 227 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Solna hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Solna Centrum Mall and Solna Business Park. Haga Park and Solvalla are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$87
Wasa Park Hotel

Wasa Park Hotel

Sankt Eriksplan 1, Stockholm
3.2
of 5, from 34 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Central Stockholm, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Vasaparken, Stockholm City Hall, and Royal Swedish Opera. Museum of Medieval Stockholm and Stockholm Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km).