While subways are always a great way to discover a city, Stockholm Tunnel-bana raises the bar and how! With a total length of 110 kilometers, it is arguably the world's longest art exhibit. Bright red and green grottos at Solna Centrum, Cloud speckled sky blue cubes at Solna Strand, Super Mario mosaics at Thorildsplan, Blue motifs at the T-centralen.....each stop in Stockholm has an interesting tale up its sleeve. Do keep this joyride on your list of things to do in Stockholm. More than 90 stations boast of artwork! I picked up five stations for my art tour.
First things first, pick up an SL Travel Card
SL Travel Cards give you unlimited free rides for 24 hours, 72 hours, or 7 days of travel in the Stockholm metropolitan area.
Start the Subway tour at T - centralen
T-Centralen is the central hub of Stockholm’s subway with three subway lines starting here. As old as 1957, it was the first station to feature artwork. Artist Per Olof Ultvedt painted the cave- like blue line platform in blue motifs of flowers and creepers. The color blue was chosen to lend a calming effect to a commuter - busy station.