The Ericsson Globe is the world’s largest spherical building, rising 135 metres above sea level to give a 360-degree view of Stockholm.
You are transported to the top of the structure inside a glass bubble shaped gondola that sits on rails as it climbs to the top. There are two gondolas that depart every 10 minutes.
Prior to entering the bubbles, you are ushered into a mini cinema where a video shows the history of the Globe, what is around the arena and also safety procedures during the journey above the city.
The total time of your trip here should take roughly 30 minutes including the cinema, waiting for the gondola and the journey above the Globe. The views from the top are great, you can see everything around you 360 degrees inside the bubble.
Admission will cost you 150 SEK (approximately €15.00) that in my opinion is a fair price for the experience you get.
Do I recommend visiting the Ericsson Globe? Yes and no, I feel that the experience is very unique and the building itself is fascinating.
I visited the Globe during the summer on a very hot day, the bubble was quite uncomfortable due to the fact that the sun was beating down on the glass but I enjoyed the views all the same.
There are other viewpoints in Stockholm to see, but of course the Globe experience is something that you are unlikely to experience anywhere else in the world.
My tip would be to visit the globe in the morning or evening during the summer and to be aware that booking your ride may be necessary in order to avoid the queues on busy days.
How to get there:
Take the metro to ‘Globen Station’ on the green line. You should be able to see the globe from the station and the walk takes less than 5 minutes.
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