THE STOCKHOLLM SUBWAY SYSTEM has been called the ‘world’s longest art exhibit’ with over 90 of the city’s 100 subway stations decorated with installations from over 150 artists. I did some research and learned that during the summer months there are free guided art walks of the subway system. I didn’t end up taking these, but they could be a great option for anyone who is interested in having a commentary on the art inside the stations. Instead, I listed 5 of the most interesting-looking stations, and planned a route that would take me to them all within the limits of one subway ticket (which costs 36 SEK – around USD$4.50 – and is valid for 75 minutes of subway travel).
Here’s my route for a self-guided tour of Stockholm’s collection of artistic subway stations.