Christmas hunt

Bring your children and grandchildren to the Royal Palace's state rooms during the Christmas holidays. We need your help looking for elves and escaped animals.

Elf hunt at Christmas

The elf hunt will take place during the Christmas holidays in the Royal Apartments. A number of silver elves are hiding in the grand rooms of the palace. Use an elf hunt map, available in Swedish, English and Finnish, to find the elves and cross them off the list. Everyone who returns a map will receive a reward.

Animal safari all year round

There are also lots of animals in the rooms of the Palace – on the walls, on the ceilings, on objects and on furniture. Some are large and some are small – tiny, even! Now it's a matter of finding them! The animal safari activity trail be carried out all year round. The map is available from the front desk.

Discover more at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

The Palace is an exciting destination for visitors of all ages. The Palace ticket includes entry to the Royal Apartments, the Treasury with its crowns and the Tre Kronor Museum – the museum in the cellar vault which tells the story of the Palace's mediaeval history. You can explore the Palace by yourself or join a guided tour.

Entry is free for children aged 6 or under, and there is a discount for children aged 7 to 17.

Top image: Kate Gabor/

During the Christmas holidays we will be welcoming children to hunt for elves in the palace's grand state rooms. The image shows a salt cellar from the Elf Service, which is part of the Royal Palace of Stockholm's collections. Montage: Alexis Daflos/