Eriksdalsbadet is Sweden’s National Swimming Hall so don’t be surprised if you run into an Olympic gold medalist or world champion deep in their training. Located on Södermalm, it has three outdoor pools and five indoor ones. You can train in an Olympic sized one, enjoy the adventure bath, slip from indoors to out through a small swimming tunnel, practise your diving skills or just splash about and play with a ball.
Eriksdalsbadet. Hammarby Slussväg 20, Stockholm, Sweden. +46 (0)8 508 277 00
While it’s a bit off the beaten track, Fyrishov in Uppsala (about 40 minutes from Stockholm) is well worth the trip. With a massive adventure pool, corkscrews slides, racing slides, a pirate island and a mysterious cave, fun is the name of the game here. There’s also an Olympic-sized pool with a diving area, a kiddie pool, and the chance to run through the snow to the outdoor pool in the dead of winter.
Fyrishov. Idrottsgatan 2, Uppsala, Sweden. +46 (0)18 727 49 50
This Stockholm classic in the very heart of the city has been a bit of a closely held secret among Stockholmers. It opened in 1938 and immediately became the go-to spot during the summer. A major renovation was undertaken earlier this decade. When it reopened, Stockholmers rejoiced and began making it their city oasis once again.
This map will help you discover the best swimmings pools in Stockholm: