Stockholm: Skyview at Globe Arenas

Skyview offers the opportunity to travel in a glass gondola along the outside and to the top of the largest spherical building in the world, the Ericsson Globe. An uncommon attraction, Skyview is comprised of two gondolas on parallel tracks that alternate turns ascending to the top of the globe. Visitors are “boarded” at the entrance of the globe and then made to sit through a pre-departure video, largely comprised of clips promoting the various events hosted at Globe Arenas before they are ushered into the gondolas. Up to 16 guests can be accommodated in each gondola. The vessels offer 360 degree views, which provide for breathtaking panoramas of the city. As the gondola ascends and descends slowly, with each trip taking about 20 minutes, it may not be the most enjoyable trip for the faint of heart. It is also worth noting that the gondolas are not staffed, but rather monitored by a single security camera and equipped with an emergency telephone.

Globentorget, Stockholm