Stockholm - a medley of hotels
There are 8,500 hotel rooms within 10-minute walk of the city’s Central Station and more than 37,000 hotel rooms in the Greater Stockholm Area. And the number just continues to grow. Despite of their stylistic differences most of these hotels share close-to-heavenly in-house restaurants, and breakfast included in the room rate. Free, high speed internet access is standard. Here is a selection of some of the newest and most conceptual hotel developments in Stockholm.
Winter in Stockholm
Planning to visit Stockholm this winter? Stockholm has a lot to offer no matter the season. From centuries-old traditions, to cozy candlelit cafés and a wide range of activities for any age – a bit of snow has never stopped Stockholm from having a good time
Stockholm by the water
Stockholm is built on 14 islands which means water is always nearby. Sunny walks on snow-covered ice in winter and summer swims in the heart of the city make Stockholm unique among the world’s capitals. There are plenty of ways to experience the city from the water: take a guided sightseeing tour try the regular ferries or wander along the many quays and canals.
Stockholm for families
Stockholm is a city where parents can take their kids and/or their own parents on a holiday trip. It is a one-fits-all-family-members kind of city. There are parks and playgrounds aplenty and top restaurants are equipped with high chairs for the young petite diners. Culture, history and pure innocent fun await are here.
Gay and lesbian life in Stockholm is like the city itself: easily accessible, hugely fun, highly varied and warm and welcoming. Over the years, Stockholm has emerged as one of the world’s favorite gay and lesbian destinations, winning awards and topping Where to go-lists across the planet. Stockholm Pride in July–August is the highlight of the year. The festivals has grown to become one of Stockholm’s largest annual events, as well as the biggest Pride celebration in Scandinavia.
Go for a Swedish fika
Have you heard of the unique Swedish tradition of fika? Though difficult to translate, it basically means to meet for coffee and snack. Sweden enjoys a highly developed culture when it comes to coffee and baked goods, and all over Stockholm you will find cafés and cake shops brimming with atmosphere, character and quality, whether it’s traditional or contemporary-creative.
The Stockholm food scene
World-class cuisine, modern concept restaurants, innovative kitchens and Michelin-starred restaurants – Stockholm has some of the world’s best food scenes. We are proud to have such creative chefs, all of whom share an innovative approach to Scandinavian culinary tradition with a focus on carefully selected produce and locally produced, organic foods. In 2018, the city reached another culinary milestone when the Stockholm restaurant Franzén became Sweden’s first ever three- star Michelin restaurant.
The Stockholm way of New Nordic Cuisine
The New Nordic food phenomenon was truly a bottom-up movement that started with a group of food aficionados and chefs who had a love for Nordic food. They set up a manifesto underlining not only the importance of wholesome green ingredients and sustainable farming methods, but also stressing the overall social responsibility of the food industry. New Nordic cuisine takes Scandinavian culinary tradition to a new level in an innovative version, using carefully selected ingredients and a focus on locally produced, organic foods.
A district guide to Södermalm
Södermalm, known as “Söder” amongst locals, was once a seventeenth century slum. Today, it’s one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods. The vibe is relaxed yet trendy, and the neighborhood offers a myriad of fashion, vintage and design stores mixed with an abundance of places to eat and drink.
Royal Djurgården is a green oasis in the middle of the city, with vast areas of forest and open spaces, beloved by both Stockholmers and visitors. The island has been in possession of the crown since the 15th century. Many of the most popular museums and attractions in Stockholm can be found here, and no matter the season, a walk along Djurgården is beautiful and highly recommended.