Guides to Stockholm

Where to find Stockholm's best Christmas markets

Christmas markets

Christmas presents, traditional food and a festive atmosphere - Stockholm's Christmas markets have all that and more. Find original gifts for your loved ones, drink glögg, browse handcrafts and get into the Christmas spirit. Find a market close to where you're staying or head out of town for a...
21 Nov 2023
Stockholm's hottest restaurants right now

The hottest restaurants right now

It's no secret that Stockholm is overflowing with happening restaurants and new food trends. But how to keep track of them all? To point you in the right direction, follow our guide to the hottest restaurants the city has to offer right now; from trendy foodie joints and hyped flavour concepts to in...
23 Nov 2023
The guide to the best places in Stockholm to eat Christmas julbord

Christmas julbord

If you want to enjoy a traditional Swedish "julbord" Christmas buffet in Stockholm in 2023 there are masses of fabulous alternatives - some classic, some slightly more modern and alternative. Some lay out all the festive favourites such as pickled herring, meatballs and Janssons Temptation, while ot...
28 Nov 2023
Lucia concerts in Stockholm

Lucia in Stockholm

Lucia has been a Swedish Christmas tradition since the end of the 18th century and is now one of the country's most popular and atmospheric celebrations. The festivities on and around the 13th December are associated with the darkest day of the year, saffron-spiced lussekatter Lucia buns and, of cou...
28 Nov 2023
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Stockholm

New Year's Eve

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Stockholm and you can choose between everything from classic sit-down dinners to extravagant parties with champagne in front of the fireworks. If you want to make sure the evening's not an anticlimax and you don't end up with cold feet when the clock strikes twelve, a lit...
27 Nov 2023
The best lunch restaurants in Stockholm

Lunch restaurants

In this guide we've selected some of the best lunch restaurants in the whole of Stockholm, but if you'd rather search locally we also have separate guides for the different parts of the cities (links below). These have been divided up into smaller areas within each neighbourhood.
23 Oct 2023
The guide to the best spas in Stockholm


Stockholm has a large selection of spas and wellness centres. Escape the bustling city and treat yourself to a spa-break - what could be more relaxing than a deep tissue massage, body scrub, facial and other spa treatments? Or simply enjoy a change of scenery; recline by the pool in a fluffy terrycl...
4 Sep 2023
Guide to wow-factor restaurants in Stockholm

Wow-factor restaurants

Stockholm has really outdone itself in recent years in terms of popular, must-visit restaurants. New restaurants and concepts constantly appear on the scene, while old favourites retain and fine-tune their charm. To find that really special somewhere among Stockholm's best restaurants we've picked o...
23 Nov 2023
New restaurants in Stockholm

New restaurants

Do you enjoy trying out new restaurants as much as we do? Then you've come to the right place. This is a collection of all the newly-opened restaurants in Stockholm. We updated the list continuously, removing restaurants that have been around for more than a year and adding new ones. Generally the h...
28 Nov 2023
The complete guide to the best restaurants in Stockholm

Best restaurants

Time to eat out? We've created guides to all Stockholm's best restaurants, divided up into the city's different areas. We also have guides to the city's hottest restaurants, as well as guides to restaurants that are particularly luxurious and those that have that indefinable wow-factor. Click on the...
14 Nov 2023
The complete guide to Stockholm's best brunch

Best brunch

Brunch has become an increasingly popular phenomenon in Stockholm - a little bit of luxury to treat yourself to at the weekend, preferably after a long lie-in. Lots of restaurants and cafés have jumped on the trend and serve really great brunches and weekend lunches of various kinds. Maybe you prefe...
8 Nov 2023
The best Italian restaurants in Stockholm

Italian restaurants

Pasta and pizza in all their glory are not the only components of Italian cuisine; its various regions have so much more to offer. Are you longing for cosy tavernas, lively piazzas, candlelight and checked tablecloths? Or modern restaurants with a New York Little Italy vibe? Stockholm has masses of...
29 Nov 2023
Stockholm's best day spas

Day spa

A quick massage in your lunch hour, a deep facial treatment after work or an entire spa day with clay masks and aromatic foot baths? There are plenty of spas in Stockholm where you can enjoy all imaginable wellness cures and treatments. If you're in need of a little extra relaxation in the heart of...
1 Dec 2023
Stockholm's best bars


Finding a good bar in Stockholm isn't exactly hard, but where are the real gems? We've checked out the selection and rounded up some great bars that hit the right spot, whether you're in the mood for craft beer, a glass of wine after work or a perfectly blended cocktail with a twist. Check out the l...
1 Dec 2023
The guide to fine dining in Stockholm

Fine dining

Stockholm has become a culinary mecca for connoisseurs; the city houses an impressive number of Michelin-starred restaurants and acclaimed fine dining brasseries - both innovative and classic. The offering ranges from luxurious local produce to opulent Opera house dining and world-class gastronomy.
24 Oct 2023
The best places in Stockholm for after-work drinks and fun


Stockholm is full of great places to go for a post-work drink after a hectic working week. Perhaps a drink in a local bar, a beer on the other side of town or why not a game of boules or a bit of round-robin ping pong? Follow our guide to the best after-work joints in town, for work colleagues and g...
9 Nov 2023
The best hotels in Södermalm

Hotels in Södermalm

It would take almost your entire stay in Stockholm to experience everything Södermalm has to offer. This hip neighbourhood has hotels in all price categories and styles - but one thing they all have in common is that they're within walking distance of Söder's lively street life, restaurants and shop...
26 Sep 2023
The guide to the best cafés in Stockholm


Fika is a notoriously Swedish word that is practically non-translatable into any other language. The Brits pride themselves on afternoon tea, the Swedes on fika. This coffee break is often synonymous with coffee - no surprises there - and cinnamon buns, but not restricted by it. Stockholm boasts an...
19 Sep 2023
The complete guide to activities in Stockholm

Activities in Stockholm

Figuring out what to do on your day off can seem like a daunting task - but fear not, we've got it all figured out. There is an abundant array of activities and things to do in Stockholm, but choosing between them can be difficult. Therefore we have made it our mission to help you decide on what to...
9 Nov 2023
Stockholm's best brunch buffets

Brunch buffets

There are few things in life as relaxing as celebrating the weekend with a fully-laden brunch buffet. Stockholm is packed with great brunch spots with tempting buffets to get stuck into. Grab the chance to recharge after a long week and come back to life with a table filled with delicious brunch dis...
15 Nov 2023
The guide to Stockholm's best hairdressers


There are lots of hairdressers in Stockholm and it can be tricky to find the right one. Your hair is quite literally your crowning glory and it's important to ensure it's in safe hands. This guide will help you find a hairdresser in Stockholm that feels right for you. We recommend Stockholm's best s...
12 Sep 2023
Where to go cross-country skiing in Stockholm

Cross-country skiing

When the temperature and snow begin to fall, the urge to strap on skis and hit the cross-country trails grabs many Swedes. You don't have to head up to the mountains to get your fix; there are plenty of well-maintained ski tracks in and around Stockholm, most of them accessible by public transport.
4 Sep 2023
Where to find Stockholm's best vintage and secondhand shops

Vintage and secondhand shops

Secondhand is a fun and sustainable way to bag a bargain - but it's not always easy knowing where to look. To make your hunt a little easier, we've rounded up the best vintage boutiques in Stockholm, with masses of one-off, pre-loved clothes to add to your wardrobe. Södermalm is a well-known se...
13 Sep 2023
Where to find Stockholm's best nail salons

Nail salons

Great looking nails are an important part of a polished appearance. Stockholm has a number of really good nail salons who can freshen up your nails, whether it's a simple manicure (or pedicure) you're after, or shellac, nail extensions or nail art. The length and style of your nails is as easy to va...
4 Sep 2023
Winter swimming in Stockholm: where to cold-water swim and sauna

Winter swimming

Stockholm is the perfect summer city for anyone who loves to swim, but don't let the fact that the temperature's dipped below zero stop you from taking a dip during the winter months. Diving into ice-cold water before warming up in a steaming sauna is a hard-to-beat Nordic experience. Cold-water swi...
6 Oct 2023
Where to find restaurants open on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve restaurants

Whether you happen to be in Stockholm on Christmas Eve with no plans or just want to give the holiday cooking and decorating a miss this year, there are plenty of cosy restaurants open on Christmas Eve for breakfast, lunch and dinner. How about some classic meatballs or an Asian take on the traditio...
29 Nov 2023
Good value restaurants in Stockholm

Good value restaurants

Got a desperate desire to eat out but a long time until pay day? Going out for dinner can be one of life's little highlights, especially when the restaurant is really good value for money. We guide you to the Stockholm restaurants with great concepts, delicious food, a good atmosphere or other plus...
20 Nov 2023
The best restaurants in Södermalm

Restaurants in Södermalm

There's hardly a shortage of restaurants in Södermalm - there's a huge selection with new restaurants pop up seemingly every week. Södermalm combines hip all-in-one concepts, gourmet bistros with experimental fusion restaurants and relaxed hangouts. Hungry in Hornstull or fancy some nibbles in Nytor...
28 Nov 2023
The best Asian restaurants in Stockholm

Asian restaurants

There's an ever-increasing choice of both authentic and trendily innovative Asian restaurants in Stockholm. Follow our guide to fusion concepts, classic Chinese restaurants, luxurious Thai eateries, Japanese fast food and much more. With an emphasis on countries such as Thailand, Japan, China, Vietn...
14 Nov 2023
Best lunch restaurants in the city centre

Lunch in the city

A working lunch in the city centre, a break from a shopping trip or a lunch date with friends. We expect a lot from lunch in the heart of the city, and it's easy to go wrong when the lunchtime rush is on and our blood sugar's low. To make it easier to find the right spot, we've gathered together som...
30 Nov 2023
The best restaurants in the Old Town

Restaurants in the Old Town

Stockholm's Old Town (Gamla Stan), often dismissed as merely a tourist attraction, has received a culinary makeover in recent years, its crooked alleyways concealing an assortment of great restaurants and hidden gems. The Old Town hosts a great number of fantastic restaurants, ranging from historic...
18 Oct 2023
Stockholm's best Christmas lunch

Christmas lunch

Take a break from the festive frenzy, book yourself a Christmas lunch and enjoy a classic julbord buffet with all the traditional Swedish flavours, or something with alternative flavours. If you don't feel like spending an entire evening celebrating Christmas, a Christmas lunch can be a slightly mor...
23 Oct 2023
The best restaurants in Stockholm City

Restaurants in Stockholm City

Stockholm City boasts an impressive array of restaurants ranging from ultra-cool fusion restaurants, old-school taverns and distinguished bistros. Why not book at table at Stockholm's oldest sushi restaurant or dine in style with breathtaking views? In our guide to the best restaurants in Stockholm...
31 Oct 2023
The best hotels in Östermalm

Östermalm hotels

The range of hotels in Östermalm includes accommodation for almost all tastes. This upscale residential area naturally includes several of the city's most exclusive hotels, but there are also trendy boutique hotels and other gems. Large and elegant or small and intimate - there's something for...
4 Sep 2023
The best eyelash salons in Stockholm


Tired of mascara, need party lashes for a night out or do you just want to perk up your peepers a little? You're not alone - getting your eyelashes done at a salon has become a real beauty trend in Stockholm. Lots of places offer lash dyeing and extensions, from single lashes to glamorous volume las...
4 Sep 2023
The guide to lunch spots in Södermalm

Lunch in Södermalm

Södermalm is full of trendy lunch spots and culinary concepts of all kinds. Finding it hard to find the right spot? Follow our guide to the neighbourhood's best lunch restaurants for a business lunch, lunch date or a quiet moment with a sandwich and your laptop. The restaurants in this lunch gu...
28 Nov 2023
The guide to cosy restaurants in Stockholm

Cosy restaurants

When all you want is a moment's respite a quaint, cosy setting is better than the flash and buzz of big-city life. There are an abundance of cosy restaurants in Stockholm, ranging from traditional taverns, welcoming neighbourhood restaurants and chic concepts. Here are some of the cosiest restaurant...
23 Nov 2023
The guide to the best nightclubs in Stockholm


Fancy a night out with friends, a pumping dancefloor, DJs and drinks? Stockholm is famous for its bustling nightlife, but what kind of club do you prefer? We guide you to Stockholm's best nightclubs for all ages and tastes. Whether you're in the mood for some trendy, city-centre Stureplan action, hi...
21 Nov 2023
Stockholm's best hotel breakfasts

Hotel breakfast

Kickstart your day with a fabulous hotel breakfast - without leaving town. Stockholm has masses of great hotels where breakfast is open to all, checked-in guests and spontaneous passers-by alike. Follow our guide to find the city's best hotel restaurant, whether you're in a rush or want to take it n...
23 Nov 2023
The best restaurants for meat in Stockholm

Meat restaurants

The latest culinary trend in Stockholm is clear - it's all about meat. The number of meat restaurants in Stockholm has greatly increased over the last few years. Highly ambitious with an emphasis on local and organic meat, quality cuts and unique concepts - Stockholm houses an abundance of restauran...
29 Nov 2023
The best tapas restaurants in Stockholm

Tapas restaurants

Stockholm's culinary offering would be all the poorer without tapas restaurants. Spanish sharing plates are ideal when you're a little peckish or when you want to go all-in with a sociable meal with friends. To highlight this delightful way of dining, we've listed Stockholm's best tapas restaurants,...
13 Nov 2023
The best restaurants in Vasastan

Restaurants in Vasastan

The Vasastan culinary scene has a lot to offer and is home to some of the best restaurants in the city. Hidden gems, venerable institutions and chic industrial-style venues as well as exciting fusion concepts are all part of Vasastan's restaurant repertoire. We have created this guide to the best re...
13 Sep 2023
Guide to the best sushi in Stockholm


Jiro may dream of sushi, but it is safe to say that Stockholm natives are also hooked. Stockholm may have a sushi restaurant on every other block, but quality and freshness vary widely. Beyond the world of black plastic trays and too-salty soy sauce, there exists a selective clique of top-quality su...
6 Oct 2023
Södermalm's best bars

Södermalm bars

Few parts of Stockholm are as packed with restaurants and bars as Södermalm. Historic beer cafés sit alongside cutting-edge, award-winning cocktail bars with skilled mixologists. We've gone through all the bars in Södermalm with a fine toothcomb and have listed the best bars in each...
1 Dec 2023
The guide to the best hotels in Stockholm


Stockholm has numerous excellent hotels perfect for tourists and staycationers alike. Staying at a hotel is a perfect way to rediscover a city. Check into one of Stockholm's hotels and enjoy spas, restaurant visits, shopping and attractions. This guide shows you the way to Stockholm's best hotels, f...
23 Nov 2023
Where to find study- and work-friendly cafés in Stockholm

Work-friendly cafés

Tired of working in the office, library or your student digs? Or are you just longing for a good cup of coffee and fast internet connection? Lots of people prefer to study or work from cafés in Stockholm, but it's important to find the right spot where you can get wi-fi, a nice working enviro...
25 Oct 2023
The best places to go for traditional julbord in Stockholm

Traditional julbord

Things don't get much more traditionally Swedish than a really classic julbord Christmas buffet. Tables groaning with cured hams, meatballs, prinskorv chipolatas and Janssons Temptation laid out on special festive tablecloths. Escape the midwinter cold and darkness, cosy up next to a crackling log f...
22 Nov 2023
Fun activities for children in Stockholm

Fun activities for children

Whether you're visiting Stockholm with your kids over the school holidays or you live here and are looking for new ideas, there are plenty of fun things for young people to do in the capital. Climb a climbing wall, try out amazing experiments, watch films on the big screen, swim in the open air or d...
8 Nov 2023
Guide to budget bars in Stockholm

Budget bars

Stockholm is packed with style-conscious bars and expensive hipster hangouts, but there are also plenty of popular budget alternatives for when your wallet's feeling rather thin. Follow our guide to a bunch of budget bars in Stockholm where you'll find cheap beer, as well as wine and spirits at real...
10 Oct 2023
The guide to the best pizza in Stockholm


Can't live without your monthly, weekly or daily doses of pizza? No judgement - neither can we. Stockholm boasts an abundance of pizza restaurants, regardless of whether you're in the mood for wafer-thin or thicker crust, extra sauce or more cheese, simple-and-plain or loaded with toppings. The offe...
21 Nov 2023