Guides to Stockholm

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...
27 May 2024
The guide to Stockholm's best al fresco restaurants and bars

Al fresco dining

There's not much that beats enjoying the warmth of the summer sun at an al fresco dining spot. Who wouldn't want to kick off the weekend with something good to eat, a glass of wine, a cold beer or a tropical cocktail - and get some colour in their cheeks at the same time? We've listed the best and b...
27 May 2024
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...
8 Apr 2024
Celebrate midsummer in Stockholm

Midsummer

Midsummer, probably the best-loved and most evocative of Swedish traditions, is typically celebrated in the countryside. But whether you'd rather experience a traditional celebration or party hard in town, there's still plenty to do in Stockholm on Midsummer's Eve 2024. We guide you to the midsummer...
21 May 2024
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 Apr 2024
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.
7 May 2024
Stockholm's best rooftop bars

Rooftop bars

Sipping a cocktail high up above the rooftops with views for miles is pretty hard to beat. Stockholm's a relatively low-built city, but there are still plenty of tall buildings, and charming rooftops, green areas and waterways to look out over. Take the lift up to tiny, tucked-away terraces or well-...
8 Apr 2024
Waterside restaurants in Stockholm

Waterside restaurants

The Swedish summer is hard to beat - weather permitting, that is. Stockholm is so beautifully situated by the water it would be a crime not to make the most of its seaside setting. Who wouldn't want to sit in the afternoon sun and listen to waves lapping against a jetty while enjoying a good meal in...
20 May 2024
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...
27 May 2024
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...
21 May 2024
Where to celebrate the National Day of Sweden in Stockholm

National Day

Sweden's National Day is celebrated on June 6th each year, with food, music and entertainment. There are several spots in and around Stockholm where you can join in the patriotic party, including parties in the park, musical performances by major artists and traditional dancing and flag-waving at Sk...
27 May 2024
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...
22 May 2024
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...
13 May 2024
Guide to the best sports bars in Stockholm

Sports bars

There's an unmissable match coming up but you haven't managed to get tickets to the fully-booked arena, or maybe it's being shown on a subscription channel that noone has. Or perhaps watching at home or in a hotel room doesn't feel quite as much fun as soaking up the atmosphere at a lively bar? Neve...
9 Apr 2024
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...
13 May 2024
Guide to the best sushi in Stockholm

Sushi

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...
5 Mar 2024
Stockholm's best bars

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...
8 Apr 2024
Where to find Stockholm's best vintage and second-hand 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...
4 Mar 2024
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...
22 May 2024
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...
6 May 2024
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...
19 Feb 2024
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...
6 May 2024
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
The guide to the best nightclubs in Stockholm

Nightclubs

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
The best archipelago restaurants in and around Stockholm

Archipelago restaurants

With nearly 30 000 islands, Stockholm's archipelago has a lot to offer, from the north to the south the islets and rocks each have their own characteristics. Beautiful scenery, nature, wildlife and - believe it or not - restaurants. Escape the bustling city and enjoy the calm and fresh air. Several...
22 Nov 2023
The best places in Stockholm for after-work drinks and fun

After-work

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...
27 May 2024
The guide to the best cafés in Stockholm

Cafés

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...
7 May 2024
The guide to the best pizza in Stockholm

Pizza

Can't live without your monthly, weekly or daily dose of pizza? No judgement - neither can we. Stockholm boasts an abundance of pizza restaurants, regardless of whether you're in the mood for thin and crispy or thicker crust, extra sauce or more cheese, simple-and-plain or loaded with toppings. The...
26 Mar 2024
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...
30 Jan 2024
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...
27 May 2024
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...
27 May 2024
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...
20 May 2024
Guide to cheap bars in Stockholm

Cheap bars

Stockholm is packed with style-conscious bars and expensive hipster hangouts, but there are also plenty of popular affordable 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...
27 May 2024
The guide to great swimming spots in central Stockholm

Swimming

When the summer warmth finally spreads over Stockholm, you need to know where you can cool off with a refreshing dip. There aren't many capital cities where you can swim from sandy beaches and bathing rocks right in the city centre, but Stockholm is a real outdoor urban swimmer's paradise. Follow ou...
10 Apr 2024
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...
6 May 2024
The best places to eat brunch outside the city centre

Brunch outside the city

You don't need to stay in the city centre to round off your week with a great brunch - far from it. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés serving brunch outside central Stockholm, both buffet-style and à la carte. From archipelago inns and manor house restaurants to cosy neighbourh...
18 Mar 2024
Södermalm's best brunch spots

Södermalm brunch

Södermalm is full of fabulous brunch spots. Whether you're in the mood for a juicy burger, some small sharing plates, something healthy or a generous brunch buffet, you'll find what you're looking for here. Stop in Sofo (South of Folkungagatan) for a weekend brunch or settle in for a long lazy...
8 Apr 2024
Ice cream parlours in Stockholm

Ice cream parlours

Deliciously creamy ice cream, authentic Italian gelato and vegan ice cream with exciting flavours and natural ingredients - Stockholm has all these and more for true ice cream aficionados. Cool off with an ice cream or sorbet this summer and follow our guide to Stockholm's best ice cream parlours.
20 May 2024
The best breakfast in Stockholm

Breakfast

We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, it often consists of grabbing a cuppa on the run and not much more. Stockholm offers loads of breakfast options, whether you're in the mood for just coffee and a croissant, a full English or more wholesome breakfast optio...
4 Mar 2024
The guide to day trips outside Stockholm

Day trips

In need of a change of scene? There are plenty of lovely places to visit just outside Stockholm. You don't need to travel more than an hour by car to find picturesque small towns, historical sites, idyllic archipelago islands, rolling countryside and magnificent castles. Naturally you can also trave...
13 Feb 2024
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...
21 Feb 2024
Summer activities in Stockholm

Summer activities

With its proximity to water and abundance of leafy green spaces, Stockholm is the perfect summer city, both for locals and tourists. Whether you're staying in town for the whole summer or just passing through, there are masses of great ways to spend days off and sunny days in the capital. Kayak thro...
21 May 2024
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...
8 Feb 2024
Where to find bars in Stockholm that are open late

Late-night bars

Nightclubs and heaving dancefloors aren't the only options in Stockholm once most bars have closed for the evening. If you want to keep going after 1am without going all-in, there are plenty of bars that don't close until 2 or 3am. Some only on Fridays and Saturdays, others on both weekdays and week...
27 May 2024
The best glamping spots around Stockholm

Glamping

If you prefer the great outdoors to come complete with creature comforts such as proper beds, luxury linen, wood-fired stoves and breakfast delivered to your door, glamping could be the thing for you. Glamping - "'glamorous camping" - is a relatively new concept in Sweden but a few places have hoppe...
22 Nov 2023
The guide to Stockholm's best hairdressers

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...
25 Jan 2024
The guide to Stockholm's best spots for live music

Live music

DJs are all well and good, but it's hard to beat the thrill of good old-fashioned, rhythmic, pulsing live music. Stockholm is bursting with places that appreciate the magic of live music, so it can be hard to keep track of them all. This guide helps you find just the right spot to suit your taste in...
21 May 2024
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...
6 May 2024
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,...
21 Feb 2024
Guide to Stockholm's outdoor swimming pools

Outdoor pools

As the sun beats down and the mercury rises so too the need to cool off with a refreshing dip. Stockholm isn't exactly short on swimming spots but if you're not keen on swimming in the waters of the Baltic Sea or Lake Mälaren there are plenty of great outdoor swimming pools in the city. As well...
13 Feb 2024