30 things to do

All Places Sweden


A cross-country running race, which claims to be the largest of its kind. Held annually in September, with approximately 45,000 participants, effectively doubling the island's population during the racing weekend. One of four legs of the Swedish Classic Circuit. A similar event for mountain biking is held in spring.

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The former residence and studio of world-renowned sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955). His own work is showcased in an outdoor park with an astounding view of Stockholm Harbour. The indoor section displays Milles' collection of ancient Roman sculptures, along contemporary Swedish and international works.


Fjäderholmarna [ˈfjɛːdərˈhɔlmaɳa] is a group of small islands, with craft shops and restaurants during warm seasons (opening in late April). Several Waxholmsbolaget and Strömma boats call at the islands, as well as the local ''[ Fjäderholmslinjen]''.

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Långängens Gård

Nowadays this nature reserve is the home of a café/restaurant surrounded by spectacular nature and walking trails. But the area around here dates back to Viking times. Just north-west of the farm's buildings is a grave field where Viking Age residents were buried.

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Lidingö Church

A 16th century town church on a hill at the ''Kyrkviken'' bay of the Baltic Sea. The cemetery contains graves of prominent Swedes, such as Nobel laureates Gustaf Dalén and Pär Lagerkvist. One of Sweden's most popular wedding churches.

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[eːkhɔlmsˈnɛːs], a semi-artificial hill, a downhill ski slope, with equipment rental. With artificial snow, it keeps open as long as temperatures are below zero. Great view. Mountainbiking during warm seasons.

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The Swedish Sports Confederation's training centre. Several athletes of the international elite work out here. Many training facilities are open to the public, as well as the hotel and restaurant.

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Elfviks Gård

A farm with horses, pigs, cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, cows and sheep. There are also several boutiques with local products and during summer there is a small café.

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Ariston Hotel

Cosy 3-star breakfast hotel central Lidingö, close to Lidingö Centrum and to Stockholm. Free parking and WiFi, breakfast included.

Blue Hotel

Not a regular hotel, more targeted towards conferences. With view of the archipelago, and a Turkish hamam spa.

SLEEP   —  +46 8 505 637 00 —  Elfviks udde

Lidingö Golfklubb

An 18-hole golf course, open to the public for hiking during summer, and cross-country skiing during winter.

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Högberga Gård

A high-class conference hotel at the southern waterfront. Rates upon request.

SLEEP   —  +46 8 546 46 100 —  Grindstigen 5


A conference hotel, close view of the archipelago. Rates upon request.

SLEEP   —  Rönnebergavägen 1

Scandic Foresta

[fɔˈrɛˈsta] near Millesgården. Great view of the Stockholm harbor.


a lake for bathing in the summer, and ice-skating in the winter.

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Elfviks Gård

A 18th century mansion open for brunch on the weekends.

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Ekholmsnäs Golf

A 9-hole golf course, upwards the Ekholmsnäs hill.

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[fɔgəlˈɵdə], a beach, most frequented by families.

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Skogshem & Wijk

Yet another conference hotel. Rates upon request.

SLEEP   —  +46 8 731 42 00 —  Hustegavägen 1


Hotel and hostel in an athletic environment.

SLEEP   —  +46 8 6996602 —  Bosön

Villa Brevik

A conference hotel inspired by South Africa.

Lidingö Super Bowl

A bowling alley with a karaoke bar.

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Konditori Princess

A Swedish-style café and bakery.

EAT   —  Stockholmsvägen 53


A diner in central Lidingö

EAT   —  Stockholmsvägen 56

Alfa Hotel

Close to the city center.

Betsy Sandberg

A luxury chocolatier.

EAT   —  Odenvägen 5

Restaurang Bryggan

At Gåshaga Marina.

EAT   —  Gåshagaleden 12

About Lidingö

Lidingö, together with the Fjäderholmarna islets south of Lidingö, and a few residential islets, forms a municipality with about 45,000 inhabitants, with a land area of 30 square kilometres.

Founded as an upper-class sanctuary in the 1910s with detached houses along the Lidingöbanan railroad, and the AGA industries, Lidingö got city privileges, and the municipality still styles itself Lidingö stad. Lidingö contains suburban areas with high-rise buildings as well as single-family houses, several diplomatic missions, conference hotels, a few farms, and a nature reserve.