Trendy boutique hotel encased in a glass exterior. In good location, combining the peace of the park with the entertainment of the city centre. Rooms are small but functional, and the hotel contains one of the most hip bars in Stockholm, always popular and only steps away from your room. The breakfast buffet lasts until 14:00. Guests are able to rent bikes from reception. The hotel has a rooftop bar with a great view, open during summer.
This large museum tells the tale of Sweden's rich tradition of engineering, with objects from past centuries, as well as one of the server racks from a 2008 police raid against The Pirate Bay. It is also suitable for small children, with the possibility to carry out your own experiments in the Teknorama section. Admission 160 SEK Children 7-18, students 19+ 95 SEK. Rebates for families and when using the Stockholm card.
The costliest, and possibly the most beautiful, spa in central Stockholm. For those who can afford it, this place offers luxury in a listed 1880s building (faithfully reconstructed after a fire in 1985). Entrance costs 495 SEK (Fri-Sun 595). It includes rented towel, robe and slippers, and entrance to pool, spa-section, gym and saunas. Most spa treatments 540 SEK and upwards.
If you're interested in older Scandinavian history, from the Stone Age to the Vikings, you will want to visit the Swedish History Museum. In the Gold Room, you'll find gold treasures from the Bronze Age to the 16th century. (If you're really interested in all things Viking, you might also want to consider a boat trip to the Viking town of Birka, in Ekerö.)
Located on the top floor of the Östermalmshallen food market, Örtagården serves a sumptuous vegetarian buffet with hot and cold vegetarian dishes at a decent price. There is also a "back pocket" serving meat dishes. Vegetarian weekday buffet lunch 85 SEK, vegetarian weekday dinner and weekend buffet 135 SEK.
Located close to Riche, with the same owners and much the same well-to-do clientele, Sturehof's location right on Stureplan draws a slightly more mixed and relaxed crowd than many of its neighbours. The restaurant has good quality food, albeit on the expensive side. The music bar O-baren is well known for its DJ sets.
The 155-metre TV tower, east of central Stockholm, offers a different kind of panorama from its viewing gallery. There is a restaurant at the top as well - when booking a table in advance for a specific meal (lunch, brunch or dinner, offered as set menus) one does not have to pay the entry fee to the tower.
''Etnografiska museet'', with artifacts from all around the world, mostly from indigenous people. Outside the museum stands a totem pole, crafted in the 2000s by the Haisla tribe in British Columbia, in exchange for a 19th century pole previously held in the museum, now repossessed to the Haisla.
Opened in 1989, Sturegallerian is an upmarket shopping mall in central Stockholm, with stores carrying several brands, such as '''Björn Borg''', '''Marimekko''' and '''Bang & Olufsen'''. Also the home of the upmarket restaurants ''Sturehof'' and ''Tures'', and the nightclub ''Sturecompagniet''.
A red brick stadium with just above 14.000 seats, built for the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. For decades the home of Djurgårdens IF men's soccer team, but in 2013, the women's team of the same club. Also hosts track and field, the Stockholm Marathon, concerts and other events.
Although the deli market Östermalmshallen is rather upmarket and its restaurants generally on the expensive side, Planet Food is an exception, offering a decent selection of excellent and very fresh wraps for 55 SEK. Salads and juices are also on the menu.
Exhibits Sweden's long history as a seafaring nation. Remnants of the ''Amphion'', an 18th century Royal yacht, and a broad collection of scale models. Hosts photo exhibition of sailors' tattoos, from the time before this art became mainstream fashion.
A brackish bay, adjacent to the National City Park. There are several fine beaches, particularly on the eastern side (''T Universitetet''). Popular with students as it is less than a kilometre from the university's main campus.
Displays Sweden's history as one of Europe's major military powers during the 16th to 18th century, followed by two centuries of peace. The museum makes a great effort of putting warfare into a broader social context.
The museum's displays animals, plants, fungi, minerals and fossils from all continents, some acquired during the voyages of James Cook. Feature exhibits of evolution, the polar areas, and Scandinavian nature.
A scale model where the Globe Arena (Söderort) represents the Sun. The Earth and Moon are located at Naturhistoriska. The Globe is visible from the museum's dome, with the same apparent size as the Sun.
Founded in 1987 and located in a former warehouse in the old Freeport district, the large exhibition space of Magasin 3 houses major exhibitions by international artists, often presenting new works.
Just a notch below F12 on the White Guide ranking, Esperanto offers innovative tasting menus featuring many examples of advanced cooking. Some of the best value for money in the top class niche.
A market hall in a beautiful 1880s redbrick building, with all kinds of expensive food. Until 2018, it is under restoration. Retail is relocated to a temporary hall on the Östermalmstorg square.
A nightclub with a rather young crowd, and an inner courtyard. '''The Living Room''' is a more intimate and funky club on the ground floor; no cover charge during weekends.
Often overlooked, behind all other attraction. As this museum allows visitors to play all kinds of instruments, it is very suitable for children, even the youngest.
The library is a national archive and does not lend books. However, the equally beautiful Stockholm Public Library, ''Stockholms stadsbibliotek'' (Vasastan), does.
The leading track and field event in Sweden, and a part of the IAAF World Athletic Tour, held annually in July in the beautiful Stockholm Olympic Stadium.
Kosherian is Stockholm's only Kosher food store. There are no kosher restaurants in Stockholm, but Kosherian offers catering and can prepare light meals.
A tennis event on the ATP Tour, held in the '''Royal Tennis Hall''' in Östermalm in October, attracting many of the world's finest tennis players.
This restaurant brands itself as Europe's only stage dedicated to the art of illusion. Close-up magic on weekday nights, stage shows on weekends.
The only market for fresh fish from the Baltic Sea, without the detour across Gothenburg. Also features high-end meat, and other delicacies.
In an area where sit-down lunches are expensive, Sumlen, catering to poor PhD students, offer simple but decent meals for 58 SEK.
Branding itself a "cosmopolitan bar", Riche is one of the most popular places with the media crowd. Two large bars, often with DJs.
An open-air sport park, usually open for the public. Ice skating at winter. In July-August, it hosts the Stockholm Pride festival.
A sophisticated bookstore with books in Swedish, English and other languages. They focus more on arty books than best-sellers.
If you fancy long drinks with a cool crowd this is the place for you. Ask for an Old-Fashioned, Godot Crush or a Bloody Mary.
Sweden's national stage for spoken-word drama. The building is impressive in its own right. Guided tours in English.
A shopping mall with mainstream stores and diners, as well as '''Östermalms konfektyr''', with craft chocolate.
Could be described as a hotel bar without a hotel. Free entrance, dancefloor at weekends, and a mixed crowd.
With marble floor, wooden furnishings and wicker chairs, this might be Sweden's poshest McDonald's.
At the northern cruiseferry terminal in Värtahamnen. Unusually tall for a Stockholm building.
Open-air gardens open to the public, as well as a greenhouse, popular during the cold season.
[ˈbærvaldˈhalən] is the official concert hall for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
While lunches are 135 SEK, dining menus are costly. One ''Guide Michelin'' star.
A hostel just at the grassy field at Gärdet, with a beach-volleyball court.
A well known store for high-quality Swedish design.
Just outside the built-up area in Östermalm.
Sauna, gym and two restaurants in-house.
The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm University, and several smaller seats of learning (Royal College of Music, University of Dance and Circus, Defense Academy etc), are located in Norra Djurgården.
The harbour area, consisting of Värtahamnen, Frihamnen and Loudden was built up from the late 19th century. Today the freighters are fewer, and the harbour mostly receives Baltic Sea ferries as well as international cruiseferries. The centre of the Swedish television and motion picture industry, much of it located in decommissioned warehouses in the harbour, contributes to the timeless glamour of Östermalm.