Things to Do in Stockholm

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Open only from mid-December to mid-April, the Absolut Icebar, within the Icehotel in the small village of Jukkasjärvi, in northern Sweden, holds... Read More

Acne (Ambition to Create Novel Expression) began when Jonny Johansson gifted friends and relatives with 100 pairs of raw denim, red-stitched jeans. The... Read More

As an arts center in the archipelago, hence the somewhat clumsy name, Artipelag can be reached by boat, car, or bus. A beautiful modern building... Read More

Launched last September by publishing powerhouse Bonnier, the 20,300-square-foot gallery is the latest addition to the city's art scene. The showcase... Read More

For cutting-edge Swedish labels, head to this 17th-century industrial building turned high-design mall. Browse the racks of denim at Dry Lake, or try on... Read More

A meal among the city’s elite in Café Opera a gilded and frescoed salon with a rich, seafood-heavy menu, is a must. Then head through to... Read More

The iconic Swedish designer Carl Malmsten opened his shop in 1940 and promoted rustic, simple furniture of quality craftsmanship and materials. His... Read More

Karl Lagerfeld was so smitten with the duo's jewelry that he snatched up 11 designs for one of his recent collections. Their first store opened last... Read More

This shop carries an eclectic range of accessories by Swedish designers, including hand-printed dish towels and colorful kids' toys. Read More

The island of Djurgården is to Stockholm what Central Park is to New York City: a beloved public green space in the heart of the city. It’s home to some... Read More

After 11 p.m., the black-and-white–“walled pan-Asian restaurant turns into a nightclub with techno beats, sexy lighting, and a creatively... Read More

Three royal palaces—including Haga Palace, where the current monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf, was born—can be found in this sprawling 6,700... Read More

One of the most beautiful churches you’ll ever visit. It was designed by Lars Israel Wahlman and was completed in 1914 in the National Romantic style ... Read More

For off-the-map art, take a 15-minute cab ride to the workingclass neighborhood of Liljeholmen. An 1889 former weapons factory is now a space for... Read More

This museum dedicated to photography has hosted a succession of great exhibitions since it opened in 2010. More recently, it has also become known for... Read More

Read labels carefully before you order a scoop in Stockholm. Lakrits can look like dark chocolate or even chocolate-chip ice cream, but contains local... Read More

In existence since the 12th century, Gotgatan (Goth Street) is one of the longest streets in Soldermalm. The street begins at Slussen and the Stockholm... Read More

Take a tour of Grythyttan Vin, located in the rural northwest about three hours from Stockholm. The winery, started in 1999 by the Fritzell Brothers,... Read More

The Swedish fashion company Hennes & Mauritz opened in 1947 and has since expanded to 2,300 stores in 41 countries. Of the Stockholm locations, this... Read More

At just over 594,000 square feet and four levels, the IKEA south of Stockholm in Skarholmen is both the company's first location and largest store in... Read More

A store that specializes in handmade items by visually impaired artisans. Read More

A vast selection of 20th-century Scandinavian and Italian housewares. Murano-glass vases by Gio Ponti and Bianconi line the walls, and vintage pieces,... Read More

After 10 p.m., move on to Laroy, a decadent bar-club that pulls in a fashionable set. Read More

Carl Milles was one of Sweden’s greatest sculptors, and his home and studio is a glorious place to visit during the warmer months. When the sun shines,... Read More

The Moderna Museet, on the island of Skeppsholmen, is home to an extensive collection of modern and contemporary paintings, sketches, photography, films... Read More

Scottish owner Andrew Duncanson scours the globe for the best in vintage Scandinavian furniture for his shop in Östermalm. Serious design junkies... Read More

This wonderful maritime musuem—which includes the great warship Vasa—offers a history of sailing, ships, and the sea traditions so integral to Swedish... Read More

The UNESCO World Heritage site, also known as Woodland Cemetery, is one of Stockholm's most surprising architectural landmarks. Its rolling pine forest... Read More

Busy Slussen square is Stockholm's answer to Grand Central. The main attraction here (besides a major subway stop) is the humble Nystekt Strömming ... Read More

The spare storefront and neon sign on Sveavagen don't hint at the gifts and pieces of art to be found in the Society for Swedish Handicrafts (Svensk... Read More

If you're lucky, you can catch a classical music concert at Stockholm's central cathedral. Take a seat on a wooden pew and enjoy the dusky evening light... Read More

The market transforms an anonymous corner of the hip Södermalm neighborhood into a bustling weekend fair, filled with vendors selling everything... Read More

Don't leave Stockholm without indulging in a real Swedish massage. At Sturebadet, masseurs knead out knots in treatment rooms surrounding a 1902 Art... Read More

Stockholm’s most exclusive club includes V, a 250-person VIP section. Read More

The Stockholm archipelago is made up of thousands of islands. Many are uninhabited, others are bustling all summer long, and some are perfect for a lazy... Read More

Once a private home, Thielska Galleriet is now one of Stockholm’s most charming tourist attractions, thanks to its terrific collection of art, including... Read More

This spectacular museum is the big unmissable sight in the city. The warship Vasa sank in Stockholm harbor just minutes into its maiden sailing in 1628,... Read More

The Vasamuseet, located on Djurgarden, is the most popular museum in Sweden. It houses the Vasa, the oldest known completed ship, built in 1628 during... Read More

Echoing the scene outside, the interior is snow-white and theatrically lit. Read More

A UNESCO World Heritage site (one of 15 in Sweden), the Woodland Cemetery is stunningly beautiful, with an atmosphere that is very much more woodland... Read More

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