If you’re visiting Stockholm with teenagers (vacations with teenagers and their parents being notoriously smooth affairs), there are a number of options. Whether your kids are foodies, adventure seekers or art lovers, we reckon there’s something here for them.
The Snösätra Graffiti Wall of Fame is a good way to experience some contemporary art outside a gallery or museum. The Snösatra Graffiti Wall is one of Europe’s largest graffiti exhibitions.
Stockholm is a capital that caters to every kind of tourist, from backpackers to families. The city is easily one of the most child-friendly in Europe and not as austere as it might seem, making travelling with little ones a breeze.
Stockholm has successfully made museums fun for children, and the Vasa Ship museum is easily the first stop on the list. This 17th century ship has been perfectly preserved, and the museum around it tells the compelling … Read the rest
Stockholm may not seem the obvious place to get your adrenaline pumping – but its sleek glossy reputation and sophisticated Scandinavian class are only part of the capital’s appeal. In summer or winter, the city has plenty to offer for those craving adventure, outdoor activities and new unique ways to discover a city.
Wild swimming is very popular with locals, with designated spots across the city – and thanks to environmental measures in place since the 70s, pretty much … Read the rest
The Market Art Fair will be held from the 25th to the 27th of September, in the art gallery Liljevalchs Konsthall (Djurgårdsvägen 60) on the Djurgården island in Stockholm. Galleries representing Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will showcase a selection of Nordic contemporary art, alongside some international exhibitors.
Is your stay in Stockholm a long one? Here are the other festivals and events you can check out with the family.
SUMMER DESIGN WEEK
Stockholm is an ideal destination for any student interested in the arts. Museums almost always offer student discounts, and straying away from the touristy Gamla Stan (Old Town) allows for an exploration of more alternative and budget friendly options. The city also has a thriving culture of vintage shopping and tattoos.
If you’re looking to get stuck into some contemporary Scandinavian art, the options are quite literally endless.
Götheburg may be known as Sweden’s ‘student city’, but Stockholm is increasingly popular with exchange and international students, as well as local Swedes. Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH) and Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design are the two main hubs for arts students, and offer plenty of opportunities for further study, as well as workshops and residencies.
The free tuition for Swedish and EEA/Swiss students, as well as the city’s booming culture of visual and performative arts, … Read the rest
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Stockholm plays host to some of the best stores showcasing Swedish minimalism.
If the multiple art galleries and museums haven’t satisfied your taste for Scandinavian design, take a walk to the design district of Ostermalm. Notable favourites are the interior design store Svenskt Tenn (Strandvägen 5) and furniture store Modernity (Sibyllegatan 6).
Looking to blow off some steam? Stockholm can take care of that for you.
Whether you’re travelling alone or with a group, staying in a hostel is always a good way to join in the fun.
City Backpackers Hostel is rated 9.4 on Hostelworld and is renowned for its sociable vibe. They offer a rooftop terrace with a DJ, tours of the city and endless amenities – including free pasta.