Vacationing in Stockholm with your teens

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.

ART

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.

For cinema buffs, the Bio Rio Cinema is a … Read the rest

Craving adventure? Stretch your itchy feet in Stockholm

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.

EXPLORING

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

Stockholm’s Autumn 2020 calendar is packed full of cultural delights

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

AUGUST 17-23

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Stockholm is rife with opportunities for art students

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

Your Instagram page is missing Stockholm’s chic style

Here’s how to fix that. We’ve rounded up the best places to shop, eat, relax and stay.

Svenskt Tenn

SHOPPING

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).

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Going big in Stockholm: the hostels, bars, theme parks, and festivals

Looking to blow off some steam? Stockholm can take care of that for you.

HOSTELS

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. 

Castanea Old Town Hostel is another great choice, rated … Read the rest

Five cool things to see in Stockholm’s Old Town

Once considered a slum, Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla Stan) is a must for any visitors to the city. Here are our picks for the top five cool things to do.





With 3000 permanent residents and a steady stream of tourists, there’s no shortage of great bars and restaurants. There’s also a lot to see and learn.

Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace

An every day occurrence, but with so much pomp and circumstance you’ll think they’re doing … Read the rest

Here’s the soundtrack for your trip to Stockholm

Stockholm is renowned for its contribution to music – particularly in pop. Here’s an eclectic mix of songs by Swedish artists to listen to in Stockholm.

First Aid Kit – Emmylou

“Oh the bitter winds are coming in
And I’m already missing the summer
Stockholm’s cold but I’ve been told
I was born to endure this kind of weather”

Born in Enskede, on the outskirts of Stockholm, sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg formed the basis of the folk duo that would become … Read the rest

BARI

The capital of southern Italy’s Puglia region, Bari is where East meets West. Here’s how to explore it.

Shop: Corderia 1995

Corderia 1995 is an avant-garde shop always open to new trends. Meet the owner friendly owner Alessandro, and fall in love with his exquisite fabrics, unique designs, jewellery, and furnishing accessories.  Grab an espresso beforehand, because you’ll want to stay a while in this beautiful showroom.  

Restaurant: Vettor

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COMO

How to chill out in Como, Italy’s tranquil city by the lake.

Hotel: Palazzo Albricci Pellegrini

Ever get homesick when you travel? Don’t worry, you’ll feel right at home at the cosy yet chic Palazzo Albricci Pellegrini. The owners, Maximiliano and Lidia, are eternally curious travellers in love with life and hospitality. Stay right in the heart of Como and enjoy reading your favourite books by the lake.

Attraction: Villa del Balbaniello

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