Shopping in Stockholm
There are thousands of shops in Stockholm and the city is perhaps the best
place to do public sports shopping throughout the Nordic region? Stockholm has a
large number of great shopping arcades, shopping malls and department stores.
There is international "swing" over the offer to shoppers in Stockholm!
Exclusive fashion and design are traded in Norrmalm, City or Östermalm. Here
you will find shopping arcades such as Sturegallerian and department stores such
as NK (Nordiska Kompaniet), Pub [see picture first in article] and
Åhléns. These are all very well known and good department stores. You will also
find the flagship of H&M on Hamngatan. To make it easy for yourself, go or take
a taxi Sergels Torg. Then you have all this within a short reach.
If you are looking for antiques of the more expensive kind, you will find
them at Östermalm. Many tourists naturally go to the Old Town. Here there are
many charming shops with antiques, souvenirs and not least second hand shops and
shops with all kinds of rarities. Another area with affordable antiques is
Vasastan. Vasastan is also the place for music and clothing.
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For the trendiest, Södermalm is recommended. Check out the shops in
Gøtgatsbacken and Brunogallerian, which is a shopping gallery.
Here you will also find a street market - Street. It's open on weekends.
Some other selected stores in Stockholm are:
Ahlens in Klarabergsgatan 50.
Here you will find everything from books, food, cosmetics and clothing.
Nitty Gritty in Krukmakargatan.
This is a lifestyle store for you with the sense of the little something
special. The street also has many other good shops.
The south halls on Medborgarplatsen.
For those who like food and delicacies. Here you get everything, not least from
Italy and Asia.
118 Second Leather in Odengatan 86.
Everything in second hand clothes.
Science Fiction Bookstore in Västerlånggatan 48.
Wide range of everything within the science fiction genre. Go in and you might
be bitten by the basil you too?
We recommend the Destination Stockholm website for more detailed information
on shopping in Stockholm. See also our link page for more about shopping in
Eating in Stockholm
Over the last 15-20 years, Stockholm's restaurant world has evolved to be
really good. You will find eateries in all price ranges and throughout the city.
All the world's cuisine is represented, from the natural Swedish to the most
exotic you can imagine. Stockholm has several restaurants represented in Guide
Michelin, which is remarkable for a city with less than one million residents.
For those of you who want affordable options, we can tell you that there are
many fairly cheap night spots in Stockholm. Especially hot lunches are
reasonably priced, and salad buffets, drinks (mineral water and / or coffee) and
bread are often included in the price.
Stockholm has many inns, and each district has its own soul and atmosphere.
The inns are often personally designed and often offer home cooking and
traditional Swedish food. An example of such an inn is Zum Franziskaner,
Skeppsbron 44 (in the Old Town). NOX is a restaurant dating back to the 13th
century. Here, typical Swedish and German dishes are served in large portions.
The address is G rev Turegatan 30, Stockholm, (+46 (0) 8 545 824 00).
Vasastan and the street Rörstrandsgatan are perhaps the area where you
will find most quarter pubs with soul and charm.
You will find trendy eateries first and foremost at Östermalm and Södermalm.
Mellqvist in Hornsgatan 78 [see image at the top of the article] may
not be so trendy, but this is the place Stieg Larsson loved and is featured in
the action in the novel Men Who Hate Women...
Kungsholmen also has several trendy restaurants. Examples of such restaurants
are GQ at Östermalm and Marie Laveau at
Personally, we are charmed by the Old Town. Try a walk along
Västerlängatan. It has many nice restaurants and pubs as well as shops.
Exclusive restaurants in Stockholm
Perhaps the best restaurant in the Nordic region was Edsbacka Krog. Two
stars in Guide Michelin say everything about the quality (and the price). Today
the Michelin hunt is over, but you should still treat yourself to an excursion
combined with a visit to the inn.
The restaurant is located a little outside the center of Stockholm, more
specifically at Sollentunavägen 220, see map below. The Edsberg Park,
where the restaurant (the inn) is located, is beautiful in its own right, while
it houses a number of beautiful buildings.
Operakällaran is the classic in Swedish restaurant and nightlife.
Operakällaren has long been considered one of the best restaurants in Sweden.
You can find it at Karl XII square. Book a table on tel. 08-676-558 00.
This inn is named after the address, Fredsgatan 12. It is the flagship of TV
celebrity and owner, Melker Andersson. Here it is elegant and modern.
Special restaurants in Stockholm
At Stadshuskällaren you can eat a meal prepared by the same chefs who make the
Nobel dinner itself. The Swedish Nobel celebration is pompous and magnificent.
You get the menu here. The address is Stadshuset on Hantverkargatan 1.
The theater grill
Near Norrmalmstorg you will find the very famous theater grill. If you have read
Jens Lapidus (or watched the movies) about Life Deluxe, you know what we are
talking about. The theater grill opened in 1945 and the staff, the interior and
the food all give you something almost unique in Stockholm.
The theater barbecue is open until 0100 every day (not Mondays where the
restaurant closes 2400). The restaurant is closed on Sundays. The address for
the theater grill is Nybrogatan 3.
Nightclubs and bars in Stockholm
The nightlife in Stockholm is reasonably good every day of the week. People
come late to the popular places. Many of the trendiest night spots have long
queues on Fridays and Saturdays. It is easy to find pubs and taverns in Old
Around Stureplan, Berzeli Park and in City you will find the best and hippest
nightclubs. Some suggestions are Berns, StoureCompagniet, Spy Bar and Café
Opera. The younger ones often apply to Södermalm and Vasastan.
Special bars in Stockholm
Icebar, located in the Nordic Sea hotel (Vasaplan 7), is a special
experience, but somewhat cold. The bar is made only of ice blocks, and the drink
menu offers many different types of drinks based on Absolute Vodka. The
temperature in the bar is approx. minus eight degrees, and you are given warm
clothes to wear. Remember to book in advance. The bar is just 50 meters from
Arlanda Express arrival.
In addition to an exclusive restaurant, F12 Terrassen
Fredsgatan 12 also has Stockholm's perhaps most stylish nightclub. Here is party
music, beautiful people and Stockholm's coolest terrace. Need we say more?