Light and dark - the two sides of Stockholm
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Stockholm – One city, two faces

In the summer, the Swedish capital is a place of complete enlightenment: The sun shines practically 24 hours a day, flooding Stockholm with light. But the city also has a darker side. We take a look at both.

Light and dark - the two sides of Stockholm
© Cristobal Schmal
Stockholm, place of complete enlightenment
© Cristobal Schmal

Photons

The power of light, masterfully captured on canvas. Fotografiska shows first-rate photo art. Also well worth seeing: the panoramic view from the museum’s bistro.

fotografiska.eu/en

Nocturnal activities in Stockholm
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Nocturnal activities

Hiking, mountain biking, kayaking: In the summer you can enjoy nonstop outdoor action, for instance at the Nacka and Paradiset nature reserves.

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Luminaries

Fancy rubbing shoulders with true pop icons on stage? Pay a visit to the Abba Museum and belt out a tune next to holograms of the four band members.

abbathemuseum.com

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A sea of blooms

The long sunny days are a little like doping for flowers. Take a stroll around Stockholm’s botanical gardens and ­admire the wealth of lush blossom.

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Open-air parties

Dim, dark pubs? Not in Stockholm in the summer! Hip folk prefer to party outside. The Trädgården ­outdoor club is one of the best locations.

tradgarden.com

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Blast from the past

Ready for an exciting trip back to the city’s dark and dangerous days? Stockholm’s Medieval Museum shows gravestones, ruins and the remains of a battleship.

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Black and white delights

The dark chocolates made by Chokladfabriken simply melt in the mouth. The company’s selection also includes delicious white chocolate creations.

chokladfabriken.com

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Shady characters

The city abounds in sinister villains, at least according to Sweden’s crime fiction. Visitors can take a tour to the key  scenes of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy.

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Eyes wide shut

Dinner in complete darkness is what they serve at Svartklubben restaurant. The musical accompaniment comes courtesy of a band of partially sighted musicians.

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Unterirdisch

Had enough of the eternal sun? Flee the daylight and explore contemporary art installations at more than 90 underground stations all around the city.