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.
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.
Hiking, mountain biking, kayaking: In the summer you can enjoy nonstop outdoor action, for instance at the Nacka and Paradiset nature reserves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Had enough of the eternal sun? Flee the daylight and explore contemporary art installations at more than 90 underground stations all around the city.