Category: Things To Do

Christmas Shopping in Gothenburg

November 12, 2014

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Christmas in Gothenburg. Photo courtesy of Mikael Miettinen via Flickr.

Sweden’s self-proclaimed ‘Christmas City’ is an atmospheric place to spend the holidays and with its dramatically illuminated shop fronts and traditional festive markets, Christmas shopping in Gothenburg is a popular choice for both locals and tourists.

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Stockholm’s Södermalm district

October 15, 2014

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Exploring Stockholm's Södermalm district

Both an island and a borough, Stockholm’s Södermalm district is the city’s bohemian center, a hip area crammed with independent art galleries, vintage boutiques and lively nightclubs. Södermalm is among of the largest of the central islands, linked by bridge to the old town of Gamla Stan, the small islands of Långholmen and Reimersholme, and the start of the Stockholm archipelago.

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Stockholm’s Best Photo Spots

September 17, 2014

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Stockholm, Sweden

With hundreds of parks and islands, and scenic waterways edged by flower-lined promenades and crisscrossed with bridges, Stockholm makes an enchanting subject for photographers and wherever you go you’ll be confronted with photo-worthy views. The best way to find a unique viewpoint is to hire a bike or join a walking tour and discover the bridges, backstreets and hidden bays of the archipelago, but to get you started here are some ideas for where to find Stockholm’s best photo spots.

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How to Spend One Day in Stockholm

August 20, 2014

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Stockholm, Sweden

Spread across 14 islands, interlinked by a dizzying 57 bridges and surrounded by a vast archipelago, attempting to cover the entire city of Stockholm in a day is impossible, but it’s still possible to take in the city’s highlights on a day tour. With just one day in Stockholm you’ll need to maximize your time, so either pre-book a hop-on hop-off bus tour or guided city tour, or plan ahead and enjoy a busy day of DIY sightseeing.

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Gothenburg Culture Festival

August 6, 2014

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg’s biggest festival is undoubtedly the highlight of summer in the city – a 6-day cultural extravaganza, featuring music, dance, theater, art, fashion and film at venues all around town. With more than 1,200 free events and activities and open-air stages and event areas popping up all around the city, there’s simply no excuse to get bored during the Gothenburg Culture Festival (Kulturkalaset), and more than 1.3 million annual visitors descend on Sweden’s second city to join in the fun.

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Where to Cool Off in Stockholm This Summer

July 23, 2014

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Swimming in Stockholm. Photo courtesy of Bengt Nyman via Flickr.

A vast archipelago laced with waterways, Stockholm is an ideal spot to spend the warmer months and as the mercury rises, locals waste no time in hitting the beach. From lively urban beaches to tranquil lakeside retreats, there are plenty of places to cool off in Stockholm this summer, but to get you started, here’s our guide to the city’s best beaches and swimming areas.

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