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Christmas Markets in Stockholm 2018

Christmas market in Gamla StanPhoto by Jeppe Wikström/Visiting Christmas markets when in Stockholm in December is a popular activity, whether to do some holiday shopping or just to get in the spirit of the season. The first one opens in a little over t…

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This Halloween Weekend in Stockholm

While this is generally a bit of a slower period in Stockholm, between the busy summer and Christmas periods, this coming weekend is filled with events. This is because of Halloween, All Saint’s Day and “höstlov” (the autumn school break for children) …

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Julbord at Fjäderholmarnas Krog

Christmas is around the corner and one of the biggest Swedish Christmas traditions is eating “julbord” during the weeks leading up to the main holiday. Julbord is basically the famed Swedish smörgåsbord, which we usually eat on Midsummer and Easter, wi…

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Salon Skönhetsvård Södermalm

Now and again, hotel guests ask me for recommendations for a spa or salon in the neighborhood… sometimes for a massage, sometimes for a manicure or a beauty treatment. It can be a guest who has been traveling for several weeks and needs to fix their na…

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Café & Bakery Vete-Katten

Crowds gathering in the morning, waiting for the café to open.As Sweden is one of the top 10 coffee consuming nations per capita in the world and “fika” (to socialize over coffee and pastries) is a national pastime, you can correctly assume that t…

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