SANDHAMN

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Sandhamn is for those who want to have fun, here is Stockholm’s archipelago’s best nightlife. A popular island with typical archipelago houses and narrow alleys.
Sunbathe and swim on the beautiful sandy beaches. Go to museum, rent a kayak or ride a bike, go fishing, sailing, playing tennis or mini golf. There is also a spa, gym, relax, indoor pool, outdoor pool and hot tub. The journey takes approx 2 hours from Strandvägen and Strömkajen.
For who? For those who want to have fun.
How to get there? Ferry with 
VAXHOLMSBOLAGET

Pic credit: Sandhamnsfotograferna

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VAXHOLM

VAXHOLM

A short hour by boat from Strandvägen or Strömkajen is Vaxholm, the capital of the Stockholm archipelago. A lively and idyllic archipelago town with live harbor life, picturesque buildings and exciting shops, restaurants, bakeries and cafes, visit galleries, museums, stroll in the cozy little shops, take a trip to Vaxholm Castle – or just enjoy a cliff.
For who? Vaxholm is for lovebirds, family or single.
How to get there? Ferry with STRÖMMA Kanalbolaget
or VAXHOLMSBOLAGET

Pic credit: Rico Ködder, FOTOLIA

Stockholm Guesthouse, an unique Bed&Breakfast and Apartment Rentals in Stockholm, Sweden

FJÄDERHOLMARNA

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Every day during the month of June we will write about the Stockholm archipelago,
Today we start with: FJÄDERHOLMARNA
There are boats going every hour from Stockholm’s city, both Nybrokajen and Slussen, and it takes no more than 20 minutes. If you are hungry, there are several restaurants to choose from. In addition, there are craft shops and exhibitions to watch, and a theater open in the summer.

For who? Fjäderholmarna fit those who do not want to travel particularly far from town.
How to get there? Ferry with STRÖMMA KANALBOLAGET

Pic credit: Visit Skärgården

Stockholm Guesthouse, an unique Bed&Breakfast and Apartment Rentals in Stockholm, Sweden

The city of ink

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One in three young Stockholmers has a tattoo, making it the most inked city in the world. With the world’s first tattoo studio in an airport, we meet Stockholm’s tattooed tribe.
It’s all thanks to hip Swedish company Salong Betong, which has just opened the world’s first tattoo studio in an airport. Here, travellers can grab a fair-trade Brazilian coffee,and watch people going under the needle. If they’re feeling brave, and they can nab one of the highly sought-after appointments, they can even get inked before take off.
“We are the new generation,” says Daniel “Danne” Beijner, who founded Salong Betong in 2009. “And, the airport is the new harbour.”
Stockholm is home to the world’s most tattooed population outside tribal communities. Along with the tattoos comes an unusually high level of acceptance for the art of ink.
Today, there are dozens of tattoo studios in Stockholm, and everyone – from teenagers to grandmothers – wants to get inked. Swahili Bob’s Tattoo Studio is one who wants to welcome them all.

So forget the Moderna Museet – the most interesting way to see what’s happening in Stockholm’s contemporary art scene this summer is on the streets.

Stockholm Guesthouse says: We did our “N” tattoo in Sofo at Swahili Bob’s :-)

Street food

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The best street food to be found in Stockholm is a hot dog stand on Karlbergsvägen. Günter Schwartz may be dead, but his masterpiece still stands, the stand where you can find sausages from all over the world. Served in crispy baguettes with great sauces these are too good to be true. Don’t miss out!
Ps, also for vegetarians.

Address: Karlbergsvägen 66, Subway station St Eriksplan

Stockholm Guesthouse says –  We love Günter’s sausages :-)

Shower beer

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Drinking beer in the shower is suck a popular pastime that there are hashtags #showerbeer, online communities and Reddit boards devoted to it. Now, there’s a brew made specifically for this purpose. Shower beer, from Swedish creative agency Snask and Pang Pang brewery, is a tiny but strong brew designed to be downed in just three gulps. “Since we released the first batch our phones have gone crazy” says Fredrik Öst, creative director of Snask. “We’ve had to take in extra staff to make sure we don’t miss anything” Not into boozing in the shower? Shower beer could still be for you… “It can also be used as a conditioner” says Fredrik Tunedal, founder of Pang Pang

For more information about the shower beer– click here and here

Stockholm Guesthouse says –  We are soooo swedish 😉

Pic credit: Snask.com

Rent a bike

Scenic summer panorama of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) pier architecture in Stockholm, Sweden

Bike rental in central Stockholm

Discover the most beautiful side of Stockholm. It all starts with Rent a Bike. A well-established bike rental business with top quality bikes, you’ll find them on Strandvägen in the heart of Stockholm, just at the bottom of Grevgatan.
They will help you find a bike that suits you, and provide you with a helmet and a cycling map too, all to make sure you have a great experience of Stockholm on two wheels

Open every day May – September 10-18 o’clock
for more info – click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: We love Stockholm! :-)

 

Skansen

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Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum, founded in 1891, with a commitment to showing Swedish life, culture, nature and history from the 18th Century onwards. Apart from a zoo and an aquarium, there’s, among many other things, also a glassmaker, a pottery and a bakery as well as a church and plenty of green areas and ponds.

For more information, please click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: You can’t do Stockholm without Skansen!

Christmas break at the Royal Palace

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Visit the Royal Palace of Stockholm during the Christmas holidays. Bring your children and grandchildren, who can take part in the Christmas guest in the palace’s golden rooms, from 26 December.

You will find the palace’s grand Christmas tree in the State Apartments ballroom ‘The White Sea’, but can you find the palace’s Christmas elves? Follow the map and see if you can find them! There will be a small Christmas present for all children who take part.

The Christmas guest will take place Tuesday–Sunday on 26 December to 10 January, between 10:00 and 16:00. Open at New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Note! Closed on Mondays!

Included in the ordinary admission price. Free entry for children.

For more information, please click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: Happy Children! :-)

Photographer: Alexis Daflos

Christmas Markets in Stockholm

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Christmas markets with Glögg (mulled wine), Christmas candy and handicrafts are a must for Stockholmers. Christmas markets are held during Advent, that is, the last four weekends before Christmas Eve. Here´s a selection of markets, traditional ones and some with a modern touch:

Christmas market at Skansen
Skansen celebrates all traditional Swedish festivals and Christmas is no exception. Visit the annual Christmas market and buy delicious treats or beautiful Christmas gifts. Or just enjoy the great ambiance. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1st Advent until Christmas.
Opening hours: 10.00-16.00
Where: Skansen – read more here

Christmas market at The Royal Mews
Here you can see royal carriages used for state visits and you get to visit the stables with the king’s horses. In the smithy stands a blacksmith and manufactures high quality products. There are also many craftsmen and Swedish Christmas food. Entrance included in The Stockholm Card.
Date 27 nov: 12.00-19.00, 28 nov: 10.00-18.00, 29 nov: 10.00-17.00
Where: Väpnargatan 1, read more here


Christmas market in the Old Town
This is the most famous, and most traditional Christmas Market in Stockholm. It is located in the heart of the Old Town at Stortorget. The little red stalls sell Swedish Christmas sweets, smoked sausages, reindeer- and elkmeat and other Christmas delicacies, glögg and a range of Swedish handicrafts and decorative arts of high-quality workmanship.
Date: Open daily from 21 november until 23 december: 11.00-18.00
Where: Stortorget, Gamla Stan/Old Town,  read more here

Konstfack Christmas Market 2015
Konstfacks Christmas Market will offer innovative and playful creations, everything from posters and pottery to jewelry and textiles.
The Market is organized by the students of Konstfack/University College Of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm
Date: 28 nov: 10.00-17.00, 29 nov: 10.00-17.00
Where: LM Ericssons väg 14, read more here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: Drink a lot of Glögg! 😉 :-)

Photographer: Henrik Trygg