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Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
No celebration brings otherwise reserved Swedes out of their shells more than the summer solstice festival of Midsummer. While its roots are pagan, Midsummer is celebrated by all classes of society. You’ll find folks wearing handmade wildflower...
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Hornsgatan 75, 118 49 Stockholm, Sweden
Judits Second Hand pays homage to the 1950s as well as the '60s and '70s, and it carries a few selected vintage items from noted fashion designers like Chanel, Chlôe, Dior, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. An adjoining men’s section (Herr Judits) caters...
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Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Södermalm is a beautiful area right on the water, connected to the surrounding mainland by bridges. It’s one of the most popular areas of Stockholm, with tons of history, where you can find the most bars and restaurants in town. If you happen to...
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Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Located on the island of Djurgården, this purpose-built maritime museum is an extraordinary sight: It houses the massive warship Vasa, which sank just minutes after launching on its maiden voyage in 1628. Raised from the harbor in 1961,...

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Gamla stan, Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
This picture was snapped in Stockholm’s Gamla Stan, a quintessential, well-preserved medieval town with 13th-century architecture, cobblestone streets, and idyllic alleyways reminiscent of times long gone. I love cultural nuance. So when I learned...
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Djurgårdsvägen 68, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Abba, the most successful Swedish group of all time, enjoyed a global return to fame with the success of the musical and the film Mamma Mia! In its home country, however, its popularity never dimmed. The museum allows visitors to guest star...
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Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
For antique furniture and interior décor as well as designer brand names like Prada, Swarovski, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, head over to the city’s high-end district, Östermalm, and stroll along Biblioteksgatan and Birger Jarlsgatan to drop a couple...
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Folkungagatan, Stockholm, Sweden
To while away time, you can go people-watching and vintage shopping in Stockholm’s answer to New York’s SoHo—South of Folkungagatan, called “SoFo” on Södermalm ("Söder" to locals). This busy bohemian district boasts some of the edgiest cultural...
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Östermalmstorg, 114 42 Stockholm, Sweden
Östermalms Saluhall is one of Stockholm's most famous markets. While the prices aren't cheap, since 1888 the market has been where those looking for the very best fish, meat, and produce shop. For most travelers in Stockholm, it provides a good...
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Primusgatan 116, 112 67 Stockholm, Sweden
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. If you're looking for some ultra-local food in Stockholm, look no further than Lux Dag for Dag: Chef Andreas Simonsson knows the name of every farmer who provides duck (right), lamb, and pork for his...
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Ölandskajen 11, 392 31 Kalmar, Sweden
A stone’s throw from Kalmar Castle is the city’s tiny old town—Gamla Stan—with narrow, winding lanes and well-preserved 17th-century red-and-white cottages and buildings. The original medieval town burned down in the 1600s. The city council at the...
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Stadsgården 6, 104 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Located on the island of Södermalm and boasting arguably the best panoramic view of Stockholm—including the harbor, Gamla stan (old town), Riddarfjärden, and Djurgården—Gondolen’s trendy cocktail bar is perfect for unwinding with a glass of red...
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Västerlånggatan 24, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
If you're looking for authentic Swedish souvenirs in Stockholm, head to Gamla Stan, the city's picturesque old town. Skip all the shops selling identical merchandise, much of it made in China, and stop at Trångt & Trevligt. Seven local artists...
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Höör Municipality, Sweden
When you need to get out, but you are not sure where to go, that is the precise moment to remember that it’s not about the destination, it’s about the drive. Visions of rambling hills, populated with quaint, artful farmhouses like this one are an...
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Havsvidden 22340, Åland Islands
HavsVidden, in the tranquil islands of Åland, has a purifying smoke sauna and rooms that overlook the sea. (From $100) This appeared in the November/December 2014 issue.
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Åland Islands
While visiting Stockholm, we decided to take advantage of one of several cruise ships that take travelers across the Baltic to the Åland islands, which belong to Finland. We left Stockholm on the Silja cruise line, which had us on our way before...
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Åland Islands
I have seen so many funny, cute, strange or sometimes totally unbelievable road signs during my travel. I found that one on a small Aland island, but nobody was around to tell me what it should mean. Except some cows, but I don't speak their...