Stockholm’s Södermalm, known as ‘Söder’ or ‘The South Side’, is more than just Sofo, which has become so hip that Stockholmers are branching out to some of the less well-known areas of Söder, such as Hornstull, Skanstull, and Mariatorget.
A must see for the: Hipster
Östermalm makes for an interesting contradiction. It’s a posh residential neighbourhood. But it also has the highest concentration of nightclubs in the city, found around Stureplan.
Bibliotekstan is the city’s most affluent shopping district, with exclusive Scandinavian and international brands. A slow saunter between the food stalls in the Östermalmshallen market hall is also mandatory.
Take a walk along Strandvägen, and enjoy the magnificent buildings and wonderful seaside views.
A must see for the: One with deep pockets and looking for the posher side of Stockholm
Kungsholmen is primarily a residential island, where you'll have a great opportunity to mix with the locals. Lots of lively restaurants, bars, and cafés are found here, especially along Hantverkargatan and Fleminggatan. Kungsholmen is home to the most prominent building of the Stockholm skyline, the City Hall. If you get the chance, don’t miss climbing the tower to be amazed by the incredible view.
The walk along the tree-lined quay on Norrmälarstrand offers unparalleled views of Södermalm and boats sailing on the lake. If you continue past the City Hall you can actually stroll around the whole island along the water. It's a popular track for locals and is often either finished or started with a brunch in one of the many cafés in the area.
During summer, there are a couple of nice places to go for a swim on the island, for instance in the big green area of Rålambshovsparken. For a truly exotic experience, we recommend a swim from the rocks of Fredhällsbadet.
A must see for: Everyone, this is the Stockholm classic, the Kings own island.