My blog has moved. Welcome!
The Stockholmtown-blog has changed name to Visit Stockholm Blog, as our webb, and is found on blog.visitstockholm.com
You will find all my posts from the start, in August 2007, on the new address. I hope you enjoy the new look. Welcome
Creative director of Acne shares his Stockholm
The creative director of the Swedish fashion label Acne, Jonny Johansson, shares his best Stockholm tips in an article for Stylist.co.uk. His favorites are
- two restaurants: Mathias Dahlgren and Bergamott,
- foodmarket: Östermalmshallen
- book store: Konst-ig
- design store: Svenskt Tenn (which has temporarily moved to Nybrogatan)
More info on Acne
Stockholmers love their city
Stockholmers think of their city as a good friend or a passionate lover, according to a recent survey. 96 percent of the population in Stockholm likes their city, 6 of 10 people describes the city as a "close friend" or as "a partner in a happy relationship", and every second person has a passionate relationship to the city. This is according to a survey by Folksam Fastigheter. The five most common feelings which describes the city is; well-being, pride, happiness, stress and participation. Eight out of ten think that Stockholm will develop to be even better in the future.
Photo: Jeppe Wikström/Stockholm Visitors Board
10 million bednights in Stockholm
Stockholm is an attractive visitors destination. I just got the preliminary figures of bednights in Stockholm county in 2010: 10 059 623 bednights, which is an increase of 6,8 percent compared to previous year. The number of bednights have increased by some 40 percent in 10-12 years.
Photo: Jeppe Wikström/Stockholm Visitors Board
W magazine on Lisbeth Salander
W magazine features actress Rooney Mara on the cover, styled as Millennium heroine Lisbeth Salander in the books and films by Stieg Larsson. The City Museum (Stadsmuseum) does Millennium Tours in Stockholm.
Stockholm is beautiful
This is what it looked like on my way to the office this morning at Nybrokajen quay wiewing the Nordiska Museet on Djurgården. Stockholm is absolutely stunningly beautiful right now. Living in the north has its advantages.
Pop-up event in Milano
A pop-up event on Largo La Foppa, Milan in Italy takes place today and until Sunday in connection with an online campaign "Swedish City Breaks" in Italy . Above are some images taken just one hour ago. If you are in Milan, bring something that reminds you about Sweden and go to Largo La Foppa, Moscow, Milan and you will get a little souvernir.
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Stockholm on Swedish City Breaks
Sweden tenth place in Nation Brand Index
“Sweden is certainly one of the most admired countries on the planet: it’s the only Nordic country that nobody confuses with any of the others, and it ranks well above the others”, Simon Anholt commented to The Swedish Wire
Sweden remained at the tenth position in Anholts Nation Brand Index 2010.
Danish magazine on trendy Christmas shopping in Stockholm
The danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende writes about the trendy and bohemian SoFo district in Stockholm and gives 9 ideas on where to go and what to shop.
Hotel Rival, Tshirt store, interior design at Granit, lunch at Urban Deli, vintage at Judiths, Herr judiths and Byredo are some of the ideas.
Image: Helle Schjønning/Berlingske
Guardian lists their favorite places for Stockholm on a budget
"Although Stockholm does not even figure in Mercer's top 50 most expensive cities, so its reputation appears somewhat unjustified. I met up with local blogger Anna Östman for a tour of her local haunts in hipster Sodermalm, with its thriving cafe and bar culture, and refined Ostermalm, before heading off to explore more of the city's best budget-friendly hangouts"
Read the entire article from The Guardian here
Image from Grill restaurant
15 pct increase in overnight stays in Stockholm in September
Stockholm County had 927 590 overnight stays in hotels, hostels, vacation villages and camping sites in September 2010, which is an increase by 15 % compared to the same month in 2009. It was one the sharpest increases in the country in terms of both number and percentage.
Stockholm County has had 7 688 491 overnight stays so far this year, which is + 6 percent compared to the same period in 2009.
Summer of 2010: Almost 3.5 million overnight stays were made at hotels, hostels, vacation villages and camping sites in the county of Stockholm during June, July and August 2010. This is 168 000 more than last year and an increase of 5 %. The rise in June and July were relatively modest whereas August surpassed last year's level by 10 %.
BBC: "Sweden takes cool culture crown"
"Journalist Stieg Larsson can be given a lot of the credit for this refreshed interest in all things Swedish. Larsson wrote the Millennium Trilogy which went on to sell millions of books - and overnight the genre "Scandi-Crime" had been unleashed", according to BBC News
The Swedish film adaptations of the Trilogy novels have also enjoyed astonishing worldwide box office success for foreign language films. The two movies which have been released so far, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who played With Fire, have taken around £100m and are in the Top 15 foreign language grossing films to date.
Larsson's success has opened the door to sell other genre novels and movies, including John Ajvide Lindqvist's vampire horror Let the Right One In and Henning Mankell's world-weary detective Wallander, also a successful BBC TV series.
Latest news from Stockholm
Click on the image or here to see our latest news on shopping, restaurants, hotels, events, recreation, christmas, Stieg Larsson books in Stockholm.
The girl with the dragon tatoo in Stockholm
If you were in the area of Tingsrätten or St Paulsgatan on Södermalm this weekend, you could get a glimpse of Daniel Craig (Mikael Blomqvist) and Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander) filming for The hollywood version of Stieg Larssons "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo". Here are some more images from SvD.
I was ill last week, so I hope you forgive me for posting this rather late.
Stockholm for finnish speaking
Stockholm and the two finnish ferry companies Silja Line and Viking Line are doing a campaign to attract visitors to Stockholm. Toisenlainen Tukholma means "unknown Stockholm" if i understand it correctly.
Limited tourist service due to move
Between August 26 and 30 August, the tourist office in the Sweden House will be open, but the service will be limited. Service counters are moved to the so-called "event area" by the entrance from Kungsträdgården from 26 August.
The Tourist office closes on August 30th at 15:00 and will be closed on August 31 and September 1 as well.
Reopens September 2.
The new Stockholm Tourist Center opens on Vasagatan 14 on September 2 at 09:00.
Rooney Mara will play Lisbeth Salander
More on Millennium
444 000 visited Stockholmtown in July
Stockholmtown, the official visitors guide of Stockholm, reached more than 444 000 unique visitors in July.
"Hottest book on earth"
Stieg Larssons Stockholm-based books are sold in 40 million copies already. Daniel Craig will play Mikael Blomqvist and wouldn't it be just great if they choose Noomi Rapace to play in the hollywood-version as welll.