Online magazine on Stockholm in Japanese

Swedenavi is a new webmagazine featuring popular culture in Sweden in Japanese. The magazine includes a Stockholm guide which is updated  with new addresses every week.

Scandic Continental offers nice restaurant

Scandic Hotel Continental just by the centralstation have changed their concept. Nice contemporary looking restaurant offering a buffet for under 100 SEK. A colleague (thanks marcus) of mine spotted the new and fresch looking restaurant in the hotel the other day.

The scandic chain is a company in the drivers seat when it comes to sustainability work.

Marriott opens a new hotel

Marriott opened their first hotel in Stockholm just a couple of months ago. The Courtyard Marriott hotel Kungsholmen is situated just 10 minutes walk from the city hall. They have now announced to take over the former Stay At hotel Lindhagensplan and to turn it into an additional Courtyard marriott.

Tripadvisor loves Stockholm

Photo: Tripadvisor
The users of Tripadvisor have listed their top 25 destinations in Europe. The Swedish Capital Stockholm is found on the fifth place. Old town, the beautiful Royal Palace, the view from Kaknästornet, children friendly activities and elegant hotels made the top position according to tripadvisor.

Fotografiska has opened

Enjoyed a warm summer evenening at the inauguration party of Fotografiska - the photomuseum in Stockholm. One of the exhibitors Ms Annie Leibovitz was there of course... 

Happy colleagues...

Stunning view...

Royal Parade on June 19

If you are in Stockholm on June 19th you can get a glimpse of the newly wed Crown Princess. The Royal Court have recently announced the Royal Parade that takes place after the wedding ceremony in Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral)

The parade starts at 16.30 at the Stockholm Cathedral, via Norrbro, Strömgatan, Kungsträdgårdsgatan, Hamngatan, Sveavägen, Kungsgatan, Stureplan, Birger Jarlsgatan, Strandvägen, Djurgården and then on with the Vasalup ship (approx 1705). The parade takes two hours.

Stockholmsky Gorodovoj - new russian blog

Stockholmsky Gorodvoj is a new blog with daily news about Stockholm in Russian. In order to attract more russian speaking visitors to Stockholm, Stockholm Visitors Board have launched a facebook group and fanpage on

The project Stockholmsky Gorodovoj* is initiated by Stockholm Visitors Board in collaboration with journalist Grigory Goldenzwaig, the author of the only travel guide to Stockholm written in Russian, Afisha Stockholm. Stockholmsky Gorodovoj is great for those who want to get an inside view of the city of Strindberg, ABBA and Karlsson-on-the-roof and other typical stockholm-stories.

*word game in Russian, the closest translation is Stockholm Guard

New Hollywood-Millennium will be recorded in Stockholm

Hollywood-version of the Millennium triology will be filmed on set in Stockholm, Sweden in October 2010, according to Swedish television SVT. Director is David Fincher (Benjamin Button and Panic Room), but its not yet been announced who will play the roles of Mikael Blomqvist or Lisbeth Salander.

Stieg Larssons triology has become a huge success. The books have sold in million copies around the world and was listed as one of the top best sellers in 2009 around the world. A swedish film was launched in 2009. Since the books were launched several people have been walking the footsteps of Stieg Larsson in Stockholm.

The swedish business newspaper Dagens Industri has an article about film tourism today. According to Visit Britain Film tourism is attractive. According to their research 40 percent of the potential tourists chooses Britain as destination because of films as Notting Hill, Harry Potter, Midsomer Murders etcetera etcetera.

New green hostel on Södermalm

Mosebacke hostel is a new hostel located in the Södermalm district in Stockholm. With about a minutes walk from the busy streets of Södermalm, you can find anything within walking distance. The hostel has incorporated eco-friendly thinking in all parts of their existance. For example, the linen are made of organically grown cotton, we use eco-friendly alternatives where we can and we only drive hybrid cars etcetera etcetera. The hostel offers rooms for 1 person up to 7 person doorms and rooms suited for wheelchairs.

Fair launches sustainability policy

Stockholm International Fairs wants to be a leading meeting place in Northern Europe and have just recently launched a sustainability policy (Hållbarhetspolicy). "Sustainability to us means endeavouring to find the optimum balance between reduced environmental impact, social responsibility and healthy profitability. We see our work with sustainability issues as an ongoing process in which we develop both through our own initiatives and by actively seeking feedback from our stakeholders – visitors, exhibitors, organisers, employees, owners and partners". Read the entire document "hållbarhetspolicy engelsk) in english

Green green cafées

Stockholm is the first Green Capital in 2010 and the May issue of our Event Guide Whats On lists a number of ecologic cafees.

Rosendals garden café on the lush island of Djurgården offers salads, soups, sandwiches and baked goods with homemade taste. The Café uses organic and biodynamic ingredients. They use seasonal ingredients from their own garden and baked goods are made in their own bakery.

Fåfängan open-air café is framed by form-cut basswood trees offering one of Stockholm's most beautiful views of the inlet, Djurgården island and the old town Gamla Stan.

Brunnsviken Trädgård & Café offers a unique green house setting and outdoor garden service. All lunches and baked goods are home made and with organic ingredients.

Slottsträdgården Ulriksdal has a café in the heart of the Ulriksdal Palace and garden, with a view of the season's crops. Sweet breads, hearty sandwiches and vegetarian dishes with ingredients from the surrounding garden.

Prins Eugenes Waldemarsuddde is situated on Djurgården. Take a coffeebreak in "the Prince's kitchen". Seasonal outdoor serice int the beautiful park with a waterview.

Read about the outdoor activities in Whats On here

New green and Royal sightseeing

Photo: Strömma/Coppertents in the Haga park

Royal Haga - A part of the Royal National City Park
is a new sightseeing tour which combines the Royal and the Green angle of stockholm. The tour takes you to Haga Palace, the residence of Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling when they get married in June.

Photo: Strömma/Haga Palace in the Haga park

Green green green activities

Stockholm has been awarded the First European Green Capital and our event publication Whats On lists green activities  in the May issue.

Royal National City Park is Stockholm's green oasis, a stone throw from downtown. Here you can roam the woods, swim from the rocks and visit palaces and museums. The park stretches from Ulriksdal in the north to Djurgården and Fjäderholmarna in the south.

Green Tours - Stockholm's nature guides come from the local chapter of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and they arrange guided walking tours every weekend year-round. Engaging and inspiring guides pique your interest and understanding of our fantastic naturee that is right around the corner. They can also give you tips on more than 100 areas you can visit on your own.

Stockholm's closest archipelago islands are Fjäderholmarna. Clikmb aboard a boat in town and take a ride out to Fjäderholmarna. Walking paths, playgrounds, artisans, exhibitions, restaurants and cafees. Those who dare can take their first dip of the year in the sea.

In addition to this I want to recommend Stockholm Adventures who arranges daily guided tours on bike in the city, plus guided tours on foot, in a canoe or multi activities in the city, the national parks or in the archipelago. And the new sightseeing tour by Strömma

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