Samantha Govender, a Stockholmer originally from South Africa, shares 20 things she wished she’d known before moving to Stockholm nearly nine years ago.
Welcome to Stockholm
Preamble :An open city for different perspectives and new ideas. A vibrant destination where innovations in music, design, fashion and technology are born. A place for you.
Stockholm, where creativity thrives
Stockholm is a modern hub for tech, fashion, music, ﬁlm, design, gaming, and food. A city offering exciting flavors and unique experiences.
Have a great Christmas in Stockholm
Prepare for the holiday season
Visit a Christmas market, taste Swedish traditional food, enjoy beautiful Christmas carols, or find unique gifts in Stockholm's best shops.
What's up in Stockholm?
A Christmas Carol
Music • Stage & Film • Christmas & New Year's Eve • Family
Meet Saint Lucy in the Stockholm Cathedral
Nobel Week Lights
Exhibitions • Family • Festivals
Wisdome Stockholm – Opening Weekend
Science & Tech • Family
Lucia in the Seglora Church
Music • Christmas & New Year's Eve • Family
Hi, want to get to know the locals?
Find your way off the beaten path with personal guides and tips from the people living here.
"I love having everything in Råsunda: nature, suburban houses, large residential areas, and commercial areas."
"Stockholm isn't just a place to live well, it's a place to make a good life"
"My bike is my enabler. It takes me everywhere I need to go"
"I love connecting people."
"I'm a sun and light junkie"
"Sprinkle life with extra everything"
"Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart."
Pehr and Richard Hante
"Watching Stockholm slowly wake up is a marvelous way to start your day."
"Being able to easily get around Stockholm and enjoying the wonderful surroundings is just magic"
Alexander Eldblom Stefanidis
"I love Stockholm's open spaces and all its urban nature."
"The best thing about Stockholm nightlife is its mix of different people and styles of music."
"I love collaborating on new ideas in a city that embraces innovation."
"I'd rather stand on a stage than sit in front of it"
"Art is a human right."
"I'm a friend of the night."
"As a lover of coffee I'm in the right place."
"Stockholm is at the heart of innovation and progress. Dive in and absorb it!"
"I get to enjoy a lot more time with my daughter than I would have been able to elsewhere."
"Stockholm offers great work-life balance"
"I'm forever the student"
"Stockholm is a great place to be your own boss."
"Stepping out of your comfort zone to make contacts, professionally and privately is the key to enjoying life in this incredible city."
"It never takes long to find a lake or forest"
Tomas Spragg Nilsson
"Embrace Stockholm's nature and fika."
"Thirst for knowledge"
"Be passionate for change"
Have an eventful stay
Stockholm is bursting at the seams with great events. New concerts, exhibitions, festivals, shows, and guided tours every day mean that there's always something to explore.
A diversity in great cuisine
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Traditional Swedish food in Stockholm
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