Stockholm guides

Here's the list of Stockholm guide websites in English.

The best one is Your Living City, a website for expats in Stockholm. It covers almost everything that foreigners in Stockholm want to know, from how to obtain personnummer and ID-kort to courses taught in English. If this website had existed back in 2007, my life in Stockholm would have started more smoothly and I wouldn't have launched this blog.

For those who just came to Stockholm:

The Stockholm Design Week, annually held in February, distributes its own guide to Stockholm on their website. It lists all the major museums, restaurants, fashion boutiques, and interior item stores.

For where to shop, see Stockholm Shopping Guide (for English translation, scroll down and click the English flag on the left column) and Stockholm Shopping by Patrik Janson (as of 2011).

Fashion store Grandpa offers its own Stockholm guide.

My own Stockholm guide can be found here.

Once you are settled and start feeling for discovering new places in Stockholm: 

Spotted by Locals provides more personal city guides written by locals, both Swedes and Swedish-speaking foreigners, in Stockholm. 

The Stockholm Tourist is a blog written by a concierge at the Rival Hotel in Stockholm. Its coverage of restaurants in Stockholm is particularly good.

36 Hours in Stockholm (New York Times, June 25, 2014): A well-written article on where to visit relatively off the beaten track of Stockholm. Most of the places mentioned were all opened during the last few years, receiving good reputations.

To keep updated about what's new and what's on in Stockholm:

Totally Stockholm - A free bi-monthly magazine in English on the trend in Stockholm since December 2011. Each issue features one particular lesser-known district of Stockholm. The website archives most articles from the past issues. A hard copy is available at several locations in Stockholm such as: 
Ann-Charlotte Jönsson's Twitter account - She keeps us updated about what's going on in, and how the world sees, Stockholm.

Stockholm guides in other languages than English

For Russian speakers, check out this blog.

If you read Japanese by any chance, check out SwedeNavi and Shift City Guide, the latter of which interviews designers and artists to discover hidden gems in Stockholm.

1 comment:

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