You’re in the land of IKEA, Vikings, Swedish meatballs and Pippi Longstocking. But did you also know that it’s the land of trendy cafés, hipster bars, and local designer’s shops? Well, okay, maybe that’s not the entire country, but it’s true for the island district of Södermalm in Stockholm!
Who wouldn't want to visit a hip part of Stockholm that has been mentioned as one of the coolest places in the world!? And one that's home to lots of history (psst… it’s almost as old as the Old Town!). Join this tour for a walk through where hip meets historic (aka hipstoric) as you zigzag through the streets of Södermalm, exploring stories of a local bar of a phantom brewery serving the best beers in Sweden, lives of the former working-class, and town executions of the past - all in the setting of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. Often referred to as Söders höjder (the southern heights), Södermalm offers some of the best city views - so of course, the tour will make an obligatory stop to enjoy the breathtaking views of Stockholm’s Old Town, the Baltic Sea and city skyline.
The tour ends in the district of SoFo (South of Folkungatan - try saying that 10 times fast!). Located in the heart of the island, it's an ideal spot for lunch, traditional Swedish fika (like a coffee break), a drink or shopping. So take a wander along the buzzing streets of this area, teeming with people, or take a seat amongst the locals at the square Nytorget - perfect for people watching. Whether in a café, hopping in and out of shops or sitting on a bench in the park, you’ll most likely want to stay.