Visit the bohemian Södermalm
One of the 14 islands that make up Stockholm is Södermalm. This island offers a unique blend of modern and bohemian charms. The district has become increasingly affluent in recent times and is now home to a range of attractions to entice and delight you.
An island of joy
Getting to Södermalm is a treat. Take a Canal Tour through the city and hop off here to explore, or walk over the bridge from the Old Town (Gamla Stan). This way you can discover a little more of the city while you are at it. This little island is compact and cool. Enjoy a drink at one of the hip pubs and get lost in the atmosphere. No matter the weather, there is sure to be a buzz.
A spot of culture and shopping
In addition to the relaxing yet upbeat feeling of Södermalm, the area also has a variety of historical and cultural attractions to keep you entertained. The beautiful Katarina Church is a popular stop due to its stunning Baroque architecture. Continue on to the nearby dock area, which provides some of the best views in the whole of Stockholm.
Södermalm is packed full of bohemian attractions, ranging from the Färgfabriken Contemporary Art Gallery to the district's chic cafes and restaurants. The area is also full of fashionable boutiques, with Bruno Shopping Mall and Sivltto retro store being two of the most popular retail destinations. If you are in the mood to be entertained, get tickets to a show at the Göta Lejon Theater. Built in 1928 as a cinema, this theater now hosts plays and musicals in a wonderfully old-fashioned setting.
If you would like to explore Södermalm, stay at the conveniently located Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm. The hotel is right in the center of the city meaning you are close to this culturally cool island and all the best attractions.