Stockholm’s new museum – for all Vikings!

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Photo by Vikingaliv

In April 2017, a new museum is coming to town. Located in an old boat hall on Djurgården, the museum called Vikingaliv will open. It’s a museum for, as you might have guessed, vikings!

The museum Vikingaliv is a museum focusing completely on vikings. It combines historic facts with the latest findings about the vikings. The exhibition will show plenty of aspects of the vikings history: the trade of slaves, the plunder and pillage, religious customs, bargains and much more. You’ll also be able to look at the play of Ragnfrid’s Saga, a journey that (among other things) takes you to Gårdarike and Miklagård, two famous yards from the viking time. The museum will be open from 10.00 – 20.00 daily and will have an entrance fee of SEK 190 (adults), SEK 120 (children 7-15 years old). The adress to head to is Djurgårdsvägen 48. If you want to get even more involved with vikings, we suggest you get to know OURWAY Tours viking on a tour

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Three exhibitions to visit in Stockholm during January

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Photo by Jean Baptiste Beranger

2017 is here and the museums of Stockholm has not planned to start it dull. Here aree three examples on exhibitions we plan to visit in Stockholm during January 2017. So should you!

Lars Wallin at Aripelag. Lars Wallin is one of Sweden’s most famous fashion designers. In his career he’s designed dresses for Eurovision Song Contest, Miss World and Crown Princess Victoria. Between January 3rd to March 12th you can see his exhibition of dresses and theatre customes at Artipelag, some of them has never been seen before. Directions to Artipelag as well as entrance prices can be found on their website.

Tove Jansson at Millesgården. She is the birth mother of the Moomin characters and stories; Tove Jansson was Finlands most translated author and versatile artist. Now, Ateneum Art Museum has a touring exhibition that presents Tove’s career, starting with Millesgården. Learn all about her works as an illustrator, a painter, author and much more. The exhibitions stays at Millesgården until January 22nd. Read more about the exhibition and Millesgården on Millesgården’s website.

We have a dream at Fotografiska. Get hopeful for the new year on Fotografiska, where the exhibition We have a dream is presented until February 19th. The Museum of Contemporary Photography presents a selection of 114 portraits, which all can inspire you to realise your dreams. Read stories and see the portraits of people like Dalai lama and Zara Larsson. See who else is included in the exhibition and find opening hours on Fotografiska’s website.

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Shopping in Stockholm: Second hand on SoFo

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Photo by JM.se

Do you love doing bargain-hunts and vintage? If you’re looking for vintage / second hand shopping in Stockholm, it’s SoFo you should head to.

SoFo is short for South of Folkungagatan, and is an area in city district Södermalm (in fact south of Folkungagatan). In this area the vintage stores are many, in all price ranges. Three of the most popular stores in SoFo is Stadsmissionen, Grandpa and Lisa Larsson Second Hand. When you’re done shopping you can take a fika or a drink in one of the many cosy restaurants here, for example Urban Deli. A vintage-map (in Swedish unfortunetely) can be found here.

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Best views for New Year’s in Stockholm

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Have a planned vacation in Stockholm for New Year’s? Lucky you! It’s a wonderful time to be in the city. If you want to know where to go to look at fireworks, you’ve come to the right place! All of these are for free.

Stockholm is a city built on 14 islands, which means that there 1. are plenty of water surrounding the city, great for reflections and 2. a lot of heights and hills. Here’s our favourite spots for watching fire-works.

Fjällgatan is a classic when it comes to watching the fireworks in Stockholm. With it’s magnificent view over the waterfront of Stockholm, including Gamla stan and Skeppsholmen, you’ll see everything there is to see.

Skinnarviksberget is probably from where the photo above is taken. This hill/mountain shows you Kungsholmen, the City Hall and Riddarholmen. As if the photo hadn’t convinced you yet.

Västerbron might be a bit unconventional as it’s a bridge, but the thing is that this bridge is one of the highest points in the city AND it has views in two directions.

Slussen is also one of those super popular places, however it might be different during the construction of new Slussen. Time (or New Year’s) will tell.

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Shopping in Stockholm: Biblioteksgatan

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Photo by Mira Johansson/OURWAY Tours

Are you a shopaholic coming to Stockholm? Gladly for you, we know where to shop! Stockholm has streets specified for those on a budget, those looking for luxury and the vintage cravers.
This week, we’ll present the glamorous Biblioteksgatan (translating to Library Street). This street is where you head to if you love heavy and luxurious brands like Michael Kors, Burberry and Karen Miller. The street has for a while been the design street of the city, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the street got that extra flair. The real estate owner of the area made a real effort to extend the shopping area around Biblioteksgatan, so it would create a bigger shopping district. They call it Biblioteksstan (Library Town). The idea has similarities with Carnaby Street/Carnaby Village in London.

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Celebrate Sankta Lucia in Stockholm December 13th

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On the 13th of December the Swedes celebrate Santa Lucia It’s a tradition super integrated in the Swedish society.

The tradition’s fable is that Santa Lucia was a Christian maiden, living in Italy, who sadly died a martyr’s death in the year 304. In Sweden, the celebration is highly very connected with candles. From an early age, school children arrange a Lucia performance with a Lucia in the front – in a white gown, with a crown of candles on her head and one in her hand. The purpose of celebrating Lucia is to bring lightness and warmth in the dark winter.

During Lucia in Stockholm there are plenty of concerts to choose between, if you want to witness a real Lucia “train” as it’s called. One example is the one at Storkyrkan (The Cathedral) in Gamla stan with students from one of Stockholm’s most famous music schools, Adolf Frederik – ticket’s for that can be found here. Another example is Skansen, the open-air museum in Stockholm. This setting calls for goosebumps when the choir start singing, especially since Lucia has been celebrated here since 1892… Check if there’s a concert during your requested day here. Both concerts take place more dates than just on the 13th.

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