The Stockholm Experience

Apart from being one of the world’s leading music cities, Stockholm has a lot to offer! Whatever direction you’re heading from – here’s a little guide to experience our sweet hometown on your way to Lollapalooza. Ha så kul!

1. Have a True Swedish “Fika” at Östermalm

Fika” (basically; a coffee and cake break) is a big part of every Swede’s life. At Östermalm, which is the city district closest to the festival site, you’ll find everything from old-fashioned confectioneries to trendy coffee shops.

  • Sturekatten, Riddargatan 4. One of Stockholm’s oldest patisseries in a historic setting. The fab favorite spot for anyone who likes it the traditional way.

  • Mr Cake, Rådmansgatan 12. Swedish fika meets American pastry at this trendy café.

  • Taverna Brillo, Sturegatan. 6. Have a pure Italian Espresso, and spot some Swedish celebrities here if you’re lucky!

2. Do Some Sun-Seeking at Strandvägen

Discover Stockholm’s finest promenade, from the royal theatre Dramaten to the music hall of Berwaldhallen. This route to Gärdet is a real favorite for locals and visitors alike. Sport your best sunglasses and pick a spot in the sun along the water.

  • The stairs at the Royal Theatre, Dramaten. A popular place for locals to sit and watch the world go by. Plenty of places to grab ice cream and a coffee close to the theatre.

  • Strandbryggan, Strandvägskajen 27. A place to see and be seen for the price of a fancy glass of rosé wine.

  • Glashuset, Kajplats 18, Strandvägen. Do some people-watching with a fresh cocktail and a selection of yummy snacks.

3. Broaden Your Horizon at Skeppsholmen

At the authentic, cute little island of Skeppsholmen, you will find some of Stockholm’s most exciting museums. Just around the corner from Lollapalooza!

  • Östasiatiska, Tyghusplan 111. Experience some of Europe’s most extensive collections of cultural objects from China, Japan, India and other parts of Asia.

  • Moderna Muséet, Exercisplan 4. One of Europe’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art with an open and experimental spirit.

  • Nationalmuseum, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2. Dive into an enormous collection of classical paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from 1500-1900.

4. Do Some Creative Shopping in SoFo

The blocks of SoFo are packed with interesting, cool and creative shops specializing in clothing, design, jewelry, vintage, music and much more. Get to the festival via the Djurgården-Ferry, view Stockholm from the water and get off at Liljevalchs/Gröna Lund.

  • Pet Sounds, Skånegatan 53. This classic record shop where vintage vinyls meets fresh sounds has provided the Stockholmers with great music since the 80s.

  • Pop Stockholm, Åsögatan 140. Hunting for a fancy festival outfit? Treat yourself with Pop’s wide range of colorful vintage clothes from the 1950’s – 1990’s.

  • Konst-ig, Åsögatan 124. The largest independent art bookstore in Scandinavia. Konst-ig specializes in most visual art forms, from graffiti to brutalist architecture.

For more tips, check out Visit Stockholm!