Discover our local Gay Stockholm Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Stockholm is the center of cultural, economic, political and gay life in
The city stretches across fourteen islands, a small part of the 24,000 of Stockholm’s archipelago.
Stockholm is an ideal destination for a romantic weekend.
It is especially great during spring and summer, with plenty to explore, and endless days.
Stockholm is a small, but extraordinarily alluring and dynamic city. You can easily explore walking or biking, on your own or with a friendly local to show you around.
The city is prosperous, and this is not for sure a cheap destination for a weekend. The weather is pretty cold and grey in winter, but you are not coming to Stockholm to sunbathe anyway.
Though in summer, swimming in the lakes or in the Baltic Sea is a great experience. And don’t forget that Scandinavia is a region of Endless day, perpetual night in winter. November to February are not the best months to visit the country.
Take your time walking and admiring Gamla Stan, the old city, and its medieval streets crammed with beautiful churches and elegant palaces, remarkable museums and mansions.
After a full day visiting, have some rest and joyful time in the trendy area of Stockholm, Södermalm, which is packed with creative restaurants, hipster cafés, art galleries, antique shops, and young designer stalls.
National Museum Stockholm and the Museum of Contemporary Art are filled with treasures that you should not miss.
The Vasa Museum displays the only intact 17th-century ship, the Vasa that sank on her first voyage.
Skansen is a combined open-air museum. It shows the Swedish way of life before the modern era.
ABBA Museum is a permanent exhibition about the world famous Swedish group, for some glitter seventies fun.
The gay area in Stockholm
The atmosphere of Stockholm is very gay-friendly and relaxed.
There is no gay district in Stockholm but you’ll find gay-friendly bars and clubs all over the city.
The biggest gay event in Sweden and Scandinavia is Stockholm’s Gay pride, which takes place every year in July-August.
The party attracts participants from all the country and an increasing number of gay travelers.
Gay beach close to Stockholm
Kärsön is a small island with a beautiful beach, located west of Stockholm. It is a popular spot for gay people during the summer.
Day trip from Stockholm
Some of the Swedish most notable attractions are right on Stockholm’s doorstep.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Drottningholm Palace and its beautiful park, are just a few kilometers from the city center. It can be reached by boat. The palace is the residence of the Swedish Royal Family.
Birka, another UNESCO World Heritage, 30 kilometers from Stockholm is one of Sweden’s oldest towns. The site was an important trading post during Viking times. It can be reached by boat too.
Exciting museums, lovely walks in the city, gay bars and trendy restaurants, Stockholm is a perfect destination for a cultural or festive weekend, traveling alone, with friends or with your beloved one.
Finally, Stockholm is a strategical position to visit Scandinavia. It is only a few hours trip by car or train, to enjoy fascinating and gay-friendly Swedish cities such as Malmo, and to explore the fantastic countryside and breathtaking landscapes.