Stockholm doesn't have a large gay scene, there's little cruising in saunas or clubs but the atmosphere in the entire city is very relaxed with plenty of gay-friendly cafes, restaurants and clubs.
The places with most concentrated cafes and restaurants are in the popular districts of Södermalm, Gamla Stan (Old Town) and Kungsholmen.
The Stockholm Gay Pride is at the end of July or beginning of August.
Most bars in Sweden are also restaurants especially during the day so don't expect pure bars anywhere. Also, the gay parties are more low-key and most clubs close at 4am and have min 20 years entry and some even 23.
And if you're into ABBA (Sweden's most famous pop band) you should head to the ABBA Museum celebrating the group of musicians. You'll listen to their fantastic music while admiring their outfits that were worn while they performed or the instruments they used.
Långholmen is a small island in central Stockholm with three beaches one of which is a gay beach. Karlshällsvägen is where you'll find it on the hill and there's some cruising going on but don't expect crowds.
If you'd like to endulge in Swedish fashion, go to the department store Nordiska Kompaniet where you'll find all the famous brands.
Färgfabriken is an art gallery south of Söder and a great place to go because of its extraordinary exhibitions and innovative creations. You should also visit the Moderna Museet which has one of the finest collections of 20th and 21st century art.
Stockholm Culture Festival (Stockholms Kulturfestival) is a big event usually on the second week of August that hosts great performances of all kind filling the streets with people. Popaganda is a music festival every year on the last weekend of August at Eriksdalsbadet.
For more alternative shopping go to the southern island called Sodermalm in SoFo. Hornstulls marknad, on the west of the island, is an outdoor market open every Sunday May to September.
M?n?Tors: 10-22, Fre: 10-23, Lör: 9?23, Sön: 9?22 SOMMARTID: Alla dagar: 9?23.
5pm - 1am. DJs every Friday and Saturday.
Stockholm, Sweden. Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 7. phone: 08-641 16 88 | www: visit
Wed - Sat: 6pm - 1am.
Stockholm, Sweden. Bondegatan 1C, 116 23. phone: +46 08-643 66 25 | www: visit
5pm - 1am. Bar and Tapas.
Noon - 3am.
Entry fee: 100 - 140 SEK. Mixed clientele.
Stockholm, Sweden. Söder Mälarstrand, Kajplats 19 118 25. phone: 08-743 05 70 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Entry fee: 160 SEK, Wed - Thurs: 5pm - midnight, Fri - Sun: 6pm - 5am. 4 bars, restaurant and club yacht. Every Sunday starting 11pm there's a gay and lesbian night.
Stockholm, Sweden. Guldapan, Mariatorget 1A, 11848. phone: +46 8-644 54 18 | www: visit
Wed & Sat: 11pm - 3am. Entry fee: 100-140 SEK.
Stockholm, Sweden. Le Bon Palais, Barnhusgatan 12, 11123. phone: 08-10 09 32 | email: email@example.com |
Fri - Sat: 10pm - 3am. Entry fee: 140-160 SEK.
Sun - Thurs: noon - 6am, Fri - Sat: noon - 7am. Video booth cruising. Entry fee: 100-150 SEK.
Wed: 7pm-11pm, Fri: 10pm-2am Sat: 10pm-2am. Strict dress-code, men only. Fetish and cruise bar/club.
Stockholm, Sweden. Hantverkargatan 49. phone: +46(0)8 653 92 10 | www: visit
Sunday - Thursday 12:00 - 05:00 AM Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 06:00 AM Entry fee: 100 SEK.