Stockholm for young people
Young people have somewhat different requirements than children – and Stockholm has much to offer this age group. Here are some tips for activities for young people; hopefully, they’ll let their parents join them.
The triangular park, called “Rålis” by the locals, is framed by Västerbron, Rålambshovsleden with Kungsholmen’s city silhouette and Riddarfjärden’s shimmering water. The park consists of a great lawn leading down toward the beach, an excellent spot for sunbathing or a picnic. Rålambshovsparken has dedicated spaces for playing boule, beach volleyball, skateboarding. Or how about some good old-fashioned stickball? In the summertime, movies are shown on a large screen and there are both restaurants and cafés – and this is only just a small sample of what the island of Kungsholmen has to offer.
Address: Rålambshovsparken, Stockholm
In Söder, we have Mondern Retro, which is a 200 sq. m. (2,150 sq. feet) vintage clothing store for those of you who prefer clothes and objects that tell a story.
Gröna Lund on Djurgården is a magical world where the impossible is made possible. Old is made young; small is made big; up is down, and down up. Gröna Lund is packed with attractions for people of all ages, those who are scared and those brave. There are pentathlons for the strong (and not-so- strong), lotteries, dancing, shows, kids’ entertainment, and concerts. The Djurgården Ferry docks at the entrance of Gröna Lund but you can also go by bus, commuter train or simply stroll along Strandvägen to Djurgården.
Fotografiska is an international event space about and for photography. Our exhibits are among Stockholm’s most popular attractions. At Fotografiska, you can also listen to concerts, eat and drink, or take classes in photography.
GO FOR A COFFEE BREAK
Stockholm is full of coffee shops and cafés, large Swedish and international café chains as well as independent cafés and fascinating cafés where you feel like you’re travelling back in time (visit Konditori Ritorno at Vasa Park and you’ll see what we mean).
Base Camp No. 1 for expeditions into Stockholm! City Backpackers has taken hostels to a whole new level, with modern furnishings in a central location. City Backpackers arranges excursions to secret Stockholm-favorites by public transportation or by bike.
Purchase a Bike Card and bike to your heart’s content in downtown Stockholm! You’ll find City Bikes at many of the 150 stations in downtown Stockholm – take a bike when you need it and leave it when you get there. Bikes are available from April to October.
Bike Cards are available for purchase at 7-Eleven, Pressbyrån, SL Center, hotels and at tourist agencies in Stockholm.
At Sergels torg, in the middle of Stockholm you’ll find the arts center Kulturhuset – a veritable bookshelf filled with culture. Kulturhuset also houses Stadsteatern, which always has exciting new performances in an intimate setting (it housed Sweden’s parliament for some years while its buildings were renovated). Kulturhuset is a living environment, constantly full of motion and always boasting new exhibits. Kulturhuset has multiple restaurants and cafés with a view to Sergels torg and the Sergel Fountain with its “pin” – the sculpture Kristallvertikalaccent, either loved and hated by Stockholmers.
HEADER PICTURE: Spring picnic | Photo: © Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se