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Explore Hip and Bohemian Sodermalm


4 reviews
3 hours | from €47.50 pp
Get to know the alternative side of Stockholm’s personality as you explore bohemian Södermalm. Also known as Hipster Island and Stockholm’s Brooklyn, this once working class neighbourhood is now where you you’ll find contemporary art galleries and world class vintage stores, trendy cafes and some of the most breathtaking views in Stockholm. Explore hip SoFo, experience the urban buzz in Nytorget Square and see why Södermalm is an inspiration for artists, writers and musicians. This is the most creatively inspiring and alternative neighbourhood in the city, and with a local by your side you’ll be able to discover its hidden beaches, the coolest cafes and bohemian stores.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded local to get lost (okay, not literally) in bohemian Södermalm, the island neighbourhood which has evolved from a working class area to a hipsters’ paradise.Read more +

Discover lively and cultural Stockholm beyond the famous and touristy districts, and on the route less travelled find bars, coffee shops and neighbourhoods that are well kept local secrets. Check out boutique shops, markets, contemporary art galleries and underground clubs in one of the city’s close-knit communities who have made their home in an alternative neighbourhood.

With a Local Host by your side to navigate, walk along back-alleyways, drink craft beers like the local brew ‘folköl' in microbreweries and soak up the street style one of the city's unique neighbourhoods. Let your host introduce you to interesting places that are hives of alternative activity, housing gallery spaces and that attract a grungy, artsy clientele.

Explore Stockholm’s best vintage shops and markets, cutting edge fashion stores, independent niche boutiques, pop ups, vinyl record shops and the tastiest street food markets, and hang out in Nytorget Square like the locals do. 


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary based on your literary loves, and to agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do. 

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. 

Although you will visit well known art galleries, your Local Host will also help you to discover unique shops, inspiring places and independent galleries as well as sharing stories that you won’t find in a guidebook, and make the city unique. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund. 


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Join a local to explore the bohemian and hipster Södermalm, the island that’s known as ‘Stockholm’s Brooklyn’ 
* Explore the island and visit its hotspots like Nytorget Square
* Visit a micro-brew and try the local ‘folköl’ 
* Visit a contemporary art gallery, browse world class vintage stores and unique independent shops
* Have fika in a trendy, hipster coffee shop
* Discover the hidden beaches that are well kept local secrets, feel the sea breeze and enjoy some of the best views in Stockholm 

Total: EUR
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


Kumi T

Explore Hip and Bohemian Sodermalm | Stockholm

Review by: Kumi T
August 2018

A Splendid Sunday Stroll in Stockholm

Take two cousins, one lives in Norway, the other resides in Sweden. They meet up for a long weekend and decide to explore Stockholm. How better to do so than with an accomplished and experienced local guide who can add depth and colour to the sights? Our guide, Stefani, is bubbly and cheerful. Her command of English is impressive and her knowledge of Stockholm is amazing. Stefani has planned a route for us that took us to the main attractions without rushing, giving us plenty of time to converse about various topics that touched upon what we saw. We were also given tips as to possibilities for other trips we could take on our own or restaurants and cafés we might enjoy. We stopped to take many photos and even had time for a fika, which I learnt is the Swedish tradition of a short break for a drink and a snack. Stefani had even taken the the trouble to research some of the statues that one sees on the routes as there are no plaques in place which provide information about them. This added an extra dimension to the city experience. Wandering around Stockholm was indeed a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. Thank you, Stefani, for contributing to an unforgettable experience!

Stefan P

Explore Hip and Bohemian Sodermalm | Stockholm

Review by: Stefan P
July 2018

A lot of fun!

I recommend booking this in the an evening. I had such a good time discovering the nightlife and cool spots in Sodermalm with Jacob. I'll be spending the next semester studying here and now feel like I know my way around (and all of the best bars in town)!

Fleece .

Explore Hip and Bohemian Sodermalm | Stockholm

Review by: Fleece .
June 2018

Perfect match!

Now that my life has slowed down a bit, I would like to thank you for choosing Stefani as the local for our group. She was the perfect match! Stefani was beyond what I had expected. Not only was she professional at all times but she took the time to truly understand what I wanted for my group, which was someone fun and creative. From day one she felt like family and everyone loved her. She was the perfect blend of intelligence, professionalizing, warmth, and unconstrained fun. Our kind of girl! :-), The ladies did not want her to leave! I cannot imagine returning to Stockholm without Stephani as part of our experience. I look forward to our 2019 tours and beyond with City Unscripted.

Janice I

Explore Hip and Bohemian Sodermalm | Stockholm

Review by: Janice I
May 2018

What a deight

We'd done the main sights already so we asked for a more relaxing experience in a less touristy area of the city., which is exactly what we got. Freddie took us to a few of his favourite vintage shops and we had a coffee stop along the way. It was a lovely afternoon in a beautiful part of Stockholm