STS Favourite Articles of 2015

We round up some of our favourite articles of 2015.


In 2015, Slow Travel Stockholm continued to grow with talented contributors who help strengthened STS with their unique voices and we launched a special section called “Local Voices” where we’ll be introducing you to locals and some of their favourite things to do in Stockholm.

We also put together 50 free ways to explore Stockholm and 20 insider tips to help you navigate the city like a local.

We integrated with’s offbeat lodging search engine so you can book cool places like boat hotels during your next stay in Stockholm.

In 2016, we hope to bring on key sponsors and partners who share our vision and passion for the concept of slow travel. We would love to keep bringing you deeper coverage of and more untold stories from Stockholm so you can see a different side of this city we love so much.

So grab a cup of coffee and check out some of our favourite stories from 2015. And if you’d like to share your own stories of exploring Stockholm beyond the standard guidebooks, please get in touch.

STHLM Subway Portrait Project – Lola A. Åkerström catches up with photographer Evan Pantiel – creative mastermind behind the STHLM Subway Portrait Project.

All photos courtesy of Evan Pantiel

All photos courtesy of Evan Pantiel

Stockholmskällan: Explore Stockholm’s History – Lola A. Åkerström spotlights a rich resource and app that explores Stockholm’s history through the ages in realtime.

Time period: 1908, Created: 1908, Place:Kungsträdgården, Published by Stockholm City Archives

CREDIT – Time period: 1908, Created: 1908, Place:Kungsträdgården, Published by Stockholm City Archives

Slow Commons – Creating Sustainable Spaces – Ylva Rancken-Lutz is fascinated by how urban space is mentally produced by city planners, materially by construction workers and socially used by people. The visionary behind the new concept, Slow Commons, shares more about creating sustainable spaces in Stockholm.

All photos courtesy of Ylva Rancken-Lutz

Photo credit: Ylva Rancken-Lutz

Going hyperlocal in Hägersten – Photographer and editor Alexander Farnsworth takes us through his neighborhood of Hägersten via hyperlocal photography.


In search of vinyl Lola A. Åkerström spotlights some record stores in Stockholm.

All photos by author

Husmanskost 101 – Swedish Soul Food – Lola A. Åkerström introduces you to husmanskost – Swedish soul food – and some of the best places to eat traditional Swedish food in Stockholm.


Translating Stockholm’s Metro…literally Lola A. Åkerström spotlights a cool and whimsical map of Stockholm’s metro you probably don’t want to use for practical navigation.

All photos courtesy of MetroMash

In Photos: Inside Ringen’s Teatern – Lola A. Åkerström spotlights newly launched food court – Teatern – inside Ringen centrum.


Stockholm’s Historic Pubs – Sampling Viking mead and microbrews, Kendra Valentine goes on a crawl of Stockholm’s historic pubs.


Photo courtesy of Stockholm Historic Pub Tour

Looking forward to sharing more stories from Stockholm in 2016 and thank you for being a wonderful part of this journey with us!

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Author: Lola A. Åkerström

Lola Akinmade Åkerström is an award-winning writer, photographer, and travel blogger, and is also the Founder/Editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Creative. She tweets at @LolaAkinmade.

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