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Bohemian Södermalm and SoFo District Walking Tour, Stockholm

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Key Highlights

  • Explore Stockholm’s eclectic, bohemian side during this guided tour
  • Discover the region’s unique history as you walk through the Södermalm district
  • Visit the various locations mentioned in author Steig Larsson’s famous Millenium trilogy
  • See the hipster locality of SoFo and tour the many vintage shops, cafés and bars in the area
  • The tour is led by an English-speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    No More operation days in 2016
    04 February – 27 May: Saturday
    01 Jun – 31 August : Thursday to Saturday
    02 September – 25 Novenber: Saturday


    1.5 hour

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    At Södermalmstorg, by the stairs leading down to the City Museum (Stadsmuseet). The nearest metro station is Slussen.

    Ending Point

    At SoFo

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Tour the bohemian side of Stockholm and learn the history of Stockholm’s hip and happening neighbourhood, Södermalm and the hipster locality, SoFo. An English-speaking guide will take you around the districts and provide insight into the life of the locals here.

    Walk the footsteps of author Steig Larsson’s Millenium trilogy and see the homes of its main characters during your tour of Södermalm. The neighbourhood is considered a fashionable part of Stockholm due to the many vintage shops, eclectic boutiques, chic cafés and great restaurants that line the district’s streets.

    You will also visit the fashionable SoFo district, the area’s edgy vibes similar to those found in New York's Brooklyn and London's Shoreditch. Short for South of Folkungagatan, the district is mainly inhabited by the city’s hipster population and is home to many independent galleries and intimate bars.


    Meet your English-speaking guide at Södermalmstorg, by the stairs leading down to the City Museum (Stadsmuseet).

    Led by your guide, explore the hip and happening Södermalm neighbourhood, Stockholm’s southern island. Formerly a working class neighbourhood, Södermalm today is a mishmash of 16thcentury architecture and modern boutiques, cafés and bars.

    During the walk, your guide will reveal the history of this granite-cliff island and discuss how the petite red cottages gave way to large modern apartments. You will learn how a fire in Gamla Stan in the 17th century drove a major section of working class residents to build affordable wooden houses in this district.

    You will also tour the areas mentioned in author Steig Larsson’s Millenium trilogy. Follow the footsteps of the trilogy’s main characters, stroll through walkways and see the splendid 21-room penthouse of Lisbeth Salander on Fiskargatan 9 and the striking hilltop location of Mikael Blomkvist’s apartment on Bellmansgatan 1.

    Next, proceed to the trendiest area in Stockholm, the South of Folkungagatan, popularly known as the SoFo district. Lined with vintage shops, eclectic boutiques, barbershops and restaurants, you will see the hordes of bushy-bearded men and Buddy Holly spectacles that make SoFo Stockholm’s ultimate hipster neighbourhood. It is here that your walking tour will come to an end, after which you are free to explore the neighbourhood on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Walking tour in English


    • Hotel transfers
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    When at the meeting point the guide will hold a sign with the Stockholm Our Way logo and/or the name of the tour. During summer look out for a guide in either a blue jacket or a black T-shirt with the Stockholm Our Way logo.

    The group size for the tour is 25.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.