Shopping in Stockholm

If you plan this year's Christmas shopping, the variety and breadth available in Stockholm is unbeatable. Here's something for all tastes, styles and budgets. We want to share what we know with you, guide you through Stockholm shopping streets and let you know which hotels are nearby.

Christmas shopping in Stockholm

Stockholm sparkles at Christmas time, and you can sense the Christmas spirit everywhere. The red carpet is rolled out on Biblioteksgatan and lights illuminate the city. Don't miss a trip to NK to see their legendary Christmas window display, which has a new theme each year. Walk through the doors and marvel at the enormous Christmas tree which spans several floors. Stroll to the Old Town and experience the live Advent calendar which opens a new window every day at 18.15 somewhere in the Old Town, from 1-24 December.

You shouldn't miss any of Stockholm's Christmas markets either. Both Skansen and the Old Town have well-known, popular Christmas markets. Shop for genuine handicrafts, high quality sausages, ceramics, wool and leather products. Enjoy hot mulled wine, gingerbread and saffron buns whilst you stroll around the market stalls steeped in traditional atmosphere.

If you prefer to do all your shopping in the same spot, there are many shopping centres and department stores both inside and outside the city.

Shopping streets in Stockholm

Individual style and budget play a big part in planning a shopping trip. We think the following three areas offer something for everyone:

Trendy and vintage

If you like discovering smaller shops and unique designers, or exploring well-assorted vintage shops, don't miss a visit to SoFo on Södermalm in Stockholm. Don't forget to also stroll along charming Götgatsbacken on Södermalm. Our closest hotel here is Scandic Malmen, no more than a few blocks from the heart of SoFo.

Hotels close to trendy shopping:

Scandic Malmen
Götgatan 49-51

Scandic Sjöfartshotellet
Katarinavägen 26

Exclusive design

If you like fashion by famous designers and fashion houses in a higher price range, we recommend Sturegallerian, Biblioteksgatan, Birger Jarlsgatan and NK. You'll find everything here from Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs to Acne, Filippa K and Hope.

Hotels close to exclusive shopping:

Scandic Anglais
Humlegårdsgatan 23

Scandic Park
Karlavägen 43

Value for money

If you're looking for fashionable and trendy clothes at a good price, you should head to the city and Drottninggatan. You'll find many of the big chain stores here, such as Zara, Indiska, Lindex and several H&M shops with different focus.

Hotels close to reasonable shopping:

Grand Central by Scandic
Kungsgatan 70

Haymarket by Scandic
Hötorget 13-15

Scandic No 53
Kungsgatan 53

Scandic Klara
Slöjdgatan 7

Scandic Norra Bantorget
Wallingatan 15

Scandic Upplandsgatan
Upplandsgatan 4

Scandic Continental
Vasagatan 22