Millennium trilogy tours
Millions of people have already read the Millennium-series by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, millions more may have watched the films.
You will know therefore that the characters in the books live and work on Södermalm in inner-city Stockholm and the city museum has thus developed a city-walk, “In the footsteps of the Millennium Trilogy”.
The tour takes you to Mikael Blomkvist’s home, the Millennium Magazine, and Lisbeth Salander’s luxurious apartment among many other locations, ending with the film exhibition at the Stockholm City Museum offering a behind the scenes glimpse of the making of the Millennium films.
Price: 100 kronor
Time: Saturday 11am until September
Location: Bellmansgatan 1, Södermalm,
More information: Stockholm City Museum
Sing-a-long at Skansen
The Swedes like to sing. Think last night of the proms, only less formal and in the open air with Stockholm as a backdrop.
Many of the songs will be in Swedish, but many won’t and you’ll have fun regardless trying to catch a beat.
Get there early, like I said – the Swedes like to sing.
Price: 120 kronor
Time: Tuesday July 7th, 7.30pm (and following four Tuesdays)
Tickets: Museum entry
Location: Skansen, Djurgården
More information: Sing-a-long at Skansen
SPHM Roots Festival in Vinterviken
For the second year running the idyllic setting of Vinterviken’s gardens play host to a roots festival with the catchy name of SPHM.
Artists for the late afternoon reggae fest include Ska’N’Ska, Fröjd, Oskar Franzén and 1 Blood Movement.
Price: 100 kronor (cash)
Time: Saturday July 4th, 4pm – 10.30pm
Location: Vinterviken (Liljeholmen metro)
More information: SPHM Roots Festival
Herräng dance camp
Herräng Dance Camp, which originally started back in the summer of 1982, is now the leading and most comprehensive dance camp in the world focusing on the African-American swing dance tradition.
For the month of July each year the camp turns the normally quiet Roslagen backwater of Herräng (about 90 minutes north of Stockholm) into a multi-culti jiving, thriving, lindy-hopping, tapping dance extravaganza.
There are beginner weekends and week long courses in a range of disciplines.
Price: Herräng dance camp costs
Time: Until Saturday July 25th
Location: Check in at Folkets Hus in Herräng
More information: Herräng dance camp