Sodermalm
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Sodermalm is one of the most densely populated areas in Scandinavia. It's a residential district in Stockholm's archipelago that boasts some attractive architectural sights and will offer you a window into the life of Stockholm.
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Britnie U
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Oh my I loved everything about this place. It’s not only beautiful but it’s reach in nature and the buildings are gorgeous. The weather had us walking throughout the area for an entire day. Had some good seafood and drinks. Absolutely breathtaking.
Written August 27, 2022
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Beefsan
Copenhagen, Denmark33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is Stockholm. It's cool and laid back. It feels like Berlín in the best sense of the word, yet it's Sweden and all nice. I went with kids but seems like the place to hang out for drinks
Written July 27, 2023
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,789 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Really nice area in Stockholm to walk araound. Nice little cafees all over. Great old architecture and nice buildings.
Written November 17, 2019
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RoyalClass
Stockholm, Sweden101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
This is the part of Sthlm which before was rundown, not fun to be in and had a bad sound to the locals. This was back in the days when the in crowd did not know bettter.

It all started with people moving here, artists etc, beacause the prices of housing was cheaper than in Vasastan or Östermalm.
The people who lives here often work in the media or as artists of some kind.

Today the price is the same as the rest of the down town area, this is counted as down town and the asking-price is about 60 000 kronor / sq feet or more dependending on what area of Södermalm.

Now days this is a hip island that has great parks, water you can fish or bath in, great for boating and you can walk around the whole island, stopping at cafes or bars, and there is a nice marina called "koopen" marina in Hornstull.
This is the place to hang out. All of Hornstull has great cafes and in summer the whole area turns in to a party.

The soccer team för Södermalm is "Bajjen" which color is green and white, you often see this around supporting the local team.

The island is knows for its cheap nightlife, and you can spend your night at a classy hotel such as Rival at Mariatorget or go drinking at Medborgarplatsen, a great way to kill time in the summer, eveyone else does.

The best way to go Södermalm is to walk from the central station, pass the old town, maybe stop for drinks at Tabac or the boat Flyt? and then on to Södermalm, here you can watch the cruise ships or just sit people watching for hours.

Take some time to explore this island, it is my home, and I"d love for you to see it.

Welcome to Södermalm.
Written August 12, 2011
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Henry L
Stockholm, Sweden46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Södermalm is a great area to aimlessly walk around in! I suggest visiting the photographic museum most of all.

Södermalm has a lot of great bars and restaurants a few suggestions are:

Nada Bar - cozy bar with great drinks!
Akkurat - both a great bar and restaurant (amazing selection of beers, European cuisine)
Frantzen - truly one of the greatest restaurants in Stockholm (Japanese cuisine)
Oliwer Twist - casual bar with a nice atmosphere

Another great thing to do is to shop for vintage clothing and whatnots - a few good stores are: Deadwood, Beyond Retro and In The Mood - check them out!

Along the waterfront, you'll find several lookout points to get great photographs of Stockholm.

I hope you enjoy your time on Södermalm!
Written January 2, 2018
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Swedish_Traveller
Stockholm, Sweden2,200 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
Södermalm is primarily a neighborhood with residential areas, but there are also some areas with a high concentration of restaurants and bars. The view from Södermalm over the rest of the city is very beautiful because it is a height difference. Otherwise, this may not be the most beautiful part of Stockholm. The buildings here are generally much younger than the Old Town for example. The district likes to be cool, hip and bohemian. Unfortunately, this is now more of a facade intended to attract tourists. The shops and restaurants are often hard-designed and updated continually to follow trends. It´s not especially genuine anymore and the prices are quite high, both in shops and in restaurants. The focus of operations is also essentially the adolescents or young adults. A sad development is that the area nowadays has a very high crime rate. Nearly 300 cases of pickpocketing per month this summer, according to statistics. The streets are also full of beggars they are basically at every street corner and it looks very untidy with all the possessions they spread on the sidewalks. They may also in their desperation for money be very intrusive. The quietest parts that can still be very enjoyable to have a stroll in are the areas around the island closest to the water.
Written September 11, 2016
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Business
I ventured to Sodermalm whilst staying in Gamla Stan its a quick walk across one of Stockholm's many bridges. The suburb has a bohemian atmosphere full of young local people & many second hand and vintage shops.

There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, sushi bars and pubs too.

The shops were interesting for window shopping - boutiques, kitchen , glassware, vintage, & design showrooms but nothing really "wow" caught my eye.

I enjoyed strolling around especially since there seemed to be more locals here than in Gamla Stan. The walk from Mariatorget to Gotgaten gives a wonderful impression of the local suburb however at times it can be hilly so wear sensible shoes.

For views take a stroll at the top of Soder you will get some panoramic views of Gamla Stan excellent for taking photo's
Written July 10, 2013
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LB6Travel
Minneapolis159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Business
Sodermalm is supposedly the "bohemian" quarter. It's more hip and marketing bohemian, but, if you get off the main streets and into the neighborhoods, you get a sense of being with real Swedes. Not the tourists, not the super wealthy or the posers, but real people with real jobs. I suggest going there for fika or happy hour. If you have shopping to do, it is full of shops and some nice second hand stores.
Written April 1, 2013
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA773 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Sodermalm is a lovely park that offers many things such as nice walklin ares, old historical buildings and good restaurants.
Written May 24, 2020
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Localizers
Stockholm, Sweden44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Business
Nice island in the middle of Stockholm
lots of restaurants bars and shops around the citizen's square
warmly recommended
Written December 8, 2017
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