Fantastic and underrated modern art museum/ gallery on Djurgarden (past the huge tourist destination, Vasa Museum). Every year it hosts about four exhibitions of contemporary and modern art.
We were there for an exhibition of Alberto Giacometti and it was amazing to see 'Walking Man 1' in full height. His drawing and paintings were an absolute revelation and it was a great way of spending the afternoon.
It's 100 giant outdoor photos of wildlife from all over the world. you can see it at even at night.
The photos are huge, incredible, and moving, and the whole exhibition is easy to find, and free!
Raoul Wallenbergs Torg. Really central.
A former private house which is now the home of a collection of paintings, prints and sculpture of the former owner, Ernest Thiel, an art collector of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Swedish government purchased the house and the collection in 1924. The gallery houses a wonderful range of work, especially that of Edvard Munch, but also Carl Larsson, Vuillard and Lautrec. It retains the atmosphere of an individual's own home, with the owner's collection still in place. Also great bar/cafeteria and garden.
Sjotullsbacken 6-8, S-115 25 Stockholm. On Djurgarden, just outside Stockholm, reachable by No. 69 bus from the city centre. Twenty minute ride.
Great art collection from the turn of the century, Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, Munch, etc. Set in a beautiful building which was the home of art magnate Ernest Thiel. 12-4pm only.
The Thielska Gallery is situated at the far end of Djurgården on Blockhusudden. Bus no. 69 from Sergels Torg or other stops along the route.
The former home of prince Eugen, which now houses his collection of late 19th-early 20th century Swedish art. Zorn, Ivan Aguéli, Ernst Josephson and the Princes own landscapes, I love "molnet" (the cloud).
11-5pm. Mondays closed, Thurdays late opening.
Catch bus nr. 47 or tram nr. 7, sign-posted to Waldemarsudde from the city centre to the final stop or ferry boat from Nybroviken or Slussen to Gröna Lund, Djurgården. .
This ugly building next to the Central Station is actually quite vibrant. There is a gallery, library, cafe, theatre and shops. My favourite area is the Lava Lounge where you can go to relax and enjoy whatever event has
Created by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg, the Utter Inn is half art installation, half hotel. Essentially, it's a watertight box - just big enough to house two single beds - suspended beneath a small floating platform on Lake Malaren, off of Västerås, near Stockholm. Atop the platform is what looks like a garden shed housing a cooker, curtained off toilet and the hatch through which you enter the bedroom.
You pay around £50 for a night's stay, which includes lifts to and from the Utter Inn in Mikael's boat, a take-away dinner and picnic breakfast. We spent a great evening watching the sunset and drinking wine, entertained by a variety of passing boats, kayaks and seabirds.
In the bedroom, windows look out into the murky waters of the lake, so you can watch what perch and pike are getting up to beneath the surface. There's an inflatable kayak onboard the platform, so if you go stir crazy you can always try to paddle your way back to civilization. Mind you, when I tried, it seemed to have sprung a leak - I had barely gone 20 metres before I started sinking...
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