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The southern suburbs of Stockholm, Söderort, contain suburban neighborhoods as well as forests and lakes. They are also a gateway to the Stockholm archipelago.

They consist of the southern parts of the Stockholm municipality, as well as the Nacka, Haninge, Nynäshamn, Huddinge and Södertälje municipalities.

Get in

Public transports serves most of the area.


The Globe
  • The Globe (Globen, officially "Ericsson Globe"), Globentorget (T Globen) [2]. Located just south of Södermalm, the giant white sphere that is "the Globe" has been one of the most eye-catching features of the Stockholm skyline since its inauguration in 1989. The 16,000-seat arena claims the title as the world’s largest spherical building. It is frequently used for ice hockey games (see Do/Sports section below) but is also used for other sporting events, as well as concerts and galas. Guided tours are currently available for groups only, by prior arrangement, but organized public tours will be held June 22-August 16 (Adults 80 SEK).[3]
  • Skogskyrkogården, the Woodland Cemetery (T Skogskyrkogården) [4]. Skogskyrkogården is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the southern suburbs, famous for its architecture. The two architects Gunnar Asplund (who later also would design the Stockholm Public Library) and Sigurd Lewerentz were 30 years old when they won the architecture competition in 1915. All chapels and other main buildings are designed by Asplund, with the exception of the Chapel of Resurrection, designed by Lewerentz, the landscape architect. The site also features works of art by famous Swedish artists such as Sven Erixson, Carl Milles and Otto Sköld. With some 100,000 graves spanning 102 hectares, Skogskyrkogården is the second largest cemetery in Sweden. The film star Greta Garbo is one of several notables buried there. In addition to the large Christian Protestant section, there are also Orthodox, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim sections.
  • Färgfabriken, Lövholmsbrinken 1 (T Liljeholmen, Tvärbanan tram to Trekanten), +46 8 645 07 07 [5]. Open Th-Su noon-6PM (closed for much of the summer). An exhibition hall housed in an old paint factory from 1889 (the name translates to "the paint factory"), calling itself "laboratory of the contemporary". It is perhaps one of Sweden's most interesting scenes for contemporary art. Unfortunately, it is closed for most of the summer.
  • University College of Art, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), LM Ericssons väg 14 (T Telefonplan), +46 8 450 41 00 [6].


  • Hammarby plays their home games at Söderstadion, Arenavägen (T Globen), a 1950s stadium just south of the inner city. The club's home games are known for their atmosphere, although recent incidents of hooliganism have somewhat marred the reputation of its enthusiastic supporters.
  • Djurgården plays some of their ice hockey home games in Globen (the giant Stockholm Globe Arena) and others at the smaller, neighbouring Hovet, both Arenavägen (T Globen).
  • AIK plays their ice hockey home games at Hovet.
  • Stockholm International Horse Show [7]. A major international indoor equestrian event, held annually in the Stockholm Globe Arena, featuring the World Cup in dressage, show jumping and World Cup Four in Hand driving.
    • Stockholm International Horse Show 2010, November 26-28.
  • Stockholmsmässan [8] in Älvsjö, an exhibition center for business and hobby conventions.
  • Hammarbybacken at Hammarby Sjöstad, skiing.
  • Flottsbrobacken in Huddinge, skiing.


  • Farsta Centrum, (T Farsta), [9]. Open M-F 10AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM.
  • Globen Shopping, (T Globen), [10]. Next to the Globe Arena, Globen. Open M-F 10AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM.
  • Skärholmen Centrum, (T Skärholmen), [11]. Open M-F 10AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM.
  • IKEA Kungens Kurva, Kungens Kurva (buses from T Skärholmen). The largest IKEA in the world.


  • IKEA Kungens Kurva has the cheapest meals in the area, if you happen to pass by.


  • Slakthuset in Slakthusområdet ("the meatpacking district") is, with inspiration from the New York counterpart, a nightclub for alternative dance music. With very casual furnishing, the livestock blood has barely been washed off the walls.



  • Angby Camping [12] (T-bana: Angbyplan (come out of the station, turn left, keep walking). If you miss the last T-bana take night bus 198 from Sergels Torg/T-Centralen, direction Backlura, stop Angbyplan (right next to the T-bana)) Rents out cabins, has caravan/camper van lots, and space for free camping (with plenty of shade). Spotless toilets and showers (the latter cost 10 SEK). Laundry facilities, cooking facilities, internet café, mini-market which bakes its own bread and cakes every morning, small children's area. Very friendly staff who are prepared to go the extra mile to help out. A stone's throw from the campsite is Lake Malaren with beach, bar/restaurant, crazy golf, and the campsite's own water slide. . Cost - e.g. one adult, one child, one tent, 225SEK per night.
  • Globen Villa, Dammtrappgatan 13 (In between metro station globen and Enskede Gard), [1]. checkin: 16-18. In this quiet neighbourhood of traditional working-class houses a welcoming lady rents 3 units for bed and breakfast. Two of the units are separate buildings, which are well equipped. The breakfast consists of several fresh things like bread, fruits and drinks. The cabins are cosy and great value. The metro is a 5 minute walk and from there 10 mins to the main attractions. Short, the location is fine. The units have their own kitchenettes, so you can cook yourself. The supermarket is a 10 minute walk. Discounts apply if you stay longer. 1200 SEK for a weekend from friday evening to Sunday. 3500 SEK for a week and less if you stay longer. Single night is 600 SEK.


  • Rica Talk Hotel, Mässvägen 2, (commuter train to Älvsjö) [13]. The Rica Talk Hotel is conveniently located next door to Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm's newest convention center, and a short stroll from the Älvsjö station. The hotel is spacious, clean and modern, with the bathrooms extremely pleasing; big bath, good temperature-control shower. All toiletries were in big wall-fixed dispensers, but nice ones, with good quality contents! The breakfast buffet is extensive and plentiful.


  • Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden [14], famous for the 1938 Saltsjöbaden Agreement between Swedish Labor Confederation (LO) and the Employer Union (SAF), still maintaining stability on the Swedish labor market.


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