Please note: Some of the events below are in-person. Please make sure to follow the country’s current COVID-19 guidelines (find them here), as they may change between the time this calendar is published and when an event takes place. Always maintain social distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask when possible.
Stockholm’s COVID-19 restrictions currently run until Saturday 30th January with a possible extension. Even digital events may be cancelled with short notice, so make sure to check the event link before attending anything.
So what are the events in Stockholm when gatherings of eight or more people are prohibited? As the calendar changes to a new year, we are resolving to embrace 2021 in cultural, gastronomical, and environmentally-friendly ways, and luckily there’s plenty going on. This January, explore outdoor places in and around Stockholm, try take away from different restaurants, and find safe ways to connect with friends. If it means getting creative, Stockholm can handle the challenge!
Here’s what’s happening in Stockholm in January:
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd January
Open Air Mattias A. Klum from Fotografiska
Fotografiska has partnered with Clear Channel to display ten of Mattias A. Klum’s photographs around Stockholm. Some of the works are from Klum’s recent exhibit at Fotografiska, and others were specifically chosen for this project. Klum hopes that these photographs will inspire people to be considerate of nature. You can find a map with locations marked on the website.
Wednesday 13th January
Virtual Reflection and Intention Setting led by Yohanna Mannelqvist
Lululemon and Hästens have teamed together for this virtual event. Yohanna Mannelqvist will help you to set powerful intentions for 2021, and lead you through a meditation, breath work and journaling practice. Simply register for this class, have a pen and journal ready, and enjoy the free learning experience.
Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd January
Sápmi Indigenous Film Festival at Årsta Folkets Hus Bio Kontrast
This film festival will occur in a few places, with some joint program events, like introductions online, in order to connect the events. The film festival will showcase films produced by Indigenous peoples. The program will be released soon, so stay tuned.
Sunday 31st January
Anna Netrebko at Konserthuset
Russian singer Anna Netrebko is one of the leading sopranos in opera worldwide. This is a rescheduled performance, so if you want to attend, buy a ticket soon! Prices vary from 1600 to 2200 SEK.
Ongoing in January
Online Photography Course from Fotografiska
With ten episodes available online, now is a great time to try out a photography course! Göran Segeholm, a professional teacher, gives you tips in this free course. The lessons are recorded in Swedish, with English subtitles available.
AIRA was opened by Chef Tommy Myllymäki less than a year ago. The fine-dining restaurant focuses on Nordic ingredients and traditional cooking, offering a tasting and á la carte menu. Book your lunch or dinner in advance.
Download the app StreetKäk to find the food trucks in Stockholm. Have an Italian sandwich from Jeffrey’s Food Truck, or plant-based food from Vegan Schmegan Foodtruck.
Teleparty allows you to watch movies or shows with your friends without physical contact. The Google Chrome extension allows you to synchronize video and adds in a group chat to Netflix, DisneyPlus, Hulu and HBO. Then, after watching all of “The Queen’s Gambit” with your friends, maybe you will be inspired to download the Chess with Friends app as well!
Author Stage Podcast from Kulturhuset
Ingemar Fasth, artistic director of literature at Kulturhuset, has selected some recordings from over the years to highlight. Listen to a conversation with Jane Fonda, or learn more about Sherlock Holmes.
This series is presented by Serieteket as an edition to Stockholm’s International Comics Festival. There are conversations between Swedish and French artists to listen to; some conversations available in English.
Enjoying a nice cup of coffee does not require going to a coffee shop. Drop Coffee, a wonderful coffee shop and roastery, offers their own organic coffee beans. You can purchase them in-person at Drop Coffee or online.
Continue supporting the Zita Folkets Bio through their at home program. By paying a membership fee of 89 SEK a month, you will have access to a curated selection of films so that you can enjoy classics, festival films, and staff favorites from the comfort of home.
Treat yourself to a copy of An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk and Fairy Tales, an anthology of Swedish folklore and fairy tales illustrated by the talented John Bauer. You can order this book from Akademibokhandeln for 339 SEK.
Outdoor Adventures in Stockholm
Hike in Nature Reserve from Stockholm Nature Activities
A guide will take you on a full-day outdoor adventure close to the city. You will hike about 10 to 12 kilometers, have a campfire-cooked meal, and have a chance to walk over a frozen lake! This tour is eco-friendly, with a zero waste policy, and organically-sourced food. The tour is offered in English, Swedish, and German, and costs 1100 SEK per person.
At Lida, you can try parkour in the outdoor parkour track. The park is always open, and would be a great activity for maintaining distance while trying something new!
This national park, located about 40 minutes from central Stockholm, is a beautiful forest with a 30-kilometer perimeter. Pack yourself a picnic and enjoy a day in the quiet forest.
Tantolunden is a park located in Södermalm where people go for sledding in the winter. It is also a great area for a stroll. In this park, you can also see over 100 gardens and garden sheds that make the area quite charming!
This walking path offers a wonderful view of Lake Mälaren, Riddarholmen, and City Hall. The path can get slippery in the winter, so be sure to wear shoes with good traction and be careful! It is considered one of the best views of Stockholm.
Two new sculptures by artist Xavier Veilhan have been added in Skärholmen. They are both made of light blue concrete and are massive.
Regardless of the weather, a stroll on the Strandvägen is sure to please. Fresh air, waterfront views, and beautiful architecture; what’s not to love?
Travel through Stockholm, identifying different parts of the world’s largest model of the planetary system. Ericsson Globen represents the sun, and you can find some of the inner planets in the city. The scale is 1:20 million, meaning that not all of the celestial objects are found in Stockholm.
Takeaway in Stockholm
The menu at Pas d’Art was created by Michelin winner Michael Spiridon, so you know that you are in good hands if you order from here! Choose the “Dinner Bag” option for a meal that is almost completely cooked, with instructions for the final steps to be done at home so your meal is at the perfect temperature when served.
Babas makes sure that you can have tasty food in the Stockholm suburbs, with locations in Högdalen, Sundyberg, Nacka and more. They do have vegetarian and vegan options that are as delicious as a meat burger. Pre-order take away by calling or with the Babas app. Delivery is available from all Babas locations, through Foodora, UberEats, or Bolt Food.
Matateljén is now offering takeaway for both lunch and dinner. You can order ready-made boxes and items from the deli by calling 08-40919810. The restaurant is already considering additional solutions for takeaway meals, so stay tuned.
Falafelbaren has some of the best falafel in the city. You can place your order online via their website.
Guld Kaffe has a focus on coffee and also offers food. Currently, they are also offering a 10% discount on takeaway orders. Enjoy a breakfast item, or perhaps a light lunch, with a coffee from Morgon Coffee Roasters in Gothenburg.
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