Sweden is synonymous with three things: Abba, Ikea and meatballs. While you can visit the Abba museum and an Ikea in Stockholm’s city centre, finding the Swede capital’s best meatballs is a tougher endeavour. With various places across the city offering the traditional dish, we’ve narrowed down the best places to get your meatball fix below. Nytorget 6 Where to find it: Nytorget 6, 116 40 What to order: the classic veal meatballs, which are served with potato puree, lingonberries, pickled cucumber and cream sauce. 215 SK Far away from the tourist traps, you’ll find this cosy local establishment which serves up some of the best meatballs in the city. Traditionally served with cream sauce and potatoe puree, after you’ve had the meatballs take your time wandering through this area to find some lovely design stores serving up a host of Scandi interior inspiration. nytorget6.se/ Meatballs for the People Where to find it: Nytorgsgatan 30, 116 40 What to … [Read more...] about Where to find the best Swedish meatballs in Stockholm
The beautiful city of Stockholm is spread across 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an archipelago in the Baltic Sea. The Old Town, Gamla Stan with its cobblestoned streets and ochre coloured buildings is the stuff of fairytales! Gamla Stan is one of Europe’s most magical and well preserved historic centres complete with a charming Royal Palace, the 13th century Storykyrkan Cathedral and the Nobel Museum. Stockholm is expensive, has short, cold days in winter but has friendly locals, delicious cuisine and seemingly endless beautiful streets, bridges and waterways! Here are 10 photos that will make you want to visit Stockholm (even in winter, like we did)! If those ten photos aren’t enough to convince you then maybe this bonus one will… I can guarantee you Swedish meatballs are definitely NOT overrated and are one of the most delicious foods you’ll enjoy in Scandinavia. Has this made you want to visit beautiful Stockholm? x You may also enjoy:Delicious, … [Read more...] about 10 Photos That Will Make you want to visit Stockholm
File photo of a Norwegian plane at Arlanda airport. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT A flight from Stockholm to southern France has turned back and landed at Stockholm's Arlanda airport following a reported bomb threat. The plane landed at Arlanda at 11.14am, according to Daniel Lindblad, head of press at the Swedish Maritime Administration which is responsible for sea and air rescue. "There were 169 passengers on board," Lindblad told TT, but was unable to confirm where the passengers were currently located, explaining that local police had taken over the incident after the plane landed. The plane took off shortly after 10am from Arlanda and was scheduled to land in Nice, but around 20 minutes into the journey the Swedish Maritime Administration was informed of a threat. "We got the alarm from air traffic control in Malmö. They had contact with the plane around 10.30am. At that time the plane was in line with [southern Swedish town] Växjö. Then they chose to go … [Read more...] about Plane bound for France returns to Stockholm after ‘bomb threat’
The incident happened at Stockholm's Hötorget metro station. File photo: Sören Andersson/TT A pregnant woman was taken to hospital after she was injured in a confrontation with security staff during a ticket check on a Stockholm underground train. The initial police report, published just after 8pm on Thursday, said a "scuffle reportedly broke out in connection with a woman being dismissed from a train" at the Hötorget metro station. "In connection with this, the woman fell and was taken to hospital by ambulance." The incident has sparked a debate about racial profiling and security officer violence. Videos published on social media of the incident show the woman, who was pregnant and travelling together with a young child, removed from the train apparently against her will. "This shouldn't surprise anyone even if the victim is pregnant," wrote Lovette Jallow, an author and activist who founded Black Vogue which creates makeup for people with darker skin tones, on … [Read more...] about Pregnant woman taken to hospital after clash with Stockholm metro security guards
A worker pictured on the escalator at Stockholm City. Photo: Adam Wrafter/SvD/TT In summer 2018, several people were hurt when an escalator in Stockholm suddenly changed direction. Now an investigation into the accident has been completed, and dozens of escalators have been ordered to be repaired. The escalator at Stockholm City was full of people when it started going backwards. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt, but SL, the company in charge of public transport in the capital, closed all the escalators at Stockholm City and Stockholm Odenplan while an investigation was carried out. The stations were shut entirely for several weeks after the incident, and the escalators have only been repaired gradually. Over the autumn, some escalators have already been turned back on after being fitted with new parts and these have been tested daily, but several remain closed off. Now the investigation, carried out by inspection company Dekra, has concluded that the construction of the … [Read more...] about Why are so many of Stockholm’s escalators broken?