Take a pinch of eccentricity, add a splash of laid-back cool and you have Stockholm’s southern island, Södermalm. Known locally as Söder, this is the city's creative engine room, with no shortage of clued-in indie fashion boutiques, vintage stores, art galleries, bars, espresso labs and music venues. The island is also home to a handful of engaging museums, not to mention smashing views of Gamla Stan and the central city from its northern edge.

Explore Södermalm

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Södermalm.