Each year the editors of Monocle selects 50 things from their travels the past year that they felt were exceptional. This year Monocle has awarded Arlanda Express in Stockholm the second place on the list for being the best taxi to train set up. Congratulations!
Arlanda Express, a partner of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network, is the fastest way into town from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It only takes 20 minutes from the airport to the Central Station in Stockholm. It’s also by far the most environmentally friendly way.
Do you dare to date a city?
Discover the world’s ‘Favorite LGBT-Friendly City’, fly with award-winning SAS Scandinavian Airlines and have a local Stockholm resident guide you – to show you some of the best of your own favourite things which the city has to offer. You can choose between six guys or girls, depending on what you are most into, each being a Stockholm ambassador for a specific theme, such as Arts & Culture, Sports, Outdoor, Fashion & Design, Food & Flavours or Music & Nightlife.
Update July 1: The competition is now closed. The winners will be announced at www.visitstockholm.com/gay-lesbian on July 5th.
Tomorrow is the last day to vote in the Best of EDGE Awards. Stockholm has been nominated for Favorite LGBT-Friendly City and we hope to get your vote!
Two of our partners in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network are also nominated - Grand Hôtel Stockholm is nominated as Favorite Luxury Hotel and SAS is nominated as Favorite Airline.
You can vote for us until March 16, 2012.
Click here to vote for Stockholm!
Are you planning a trip to Stockholm? Wondering how to get from and to the airport?
Arlanda Express, a partner of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network, is the fastest way into town from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It only takes 20 minutes from the airport to the Central Station in Stockholm. It’s also by far the most environmentally friendly way. Arlanda Express has been awarded the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation’s eco-label “Good Environmental Choice”.
For the tenth consecutive year, Arlanda Express has been Sweden’s most punctual train operator (the Swedish Transport Administration).
Arlanda Express often offers discounts, especially at the weekends.
We are so proud and happy to let you know that Stockholm has been nominated for Favorite LGBT-Friendly City for the 2011 Best of EDGE Awards. Two of out partners in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network are also nominated - Grand Hôtel Stockholm is nominated as Favorite Luxury Hotel and SAS is nominated as Favorite Airline.
The Best of EDGE Awards are enjoying their fifth year of celebrating excellence in the gay community.
EDGE’s editorial team nominates potential winners in 35 categories across five major channels of content.
You can vote for us until March 16, 2012. and will be open to all EDGE readers via an online ballot. At the end of this process, EDGE will tabulate the votes and announce the winners.
Click here to vote for Stockholm!
It’s winter in Stockholm! When I woke up this morning the whole city was covered in snow. Okay, so you have to wear more clothes than desired, but the postcard-perfect sights are even more beautiful this way.
One of the best things I know to do this season is to see Stockholm from the water.
Seeing Stockholm from the water during the cold months is unique and at least as magical as during a high summer day. The fresh, clean air, the calm, beautiful landscape, the shifting colors of nature, and the special silence all contribute to a unique experience. Read more about boat tours in Stockholm>>
Want to stay inside?
The F12 Group has opened three new restaurants in Stockholm this year. As usual when it comes to F12 the restaurants all have different orientations and are placed in creative environments:
Köttbaren – the meat bar – continues on the ongoing meat trend in Stockholm. Köttbaren is made up of three things: a restaurant, a boutique and a bar that all specializes in meat. The establishment is located on Tegnergatan in central Stockholm.
Ever heard of plank steak? This Hungarian dish has over the year been Swedified and is now considered a Swedish classic, much like béarnaise sauce and macaronis with falukorv (falu sausage). At Villa Godthem out on Djurgården plank steak became a hit the instant the restaurant re-opened its 19th century doors. This is a perfect place to spend the winter evenings.
Miss Voon in central Stockholm is a modern restaurant combining taste from all the Asian cuisines, but with a European basis – freshness, simplicity and a distinct character in taste. Miss Voon also has a sashimibar that serves raw fish and seafood. If you’re not planning to eat, enjoy a drink at the bar.
My colleague Christina Guggenberger has been nominated for the QX Gay Gala Awards in the category “Hetero of the Year”. She’s nominated because of the fantastic job she’s doing working to promote Stockholm as the perfect LGBT destination.
Magnus Lindbergh, VisitSweden NY and Christina Guggenberger, Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network
- Openness, diversity and respect. These are the three core values necessary to attract the LGBT segment. Christina Guggenberger knows what she’s talking about, she’s been the project manager at Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network since the start – working side by side with organizations rooted in the Swedish gay community. And the result speaks for itself: today Stockholm is considered as one of the top 10 most interesting gay city break destinations in the world, according to a survey conducted by the San Francisco based organization Community Marketing Inc.
Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network started in 2005 as a project within Stockholm Visitors Board. The aim? To market and develop Stockholm as an interesting and attractive destination. – It’s gone fantastically well. Stockholm and partner products are today visible in and through all major LGBT media as well as selected travel channels, says Christina Guggenberger.
Please vote for her and make her Hetero of the Year>>
Manila and Sahara from RuPauls Dragrace are coming to club Sthlm Night Fever tonight!
Sthlm Night Fever>>
Nightlife in a city is ever changing; therefore we work closely with QX – the leading gay magazine and gay community in Sweden. They provide the latest information on what’s going on in the Stockholm nightlife, what events are coming up, the latest news about Stockholm Pride and other things that can be interesting for everyone who decides to visit Stockholm.
The QX Gay Map is available at many places and also at Stockholm Tourist Center. For updated information on clubs and the party scene, please visit: QX
Is it December 21st yet?! The premiere of the Hollywood version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” cannot come soon enough.
Starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, directed by David Fincher, this upcoming blockbuster promises to be one of the most anticipated this holiday season.
The movie was shot in Stockholm and many fans come here to walk in the footsteps of the characters. Guided tours are available by the Stockholm City Museum
, but you are welcome to explore the settings on your own.
Lisbeth Salander’s 21-room apartment, Mikael Blomkvist’s regular café, the offices of the fictional Millennium magazine -visitstockholm.com has listed the top tips. Check them out at visitstockholm.com
The SAS Crew Guide has been a popular print guide for almost a decade now. SAS also have it as an app, but they thought of taking it one step further for their LGBT travellers. SAS is therefore proud to present the live SAS Gay Crew Guide video to Stockholm. In three different clips, Swedish hunk (and yes, he’s a footballer, too) Anton Hysén gets some tips from the SAS gay crew on the best things to do and see in Stockholm. And of course, there are some tips from Anton himself as well.
Check out SAS’s LGBT microsite>>