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Vir­gin At­lantic of­fers con­nect­ing flights from Washington Dulles to Stock­holm for $615 round trip.


Scan­dic Mal­men

Got­gatan 49–51

www.scan­di­cho­­men Wanna stay where the band is stay­ing? This So­der­malm ho­tel hosts many of the tour­ing acts that play across the street at De­baser Medis. Rooms range from $149 per night for a win­dow­less un­der­ground cabin (i.e., han­gover bunker) to $404 per night for a mas­ter suite.

Ho­tel Tre Sma Rum

Hobergs­gatan 81

www.tres­ This seven-room, three-bath­room hos­tel on a quiet So­der­malm street is clean, quaint and run by a friendly owner who thinks Robyn is “re­ally quite good.” Rooms for $119 per night.


Louie Louie Bon­de­gatan 13 Some of Stock­holm’s best dressed can be spot­ted at this hip Soder cafe, lunch­ing on tasty grilled sand­wiches ($12), sip­ping hot tea ($1.50) or just tap­ping their toes to the David Bowie songs on the stereo.

Her­mans Fjall­gatan 23B Pop­u­lar veg­e­tar­ian res­tau­rant of­fer­ing a sa­vory buf­fet ($15 for lunch, $22 for din­ner) and a primo water­front view of Stock­holm.


Horn­stull Strand 4

horn­stull­ Soder’s best night­club dou­bles as a fu­sion res­tau­rant. Af­ter the show, try the lamb tab­bouleh ($28), and don’t pass on the in­cred­i­bly sweet desserts ($11).


Bars and night­clubs in and near So­der­malm: This trendy neigh­bor­hood is the thump­ing heart of the Stock­holm mu­sic scene, thanks to its in­ti­mate bars ( Indigo, Got­gatan 19; Nada, Aso­gatan 140; Pet Sounds Bar, Skanegatan 80;

Snotty, Skanegatan 90) and its invit­ing night­clubs ( De­baser Medis, Med­bor­garplat­sen 8; So­dra Teatern, Mose­backe 1; Strand, Horn­stull Strand 4). You’ll have to cross a bridge to visit the orig­i­nal De­baser Slussen night­club at Karl Jo­hans Torg 1 in the Slussen neigh­bor­hood — home of Elis­a­beth Sa­lan­der, nov­el­ist Steig Lars­son’s “Girl With the Dragon Tat­too.”

Bars and night­clubs in Sture­plan: Things can get pretty posh in the Sture­plan neigh­bor­hood, but check out

Riche at Birger Jarls­gatan 4 — and be sure to use the door on the right. (The left is an al­ways-mobbed res­tau­rant of the same name.) Af­ter that, head over to the stun­ning Berns Sa­longer at Berzelii Park 103, Stock­holm’s most re­splen­dent mu­sic venue.

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