Stockholm Gay Travel Guide & Map 2022

Upcoming Events in Stockholm

|  1 – 7 August 2022
Stockholm Gay Pride Festival 2022: Since the start in 1998, Stockholm Pride has grown to be one of Stockholm's largest annual festivals, as well as the largest gay pride celebration in Scandinavia.
Parade on Saturday, 6 August.
|  5 – 7 August 2022
Xcape: gay party weekend with international DJs during Stockholm Pride 2022.
|  17 – 21 August 2022
Stockholm Culture Festival: pop, rock, jazz, classical music, street art, film, art and dance. The 600 events (most of them free) of this annual festival attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
|  3 – 9 October 2022
Cinema Queer 2022: annual international film festival with queer movies, parties and forums.

Accommodation Tip

Hotel. ****, from 1000 SEK
Located right next to ABBA The Museum and close to several other museums and landmarks of Stockholm.
With various events of the Swedish music scene.
@ Djurgårdsvägen 68
Stockholm 11521
Tram, Bus: Liljevalchs/Gröna Lund

About Stockholm and its gay life

Being older than 750 years, Stockholm today is a modern, technologically-advanced, liberal and ethnically diverse city. Many visitors are impressed by the beauty of the city on the fourteen islands and enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Stockholm's many sights include the Old Town (Gamla Stan), the Royal Palace, the much-visited maritime Vasa Museum, Berzelii Park, the Royal Swedish Opera, the Djurgården peninsula and the ABBA Museum.

Sweden is one of the most liberal countries in the world regarding gay rights. It was one of the first countries introducing civil unions and anti-discrimination laws. People in Sweden – and especially in Stockholm – are quite open-minded and many hotels, cafes, restaurants and bars are explicitly LGBT-friendly.

Stockholm is often called the gay capital of Sweden and even of Scandinavia. However, due to the small population in Sweden and Stockholm you shouldn't expect a large gay scene. Stockholm certainly is not a heaven for cruising in saunas or clubs, but it is a relaxed and pleasant place for socialising in tasteful gay and gay-friendly cafes, restaurants and clubs.

There are no gay districts in Stockholm, but most cafes, restaurants and clubs are located in the districts Södermalm and Gamla Stan (Old Town).

Annual gay highlight in Stockholm is the Gay Pride festival at the end of July or beginning of August.