Akzo Nobel's old factory premises between Sickla and Hammarby Sjöstad have been converted into a unique event venue celebrating progressive culture. Occasionally, they also organise a market here and the 10.000-square-metre space is then filled with vintage clothes, food trucks, design gadgets and art.
Roll up your sleeves and get ready for some real flea market shopping. One of the capital’s oldest and most popular markets is just a 25-minute drive south of Stockholm and is open every day. Expect everything from furniture to glassware, crockery, clocks and clothes at bargain prices.
On Sundays from April to September, Stockholmers like to flock to the outdoor street market that runs along the lakeside of Årstaviken, which has a fun mix of flea market stalls, antiques, design and art. Tip: arrive with an empty stomach so you can eat your way through the food trucks.
Stockholm has one popular farmer’s market, which you can find in Söder and Östermalm every Saturday from August to October and on some weekends in autumn and spring and at Christmas. Stroll around the stalls and look, smell and taste before you stock up on organic and locally-produced vegetables, cheese, honey, smoked fish and jam.
Skansen is a perfect place to discover the old Swedish market traditions. On special holidays like Christmas and Easter the charming square is filled with food, handicraft, treats and decorations. The locally-sourced products are of high quality and are often sold by vendors in old-fashioned clothes.