5 must-visit markets in Stockholm
1) Sunday Flea Market
If you’re passing through Hötorget on a Sunday, the vegetable and flower stalls will be replaced by flea market vendors and treasure hunters. This cobbled square has been a market place since the 17th century and every Sunday since the mid 90s, you can browse the tables filled with books, kitchenware, gadgets and pottery.
2) Loppmarknaden Vårberg
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.
3) Hornstulls Marknad
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.
4) Bondens Egen Marknad
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.
5) Skansens Marknader
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.
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