For shopping, the Norrmalmstorg square itself forms the center of Stockholm’s fashion district, from where Hamngatan, the power-shopping esplanade, with the Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) department store, and pedestrian street Biblioteksgatan, with its luxury and fashion boutiques, branch out. Birger Jarlsgatan and Grev Turegatan, two other key shopping streets are right behind our hotel.
Norrmalmstorg itself is also a major shopping hub. In fact, two flagship stores, Acne and Marimekko, are located right in the Nobis Hotel buildings on Norrmalmstorg. The design, interior and antique shopping district is roughly the same as the fashion district, somewhat to the northeast. Famous interior shops such as Svenskt Tenn, Nordiska Galleriet, Norrgavel and Asplund, as well as the great Auktionsverket and Bukowskis auction houses, and the majority of Sweden’s most renowned antique shops, are all within a five-minute stroll.
Restaurants & entertainment
The same goes for restaurants, nightclubs and entertainment. Within five minutes walking distance from Nobis Hotel, located near Stureplan, you have access to a sensational number of top class restaurants, nightclubs and theaters, grouped around Norrmalmstorg itself and Stureplan square, a couple of hundred meters away. The Opera House restaurant and entertainment complex, also part of the Nobis Group, with Operakällaren restaurant, Café Opera nightclub and several other prestigious establishments, is located in the Kungsträdgården park, adjacent to Norrmalmstorg.
Riche, Sturehof, Bistro Jarl, PA&Co, KB, Prinsen, Pontus! and Wedholms Fisk are just a few of the classic Stockholm restaurant scenes in the near proximity. During daytime, the wonderful Östermalmshallen indoor food market, with several famous restaurants at nearby Östermalmstorg square, is another classic Stockholm scene. The Royal Dramatic Theatre sits at Nybroplan square right behind Norrmalmstorg.
The Berns pleasure palace, with several theater and entertainment establishments, as well as a restaurant and a nightclub, is in Berzelii Park across the street. We could go on and on listing attractive establishments just in the immediate vicinity of our hotel. The array is impressive, to say the least, with few if any matches anywhere.
Sights & attractions
For sights and attractions too, historic and otherwise, Norrmalmstorg is at the very center of Stockholm. Medieval Gamla Stan (Old Town), recently listed as the world’s number six historic attraction by the National Geographic Society, with the Royal Palace, by far Northern Europe’s biggest and most impressive palace, with several world-class museums within, as well as a plethora of other sights, attractions, shops, restaurants, bars and cafés, is also within five minutes walking distance.
Across the bay from the Royal Caste, on the island of Blasieholmen, lies the National Museum, with its superb collection of Scandinavian arts and crafts and European renaissance paintings, as well as a famous collection of Rembrandt. From here, you can walk across the bridge from Blasieholmen to Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen, the two former naval islands which are now idyllic refuges of archipelago seascape where you could never imagine yourself to be in the midst of a modern metropolis.
On Skeppsholmen, you’ll find Moderna Museet, one of the world’s best museums for modern art, along with several other museums — and recently opened Hotel Skeppsholmen with its nice restaurant serving contemporary Swedish food and drinks, another new member of our Nobis Group, set in old naval barracks from the late 1600s. Out in this calm and soothing idyll, you’re still no more than ten minutes walk from our hotel. If you want to visit hip and bohemian Södermalm district, with all its allures, extend your walk to fifteen minutes — or take the subway three stops.
If you like to start or finish off your day in with a hearty dose of fresh air and pristine nature, then Stockholm is the metropolis for you. One third of the city consists of water, another third of greenery — it’s really urban nature at its best. From our hotel, five minutes of jogging will take you out to the Royal Djurgården, the world’s greatest city park, in a league of its own, even crowned the world’s only National City Park.
Here you can walk, jog, bike or paddle around for hours on end, seeing sights and experiencing sensations you just wouldn’t believe could ever be a part of urban life. We promise you — a morning jog in Djurgården will make you feel like you’ve visited another utterly refreshing world before starting your day’s meetings. It’s just as marvelous regardless of season, and also in the evening, even after darkness has fallen.