April 2012

More Than Mystery

PHOTO: JOSEF HOFLEHNER

Before they became the backdrop for Stieg Larsson’s Millennium novels, the 14 islands strung together that make up Stockholm had been full of drama and romance for centuries. With fewer than a million inhabitants, the Swedish capital may not be seen as a big city, but what it lacks in population it makes up for in terms of innovation, as restaurateurs, retailers and hoteliers try out new concepts to keep the hipsters of Södermalm, the affluents of Östermalm and the Swedish mystery–loving international tourists coming back  by JONNA DAGLIDEN