Hotels in Sodermalm Sweden is an equal mixture of low budget and upscale hotels to cater torrents of visitors coming to this lively and dense Scandinavian district. Sodermalm has good transportation system, giving you the freedom to choose your preferred Stockholm Sodermalm hotels according to your budget and location without worrying on travelling. There are many budget-friendly Sodermalm hotels available offering decent rooms with basic amenities but you'll have to travel to visit major tourist attractions. Luckily most of the budget-friendly places to stay Sodermalm area located near low and mid range shopping areas and it's a good spot to grab a few souvenirs.
Luxury hotels would take up either at prime location around Sodermalm, near to major tourist attractions, or at outskirts away from hustle and bustle of busy town. Offering comfortable and cozy rooms with premium amenities, these iconic hotels will mesmerize you with their excellent customer service. Stay in one of these establishments if you prefer being pampered with the best money can get and sightseeing without the hassle of long travel.
Södermalm - A densely populated district, Södermalm covers a large island formerly known as "Åsön", interconnected to surrounding areas by bridges and water locks. These locks, such as the Karl Johanslussen controls the water flows thus creating equal pressured waters in which ships can travel along. It is a breathtaking sight to see these locks operate especially ones that were built late last century. Fans of engineering marvel should take a visit to these locks, most importantly, the Slussen, dubbed as the most important lock in Stockholm. It is often referred as example of ingenious traffic and urban planning.
If you love the water locks, you'll sure to love the Katarina Elevator, located right at the Slussen. It's a massive elevator originally built in 1881 to lift passengers docking down at the lock up to heights of Södermalm and still operating till today. Södermalm also holds many picture perfect sceneries, if you travel to the northern parts of Södermalm, you'll have excellent viewpoints with panoramas of the central parts of the city. Head eastwards from Slussen heading to Katarinavägen and you will reach the famed picturesque street of Fjällgatan, with a view of Gamla Stan from the east. If you prefer climbing rough cliffs rather than smooth streets then head on to Skinnarviksberget, a hill further west and close to the Zinkensdamm subway station.
Another major attraction at Södermalm is the Transport Museum or the Spårvägsmuseet. It's a museum of Stockholm's public transportation, displaying historical buses and subway cars. You'll find it quite entertaining with lots of good photo shots, the only drawback is that there are not many descriptions in English. Admission is SEK30 per person.
There are many other wonders and amazing tourist attractions in Södermalm and all you have to do is wake up early and start walking down the streets. You'll be even amazed finding huge shopping markets at the back alleys of Södermalm. Since the town is also a LGBT friendly, read the signs properly and do ask you guide before entering any entertainment outlets.