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Beautiful island and an interesting look at the old prison

Långholmen is a fantastic little island in the midst of Stockholm - here you can swim, have a picnic, or just take a walk among the trees and flowers. Or you can visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Långholmen is a small island near the busy center of Stockholm which used to host the city's prision from 1880 to 1975. The main attraction of the Island is the building containing the prision barracks, which has been turned very cleverly into an eco friendly hotel/hostel/conference center. We visited one of the single rooms and it is great, with a... More 

Thank Gravitania
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Långholmen is a fantastic little island in the midst of Stockholm - here you can swim, have a picnic, or just take a walk among the trees and flowers. Or you can visit Långholmen's prison museum, which is really interesting.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

.....there are few better spots in the busy city of Stockholm which are more tranquil and pleasing to the senses than the Long Island!

Thank PatrR
Akureyri, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Langholmen is a very lush island just next to Södermalm. If you are looking for a spot to swim in lake Mälaren, Langholsem is the place to be!

Thank dustygianni
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We passed over the bridge then through the tightly packed, uninspiring dirt parking lot for camper vans. We continued on past part of the former walled area then finally reaching some of the sun bathing area and hiking/biking trails. The island was rather quiet during our visit and after walking about half-way around the island and enjoying some great views,... More 

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West Kelowna
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I took the metro to Hornstull and walked to Langholmen. Lovely residential area and the island park is accessed at either side by bridges. Used to be a prison and now converted ito a hotel and park grounds. Nice little swimming beach that was busy on this sunny day. Trails criss cross and it is a pretty area.

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Solna, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Under "Västerbron" is this historical Island situated and I have passed it numerous times and never stopped Before unfortunately. This is a hidden oasis right in the middle of Stockholm and when you walk around it it is like you are out in the archipelago of Stockholm and it is absolutely wonderful. It was once where the old prison was... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

If you want a view of Stockholm from the water, don't miss "Langholmen Kajak". Only 200 SEK for 2 hours (longer if you want to), really nice staff and a superb environment for paddling. As a very experienced paddler I was disappointed with the big, plastic sea kayaks and their heavy paddles, however, that's exactly what a less experienced paddler... More 

Thank EK99
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

A lot to be missed gem! This is a small island, that used to have a prison. Now the prison is a hotel and hostel and you can actually sleep in the cells. There is a cafe and a nice restaurant, a small beautiful beach and lots of small paths to walk - around the island or across in many... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Långholmen is definitely one of my favourite islands in Stockholm. The youth hostel / Hotel that was an old prison is perfect if you are looking for an original and quiet place to stay during your visit to Stockholm. The island has its own, very popular sand beach which is usually crowded with local hipsters and their families with small... More 

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Hornstull & Langholmen
If you love having a drink by the sea right on the beach (and who doesn’t?) Hornstull & Långholmen should be on top of your list. The area was recently redeveloped and now not only offers artsy bars and edgy restaurants but also a post-modern shopping mall complex for urban retail therapy. Hornstull belongs to the more established and sophisticated neighborhoods in Stockholm and is the typical place where you’ll find Swedish dads meeting for a latte during their paternal leave, or where local office workers meet up at the art cinema for a drink or a movie after work. The beaches in Hornstull and Långholmen are popular destinations for barbeques and sunbathing during the summer. Bring sunscreen.
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