[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text][nectar_dropcap color=””]S [/nectar_dropcap]tockholm street art may be rare, but what you find is well worth the hunt.

When thinking of Stockholm or Sweden, it is unlikely that a vibrant street art scene comes to mind. The Swedish and Scandinavian capital is known for its fresh air, clean streets and the pristine facades of every building and home. Organised, rule-abiding, and tidy – this is the typical Swedish image, and as someone who has lived here (twice), I’d say it’s pretty on the money.

While Stockholm street art is scarce, the pieces that do make it to the central area are usually big, bold and top quality. The city boasts murals from renowned street artists including Finsta, Os Gemeos, and local artist Yash.

Visiting Stockholm and hoping to stumble upon street art by foot is not recommended, unless, of course, you have a map in hand and know where to look. But I guess that’s why you’re here, and I am thrilled to oblige.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Central Stockholm Street Art” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]The big murals in the city are few and far between. There are only five that I know about, in the main central islands that make up the city. While you may find smaller graffiti around the place, it doesn’t tend to stay long as Stockholm has a strict policy that illegal paintings and graffiti must come down within 24 hours of being spotted – shame.

I am told by street artists here that there is a big underground graffiti scene, and many places where you can find graffiti dated as far back as the ’70s, but these are hidden in abandoned buildings that only locals seem to be in the know about.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Street art Solna (North Stockholm)” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This is not the most interesting area to visit and there are a few ways to get here, so best way is to check the map below and Google map your best route.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Performing Pictures” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][image_with_animation image_url=”5925″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Vickan Art” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][image_with_animation image_url=”5926″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Street art Kungsholmen (Central Stockholm)” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Kungsholmen is a central island just near to Vasastan, which is considered the centre. Here there is a wall which seems to be painted each year by a different artist.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Finsta” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]The artwork for 2019 is by local artist Finsta and can be found on Kronobergsgatan, near Fleminggatan in the Kungsholmen area of Stockholm, just a short walk from Fridhemsplan station.[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5927″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Street art Södermalm (South Stockholm)” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Of all the areas in Stockholm, Södermalm is the most vibrant and hip. It is more artistic and, unsurprisingly, is home to the bulk of street art in Stockholm.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Os Gemeos” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]A little walk from Slussen metro station, at Fiskargatan 9, is a giant mural from street artist duo Os Gemeos.[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5929″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Graffitisthlm” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Heading further south, near Skanstull metro station is another giant piece, this one from a collective: Graffitisthlm, who appear to do some commercial work around the city.[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5931″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Yash” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Located on Luthens Gränd, also near the Skanstull metro station, is work from a prominent Swedish street artist, Yash, whose real name is Linus Lundin.[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5932″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Stockholm Snösätra Graffiti Wall” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]With just five murals to find in the city, it’s fair for street art and graffiti lovers to feel disheartened in Stockholm. But what many people don’t realise is that there is an entire area dedicated to graffiti and street art, in the southern suburbs of Stockholm. It sits on Snösätragrand and covers a large industrial area where artists come each year to show off their work and refresh the paint from the year before. Young or novice artists can also go and test their skills on the many free walls around the area.

Snösätra is a bit of a mission and depending on where you’re coming from, if you don’t have a car, will probably take at least two modes of transport, but once you find the bus stop, it’s just a short walk to an epic area that will keep you entertained for at least an hour, many more if you happen to find the cafe run by Percy.[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5933″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][image_with_animation image_url=”5934″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][image_with_animation image_url=”5935″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][image_with_animation image_url=”5936″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][image_with_animation image_url=”5937″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][image_with_animation image_url=”5938″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][image_with_animation image_url=”5939″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Stockholm Street Art Map” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbSUyRm1hcHMlMkZkJTJGdSUyRjAlMkZlbWJlZCUzRm1pZCUzRDF5c2toZ1JuOUhLT01NbnJ6WFVabldlZlpScXJ2LTBociUyMiUyMHdpZHRoJTNEJTIyMTIwMCUyMiUyMGhlaWdodCUzRCUyMjcwMCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]That’s a wrap.

If you know of any other pieces in Stockholm, please, do let me know!

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Stephanie O'Brien

Stephanie O'Brien

Editor in Chief at Splatrs, Stephanie spends her days walking the streets of the world to capture and share the ever-changing art forms out on public display.