Combining two very Swedish passions, design and nature, Artipelag is an ambitious angular art venue buried within a pine forest on the island of Värmdo. It’s home to rotating international art and photography exhibitions, with recent collections from the likes of US pop art legend Andy Warhol and Swedish fashion designer Lars Wallin. Foodies with cash to splash will want to make a pit stop at the restaurant, which offers a luxury smörgåsbord lunch on weekdays and brunch at weekend. There’s also a Scandi-chic café and patisserie with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the surrounding woodland. Artipelag puts on free busses (costing 50 SEK for the return home leg) from the city centre during high season; the rest of the time it’s a bit of a hassle to get to, requiring two bus-journeys from Slussen or one ride plus a fair walk. Check the website for detailed instructions. Boat company Stromma charges 210 SEK each way if you want to take the scenic waterway route.
Time Out tip: Don your comfiest sneakers and round-off your visit by exploring the scenic nature trails around the building.