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 The Scandic Hassselbacken is a four-star "countryside hotel in the city" that occupies spacious grounds on Djurgården, the parklike island where you'll find such attractions as the Vasa Museum, the Skansen outdoor museum, and the Gröna Lund amusement park. It began life as a restaurant in the mid-1850s; the current building dates to the 1920s. Today, Hasselbacken is both a hotel and a conference center, with most independent hotel guests arriving during the summer months.

The 112 guest rooms come in standard and superior versions, with the latter having extra features such as steam saunas and Jacuzzis. Rooms for disabled guests are available. All rooms have free Wi-Fi Internet connectivity for guests with laptops.

Some of Hasselbacken's rooms have extra beds or sofa beds, and some adjoining rooms can be configured as family suites. (Like all Scandic hotels, Hasselbacken makes a point of being "family-friendly," with gifts for children and a playroom.)

Public rooms

Restaurant Hasselbacken is the hotel's crown jewel: This 200-seat restaurant looks much as it did in 1925 with its crystal chandeliers, white wood trim, and French doors that open onto a summer terrace. The restaurant is extremely popular with Stockholmers, especially on weekends when it's open for lunch. (Breakfast is also served in the restaurant.)

The hotel has a bar, and the wine cellar can be reserved for groups of up to 32 guests.


Hasselbacken is near the main entrance to Skansen on Djurgården, the former royal hunting grounds. It's a leisurely walk or a 10-minute taxi ride from the city center. Parking is available on the grounds for a fee.

From the hotel, you can easily walk to attractions on Djurgården and reach the city center by bus. A ferry landing near the hotel offers connections to Nybroplan in the city center, the old town of Gamla Stan, and the museum island of Skeppsholmen.

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Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken

Restaurang Hasselbacken

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