A voice for newcomers in Sweden

The best places to have a safe barbecue in Stockholm

Hornsbergs Strand. Photo: Audrey Duquenne/TheLocal

Published: 24.May.2018 14:10 hrs

The dry, hot Stockholm weather means there is currently a ban on using portable barbecues in the open air, putting a dampener on a staple of the Swedish summer. But fear not: there are some special spots where grilling is still permitted. We've picked out five of the best locations in the Swedish capital.

Edited to add: Please note that Stockholm on July 25th updated its fire ban to include ALL fires, including safe spots built by the council and private gardens. No barbecues are allowed due to the high risk of wildfires.

The particularly hot and dry weather has created a risk of forest or grass fires across much of Sweden, and as a result the use of portable barbecues in nature has been banned until further notice. There are however some specially built locations where you can still enjoy a barbecue in the sunshine.

Read full article on The Local

More Stories

Anas Awad with his "Swedish family" told his story to The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all? READ
There are times when you want to push the metaphorical boat out. When you're looking to slip into something a little more exclusive. With those moments in mind, here's our insider's guide to Stockholm's fanciest hotels. READ
Photo: Erik Gerhardsson

'History will record how everyone reacted to the Syrian tragedy'

Erik, a 21-year-old Swedish volunteer, reflects on his experience helping refugees in Sweden and abroad. READ
How can Sweden make life better for international workers and entrepreneurs in the country? Share your story to help The Local make your voice heard. READ
Several people working at Sweden’s biggest airport have direct or indirect links to some of the country’s most notorious criminal networks, a police report shows. READ

This Iranian teaches Swedish online to 10,000 followers

"I’m exporting Swedish to my homeland." READ