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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.

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