Stockholm Bear Weekend 2013


The annual bear weekend in Stockholm will take place between May 17th until May 19th 2013.

FRIDAY MAY 17th , 2013

>Viking Bears and their guests join the “17de maj”- parade!

The 17th of May is the Norwegian national holiday and insiders will know that this parade – even though in Sweden - is possibly the nicest of them all. Many Swedes join as well! We meet at the statue of Karl XII, near Kungsträdgården on Friday May 17th, at 11:30 a.m. The parade leaves from Kungsträdgården at noon and is expected to arrive at Skansen 13:15 (1:15 p.m.). Please note: those who join the parade usually get in for free through a “back door”, but are able to visit the whole of Skansen, not only Tingsvallen (where the midsummer pole is usually raised), where Norway’s national holiday is celebrated:

>Our traditional bear bath and sauna:

Friday May 17th from 17:00 (5 p.m., latest until 20:30/8:30 p.m.) at Storkyrkobadet, Svartmannagatan 20 - 22 in the old town (Gamla Stan). Entrance fee is 40 kronor per person. Welcome to these historical baths, that even contributed to Stockholm’s gay history!! Bring your own padlock to be on the safe side.


Friday May 17th we meet at SLM, Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 18. From 19:00 to 22:00 (7 to 10 p.m.), is exclusively open for Viking Bears and our guests. After that we can expect SLM’s regular members, if they dare to meet some bears. Guaranteed: no women! We serve som snacks in the bar. Entrance fee: 50 kronor for members, 150 for guests, but that includes membership 13 months ahead! (Those arriving after 22:00/10 p.m. have to comply with SLM’s regular membership rules, e.g. a month’s membership for 150 kronor).

SATURDAY MAY 18th, 2013

>Picnic and bear walk

We meet as usual Saturday the 18th of May at the usual bear walk time, nowaways noon (12:00), at Ryssgården (just outside T-station Slussen, Södermalmstorg exit). This time we ask bear walkers to bring their own lunch and drinks; our bear walk general brings us to a place suitable for a picnic. (If weather doesn’t allow an outside picnic, Stockholm has plenty of inside alternatives to offer).

>Bear party

Party during Bear weekend at K2, corner of Götgatan/Ringvägen, on Saturday May 18th. The bar opens at 19:00 (7 p.m.). As you may know, the Eurovision finals are that evening, at 21.00 / 9 p.m., and we will ensure that you can watch them in the best possible environment, and with the best possible company. The party continues until 03:00 a.m.
Entrance fee: 80 kr for members, 130 kr for guests.

SUNDAY MAY 19th, 2013

>Goodbye brunch at Restaurant Kvarnen at noon/12:00.

(space allowing, you may want to book a table if you want to be certain). Tjärhovsgatan 4 is situated close to Medborgarplatsen, near Björns Trädgårdsgränd. Cost: 210 kr p/p. Then it’s goodbye to our visitors, who are leaving our precious Stockholm.


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