Hi Guys first blog post in god knows how long, so i’m trying to get back into it with this post!!!
So you are in Stockholm and need some inspirations on what to do, here’s a guide to some of the coolest cafes, architecture and other generally cool things that you can do in the space of a 48 Hours or a Weekend…
Take in a great Sunrise
Both of these can be done from the cities Town Hall, the views here are super instragrammable, panoramic and calming. If you are an early bird definitely recommend an early morning here as the best view comes from the Eastern corner (best view sunrise). We ended up at this spot closer to the sunset and the sights were still amazing.
Try the local produce the Swedish Way
Visit one of the many markets to try some of the local produce in Stockholm, this is by far the best way to try local and home-grown specialities. Whilst in the market be sure to try the Salmon and Dill and fresh seafood in Kajsas Fisk, this is in the lower ground floor/basement of the Hötorgshallen Market.
There are few other markets in Stockholm like Östermalm Saluhall which I would definitely recommend only if you have time, both markets do have similar food so choose whats most convenient for you.
Markets are usually always shut on Sunday’s but you can find lots of flea markets around instead.
Take a free tour around Stockholm
Like all free tours they are 100% free (do tip if you think it was worth it) and filled with great information on the city. During the you will get to know Stockholm much more better and understand a bit of the history and how the city came to life, during the tour you will get some great photo opportunities as well.
We did the Gamla Stan tour which started at 1pm just outside the Gamla Stan (Old Town) Metro station, should you want click the link to free walking tours
Wander the Old Town
Once your brief tour, if you do this is complete why not take a look around Gamla Stan in more detail, here you will find great architecture, colourful buildings and so many stores to delve into. With there being so many local artisan shops do take your time to take a look at their work, and maybe buy something if you liked what you see.
Visit the Nobel Prize Museum
I thought this was a great museum and full of lots of information on the history and culture of the Nobel Prize as well as its history and creation, they have free tours in English and if you are interested in this subject give it a go, i’m sure you will have a great time and come out feeling inspired.
Grab a Coffee and Chill…
Swedes are one of the highest coffee drinking nations in the world, from what i remember i think that they are currently second behind the Finnish. There’s so many delicious to why this is.
Cafes in the city are very cool, and serve amazing cups, you can pair your coffee with a cinnamon bun. Prices will vary from different neighbourhoods, for example cafes in Gamla Stan are going to be more pricier than anywhere else in the city.
Whilst we were here we tried the following places,
Stortorget 18, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Västerlånggatan 9, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Drottninggatan 102, 111 60 Stockholm, Sweden
Sail around the Islands
A cruise of the central parts of the city is great way to see the cities 14 islands, however there are so many ways to this you can get the hop on hop off tour boat, or get a boat tour from Klara Mälarstrand (Near city hall), the tours are usually around 200SEK per person, if you are short on cash you can get a passenger ferry to get around.
The Vasa Museum
The Vasa is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world and a unique art treasure. Around 95 percent of the ship is still original. The ship is heavily decorated in rich carvings and sculptures.
The 69 meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628 and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. Today the Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Scandinavia, with over one million visitors a year, so if that isn’t a great reason then i’m not sure what else is.
Dinner in Stockholm
Stockholm is amazing for food and the quality and freshness from the ingredients are worth the high prices, but that’s my own opinion. There are so many places to try out and so many different great cuisines available, so you won’t find yourself going hungry here.
On our stay we tried local Japanese and Thai restaurants, as we had quite a traditional Swedish breakfast, we avoided having something similar in the evening. I would definitely recommend trying Swedish meatballs if you get a chance to do so. A great street for decent restaurants has to be Drottninggatan so many cool restaurants can be found here so check it out!
Party in a Open Air Club
So if you are in Stockholm in the summer you will no doubt want to do something in long evenings, so why not go and check out the mother of outdoor party spaces. Resting beneath a giant concrete bridge lies a behemoth open air club. The space itself is full of lots of cool things to do like a huge dance floor, burger shacks, table tennis and small bars, this is spot you probably wouldn’t want to miss.
Usually entry before 8:00pm is free but check out the social media page for Trädgården for more up-to date info on what’s happening and future events.
I’ll let you google the photos for this one!
I hope you enjoyed the post, and if there some other cool things you want to recommend please leave a message in the comments!