Discover what to see, do and eat on your visit to the stylish Swedish capital with our guide to all the trendy city has to offer.
To shoot the second half of our Spring campaign, we took to the beautiful and stylish streets of Stockholm to get a taste of what the relaxed city has to offer. Learning from the Swedes, we took a laid-back approach to our weekend and made time for leisurely bike rides and, of course, plenty of fika (coffee and cake breaks).
Cycle at Skeppsholmen island
Take some time out from the city hubbub by heading over to Skeppsholmen – one of the islands of Stockholm reached by connecting bridges. It’s also home to a modern art gallery, housing work from the likes of Picasso and Dali. Stockholm City Bikes has self-service bicycle-hire stands across the city – giving you a quick and easy way to explore. Locate your nearest one and rent it for the weekend.
Walk down winding steps to this popular museum, nestled right on the banks of one of Stockholm’s many rivers. It also offers incredible self-serve coffee and cake upstairs, where you can watch photography slideshows and interactive videos as you sip.
Take a glimpse into what Stockholm was like in the middle ages by strolling around the historic streets of Stockholm’s old town. One of the largest and best-preserved medieval city centres in Europe, its winding cobbled streets play host to many sights, attractions, restaurants and shops to explore.
Café Strandvägen 56
Stopping for coffee and cake is so ingrained in Scandi culture that the Swedes even have a word for it – ‘fika’. Enjoy sipping your coffee with a gorgeous riverside view at this picturesque ex-boat house (and look out for the owner’s adorable daschund).
Head to this chic eaterie by day for coffee or ice cream, or dine on delicious pizza in the child-friendly restaurant come evening.
With its beautiful Indian-inspired décor, delicious vegan cuisine and free lemonade on tap, this place is hard to beat. Chai lattes are very popular in Stockholm and their’s was the best (and biggest) one we found.
Truly the best burgers (and milkshakes) we’ve ever tasted, in a relaxed and stylish setting. They claim to be ‘the best burger in Sweden’ and they really are.
A slice of Brooklyn in Stockholm. Super-cosy, a cool location and the most delicious meatballs in unexpected flavours – wild boar was a favourite. Make sure you tune in to their fantastic playlist while you dine.
In the heart of Sodermalm – Stockholm’s trendiest district – walk up-hill to reach the vast and colourful array of curries, dips, gluten-free desserts and cardamom coffee on offer here. It also boasts incredible panoramic views over the entire city – well worth the walk.
Visit the Nobel Museum to learn about the prestigious award, the Nobel Laureates and their creative endeavours and achievements.
The home of the Swedish royal family, this also serves as an amazing museum. They have a lovely exhibition all about past kings, queens and coronations, where all the wedding dresses are on display. Be sure to catch the daily changing of the guard. Next, head over to The Royal Cathedral of Sweden – Storkyrkan. It has breathtaking architecture and a life-size sculpture of St George and the Dragon.
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