1.3 miles from downtown
From the bars and shops of Götgatan to the niche restaurants of SoFo, “Söder” is Stockholm’s hipster playground. Grab a cocktail around trendy Mariatorget, then tuck into a hearty dinner at Soldaten Svejk. When summer arrives, Trädgården outdoor club attracts the young and the restless with its incredible DJs and famously long queue.
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1.4 miles from downtown
After a lie-in, Kungsholmen is a quiet area that's waking up to city life. Light up the barbecue and play a game of Kubb in Rålambshovs Park, have some drinks on the lake at Mälarpaviljongen, or stroll the water’s edge under the towering city hall. For something a bit hip, you'll find the city's BrewDog bar on Sankt Eriksgatan.
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0.1 miles from downtown
The sights, the sounds, the free bus to IKEA! Norrmalm is the face of modern Stockholm. After coffee at the famous Vete Katten bakery, pick out a hand-painted Swedish Dala Horse at NK department store, or croon some karaoke classics at the Golden Hits bar. Go classily local at Rolfs Kök for dinner, with salmon, oysters, and even reindeer.
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0.9 miles from downtown
“Home to the crème de la crème of Stockholmers”. You’ll likely hear this announced as the metro arrives at opulent Östermalmstorg. Peruse the boutiques on Nybrogatan and recharge with a coffee at Tures Brasserie. To crown your day, book yourself a seat at the “community table” in Gastrologik to taste fine, new Nordic cuisine at its best.
Places to stay from $70 a night
1.4 miles from downtown
SoFo’s regulars are cooler than polar bears. This area “south of Folkungagatan” is crammed with gimmicky hipster hang-outs, like Garlic & Shots and the kitschy Vampire Lounge. Bone up on the latest local trends at Grandpa boutique, wander the weekend street markets, then feast on one of Bar Central’s roasted pork knuckles.
Places to stay from $33 a night
0.6 miles from downtown
This huddle of colourful medieval buildings is Stockholm’s heart and history. Take in the grand parliament and palace from Norrbro Bridge. Wind your way past souvenir shops and craftwork boutiques towards Sundbergs Konditori, the city’s oldest café. Warm up in winter with some mulled wine at the Stortorget Christmas Market.
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0.9 miles from downtown
If you want to chill, head to Vasastan. The bustle of the centre is just a few metro stops away, but the dinky bars and laid-back restaurants scattered around Odenplan attract a relaxed and more local crowd. Discover the essence of Swedish “mys” (meaning “cosiness”) with dinner at Fondueboden or a handmade dessert from Storstad.
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1.6 miles from downtown
Into museums? Djurgården will be your wonderland. Step back in time at Skansen’s museum village then hit the stage at the ABBA Museum. The Vasa Museum’s colossal 17th-century warship and its accoutrements will leave you speechless. If the Sun’s on your side, head for Josefina’s lounge terraces looking out over the water.
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Stockholm is one of the world’s cleanest and most compact capitals – even though it's spread across 14 islands. Some islands are connected by bridges for cars and pedestrians, but you'll have to take a ferry or the "tunnelbana" (metro) to visit others.
Regardless of how you're moving around town, you’re in for a treat. The picturesque old town, Gamla Stan, dates back to the 13th century. Here you’ll find old squares and narrow, cobblestone streets lined with gold-tinted buildings and fresco-filled churches. Stockholm Palace has over 600 rooms and several museums, making it one of the world’s largest, and the daily changing of the guard is a popular Stockholm attraction.
Learn more about Sweden’s medieval history at Skansen, an open-air museum and zoo, as well as the Vasa Museum – a near-perfectly preserved warship that sank only minutes into its maiden voyage in 1628. Over three centuries later, the ship was excavated up from the Stockholm seabed and turned into a museum. Take the guided tour to learn the story of its demise and resurrectio through short films and exhibitions.
Stockholm’s contemporary culture is just as interesting with plenty of bohemian cafés, designer boutiques, and museums like the Moderna Museet and Spritmuseum.
Take a day-trip ferry out to Stockholm's archipelago, famous for its pristine natural beauty and perfect for hiking, swimming, and fishing in the summer.
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|Most popular time to visit||July-September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||SEK 10 = $1.16|
|Average weekend price||$133 per night|
|Average weekday price||$130 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Unique, well planned, beautiful and clean. Orderly in a good way. Great public transportation system. Love the islands and ferries. Buy a transport 24 hour etc. Pass, it is easier. Diverse museums. The Toy Museum is a cool, nostalgic one, clearly a passion for the collector. Great for adults too. The Viking Museum is really good too and includes the tour guide and Viking ride at the end. Eat at the Cafe, delicious food to include the Swedish Meatballs as well as potato and leek soup. The Vasa Ship museum, WOW.... SKANSAN is an open air/living history museum, like a little Sweden. There are homes, farmsteads, churches, windmills, craftsmen, eateries, zoos etc., a very special place for all ages. Support the museums, buy at their gift shops. Note, there is a cool island where most of these are located. Also it has an amusement park with rides. Entire spectrum of entertainment and restaurants. Potable tap water. Stay in the old town, super historic. Lady Hamilton hotel was great, best of four hotel stays this trip. The antique shop owner/lady across from hotel is a treasure and has great items! Seek out the locally owned shops off the main streets; local artisans need support. Spent two nights. Wish I had done it for three. Swedes are super nice as a people and truly fluent in English. Most places have Swedish/English translations. Stockholm is a compact area and everything is closeby. Lastly, CARDS rule. VISA is best. Some MC and AMEX. Cashless society, for situational awareness. Enjoy!
Stockholm is a thrilling city, offers a lot of culture and fun activities. We went there to run the marathon and the city made it an unforgettable event. Gamla Stan is advisable within less busy hours and museums like the Nobel Price museum are worth visiting. The Vase museum is a bit overpriced but still impressive.
Stockholm offers lots of boat tours to different islands and other lakes. It also offers many places of interest such as castles , museums and less cultural places. There are also very nice restaurants. Everybody is extreamly nice and helpful wherever you go.
Stockholm is a big, but now overwhelming city, with beautiful views, closesness to the sea and many attractions. You can walk around, but also public transport is very accessable and it will take you anywhere. Also- ferries! Famous meatballs are a must-eat!
Beautiful city. Consider a bike as the main way of moving around. Lots of amazing museums for free. Great people and ice cream. If they tell you is cold/windy, believe it. Is expensive but you can get around. 3 days was OK for me. I recommend to travel to other parts of Sweden also, is a great country and connections are easy.
If I had to describe Stokholm in three words, I'd say: different, expensive and cold ;-). Different of course is a positive thing, since I have never been in a place like Swedish capital. The water is everywhere and most of citizens have their boat moored in the port. Walking through the coast was something that really made me feel Sotckgholm's specific atmosphere. There are also lots of museums worth seeing. It is actually hard to decide which ones to see. I decided to visit Nobel Center, Fotografiska and Vasa Museet. I wasn't disappointed with neither of those. Each of them was unique and gave me different kind of experience, so I can honestly reccomend all three of those. Gamla Stan is also a beautiful place to just wander and get lost between narrow streets. What suprised me in Stockholm (and it wasn't really good suprise) is that local people are pretty closed and it is not that easy to get in contact with someone when you're travelling alone. Nevertheless, I think the capital of Dala Horse and Fika is a place really worth seeing :-)
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