THE BEST THINGS TO SEE IN STOCKHOLM
Gamla Stan - The Old TownIf you only have time for one stop in Stockholm, this is it! Take a stroll through the completely preserved Old Town!
Skansen - Open Air MuseumA Museum/Park that has a lot of everything! Historic buildings? Check. A zoo with seals, bears, and lemurs? Check!
The Royal PalaceYou can't miss the castle dominating the heart of Stockholm, even if you tried! It's massive, and it's beautiful.
The ABBA MuseumThis is why you're coming to Sweden, isn't it? One of the biggest bands of all time have an incredibly entertaining museum!
Rosendal TrädgårdenA beautiful hidden gem near the heart of Stockholm, you won't regret a visit to the Rosendal Garden on the island of Djurgarden,
The City HallThis City Hall is like no other! Go inside, bring something to munch on, and just enjoy the view by the water.
THE TOP THINGS TO DO IN STOCKHOLM
Boat ToursExplore Stockholm by boat! Try one of the many touring companies, departing frequently from downtown Stockholm.
Rooftop ToursGet a 360 view of Stockholm by traversing a rooftop! It's very different and scenic photo opportunities abound!
Bike ToursWhy not go simple? Ride a bike and tour Stockholm, the city is literally covered with 'bikes only' paths!
SwimmingStockholm is famous for being surrounded by swimmable water EVERYWHERE. The water's clean, peel off and jump in!
NEIGHBOURHOODS TO VISIT IN STOCKHOLM
DjurgårdenA large beautiful island right in the centre of Stockholm filled with museums, parks and scenic walks? That's Djurgarden!
ÖstermalmHigh end shopping and luxury living share space with a wild nightclub scene in venerable Ostermalm!
SCENIC WALKS IN STOCKHOLM
StrandvägenSave this one for a sunny day! Enjoy the stroll on the long waterside boardwalk to the island of Djurgården!
Djurgården CanalOne of the most pleasant walks to have, walk along the water through the treeline of Djurgården Island.
KatarinavägenNot far from the Old Town, a quick walk up Katarinavägen will give you one of the best views of Stockholm!
FjällgatanContinue your walk from Katarinavägen to even more picturesque photo opportunities on Fjällgatan!
Norr MalärstrandOne of the best walks in Stockholm! Walk from the City Hall along the water to the massive Rålambshov Park.
MonteliusvägenEasily one of the best walks in all of Stockholm, it follows the coast of Södermalm and has spectacular views of the city!
PLACES TO EAT IN STOCKHOLM
Gydene FredenThe historic restaurant in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's old town. Head here for a traditional Swedish meal!
SushiAlthough a little bit more pricey in Stockholm, you can still find great fresh sushi all over town!
Meatballs for the PeopleHankering for homemade organic Swedish meatballs? Look no further than this restaurant in Sodermalm!
MälarpaviljongenCombine your walk down the lovely Norr Mälarstrand boardwalk with a snack, drink or meal at this gem right by the water!
Hot DogsThe classic. Swedish hot dog stands are quick and cheap, but the selection is even better! Many types of sausages abound in all locations!
Nystekt StrömmingNystekt Strömming is not for everybody, but if you truly want to try classic Swedish fast food, head here for fried herring!
Grocery ShoppingGrab a snack or grab a meal! Grocery stores abound in Stockholm, and it's cheaper than eating out!
Max HamburgersBasically Sweden's version of Mcdonald's, with both tasty meat and good veggie options!
VetekattenTHE bakery in Stockholm. Found right downtown, get your fresh food and confectionery here!
Pelikan MeatballsIf you want classic Swedish meatballs in a classic turn of the century setting, head over to Pelikan in Sodermalm!
Gunnarson's BakeryOne of the biggest names for bakeries in all of Stockholm, enjoy some coffee, bread and sweets at this classic!
HötorgshallenFood from around the world at decent prices! Located right downtown, you can find some cheap eats in this food hall!
Rosendal's TradgardenThe hidden jewel in Stockholm, found in nearby Djurgarden, drop by the cafe and enjoy the garden!
Thai KiosksInexpensive, authentic Thai food can be found all over Stockholm, thanks to the dozens of Thai kiosks all over the city!
WHERE TO SHOP IN STOCKHOLM
Vintage StoresIf you're looking for something vintage and inexpensive, Stockholm is home to dozens of stores just for you!
H & MH&M has left a huge Swedish imprint on the world, check out their stores in the city where it all began!
BiblioteksgatanYou can get your upscale designer shopping needs satisfied on this pedestrian only street!
GötgatanYou can't miss the pedestrian street Gotgatan if you're walking to Sodermalm from downtown. Get ready to shop for hours!
Mall of ScandinaviaThe largest mall in Stockholm! This immensity sits in Solna, and accessible directly by commuter train (10 mins from downtown)
Christmas MarketCome witness Stockholm during the winter, and stop by this Old Town Christmas Market to get a feel for its charm!
Gudrun SjödenSwede Gudrun Sjoden started her label during the 60's and now has stores in all the major fashion capitals of the world!
Svenskt TennThis designer furniture store started in 1924, and has a landmark showroom location right downtown!
DrottninggatanLike crowds and feel like shopping? Drottninggatan is chock full of stores, you'll find whatever you need here!
ÖsterlånggatanWant to get away from the tourists? Take a walk along Osterlanggatan, an artisan filled street right in the heart of the Old Town.
THINGS TO DO WITH THE KIDS IN STOCKHOLM
Gröna Lund Theme ParkThis amusement park is in central Stockholm, built for the younger crowd and they'll easily spend the day running around here!
Overnight CruisesYes, these ships are amazing for kids, with tons of activities for them to do and areas to explore. They'll be entertained while you travel!
Skansen ZooMight be the best place to take your kids in all of Stockholm! Lots of park space to run in, a large zoo, old timey shops to explore, etc!
KolmårdenOne of the best zoos in all of Europe, Kolmarden is huge and easily needs at least one full day of exploring!
KulturhusetThe kids library in Kulturhuset is a fun free place to hang out! It's a giant play area, with a separate section for teens to hang out in!
The Butterfly HouseA 2 for 1 with the kids, they can wander in a rainforest indoors, or play outside in the giant park the Butterfly House is located in!
THE NIGHTLIFE IN STOCKHOLM
SturecompagnietTHE club in downtown Stockholm, Sturecompagniet is so large it has little mini clubs inside.
GondolenPerhaps the most encompassing view in all of Stockholm can be found from Gondolen's unique vantage point near Gamla Stan.
Himlen Sky BarGrab a drink near the sky! Enjoy the highest view in Stockholm from the Sky Bar in Sodermalm.
Trädgården ClubA unique outdoor club located right under a large bridge in Sodermalm! Come early, massive space still gets massive lineups!
DebaserThe classic rock bar in Stockholm, with venues large enough for concerts. Great location at Medborgplatsen right in Sodermalm.
CarmenMainly for the student crowd, drinks here are as cheap as they come in Stockholm...get ready for some bustle!
The Absolut Ice BarHow can you say no to trying this when you're in Stockholm? It's open year round, so you can get your chills here during the summer too!
The Rose ClubBring your money. The gold framed mirrors give you a pretty good idea of the clientele at this popular nightclub!
KvarnenPossibly one of the most down to earth bars in Stockholm. Kvarnen has got you covered if you just want to relax with your friends!
Bars in SödermalmThe island of Sodermalm has enough nightlife to keep you entertained for a long while. Get ready to bar hop!
BernsOne of those clubs that manages to be both large and intimate at the same time, come feel the Berns in downtown Stockholm!
QUICK TRIPS FROM STOCKHOLM
CopenhagenThe capital of Denmark is about an hour flight away from the capital of Sweden! Enjoy the beer!
Kolmården ZooA fun zoo/safari for the whole family! Very large, you'll need to spend at least one full day to try to see it all! Don't miss the dolphins!
HelsinkiOne of the most popular ferry rides is the overnight between Stockholm and Helsinki. Just remember to book a spot early!
VaxholmYou can get to this peaceful archipelago using Stockholm's local transit system! If you want a place to relax, you found it!
TallinnTallinn is the beautiful capital of Estonia, and just an overnight ferry ride away from Stockholm!
RigaWhy not give the Baltic region a try? Riga is the wonderful capital of Latvia, and is only a quick overnight ferry ride away!
BergenOne of the most beautiful cities in Norway, it's just a quick flight from Stockholm. If you can make it, it is worth it.
OsloYou can either fly or take the train to the capital of Norway from Stockholm! If you're flying, it's only an hour away.
UppsalaA beautiful university town just a few kilometres away from Stockholm, worth a visit if you have the time!
MariefredRide a 100 year old steamship to Mariefred's Gripsholm Castle, which dates back to the 1300's!!
MORE THINGS TO SEE IN STOCKHOLM
The Naturhistoriska MuseumThe Nature and History Museum remains one of the top attractions in the heart of Stockholm.
Grona Lund Fun ParkRides intersect with each other in this jam packed amusement park found on beautiful Djurgarden Island!
The Nobel MuseumSwede Alfred Nobel had a dream to award some of the greatest minds in our history, and this museum honors them.
GlobenThat big ball you'll always see in the distance when you visit Stockholm? That's the Globen Arena!
KungstragardenGrab a bite from one of the many restaurants nearby and come sit in one of the central squares in Stockholm!
The Nordiska MuseumIf you want to learn about the North and the Swedish way of life, check out the museum that's all about it!
Ulriksdal CastleUlriksdal Castle is a little further from the city centre, but it's a lovely place to have a nice walk and picnic!
Junibacken Kids ParkKids of all ages will have fun playing through different set pieces from the mind of Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking!
The Stockholm AquariumAquaria is a small aquarium on the island of Djurgarden, and a place to spend time on a rainy day.
HagaparkenCome out and relax in one of the largest parks in Stockholm! And go to the Butterfly House located inside!
The Medieval MuseumA small but popular museum located next to the Royal Palace downtown! Learn about how life was during the Middle Ages!
NytorgetCome 'people watch' while sipping coffee and eating gelato at the big meeting place on Sodermalm!
The Butterfly MuseumThe Butterfly House is a great place to take the kids on a bad weather day..since it's always tropical in here!
KulturhusetThe House of Culture hosts dozens of cultural events each year, and its playrooms make it a great place to take the kids!
The Army MuseumThe Army Museum is an excellent guide into the military history of Sweden, and it's absolutely free to enter!