17 things to do in stockholm


Walk the walk – seaside

Leave the centre and explore Kungsholmen, one of the least-known areas of Stockholm. It has many pleasant walks and interesting architecture. Start by the park on the southern shore of Norr Mälarstrand and work your way back to the city with a view overlooking Lake Mälaren. As you continue your walk, you’ll see the iconic tower of the City Hall. Go there and enjoy the view from the terrace over the water towards the charming island of Riddarholmen.


Juice yourself

Stockholm has joined the juice craze! Juiceverket was one the first places to offer organic, raw, and vegan juices. It was founded by Andreas Wilson, a famous Swedish actor, who can often be found behind the counter preparing quality juice made with 100 percent organic ingredients. There’s also a selection of freshly made salads and sandwiches made with locally baked bread.

Mäster Samuelsgatan/Norrlandsgatan


Art & Archipelago at Artipelag

Artipelag is a perfect combination of inspiration and exploration. It’s offers boundary-crossing art exhibits, activities and great food. Getting to this art center is easy by bus or car but we’d recommend going by boat as it is located on Värmdö in the Stockholm Archipelago, just 20 minutes from the city centre.

Artipelagstigen 1, Gustavsberg

Cykel och cykelkorg

Stockholm by bike

Discover Stockholm by bike. You can cycle along the stunning waterfront before cycling from island to island. Cruise like a local through historic streets in the Old Town and relax in rolling parkland on Djurgården.

Contact the front desk for more information about renting bikes and places to visit.


One of the world’s best food halls

Östermalms Saluhall has attracted hungry visitors for almost 125 years. A meeting place and a bustling market, it includes many family business that have existed here for generations. When you want Scandinavian tradition and excellent quality this is the place to come for utterly delicious food.

Östermalms Saluhall will close for renovation in April, 2016 and a temporary market hall will be opened on Östermalmstorg. The renovation is scheduled to re-open in April, 2018.



A little piece of Paris

Tucked away on the backstreets of Humlegården, Saturnus is a haven for anyone who appreciates a great French-style cafe. The cinnamon buns are a real treat but they are so big it’s best to share one so you can also sample some of the other dishes. The best time for a visit is lunchtime. On warm days you can sit outside.

Eriksbergsgatan 6


A walk in the park

Explore Djurgården, a royal park in the middle of Stockholm. The best way to end your walk is at the cozy café Helin Voltaire which is located in an old cement mill. Good bakery-cafes are hard to find on Djurgården but this one has exposed brick-walls, comfortable chairs and an open fireplace. Come for the Swedish home baking and stay for the view of the park and the water.

Helin Voltaire
Rosendalsvägen 14


Stockholm’s SOFO

The blocks south of Folkungagatan are packed with interesting, cool and creative shops specializing in clothing, design, jewellery, knickknacks, housewares, music and more. Several fashion brands have their own stores here and there are also scores of restaurants and cafés. In the warm months Nytorget Square is a bustling social scene.


Shopping bonanza at NK

Standing in the heart of the Swedish capital, NK brings together the best the world has to offer. International fashions hang alongside pieces by the Scandinavian designers. Iconic pieces of global design sit next to glittering Swedish crystal. And to guide you through it all is the multi-lingual and multi-talented staff. Need to consult with a bra expert or a personal shopper? No problem. Want to change some currency, do some tax-free shopping, or schedule international delivery? It’s all in a day’s work at the Great Department Store.

Nordiska Kompaniet



Fotografiska is a vital centre for contemporary photography. It exhibits world-renown photographers with four major shows each year and approximately 15–20 minor ones. The waterfront building was once a customs house. After a major restoration it now provides over 5.500 square metres of exhibition space plus a bistro, café and museum shop.

Stadsgårdshamnen 22