The most populous city in the Nordics, Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and is home to nearly 900,000 people.
As well as being Sweden’s most populous city, the capital also welcomes over 2,000,000 visitors-per-year. It’s no surprise many travellers visit Stockholm, as there’s a plethora of activities and sights the city has to offer.
Whether you’re staying for a long weekend, a week or even longer you’ll struggle to experience the whole of the city in one stay – unless you take the Nightly.travel approach, combine 2 hotels for your stay instead of 1.
What to do in Stockholm
The Sunset from Monteliusvägen Cliff Path
Not only a fantastic place for a selfie with a panoramic view of Stockholm in the background, the Monteliusvagen cliff path also is a great place to see a beautiful natural sight – sunset.
Don’t worry about getting chilly if you’re visiting in the winter months, the path has plenty of cafes for you to grab a nice hot drink to keep you warm.
Changing of the Guard
Every summer, three-times-a-week there’s a 40-minute performance where the guards walk from the Army Museum or Cavalry Barracks with a marching band to then partake in the royal guard ceremony in the main courtyard.
The ceremony usually begins around 11:45am – it’s worth double-checking beforehand to avoid disappointment!
Secret Gardens of Tantolunden Park
Labelled as one of the most colourful parks, the ‘Instagram -famous’ Tantolunden park is filled with a beautiful array of flower beds and terracotta miniature homes.
The park also has a multitude of activities including mini-golf and outdoor gyms for visitors to enjoy. Winter is a fantastic time to go for all those who love a toboggan ride!
Enjoy the Cuisine
The Best Meatballs Around
Sweden is very famous for its delicious meatballs and there is no better place to taste the delicacy than in the Swedish capital. Many recommend the Old Town, however, this is very much a tourist trap. Many recommend the Södermalm district to get the best prices.
Have a Breakfast with a View
The theatre Bio Rio hosts a breakfast at 10:30 every Sunday. Seen as the perfect hangover cure, you can choose between a huge selection of yoghurts or even have a famous Swedish open sandwich.
As well as tucking into a fine breakfast, you’ll also get to watch a movie, sitting in red velvet seats – so just kick back and relax!
Be Involved in the Action!
Party till Dawn
Stockholm has loads of nightclubs with lots of varied themed nights. A couple of clubs that deserve a special mention are the Open-air Club, unique in the fact it sits beneath a gigantic concrete bridge and the Berns music festival – where modern bands play in a 19th-century setting.
Exercise with a View
For those who just can’t go a week without a bit of exercise, there are plenty of spots with beautiful views. One particular example is Kungsholmen Island – the island is 9.5 km and many people choose to run, or sometimes walk, around it to get their daily steps in!
If you’re more of a swimmer, Långholmen island is a fantastic place to relax and take a dip. The island is also a perfect place to have a picnic – although it’s more of a grassy area rather than sand.
Enjoy a Tipple
Stockholm is home to a plethora of clubs and bars and just picking a few is a task easier said than done. Although a couple of bars to look out for are: Ångbåtsbryggan is a unique bar that floats on the water – very unique, but it’s also worth mentioning it is quite pricey.
Another bar to make sure you visit is Tak. Opened in 2017, the bar is on the rooftop and offers some of the best views of Stockholm.
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