What to do in Stockholm

With the blink of an eye Stockholm made it on every city-trippers’ travel destination list. But can we really blame our-self’s? The city of meatballs and design is the picture-perfect getaway.

All great things come in pairs
Stockholm is spread out across 14 islands and every neighborhood has its own character. With so much diversity you could easily spend a week in the Swedish capital and not run out of things to do. But just like you or your Samsonite suitcase all great things come in pairs. We listed for you a few pairs to give your trip that little extra.

2 neighborhoods you can’t miss

Gamla Stan: the island of Gamla Stan is where Stockholm was founded over 800 years ago. It’s the part of Stockholm which has the richest history. You can spot colorful façades, go to the Royal Palace, make your path throughout the narrowest alley and grab a cinnamon bun to go.

Södermalm: this island on the South side of Stockholm made the top 15 coolest neighborhoods in the world according to Vogue. And it’s only gotten better since then. Södermalm bursts with Swedish design stores, restaurants and cafés and sometimes all in one. Fashion & design lovers will feel right at home.

2 museums to visit

Vasa Museem: the Vasa Museam is without a doubt the most famous museum in all of Stockholm. Not only the classic tourist guides advise you to pay a visit but additionally the locals are enthusiastic. It guides you throughout the story of the iconic warship Vasa.

Art in the subway: the Stockholm metro line hosts the largest art exhibit of the world, 110 km of art to be exact. All that you need is a ticket for the Metro and admire sculptures, paintings, installations and engravings in over 90 subway stations.

2 local traditions to fit right in

Fika: Fika is an often-heard word in Stockholm. But exactly what does it mean? to put it simply, it means coffee break. But there’s more. It’s the art of drinking coffee, it’s having coffee the Swedish way. Fika is frequently enjoyed in morning around 10 a.m. and in the mid-day around 3 p.m. A perfect place to fika is the Rosendals Trädgård Kafé & Bageri. This café and lunch spot is based in the beautiful greenhouses of the Rosendal Gardens.

Shoe-off: the chances that you’ll be invited into someone’s home during your trip to Stockholm are small. But if it happens, you’ll certainly need this tip. In Scandinavia, it’s considered very rude to enter a home with your shoes on. Out of respect for the host you always take off your shoes before entering their home.

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