Stockholm: Best Things to Do

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Stockholm is the capital and the most populated city in Sweden

This city is located on the east coast part of the country

There are various tourist attractions such as the iconic Gamla Stan, Skansen Open-Air Museum, Fotografiska, and many more

 Stockholm culinary is a must-try because it's one of the most famous among other cities from all over world



When you visit Stockholm, the first iconic place that you must visit is Gamla Stan. This is the place where you can get sightseeing many pretty cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. Walking around in the narrow roads of this area will give you the most memorable trip ever.

Gamla Stan

The bustling, compact island of Gamla Stan is the city’s old town, with cobbled streets and colorful 17th- and 18th-century buildings


Don’t forget to visit Royal National City Park in downtown Stockholm. In this complex of city park, you can have fun doing various activities. You can just strolling around the amusement park or enjoy picnic. This place is definitely a perfect place to spend your time in Stockholm. This city park is also accessible by ferry boats.

Royal National City Park

City park accessible by ferry boat & other means, with an amusement park, picnic spots & more


Gallerian, located in downtown Stockholm, is the oldest and largest shopping mall in the city. This mall has up to 80 stores with a variety of fashion items and brands. Another worth-visiting shopping center in Stockholm is MOOD. This indoor-outdoor shopping center has a modern and trendy style that is absolutely a good place to hang out.


Contemporary retail complex offering brand-name stores, services & trendy restaurants & cafes


Local cafes & boutiques compose this modern indoor-outdoor shopping mall with art & Wi-Fi


Stockholm culinary scene is one of the most famous among other cities from all over world. You can expect the world-class chefs, traditional and local culinary, or even the street food. You must also try the rich taste of Swedish traditional home-made cooking. The term ‘husmanskost’ is used to describe that culinary is one of the prides for Swedish. Indeed, Stockholm's culinary is no exception.


As the capital city, Stockholm has been the center of cultural institutions in Sweden. The traces of Medieval culture are also prominent. You can see it through the classic architecture of the old buildings. Meanwhile, the language spoken by the majority of people in this city is Swedish language.


The best time to visit Stockholm is during the summer season. During the summer season, the weather is the warmest and the day time lasts longer so you can have more time to explore this city.


Elite Hotel Carolina Tower has all the facilities that will make you amaze. Gym, spa, sauna, and relaxation are some facilities you will get. If you are looking for a hotel located in the downtown, At Six hotel is the answer. This hotel is located 10 minutes walk from Stockholm Central Station. This restaurant has bar, hotel’s bakery, lounge, and any other good facilities.

Elite Hotel Carolina Tower

Next to a hospital off the E 20 European route, this contemporary hotel in a sleek tower building is across the street from the Karolinska Institutet medical university

At Six

A nice place to stay in Stockholm, located 10 minutes’ walk from Stockholm Central Station


Lilla Ego is one of the best places to try Stockholm cuisines, such as lobster dish, pork, and fast-food with excellent taste. Operakällaren is a very recommended place to taste both Sweden and international culinary.

Lilla Ego

Fine dining restaurant with fabulous style


a very exquisite place to have good bite of Sweden and international culinary


Flickorna Helin, located on the pedestrian path on Djurgården, is a beautiful castle-shaped place to have a coffee break. With a variety of baked foods, you can have the best free time in the city. Another recommended place is Drop Coffee. This cafe serves coffee at its best. The interior is also cozy, will be perfect for you to relax and chill.

Flickorna Helin

A gorgeous castle-shaped cafe to have a coffee break between your visit in Stockholm

Drop Coffee

Excellent and interesting place to have a good coffee


Pharmarium is the perfect place to have a good drink. Some cocktails that you can't find anywhere else is available in this bar. The architecture is also unique with its Victorian style. B.A.R. is another place to experience the nightlife of Stockholm while enjoying the good taste of seafood.


An excellent bar with a cool venue to have a good drink


A bar place with good value for the quality


Noted as the oldest open-air museum in the world, Skansen Open-Air Museum is Stockholm's most interesting place. In this place, you can find Skansen Aquarium and Children’s Zoo that are suitable for kids. Meanwhile, in Vasa Museum you can see Swedish Imperial traces that are still carefully preserved. Vasa Museum is also the most visited museum in Sweden.


This museum will be a great One Day Trip Idea for you and your travel buddy.

It is a history museum offering buildings, people in costume, and a zoo with Nordic animals.

Address : Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

An absolutely stunning place, an amazing piece of history.

The boat is incredibly huge and gorgeous.

The history around the wreck is exhaustively displayed and the recreation of the bodies.

The walkways around the ship have several floors, so you can see the ship from the keel to the deck.

When you read all the labels and view all the details, you will spend a few hours here.

Address : Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden


If you want to have an aesthetic Instagram pictures, Fotografiska can be a good option. This place has various contemporary photography exhibitions. Capturing moments during your visit in Fotografiska can be a very nice idea. The Royal Palace with Baroque-styled architecture is a highly recommended place to make your Instagram more aethetic.


Museum in brick-built, former customs house, presenting contemporary photography exhibition program

The Royal Palace

Baroque-style royal palace with 3 museums & a vast library. Guided tour included in admission fee.

With its baroque-style, this castle is among the top attractions and best things to do in Stockholm Sweden because of its gorgeous and majestic building.

It is home to three museums and a vast library with guided tour offered.

Address : Slottsbacken 1, 111 30 Stockholm, Sweden