Flights to Stockholm
Stockholm – the Venice of the north
Stockholm is a true royal city. With a long history, beautiful architecture, myriad galleries, museums and concerts, it is one of the most oft-visited cities in Europe. Called one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world, Stockholm lives and breathes to a modern beat, proudly bearing the title of Nordic design capital. Located on an isthmus between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea, the Swedish capital makes for a fascinating visit all year round, being the perfect place for a weekend city break or a longer holiday.
Kids & families
With 31 different rides and attractions, Sweden's oldest amusement park Gröna Lund offers fun for every visitor. Besides roller coasters, carousels, chamber of horrors and other entertainment oriented attractions, it hosts concerts, various tournaments and has a selection of restaurants and cafes to choose from.
Plan your visit on a weekday, when there will be fewer people and shorter queues.
Museum of Technology
The Museum of Technology is a place where the youngest visitors can get answers to all the questions they've ever had. Activities and games make barriers disappear and allow children’s imaginations to become a reality. The museum offers fun and discovery for the entire family.
Skansen Open Air Museum
The world’s first and oldest open air museum, featuring over 150 different buildings and other sites, Skansen offers a true voyage back in time, using activities to show how life used to be. In addition, this little world introduces all the key national and public holidays in as authentic as possible a manner.
Budget enough time for your visit, so that you will have time to get the most out of all the sites and little kids will have time for additional activities like pony rides and petting the animals.
Culture and architecture
Stockholm’s most attractive and largest exhibition pavilion Liljevalchs has a careful selection of contemporary art works from artists all over the world. Sweden’s number-one design and art gallery is acclaimed by curators and art historians as one of the major exhibition venues.
Moderna Museet is Sweden’s contemporary art museum, with collections containing works by such world-famous names like Picasso, Matisse, Tanning, Dali and Warhol. Besides exhibitions, the museum hosts workshops, conferences and festivals and there is a separate cinematic programme.
When you visit the museum, certain exhibitions are free of charge.
For foreign tourists, one of the most popular destinations is the Abba Museum celebrating the enduringly popular band. It holds pretty much everything related to the group, with an amazing amount of material to look at and listen to. Band members’ personal stories, the outfits they performed in and sheet music is out on display. You might get the feeling that the band is back together and about to go on tour again.
Food, drink and nightlife
Stockholm has a countless number of bars, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs. The quality of food and the service are held in very high regard and customers are willing to pay a premium.
A very highly acclaimed, trendy and popular Swedish designer furniture store bistro and wine bar rolled into one. Woodstockholm has a different menu each week, and relies mainly on organic raw ingredients. We recommend booking a table, otherwise there might not even be room at the bar.
Lisa Elmqvist is one of the best, most highly regarded seafood restaurants in Stockholm. In addition to carefully selected ingredients, the restaurant’s drink list put together by the finest sommeliers gets high marks. An atmospheric wine bar and delicatessen are located separately from the restaurant.
Book a table in advance to partake of a true voyage to the kingdom of seafood.
Restaurants with Michelin stars
As a genuine capital of good food, Stockholm has been blessed with many Michelin restaurants. Just a stone’s throw away from Estonia are culinary castles such as the two Michelin star Oaxen Krog and the one-star Imouto, Esperanto, Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren, Sushi Sho, Volt, Operakällaren, Ekstedt and Gastrologik.
Shopping is easy in Stockholm as there are streets upon streets of big department stores and smaller boutiques where tourists come solely for specific trademarks and choices.
Every fashionista should make tracks for Grandpa, which sells design, art, clothing, furniture and accessories in Södermalm, currently the trendiest neighbourhood.
The current flagship of Swedish design is Hope, characterized by timeless style and oversize models. Some of the collections are designed to be worn by both men and women.
Questing for Scandinavian design - the best shopping districts are Östermalm, Södermalm, Kungsholmen and the Old Town, Gamla Stan.
Stockholm’s most exclusive district of Östermalm is where all the largest and most expensive name brands are found. This is the home of internationally famous names such as Mulberry and Prada and local designers’ shops such as Herr Juudit, Filippa K and the temple of quality fashion, NK - Nordiska kompaniet
Stockholm’s public transport system is convenient and efficient. Trams, buses, trains and boats are among the modes of transport.
The fastest, most convenient and lowest-cost way of getting from one district to another is the Metro. When you ride the subway, pay attention to the artistic details, as the T-bana stations have been called the world’s longest art gallery. The tickets come with different time periods, from 75 minutes to 30 days in duration.
Did you know...
- Stockholm hosts about 90 different events a day
- The water around Stockholm is so clean that it is drinkable, to say nothing about swimming