Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and also known as the Venice of the north. Stockholm is a beautiful city and has so many things to offer. Museums, nature and a lot of nice Scandinavian design of course. Here are a few things you to do in Stockholm.
Sofo is a lovely neighborhood on the island Soldermalm. The neighborhood is packed with vintage and thrifted shops, which are full with beautiful Scandinavian brands like Acne and Filippa K. When you’re looking for nice lunch or dinner hotspots, this is also the place to be. There are cute restaurants at every corner and there’s also a great offer for vegans!
- Rent a bike!
Stockholm is very suitable city for biking, the traffic isn’t that chaotic and almost every street has a bicycle path. In contrast to using the underground system, biking allows you to move quickly around the city without missing anything of the lovely street views. And in addition, renting a bike is also relatively cheap!
- Moderna Museet
Stockholm has many beautiful museums, but when you’re interested in contemporary art you should definitely visit the Moderna Museet. It has a big collection of work by great contemporary artists like Matisse and Warhol. In addition to their permanent collection, they also have changing exhibitions on display. And the best part; entrance to the permanent collection is free!
If you’re looking for a great view of the city, go to Skinnarviksberget. It’s the highest natural point of Stockhom and the view from up there is stunning. You can look over the water and the old town (Gamla Stan) of Stockholm. Pro tip: go in the late afternoon, when the sun is slowly setting the soft light makes everything even more beautiful!
The island Djurgarden is the greenest island of Stockholm. If you want to get away from the city madness for a moment, this is the place to be. Located on this island is the Rosendals Tradgard; a big garden where they grow all kinds of food and flowers. You can have lunch in one of the greenhouses or in the garden itself. But be aware of the cute little birds, they like carrot cake as much as you do!
Have you ever been to Stockholm yourself? Or would you like to?
article written by Manon, visit her blog here