Stockholm Recommendations?

I’m heading to Stockholm in March for a long weekend - any recommendations for good Scandi food and things to do including good shopping?


I would suggest visiting Gamla Stan - the old city of Stockholm and Uppsala. For shopping the Ahlens department stores as well as the H&M stores are a must visit.

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For restaurants, favourites are:

  • Lilla Ego (book c. 1 month in advance)
  • Restaurang Triton
  • Miyakodori (request the omakase menu)
  • Babette (small plates and pizza)
  • Lisa Elmqvist (in Östermalm’s Saluhall)
  • Schmaltz Bar and Deli (for lunch)

Swedish bakeries:

  • Lillebrors
  • Två Systrar (Two Sisters)
  • Green Rabbit
    (But most are excellent)

Bars - A Bar Called Gemma and Le Hibou (part of Bank Hotel) are both great.

Museums - Moderna Museet (free entry between 6-8pm on Fridays), Vasa Museet (sometimes they host jazz on Wednesday evenings as well), if with kids, Skansen (open air museum), Fotografiska (also a good restaurant on the top floor with great views of Stockholm, entry price included in the restaurant reservation), if you have time a trip to Millesgården museet in Lidingö is wonderful with amazing views.

Walks - from downtown, through Gamla Stan, across Slussen and up to Monteliusvagen (on Södermalm) also gives great views, as well as along Norr Mälarstrand on Kungsholmen.

Shopping - Biblioteksgatan for designer and Swedish brands (Totême, Malene Birger, Soft Goat etc.), NK (a Selfridges vibe) and around Mariatorget in Södermalm for vintage finds, and Nudie Jeans, A Day’s March etc. There are great interior shops on Birger Jarlsgatan and Norr Mälarstrand, as well as shops such as Svenkst Tenn and Nordiska Galleriet 1912.


There are some lovely suggestions in our mini guide here:

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For food I would reccomend
Gastrologik for modern Swedish
Vete-Katten for baked goods
Fabrique for brownies & other cakes
Schmaltz Bar & Delicatessen is lovely for drinks

And shopping – definitely go to the Acne Archive for discounted pieces!

H&M stores across Sweden & Norway are brill! As are the local coffee shops/cake stops.
For Stockholm specifically, it’s definitely worth planning to stay one of your nights in the old prison (which is now a converted hostel/hotel). It’s called Långholmen and is very affordable. Deliberately still in the style of the old cells so it’s very authentic. A cool experience! Hotel - Långholmen i Stockholm

The Vasa museum is of course an essential visit - such a unique building and the vasa ship itself is incredible to walk around and view from the different levels.

Paddle boarding is also good in central Stockholm as it’s such a scenic & pretty island-city despite being the capital and lots of people play on the water when it’s balmy enough.

Hope you enjoy your trip :v: