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Things to do in Stockholm

Discover a huge choice of things to do in Stockholm. Shop at deluxe department stores or bohemian boutiques. Spend cultural breaks exploring historic Gamla Stan or superb museums. Dine at award-winning restaurants and sample the world-class nightlife.

From small shops specialising in handcrafted goods or vintage clothing, to big-brand stores and sprawling malls – Stockholm shopping offers something for everyone. Take in magnificent historic monuments and immerse yourself in culture at the city’s renowned museums. Feast on traditional Swedish fare or top-notch international cuisine. Then soak up the sounds at a thumping nightspot.

Stockholm shopping

Stockholm shopping

Marvel at the beautiful handcarved statuettes of famous figures at Gunnarssons Träfigurer. Or pick up high-quality handicrafts and clothing at Castor Konsthantverk. Shop for everything from books to cosmetics at the flagship Åhléns department store. Or browse in the cool and quirky boutiques of SoFo in Södermalm.

Stockholm attractions

Stockholm attractions

Take in the honey-hued medieval buildings of Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla Stan. Marvel at the staggeringly well-preserved shipwreck at the Vasa Museum, or step into the Sweden of the past at Skansen Open-Air Museum. The breathtakingly beautiful Drottningholm Palace and splendid Stockholm City Hall are must-visits on cultural breaks.

Dining out in Stockholm

Dining out in Stockholm

With its laidback counter-style dining set within the grand Royal Opera house, Bakfickan is a charming setting in which to sample superb Swedish dishes. Sip mojitos on the terrace and feast on award-winning cuisine at Fredsgatan 12. Or use your hands to tuck into the mouth-watering Ethiopian fare at Abyssinia.

Stockholm nightlife

Stockholm nightlife

On balmy summer nights, boogey to the beats on the outdoor terrace of pumping party house Mosebacke Etablissement. Sip cocktails while grooving to eclectic sounds in the intimate ambience of chic Nada. Or if classical music is your preference, book tickets for a concert at the renowned Berwaldhallen.

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