Category: Things To Do

Romantic Things to Do in Stockholm

February 5, 2014

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Romantic Stockholm by night. Photo courtesy of araqnid via Flickr.

With its cutting-edge architecture, ultra-fashionable restaurants and vast archipelago of islands to cruise around, Stockholm is an enchanting place to spend Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re splashing out on a loved-up getaway or looking for a unique idea for a date, here are a few romantic things to do in Stockholm.

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Östermalms Saluhall, Stockholm’s Oldest Market

January 7, 2014

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Shopping at Stockholm's Östermalms Saluhall market. Photo courtesy of Cha già José via Flickr.

Behind the regal, red-bricked façade that looms over the Östermalmtorg square in central Stockholm, the vibrant colors and infectious buzz of Östermalms Saluhall come as something of a surprise, but you can’t travel to the Swedish capital without a visit to its oldest market hall. Serving locals since the 1880s and now a cultural institution as much as a shopping haven, browsing the stalls at Östermalms is a lively introduction to local life, as well as local cuisine.

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Christmas in Sweden

December 10, 2013

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Christmas in Sweden. Photo courtesy of Michael Caven via Flickr.

With Santa’s official home just across the border, herds of wild reindeer roaming the northern plains and snow blanketing the entire country throughout the winter months, Sweden offers the perfect setting for a traditional white Christmas and locals waste no time in decorating their Christmas trees and pouring glasses of steamy glögg (mulled wine). Christmas in Sweden is typically celebrated on the eve of December 24th, with a Julbord (Christmas buffet) laid out for the family, but there are plenty of ways for visitors to get in the Christmas spirit long before the big day.

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Holiday Markets in Sweden

November 29, 2013

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Christmas Market in Stockholm. Photo courtesy of AndersLindgren via Flickr.

Starting in November, holiday markets begin to decorate Sweden with their sparkling lights. Ornamented Christmas trees and flickering candles line city streets, merchants in their cozy stalls sell everything from beautiful crafts to delicious culinary treats, all the while freshly baked gingerbread and mulled wine (spiced) help warm up visitors from the cold winter air.

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Stockholm in Autumn

October 16, 2013

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Stockholm in autumn.

With a cooler climate, fewer tourists and the city’s parks shedding a kaleidoscope of colored leaves, fall is the perfect time for sightseeing and there are plenty of ways to soak up the unique scenery of Stockholm in autumn. Take a walking tour around historic Gamla Stan, go biking around the Stockholm archipelago, discover the multi-hued forests of Langholmen or spot the stags performing their annual mating rituals in the Djurgården deer park.

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Crawling Stockholm’s Beer Bars

September 18, 2013

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Akkurat Beer Bar in Stockholm. Photo courtesy of Bernt Rostad via Flickr.

Famous for its strict alcohol laws and propensity for downing strong liquor (popular Italian spirit Fernet Branca clocks in at around 40% alcohol content), you’d be forgiven for thinking that Stockholm doesn’t do pubs, but the city’s new wave of craft beer bars are slowly changing the tides.

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