9 Musts of Stockholm

No doubt – Stockholm is the most beautiful Scandinavian capital. With all our love to Copenhagen, there is no question where we would prefer to come back or live. These were five very special days, now let us tell you what makes Stockholm so unforgettable and what are its absolute Musts.

Old Town and the Town Hall

Let’s start with good old classics: old town (Gamla Stan). It includes everything mentioned in your guidebooks like Royal Castle Kungliga Slottet, Nobel museum and some very important (no joking!) churches, but first get to Stadhuset – the Town Hall. The view on the old town is amazing!

Town hall, Stockholm

Stockholm: Town Hall

Old town, Stockholm, Sweden

Where to see the best Stockholm panorama?

We went up on the Katarinahissen tower, Statsgården 1, but be ready to the disgusting barrier, so it will be rather your camera, which will really enjoy the view. Check here for more photo-tips.

Stockholm Panorama

Folk Festivals

Stockholm is young and active city, there are constantly loads of festivals and events going on, but if you want to feel Viking-Sweden, try to find out if there are any folk festivals or markets happening at the moment. We were lucky just to bump into one of them!

Stockholm: Swedish Viking

Stockholm: Swedish Viking

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Vasa Museum

Yes, I know, nothing original, but it’s massive! It’s one of the best museums ever seen in our life. Come to contemplate this curious object, and learn a moral: never let non-professionals construct a ship even it’s your beloved king. Great explanations, exhibitions and interactive installations – this museum is definitely worth of its price.

Vasa Ship, Stockholm

Millennium Walk

For literature (or movie) lovers it would be a great loss to miss such a great opportunity to walk on the traces of Millennium heroes by Stieg Larsson.Mikael Blomkvist's house in StockholmNot only it’s such an excitement to recognize the places so exactly described in the books, but also it’s a wonderful way to discover “Alternative Stockholm”.
A full Millennium map can be bought in the Tourism Office or simply check here:

Many thanks to the person who transferred it on Google Maps!

Katarina Kyrka and Mickaelsgatan

A sort of historical place with authentic houses of XVII and XVIII centuries. Old town but not exactly in the usual meaning. Very quiet and cozy place.

Stockholm old streets

Stockholm old streets

Stunning streets

Getting lost is always a good advice while visiting any city. In Stockholm it’s a necessity. Here’s why.

Stockholm street

Stockholm streets

Stockholm streets

Stockholm Street

Stockholm Street

Don’t forget to pass by the most narrow street of the city: Mårten Trotzigs Gränd.

Narrow street in Stockholm

Bohemian lunch and evening drink with the sea view

Stockholm is so young and stylish, it’s such a pleasure to have some meatballs with jam in one of its cafés and restaurants. And don’t forget a romantic drink on the quay.

Wine in Stockholm

Where to eat? You won’t regret if you pass by the Café String (Nytorgsgatan 38), promised.

Restaurant, Stockholm


What a shame – we spent 5 days walking only even if our Airbnb was outside the town, but, as you’ve surely heard, Stockholm’s subway is definitely worth of a ride – it’s a descent art-gallery!

Stockholm Subway

Thanks, Roy Barnett Jr., for this picture.

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Iphone Selfie with Stortorget houses

No one will believe that you were in Stockholm if you don’t post on your Instagram a selfie with these two houses in Gamla Stan. Like this one :) Check out the Big Square – Stortorget, and then you know what to do…

Stockholm selfie

Have you been to Stockholm? What are your Stockholm’s “musts”?

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9 Musts of Stockholm

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  1. Geri Friday March 11th, 2016 at 06:54 PM - Reply

    Thank you for this tips! They come just in time before my summer trip to Stockholm. :)

  2. Helen Bradley Saturday September 17th, 2016 at 12:33 AM - Reply

    Moderna Museet is very good. Entrance to the main collection is free and the buffer style cafe there is fantastic value.

  3. Therie Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 11:21 AM - Reply

    Stockholm is no doubt a very photogenic city!
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