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What To Do In Stockholm

Updated on October 5, 2014

Things to do in Stockholm, Sweden this summer.

Since i live here, I thought I would share some things to do in Stockholm when you visit as a tourist.

Although it is the capital of Sweden (and marketed as the capital of Scandinavia) Stockholm is not a metropolis and the city core is quite small as capital cities go. Everywhere you look you will find water and one solid tip is use the ferries and boat-buses that are available to take you on a water ride around Stockholm and under the bridges.

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Stockholm The Water City

Photo credit: Morguefile
Photo credit: Morguefile

Here are some tips on what to do in Stockholm when visiting:

1. Take It Easy!

You are on vacation. So take some time off.

Lucky you because Stockholm is a great city for shedding stress and enjoying a restful holiday :)

The whole city center is not very big and public transportation is available in every direction and before you know it, you may have seen all there is to see anyway... So why rush it? Give our city some quality time and do like the locals: lounge in a lot of cafés and take it easy.

Our city is not a clubbers paradise or a fashion mecca or a cultural hotspot but there are many things to do and the waterfront itself is awesome - and everywhere!

The main thing is to not pack the days too full of events and whatnot. If you choose to plan in activities - make it one or two a day, not 5 or 6.

So, there you have it. The nr.1 thing to do in Stockholm is: relax!

Prepare yourself for Stockholm

Knopf MapGuide: Stockholm
Knopf MapGuide: Stockholm

Knopf makes smart maps based around first a general overview of the whole city and then subdivided into maps of the different city sections.

 
Frommer's Stockholm Day By Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)
Frommer's Stockholm Day By Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)

A more in-depth guide based around themed tours and walks. perfect for 2 - 3 day stays. Just under 200 pages of info including many images.

 

2. Take a Segway Tour

The tours go from city center out to the lush waterfront park of Djurgården. A playful way to see a lot of Stockholm in 1 hour. Great fun and anyone can do it! Check out the promo video by event organizer Upp och Ner.

3. Check out SOFO district.

A bit bohemian. A bit progressive. A bit avant-garde. Modern, kitschy, retro, and more alive than any other part of Stockholm.

Spend time in SOFO, the south city center, and go on a "fika" safari (cafe hopping). Sodermalm which is the city district has a core popularity called SoFo where there is a unusual concentration of cafes, restaurants, small shops and street-life. Although it is a bit bohemian, it is unspeakably expensive to buy a flat here these days, but a visit is a must. Favorite destination for many Swedes after work. If you like to shop quality second hand fashion, this is the place to be.

You won't find many tall buildings in Stockholm and it is a green city. Just step away from the main streets and you never know what you might find. Lot's of parks and small green areas where you are free to lounge and picnic. This place is in the middle of SoFo and is called Nytorget.

Image creadits timc3, liesen on Flickr

Don't buy clothes in Sweden - Come with what you need.

Clothes and shoes are unfortunately either expensive or utterly boring and mainstream here in my country. There is also not that much to choose from because most boutiques have been outmaneuvered by a few large stores. I strongly suggest you come fully kitted when you arrive.

Columbia Men's Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket,Black,Medium
Columbia Men's Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket,Black,Medium

Summers in Sweden are nice but there is never a guarantee against rain.

 
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PUMA Women's Cell Riaze Cross-Training Shoe,Black/Peach/Yellow,7.5 B US

You will probably be walking quite a bit in Stockholm. Go for good and comfortable shoes rather than stylish (few here care).

 

4. Rent-a-bike.

One of my favorite activities in Stockholm!

Stockholm has a lot of bicycle friendly paths. With so many waterfront areas that are worth a visit, doing it by bike makes a lot of sense. Healthy and eco-friendly too!

The cheapest rental is the city sponsored Stockholm City Bikes which has a system with automatic bike stalls where you can grab a bike in one place, and return it in another. The service is used by locals and tourists and the bikes suit all tourist sizes since they are very easy to adjust.

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econscious 100% Organic Cotton Twill Adjustable Corps Hat

Here or there, wherever you travel always protect yourself from the sun. Nordic Ozone layer is thin - so headgear is recommended.

 

The bike rental season starts on April 1 and ends in October. To use the system you purchase a magnetic card from one of the SL Customer Centres (central train station), or through one of the bigger hotels. See the official site for salespoints.

There are 94 automatic bike stalls throughout the city. You place your card onto the reader screen and it will unlock 1 bike from the stall. If you don´t like the bike you got, or if it has a flat (very seldom) just hook it back into the stall and take out another bike. You can take out a bike in one location and return it to the system at any other location. If you are spending time in a place near a station, return the bike into the system rather than having it idle on the sidewalk.

You cannot take out 2 bikes at once so every member of your party must have their own card. You may only have the bike for 3 hours max. If you want to continue, just exchange bike to a new one in the nearest stall (and avoid your card becoming blocked).

A 3-day pass is about 25 dollars and worth every penny. There is also a whole season card which is 45 dollars which is a bargain if you visit often or are a resident ( I use these bikes all the time)

Tip: bikes have no locks. Bring your own for sidewalk parking when shopping, dining, etc.

Hotels, vehicle rentals and more in Stockholm

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Teal Blue Birksun Solar Levels Backpack - Charges your Tablet, Smart Phones using an outlet or the Sun's energy! Green energy at its finest, keeps your devices charged! Great Solar Daypack!

When I travel I like to have a small backpack with me n daytrips. Carries water, snacks, a rain jacket and carries souvenirs I might buy.

 

5. Meet Swedes.

Sweden is a clean, well organized and very safe destination to visit and tourists are welcome wherever they go. Almost everybody in Stockholm speaks excellent English and we like to think of ourselves to be a social and approachable people.

Making contact is as easy as saying Hello to anyone in the street. Who knows, even a simple question about a direction might become a life-long story :)

If you are lucky enough to be here during Midsummer Eve (June 22) you should not miss the festivities which involve raising the traditional May-pole (in June...), putting on a flower garland and doing a bunch of strange dances. Check out the nearest park area of visit Skansen (see below) for the biggest party. "Midsommarafton" is our biggest event and a great venue for all ages. Many Swedes dress in folkore style on this day.

Photo by elisabet.s

If you want to meet someone for life - Midsummer Eve is considered the right moment :)

6. Visit Skansen.

Skansen is a heritage park where you will find a collection of old buildings and cultural features alongside the small-animal zoo. Established in 1891 by Artur Hazelius, Skansen was the world's first open-air museum.

Located on Djurgården Park area it is very easy to get to and great if you have kids traveling with you. Skansen has a mix of attractions for young and old and is a favorite destination for Swedes as well as Tourists.

About 1.3 million visitors find their way here per year. If you go, give it at least half a day - or a full day because the huge 75 acre (300,000 m²) area has a lot to offer.

On Skansen you will find restored cultural buildings, restaurants, small animal zoo, and a bunch of re-enacting crew all dressed up in heritage style, a mini amusement park for children, and open air concerts.

There is a mini train for the kids and horse rides, and more. There is also a small-animal zoo for kids where they may get a chance to close enough to pet rabbits and chickens.

As you may imagine, Skansen is a favorite with kids and a splendid way to give travelling children an experience made for them, instead of all the boring grownup stuff tourists often do :)

Skansen is a open air museum but it is also a small zoo that highlights Nordic animals. A national event that gets the whole nation involved is name suggestions everytime the bears have cubs.

Animals include:

Bears, Wolves, Moose, Otters, European Bison, Goats, Hogs, a terrarium with lemurs and snakes, and more!

Sounds huge.. where is this "Skansen" again?

On Djurgården which is essentially in the middle of the city.

Small city, lots to see. Walking distance to almost everything :)

On the way back you will pass by the amusement park Gröna Lund where you might be tempted to try one of the roller-coaster rides made for brave grownups

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Official Skansen website.

Image creditsHolger Ellgard, Andy Carvin, McDiarmid

7. Glide over Stockholm in a balloon.

Stockholm enjoys a huge number of hot air balloon flights every summer that usually take place in the early morning or late afternoon.

The whole arrangement is professionally managed and regulated by the Swedish Aviation Department. Transportation to and from landing sites is usually included.

Experiencing Stockholm from above is unbeatable. Don't forget your camera!

8. Visit Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm is a water city and our archipelago consists of over 30,000 islands and islets. You can purchase a island hopping pass which functions as a ticket on all the ferries that work like sea-busses. Many locations can be reached within an hour or two and once there, take a deep breath, stroll through old settlements and visit one of the local seaside restaurants. Or just spend some time on a pier with your feet dangling over the water.

It is very easy to get out on the water and there are a massive amount of ferries that depart several times a day from Stockholm city core. A lot of people commute to work by boat from neighboring counties.

More info about boat tours and water transportation (including steamboats) at Waxholmsbolaget and Strömma Kanalbolaget.

One destination which is easy to get to by commuter ferry which leaves from Stockholm city center and takes you through some very nice archipelago scenery is the island port of Sandhamn. Once there, take the time to stroll out from the town core and explore the sandy beaches on the north side which you easily reach by foot.

The Stockholm Archipalgo is managed by a foundation that provides amenities and regulates tourism, policies and preservation. The foundation provides toilets and washing facilities at around 190 locations over a vast nautical area as well as actively supporting small farm establishments that keep grazing animals which keeps the island countryside open.

21,000 individuals, organisations and companies actively support the Skärgårds Stiftelsen as the foundation is called.

More info: Stockholm Archipelago Foundation.

9. Visit Tyresta National Park.

Get your sneakers or boots and take a tranquil walk on well-kept paths, or follow a animal path through the bush.

Tyresta is a national park and apart from a couple of gravel paths, everything else in the forest is left untouched. The total protected area is about 18 square miles and you can spend days hiking in Tyresta and still not see half of it.

I recommend you bring food and drink and have a picnic near one of the many small lakes in the area. You are also allowed to bring a tent and spend the night basically anywhere within the reserve.

Get to Tyresta park by taking the local train from Stockholm Central to Handen, and jump onto bus 834. Trip takes about 35 minutes. Like everyone else in Stockholm, the busdriver speaks English so don't be shy if you have questions about return passage.

The bust drops you off at Tyrest Village which consists of a couple of preserved houses with amenities such as toilets, cafe, a active stable and barbeque firepits. A number of excellent trails radiate from this position and maps are available at the tourist center on the same location.

Bring a camera, and GPS if you aim to trek through the forest off the trails! Tyresta website

Phot credits Wikipedia Holger.Ellgaard, Tim Honkalammi

Ok, so Gotland is a large island south east and not a part of Stockholm but.. you are so close to Gothic Gotland that you might as well give it a visit. :) If you are visitng Stockholm for a week that is plenty, and taking a overnight trip to Gotland is time well spent!

If you came to Sweden by car, or have a rental, take the ferry from Nynäshamn port (40 minutes south-east of Stockholm) to Visby, the capital of Gotland. Check out the old town and then take a roadtrip up to the northern part of Gotland and check out the limestone basilisks called "Raukar" (they are not very big but we love all them, not sure why).

You can also go to Gotland with ferry by foot and rent a bicycle. Gotland is almost flat so it is easy pedaling. Bicycle riding also lets you go criss-cross along inland paths and socialize with the massive amounts of sheep that wander around.

There are a number of easy gates that you open (and remember to close!) as the trails often pass right through the sheep farms. If you see a farmer, say hello. You never know, you may get a free cup of coffee.

Whatever you do - you must take a moment to cruise around and through Gotland and check out as many of the 92 medieval churches on the island like I did on motorcycle.

Most of the ancient buildings are in excellent condition (still in use) and wherever you are, the next church tower is only 5 minutes away. You can often locate the next one by just looking for the steeples.

Several are from the 11'th century and worth a visit inside for their though-provoking architecture.

I have also made another lens about my Gotland touring on motorcycle.

11. Rosendals Garden - My personal favorite

A oasis for Swedes and tourists

There is one place in Stockholm that you must not miss to visit and that is Rosendals Garden cafe and restaurant which is located in the Royal Park Djurgården.

It is a well-known place and is marked out on all tourist maps but not so many tourists take the time to go there. Too bad because it is a singular place. It is easy to get to by tram train or buss and a 10 minute walk through park landscape.

Rosendals Trädgård as it is called consists of a couple of greenhouses, two of which are converted into cafe. The rest of the greenhouses are used for raising plants and selling crafts.

They also have a small shop where you can buy marmalade, bread, and different herbs from the orchards. Pick you own flowers from the huge flower beds in summer!

The grounds around the greenhouses are ever-shifting and cultivated with flowers or crops mixed in with sometimes strange artwork and sculptures. There is a bar in the open courtyard and Rosendals Trädgård also hosts different types of short courses in gardening.

Even though I have been there more than a hundred times, it is still a excellent target for my bicycle tour and a cup of coffee and fresh bread from their bakery is a hit every time. There is also a large orchard which is a superb location to doze in the sun under their collection of ancient and unique apple trees. Do not miss it.

Check out Rosendals Garden website.

12. Get Wet! - Clean water, long summer days... you did bring a bathing suit, right?

They call it the Venice of the North - but there is a difference: Stockholm is surrounded by very clean water. Mälaren, our freshwater lake system which provides drinking water for millions of Swedes flows into the western side of the city and our half-salty archipelago sea starts in the middle and extends eastward through the city! The meeting point of the waters is Slussen waterlock which is right beside Gamla Stan (Old Town).

Coming to Stockholm in the summer without a bathing suit is unforgivable. Also, take the opportunity to rent a kayak or small boat and find you own bathing spot. Ok, so our water temperature won't be like the riviera but we are not far off in midsummer. Just find a spot and take a dip!

Although there are several municipal bathing spots where you can also find restrooms and buy snacks, the city does not impose any regulations of where you may bathe.In a nutshell: jump into the water wherever you feel like it!.

One spot where a lot of people bathe is the RÃ¥lambshov Park but I personally prefer to find a rocky outcrop on one of the many shores and jump into the clear water. It is great to come back up and dry on the warm granite cliffs!

Our water is not very salty and you will be fine putting your clothes on directly afterwards.

Image by question everything

13. Sail with the brigg Tre Kronor

Briggen tre kronor
Briggen tre kronor

The tall ship Tre Kronor is a brigg that you can either rent for a event (think very expensive wedding) or for corporate conferences etc. Cost starts at about $12,000 a day.

A much cheaper way to get on board and actually sail this ship is to participate in one of the public tours which are staged during the summer. If you happen to be in Stockholm during any of those dates - it might be a unforgettable experience. The ship which flies a total of 16 sails, is docked in Stockholm itself and getting to it is very easy.

More info about public sailing dates for briggen Tre Kronor.

You can also call or mail booking info at + 46 8 586 224 00 or info@briggentrekronor.se

Image by Carolina de la Fe

Get a Stockholm hotel room with a view.

There are many hotels in Stockholm and yet.. when the tourist season is in full boom (summertime) it can be extremely difficult to book a hotle room in Stockholm. So - early bird gets it :)

A very popular place to stay for backpackers those wanting something more than a traditional hotel is the Af-Chapman Hostel run by the Swedish Tourist association. This is a converted sailship. Don't let that spook you though because the restoration has been done with quality and the hostel has all the amenities that you may need including reception, cafe and bar. The best part is, it is situated on the islet of Kastellholmen which is smack in the middle of the city and 400 yards from Grand Hotel! 300 yards the other way is the Modern Museum and a couple of paces more gets you to the water-buss ferry that takes you to the amusement park.

Since we are a water-city, a boat hotel is a great place to stay in Stockholm that is near the city core but without the noise and traffic.

Premium waterfront homes

Kvarnen ferry
Kvarnen ferry

Take a ferry, or a "Under the Bridges Tour" and see some of the best, and most expensive, waterfront homes in Sweden. Lots of people commute to work like this!

The hop on and hop off system lets you take a break and visit any of the cafes on the way.

Stockholm is a lot about water, fresh air and open spaces.

I hope my suggestions will help you discover Stockholm. You may have noticed that I have not included "Gamla Stan", the Old Town district. I feel it has become so much of a tourist trap that it pales a bit compared to other amusements in Stockholm. Sure, it is worth a visit but a quick one to view the architecture. Be prepared to share the location with a massive amount of tourists though.

Neither have I mentioned any of our museums because they are a bit bleak compared to what you get when visiting Paris, London or most other capital cities. If you must go to a museum, the preserved royal Wasa ship would be my choice, and Skansen of course, which is our open-air museum.

As mentioned, Stockholm is a water city and this feature is part of the whole experience. This view is from the bridge connecting the eastern part of the city core with the park Djurgården where you will find many of the attractions such as Skansen, Wasa Museum and the amusement park Gröna Lund.

The restaurant and bar seen in the image is Strandbryggan Sea Club which is excellent place to lounge and enjoy Stockholm waterfront in a nice mix between tourists and the local Chamagne-sipping gang. Sea Cub has bar, restaurant, live music and events and organizes exclusive yacht charter.

You can also rent bicycles, sailing boats and canoes in the vicinity of the bridge which leads to Djurgården Royal Park. Although the area is not enclosed by anything other than water, there is a royal blue gate to the park area which is hard to miss.

Starting at this gate, there are a number of easy gravel paths that lead around and through Djurgården Park with billboard maps for easy directions. Djurgården is where you will find the Wasa museum, Gröna Lund amusement park, Skansen and Rosendals Cafe.

For more information about the city and surroundings see Wikipedia.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      4 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      What a beautiful city! Thank you for the short tour and the ideas for tourists. I particularly like you #1 tip. It is so important to relax and enjoy....sometimes we tend to pile a lot of activities into one day and in the long run really don't remember the details of any of them. Seeing 1-2 a day and relaxing and enjoying the trip is a great tip!

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      Digory LM 

      5 years ago

      I did not know Stockholm was such a water based city. It is beautiful. I would love to visit. Thanks for the lens.

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      kindoak 

      5 years ago

      @Aunt-Mollie: Thanks. Yeah it is very nice during summers and well worth a visit. Don't bother during winter though because then it has nothing to offer.

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      kindoak 

      5 years ago

      @BarbaraCasey: Yep it's still here :)

      Chapman has undergone several restorations since '68 though and is now a high-standard hostel.

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      cyberflutist 

      5 years ago

      I would love to visit someday!

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      Aunt-Mollie 

      5 years ago

      You live in a beautiful city. Enjoyed your article and especially the pictures.

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Came back to see this beautiful city and give this my blessing.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Well your advice is well served! Great ideas, and we are enjoying each one!

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      BarbaraCasey 

      6 years ago

      Great lens. I stayed on the Af Chapman in 1968... surprised it's still there. I didn't get around the city much, as I was heading to visit relatives in Finland. But I remember how beautiful the waterfront was and how solid and comfortable the city felt.

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      Alana-r 

      6 years ago

      Wow, it looks amazing, i would love to go there. Great Lens!

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      John Tannahill 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in England

      I've been to Stockholm quite a lot and I can certainly say it's a wonderful place - lots of water.

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Popping back in to sprinkle some angel dust on this great travel lens!

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      GramaBarb 

      6 years ago from Vancouver

      My Swedish roots are deep within my heart. It is often hard for me to read anything about Sweden as I get so homesick to return. Beautiful lens!

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      SimplyHolly 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful City. I'm adding Stockholm to my list of places to visit! Great lens!

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      Mary Crowther 

      6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Such a lovely city and so much to do! I hope I can visit someday. Angel Blessed!

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      nickupton lm 

      6 years ago

      Well, Stockholm has definitely gone up my list of places I would like to visit. The waterfront looks really nice.

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      grannysage 

      6 years ago

      Oh my. What a beautiful city. You say there isn't that much to see but it seems like there is lots of wonderful places to visit. The water seems so crystal clear, I will definitely go swimming. I love the public bikes, we need to develop that in our country. I am part Swedish on my mother's side so this lens was particularly fascinating.

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      RedShoesGirl 

      6 years ago

      it is a beautiful city in deed.i hope i'll see it someday.

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      rachelscott 

      6 years ago

      Wow your this lens is amazing.

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      avigarret 

      6 years ago

      I think I'm getting a different variation of the stockholm syndrome, thank you for a great extensive lens.

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      FloridaDino 

      6 years ago

      Been thinking of visiting for a while now, this makes me want to visit even more! Great lens

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      yay! Happy! I've just participated in Oriflame's Face of the Year contest and won the stockhom trip....Guys i am coming soon there...muaaah

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      Fiona Carroll 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Gotta visit Stockholm and find me some friendly Swedes!

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @LouisaDembul: Thanks, you are welcome. Perhaps best time is late spring or early autumn. For now it still a bit cold and dreary.

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      April Wier 

      6 years ago

      Just added Stockholm to my must see list.

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      LouisaDembul 

      6 years ago

      I think you have covered Stockholm very well! It is a wonderful city, especially in the summer. Will be coming over this summer, I hope!

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      SteveKaye 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for publishing this wonderful tour of Stockholm.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Stockholm looks like a great place to visit. Very nice lens!

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      cajkovska lm 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens... I love Skandinavian countries, but unfortunally I didn't visit them... yet.

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      stockholm is a very nice place to live. i wish i can visit. i live in vienna.

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      aksem 

      6 years ago

      Dream to visit Stockholm. Thank your for detailed information.

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      DuncanBoud 

      6 years ago

      Great information - lots of things a tourist might otherwise miss!

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @melissiaoliver: Glad you like it. Var så god! :)

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      melissiaoliver 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful lens! I have been to Sweden before but not to Stockholm. Tack så mycket!

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      SoniaCarew 

      6 years ago

      Love it! Looks like a fantastic place to visit. Your lens is amazing.

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      Chazz 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks so much for the armchair tour. My bucket list just got longer! Hope to see it in person one day.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      It looks divine, I would love to visit one day

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      troybreimon lm 

      6 years ago

      I did a edinburgh lens about the underground vaults because I am very interested in Scotland. Your lens is very interesting. great writing and pictures. i envy you live here

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      Rob Hemphill 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      Terrific tour. Would love to visit one day, it sounds very beautiful.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @Natalie W Schorr: That's a long time ago. The good thing is - the city looks very much the same!

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      Natalie W Schorr 

      6 years ago

      I visited Stockholm in Nov 1988; a beautiful city!

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Thanks! We are just on the verge of spring here now. As soon as we get some green on the trees I will be adding a video to this lens :)

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      WriterJanis2 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful suggestions. I've been lucky enough to visit there. Blessed.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @indigoj: I would say that for a tourist it is a summer city. Locals try to make the most of winter but there is little on offer as far as activities go. Mostly work, work, work.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Returning reader but this time I'll *bless* this!

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      6 years ago from Royalton

      Thank you for the tour of Stockholm. I love to travel and now if I get a chance to visit I know where to go and what to do. I think my first stop would be the TTyrest Village.

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      fotolady49 lm 

      6 years ago

      Very well done and exciting lens. Definitely makes me want to visit. The Segway Tour looks like fun and I found it a bit humorous. That's a good thing. The SOFO District looks like fun (I'm an artist) and Midsummer Eve. Actually it all is very inviting!!!

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      Indigo Janson 

      6 years ago from UK

      I always thought Stockholm would be lovely to visit and now I want to go there more than ever! I'd love to be there for Midsummer's Eve. Is there much to do in Stockholm in winter or is it strictly a summer destination?

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @Valerie Bloom: Aha, that would be the Af Chapman. Excellent choice since it is situated smack in the middle of the city and yet peacefully by the waterside!

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      Valerie Bloom 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I was lucky enough to visit Stockholm in 2002. It is, indeed, a very beautiful city with very friendly people. I stayed on the ship that was converted into a hostel!

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      TravelDiaries 

      6 years ago

      It looks like a great place to visit and a great place to live. I always love tips from locals. Thank you so much for sharing.

      Happy Travels

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Wonderful article! The Segway Tours look like fun and Gotland would definitely be on my list to visit. :)

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      SophiaStar LM 

      6 years ago

      This is a fabulous insider guide to visiting your home city. I have found in my travels that if you can ever experience a place like a local you will have a blast. Thank you for this wonderful list!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Ok, you've added a new number one destination for my desired places to travel. Love your lens. You really drew me in and made it sound like a fun and interesting place to visit. Every city should have the bicycle system. I would use it all the time.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 

      6 years ago from Albany New York

      You presented it wonderfully and now I want to visit! There are so many interesting things and places. Nice lens.

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      Işın Tuzcular 

      6 years ago from Istanbul

      I visited Malmö and Stockholm, I think Sweden is a very beautiful country. I liked Stockholm very much. I would love to visit your country again.

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      Mauhro 

      6 years ago

      I have to plan to come and visit Sweden one of these days. Lovely lens.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I have always thought I would like to visit Stockholm....now even more so. thank you for this lens.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: Thanks for blessing. Lot's of people do visit Stockholm and it seems to retain popularity. Many tourists arrive by cruise ships during the summer.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @JoshK47: Thanks for blessing!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Very nice lens. It would be a great place to visit, looks like a happy place to be. Thanks for sharing. Blessed

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Bookmarked for my future travels! Thanks for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      BeyondRoses 

      6 years ago

      Stockholm looks like a wonderful place to live, and to visit. It's so vintage looking, love all the waterways. Lovely presentation! The ride in the video looks real fun!

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Hi, thanks for visiting. Well the food is mostly "continental" these days. To get "real" food you often have to visit simpler establishments that are a bit off the beaten tourist tracks. This is of course true for any tourist intensive city. Original food lives in the lunch restaurants where local workers eat :)

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      julieannbrady 

      6 years ago

      How is the food there in Stockholm? Oh, I'd definitely want to rent a bike and find some interesting riding destinations.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Absolutely. Many Swedes live for the summer and maximize their use of the long daylight. Almost a bit crazy but after the long dark winter we really want to squeeze every ounce out of the summer! Taking a bike ride through the city in a summer evening is a great way to experience Stockholm for real.

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      How enticing this lens is. I have not yet been to Stockholme.

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      fugeecat lm 

      6 years ago

      Sweden is always one of those places I've wanted to visit. So I'll add Stockholm to the list of places to go when I visit.

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      Sue Mah 

      6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      What a great tour. I would love to travel there some time soon.

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      CatJGB 

      6 years ago

      I have friend in Stockholme and after reading this, I'm putting it firmly on my list of 'must visit' I really want to do a tour on one of those little machines too, they are very cool!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I was in Stockholm several years ago and loved it. It was a strange feeling riding a bike in broad daylight at 10 at night, seeing families picnicking along the river at that time of day/night. Does that still happen?

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      jolou 

      6 years ago

      It looks beautiful and sounds like a city well worth visiting.

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      jballs6 

      6 years ago

      What a wonderful lens. Very informative for anyone who wants to visit, very inviting. Well done x

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Great tips and ideas for those that travel to this destination.

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      kindoak 

      6 years ago

      @stuhaynes lm: I agree - Wasa is certainly worth a visit!

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      stuhaynes lm 

      6 years ago

      Excellent and informative page. Stockholm is one of my favourite cities and I'd recommend it to anyone. Not mentioned directly on this page is the VASA museum, which is a 'must see'.

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