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10 fun things to do in Stockholm

Hey! Are you going to spend some time in Stockholm and looking for great recommendations? Check out this list with 10 fun things to do in Sweden’s capital!

Here we go!

1. Hang out on Södermalm
Are you looking for hipster stores, restaurants and bars, this is the place for you. Södermalm is quite big and I’ll recommend the area around Götgatan, Nytorget and Hornstull/Tantolunden. Nytorget is great for breakfast/brunch/ice cream and shopping in small cool shops. Hornstull has great restaurants and a popping nightlife at Hornhuset. And Tantolunden which is a big park is great for chilling by the water, swimming, bbq and suntanning.

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2. Go to the tivoli Gröna Lund
This is a theme park located on the island Djurgården. They offer great view over the water Mälaren, fun rides and some nights there is concerts on with various artists! Take the boat over to Djurgården from Slussen for the full experience!

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3. Have a drink at Dramatenterassen
The old theatre Dramaten is also home to the best balconyparties. The place is small, so check the opening times to be in time. Have a drink and enjoy the beautiful view over the harbour. Fun fact – I used to work here as a waitress!

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4. Visit all the rooftops
There is several rooftops to visit for food and drinks.. Urban Deli 9th Floor, TAK, Stockholm under stjärnorna, Slakthustaket and Mosebacketerassen are some of the good ones!

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5. Walk around the Old Town
The old town in Stockholm city is super cosy but it’s also very expensive for food and shopping. I’ll recommend to just take a walk in this area and find all the narrow alleys and hidden shops. The royal castle is also located in this area, if you want to have a look at this big building.

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6. Chill in Kungsan
Kungsträdgården or Kungsan, is a large park in the middle of Stockholm city. It’s a nice place to eat lunch or walk through if the weather is nice! There is usually some event going on in this park, such as the food festival Smaka på Stockholm (Taste Stockholm). The park is also known worldwide for its cherryblossoms!

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7. Shop on Drottninggatan
This is the ultimate shopping street. This place is always crowded, especially during summer time. But if you’re looking for Swedish designs and good shopping this is the place for you!

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8. Eat at Thaibåten or Koh Phangan
If you’re a fan of Thai food, like I am, you really need to check out these places. It’s a full on Thai experience to visit these restaurants. Thaibåten is a boat that even has a fake beach to hang at during your pre-dinner drinks!

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9. Party at Stureplan

If fancy parties is your thing, this is the place for you. Look sharp, be on time and be ready to pay! A lot. This is the most expensive area to go out and drink and it’s also famous (or infamous) by Stockholmers. But if you’ve never been you definitely need to go here and dance until the sun rises!

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10. Check out the galleries at Fotografiska

If you want to be a bit cultural as well you should check out the art at Fotografiska. This is a centre for contemporary photography and also serves great food! This place also has a fantastic view over lake Mälaren!

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*All the pictures are taken from Google and are not mine*

Since I’m from Stockholm I have a hundred more tips for you! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about Swedens capital!

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By Isabelle Wallin

Freelance writer, content creator & life enjoyer

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