The Swedish capital Stockholm is often called “Venice on water” and no wonder: the beautiful metropolis in the north is truly one of the most stunning cities in the world.
Stockholm is built on water and 14 islands; therefore the nature and the clean open water are always present, despite being a city with more than 1 million inhabitants.
You can travel to Stockholm all year around since there is always something to explore in this city full of Nordic design, music and dotcoms.
If you have the time, you should also explore the enchanting archipelago consisting of 24.000 islands. Especially a must if you are visiting during the warmer months.
And yes, you can definitely travel here just for a weekend since the airport is very well connected and the speed train from the airport to the city centre only takes 20 minutes compared with at least 45 minutes by taxi.
Here you are 5 tips for a great stay in Stockholm.
A great place to stay is the Nobis Hotel, a contemporary luxurios dream, at Norrmalmstorg Square. Irrespectively if you are here for business or pleasure it is hard, if not impossible, to find a better-located accommodation. The guest-rooms are tastefully decorated and the lobby is one of the cooler in Stockholm, not to mention the beautiful atrium lounge.
Food is clearly something that is taken seriously at this hotel, since the brainchild behind the owning group is one of Sweden’s best known restaurateurs, Stefano Catenacci. Think amazing Italian cooking and fresh organic produce!
Eating and drinking
Swedish food is indeed something you have to try when in Stockholm.
We all know the meatballs from IKEA, don’t we? However, in Stockholm, the culinary level is high (alright so can the prices be), but one restaurant famous for their meatballs is restaurant Prinsen (Mäster Samuelsgatan 4 111 44 Stockholm), right in the heart of the shopping district.
Talking about food it is impossible not to mention the famous Market Hall, Östermalmshallen. This beautiful building from 1888 that houses small restaurants and above all wonderful delicatessen stalls. This is the place to go in Stockholm for buying high quality and exclusive food! Should you not be shopping for food you can always just take a little break here for a coffee and enjoy the atmosphere.
Last, but not least, never visit Stockholm without at least one refreshing juice at Juiceverket, located in the MOODS shopping galleria, Norrlandsgatan 13 111 43 Stockholm. Juiceverket has a cool raw interior inspired by bars and clubs and therefore expect a place with a vibrant edge. The display of fresh fruits makes the bar feeling like a hip blend of a Farm shop and a raw steel bar in a big city.
A well-known furniture and interior shop in Stockholm is Svenskt Tenn on Strandvägen, which is listed by Condé Nast among the 25 reasons to go to Stockholm. Of course you rarely buy a new sofa when travelling but this shop is the perfect place for getting that perfect dinner-gift: the place mats are for example adorable and fits perfect into your luggage. Also you will find the exclusive hand-crafted pieces of furniture that will transform your home into a timeless classical residence!
For more insider tips to Stockholm, we recommend you to read the exhaustive city guide written by Malin Lundberg Müller on her blog Haute Compass. Besides Stockholm, which is her native city, Malin writes about many other world cities offering recommendations to hotels, restaurants, bars/cafes and shops.