Stockholm Activities – Recommendations from local residents
Stockholm is a modern metropolis with old world charm; built on islands, the city is surrounded by water with nature always prominent. Parks and walkways abound, and countless cultural activities and exciting sites await. Hotel staff offer a native perspective on getting around and finding the best things to do in Stockholm. This page is updated regularly, so trust the Radisson Blu Royal Viking for the best insider guide to Stockholm.
Philip (age 23), Reservations:
Stockholm is an exciting city, and there is always something to do. I like to start my day with a coffee or a lunch at STHLM Kaffe med Mjölk. This cosy café is centrally located at Drottninggatan and offers both hot and cold dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Afterwards, I continue with a little shopping in the same area, and I generally make sure to stop by Weekday, Åhlens City, H&M and Carlings.
As evening approaches, I head to Vasastan for a dinner at Restaurant Två, located at Rörstrandsgatan. On Rörstrandsgatan you will find several good restaurants and many nice places to enjoy a drink. After dinner, I recommend a stop by Old Town or Söder. Old Town features several nice pubs worth visiting. For those who like to dance, I recommend Berns at Berzelii Park or Paradise at Slussen.
Jennie (age 28), Sales:
I recommend making a day trip to Drottningholm, just a 30-minute drive from the Stockholm city centre. There, you can enjoy a fantastic environment—stroll around the castle or see the latest exhibit in the museum. When you feel like taking a break from walking, there is both a restaurant and a café in the area. Refuel and explore more of beautiful Drottningholm.
For dinner, I recommend B.A.R. (Blasieholmens Akvarium o Restaurang). This restaurant is located at Nybroviken in central Stockholm and has amazing seafood. The restaurant invites guests to participate in the creation of meals by stepping up to the fish tank or ice counter to choose among fresh fish, meat, seafood, seasonal vegetables and condiments. Pick out a meal from scratch, or choose one of B.A.R.’s set courses, suggested to fit the season and harmonise the different flavours. After a delightful meal, take a short walk to Kungsträdgården and enjoy ice skating.