Matilda’s Top 10 Things to Do in Stockholm
This beautiful biodynamic garden cultivates its own vegetables, fruits & flowers, showcased in an array of delicious dishes in its greenhouse cafe. Gather with friends for a traditional Swedish fika, coffee and pastries, here.
Enter the sometimes surreal, always thought-provoking world as seen through the eyes of Swedish photographers at the Stockholm Museum of Photography. Catch the current major exhibitions before they end, covering everything from virtual reality to captivating portraits.
Hop on a quick ferry ride from Stockholm to explore the Fjäderholmarna, a group of small islands where you can see artisans blowing glass and shaping pottery, shop for Swedish crafts, and enjoy a craft brew at the islands’ very own brewery.
4. Gröna Lund
Bring the whole family – and channel your own inner child – at Gröna Lund, a fun amusement park full of rides for kids and adults of all ages. Categorized by feelings like fast, whirly and thrilling, there’s a ride suitable for everyone. The park also hosts big musical acts coming through Sweden. Next year’s lineup includes The Cardigans and Elton John!
Named after a famed Viking ship from days past, AIFUR summons the cuisine and lively atmosphere of the Viking Age. Reindeer sausage and mead-boiled mussels are washed down with, well, more mead.
This gorgeous botanic garden has two traditional greenhouses filled with colourful tropical plants perfect for spending a leisurely afternoon. Stop at one of the garden’s cafés for a coffee break to really take in the view.
Icebar’s name leaves little to the imagination – it is literally a bar made of ice. Kids are welcome here and the bar offers a dinner package during which you’ll enjoy a cocktail in the icebar (-7 degrees Celsius, brrrrrrr) and scope out the ice art decorating the bar. Next, warm up at the neighbouring HEARTS restaurant with a pizza or burger dinner and celebrate your survival of the elements.
Visitors and locals alike love this museum, not only for its fascinating exhibitions on dinosaurs, space and otherwise, but also for the building’s stunning architecture and beautiful domed theatre.
Get your singing and dancing on at this museum devoted to Sweden’s most famous pop group. The museum’s slogan is “Walk in. Dance out.” Enough said.
10. Gamla Stan
Gamla stan is Stockholm’s beautifully preserved Old Town. Have another fika – really, can there ever be such a thing as too much fika? – and, of course, traditional Swedish meatballs at Stockholms Gästabud.