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Weekend in Stockholm

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Most people travel south to find some sun, but a weekend trip to some of the northern Scandinavian cities is as good as an option during the summer (it is often sunnier and warmer than Brussels, especially in summers like this one!) Below are just some suggestions for a weekend escapade in Stockholm for first-time visitors:


Some hotel suggestions (modern, clean, design hotels – mid to high range)
Rival Hotel,
Hellsten Hotel, Lord Nelson Hotel

  • Morning: Vasa Museum – visit the original and well preserved ship that sunk in 1628. One of the city’s top cultural attractions
  • Brunch: Riddarbageriet – Riddargatan 15, Tel: +46 8 660 33 75
  • Afternoon: Tour of the city – by boat or bus or hot air balloon… or on foot… Suggestions:
    • Gamla Stan – Stockholm’s old town walk + shopping
    • Visit of the Stadshuset (City Hall)
    • Coffee break at Kaffeekoppen (order the apple cake with custard)
    • Drinks at Absolut Ice Bar – This is the original ice bar in which temperatures are -5ºC and as its name suggests, everything is made out of ice (even the glasses you drink from)
    • Dinner at Bakfickan – Swedish food, traditional setting in the opera house. Jakobs Torg 12, Operahuset, Kungsträdgarden Tel: +46 8 676 5809
    • Drinks at Nox terrace – If you’re still up for drinks after dinner, check out this modern Swedish, design, hip restaurant and cocktail bar. Popular for drinks in summer evenings. Grevturegatan 30 – 114 38 Stockholm – Tel +46 8 545 82 400


    • Brunch at Haga Forum – Tel: +46 8 33 48 44Annerovägen 4, 16970 Solna
    • Walk around the Djurgarden, one of the city’s most beautiful green areas
    • Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Spa. You can go to Centralbadet or Sturebadet
    • Finish your weekend with drinks and dinner at F12, a stylish and trendy modern Swedish restaurant and lounge.

    Author: bxlblog

    It started out with just one person years ago, but now we have a team of bloggers giving input and/or writing about food, travel, and generally life in Brussels, and even life in Brussels with a baby in the team's newest blog.

    One thought on “Weekend in Stockholm

    1. All great suggestions! Thanks!

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