Things To Do In Stockholm
During the 1990s I was lucky enough to work in Stockholm for a little while. During my visits I always made time to explore and get to know the city and its people. Having just returned there after an absence of almost 20 years, the city, as you can imagine, has changed a lot, but it is still one of the most stylish places in Scandinavia, if not Europe. For all of you who're planning your own trip here's a handy list of my top 10 Things To Do In Stockholm:
1. Coffee is Stockholm's drink. On average Swede's down about 5 cups per day. Drop Coffee Roasters - voted the world's 3rd best coffee shop - is a fine place to start your day.
2. Stockholm is an expensive place! Even getting around can wreck your vacation budget. The City's Metro is surprisingly cheap and a good way to get around.
3. The only problem with the Metro is you don't get a good view. Hop aboard the Red Bus Open Top Sightseeing Tour. Buy tickets before you travel to save money and time.
4. Jump off the bus at Gamla Stan - Stockholm's Old Town area. Wander through the cobbled streets, alleyways and squares. Stop off at a local waffle shop or traditional tavern.
5. Grab food on the go! Stockholm is famous for its street Hot Dogs!
6. Surrounded by water, you're never far away from the sea. Why not combine your sightseeing tour with a bus and boat tour and view the city from a different point of view?
7. You must visit the Vasa Museum. This famous warship sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. It was rescued from the mud in 1961 and is now Stockholm's most visited treasures.
8. Pull on a pair of Borgs! Shopping in Stockholm is both stylish and minimalistic but you can't go wrong with a pair of Bjorn Borg smalls!
9. Finish the day with meatballs. This tasty Swedish dish, made famous by Ikea and the Muppets, is available almost everywhere you look!
10. Dance to Abba until you drop. The nightlife in Stockholm is spectacular. Many of the bars will close at 1am but the night clubs will keep your Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia going until at least 5am!