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City Guide Stockholm, Sweden

From farmer’s markets to traditional Swedish dining, AMAGAZINE has got your trip to Stockholm covered

STAY

Hotel At Six

In the heart of Stockholm’s Brunkebergstorg Square, sits Hotel At Six. Sleek and sophisticated, this hotel is somewhere you want to be seen. Blackened steel and sawn stone features make this 5-star hotel feels like a contemporary art piece itself. 

Expect a clean, modern design in At Six’s suites with marble desks and crisp, white sheets on their king-sized beds. The showstopper in the suites is the balconies; the city streets spread out below give a glimpse of all there is to get out there and discover.

At Six’s central location makes it a great hub from which to explore Stockholm. The independent shops near the hotel and are worth a morning’s browsing before heading to a café for a well-deserved coffee break. At Six’s neighbour and sister hotel Hobo should be on your Stockholm to-do list as well. This boutique boho venture is a convenient central place to meet and grab a drink before a night out in the city.

Find out more at hotelatsix.com.

 

EAT

At Six’s Dining Room

When you’re visiting Stockholm, you have to try the seafood. Thanks to the city’s location, you know that what you’re eating is incredibly fresh. At Six’s Dining Room is the perfect place to dig into some standout seafood. The fresh prawns and lobster are great to start with, and the baked pike-perch from Hjälmaren is a real treat. This delicious dish is for two to share and comes with fried cauliflower, pickled tomatoes, almond butter, and boiled potatoes.

 

 

Urban Deli Nytorget

Part restaurant, part grocery store, this Urban Deli is a foodie’s paradise in the centre of Sofo, Sodermalm. Expect a great range of charcuterie, along with must-try seafood platters including lobster, crab, shrimp and oysters.

Oaxen Krog

Taking its name and inspiration from one of Stockholm’s archipelagos called Oaxen, the dining spot offers a 6 or 10-course menu of Swedish cuisine. Loved by tourists and locals alike, Oaxen is the ideal place to delve into some classic Nordic flavours. 

DO

Stockholm’s Old Town

Hidden within this multicultural city is a small glimpse into Stockholm’s past. Narrow cobblestone streets filled with quirky shops and independent restaurants open out into squares with churches that have stood there since the Medieval Era. Old buildings painted in shades of gold fill the area with fairytale-esque character. If you have time, stop off at Österlånggatan 17. Set beside a fountain, surrounded by trees and old-fashioned street lamps, dining here has a touch of magic about it.

Sightseeing By Boat

Forget jumping on a packed bus like we might do here in Manchester, in Stockholm, get around by boat. The city is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges, so to really see Stockholm, you’ve got to take to the water. For a dose of history, opt for the ‘Historical Canal Tour’: starting at City Hall, passing by Långholmen and Reimersholme, and ending at the second largest island in the city, Kungsholmen, you’ll learn all about how Stockholm has evolved over the years. 

Find out more at stromma.se.

ABBA Museum

One of the world’s favourite Swedish exports is, of course, ABBA: no trip to Stockholm would be complete then without visiting the ABBA Museum. Not only can you see their legendary stage costumes and loads of memorabilia, but you can actually take the stage with ABBA themselves, well, 3D avatars of the famous foursome. Sing your heart out to your favourite ABBA jams and come away with a video of your epic performance.

Find out more at abbathemuseum.com/en/.

Vasa Museum

The city is home to a fascinating piece of nautical history. In 1628, the Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm. After 333 years on the seabed, the Vasa was salvaged. Shipworm and other microorganisms that usually cause ships to decay weren’t present in the water where the Vasa sank so it’s incredibly well preserved. Even the once colourful carvings of warriors and Roman emperors are still visible for visitors of the Vasa Museum to take in, along with coins, tools, and personal belongings of the crew that were recovered from the site where the Vasa sank.

Find out more at vasamuseet.se

MOOD

The stylish MOOD is home to a great mix of niche boutiques, like Rodebjer and Posh Living, as well as international brands like Ralph Lauren. Make sure to save time to look at the gorgeous modern art dotted around the building too. 

 

Find out more at MOOD

Farmers Market

Every Saturday from August to October, the Södermalm district plays host to a farmer’s market. Live like the locals and see traders selling organic, locally produced fruit and vegetables. Homemade honey and jam make for scrumptious souvenirs from your time in Stockholm.

Find out more at visitstockholm.com/farmers-market.

Words by AMAGAZINE

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