These are our guide for Stockholm if you like to dive in in the normal life in Stockholm.
Bathing at Kungsholmen
Stockholm has a lot of rocks, beaches and docks for bathing. One of the most popular places is Hornberg’s beach – a popular and festive gathering place with docks, saunas and lawns suitable for a full day in the sun. Hornsberg’s beach is popular day and night and does not suit people’s eyes.
A more innocent Stockholm favourite is Fredhällsbadet. The cliffs below the Atterbomsvägen and Snoilsky Road are quite difficult to climb, but there are bathing ladders here and there to facilitate ascent from the water. Not child-friendly, but definitely bath friendly.
Find here: Metro Kristineberg.
New opening of the Livrust chamber
After just over a year of rebuilding, the Livrust chamber’s permanent exhibition opens up again in the vault under the Stockholm castle. Visitors can, among other things, view Gustav II Adolf’s horse Streiff which he rode on in the battle of Lützen, Karl XII’s uniform, Gustav III’s masquerade costume, Princess Sofia Magdalen’s wedding dress and Crown Princess Victoria’s authority dress.
The exhibition is inaugurated by the King and Queen on June 17 and is open Tuesday – Sunday at 11-17.
Find here: Slottsbacken 3. Metro Kungsträdgården or Old Town.
Coffee in Rosendal’s garden
Large green surfaces, a sprawling garden, café and shop – one day at Rosendal’s garden, just west of Rosendal’s castle on Djurgården, is a must. Here you can spend many hours if the weather permits.
Find here: Rosendalsvägen 38 in Djurgården. Tram to Bellmansro.
Oaxen – two restaurants in one
Whether you settle in the gastronomic restaurant Oaxen Krog or in the slightly simpler (and cheaper) bistro Oaxen Slip, you are guaranteed a seasonally inspired taste experience in a pleasant environment. If you are hungry, a Sunday dinner for two at Slipen will fix the steak. Almond rice, dipped entrecôte and ice cream – why not?
Find it: Beckholmsvägen 26, Djurgården. Tram to Skansen.
Sweden’s best ice cream on Snow
Vasastan’s most popular ice cream parlor brought home gold in ice cream SM 2018, and it is easy to understand why. Their creamy gelato, sour sorbet and exciting flavor combinations make people queue for up to half an hour to get their teeth into the good ice cream.
Find here: Odengatan 92. Subway S: t Eriksplan.
Experience Stockholm under the Stars
We never get enough of drinking cocktails at high altitude! Last summer’s big news is still standing this season, with its 1,200 square foot roof park 47 meters up in the air. Eat and drink with a difficult view of Stockholm’s stream, Östermalm, Strandvägen and Djurgården.
New for this year is that the main area is supplemented with Molnet, an elegant space with views and cocktails as well as the jungle, a tropical paradise environment with sand and palm trees.
Find here: Brunkebergstorg 2. Tunnelbana T-Centralen.
Mälarpaviljongen – Wine Meal on the Water
If there is anything that is certain, the floating bar and restaurant of the Mälar Pavilion is full-bodied during sunny days. Enjoy a shrimp salad and a glass of wine overlooking Rålambshovsparken, Mälaren and Västerbron. Open from early April to late September.
Find here: North Mälarstrand 64. Metro Fridhemsplan or Rådhuset.
Shop at the Fire Station
A classic that cannot be left out. Going into the Fire Station is a bit like going into a museum of dressing giggles. Often, you go there with a foam little eyeliner depicting an exotic animal or some small door knob. “An Adult Toy Store”, which they describe themselves.
Find it here: Hornsgatan 65. Metro Mariatorget.
Berlin link in the Garden
Summer in and summer out night pilgrims (over 21 years) pilgrimage to the nightclub Trädgården under Skanstullsbron in Södermalm. Imagine an outdoor recreation center for adults, complete mediating tables, video games, boules court – DJs, bars and disco balls. Unfortunately, the place has Stockholm’s longest queue, so come early or prepare for a long wait.
Find here: Hammarby Slussväg 2. Metro Skanstull.
The seal station at Gålö
In the 1940s, there was a training facility for submarine seals during a burning world war. Last year, the Archipelago Foundation opened the former top secret military station for tourists.
With the help of the war archive and oral reports from then staff workers, the foundation has tried to imitate the present-day facility to give visitors a sense of what it looked like during the Second World War. The seal pools remain with ban signs and the cottages are decorated in the 40’s style.
Find here: Archipelago boat with Waxholmsbolaget or Strömma.