Swedish for: not to little, not to much. Just right.
Stockholm is a diverse and fascinating city, managing to combine modern aesthetic with a wide variety of landscape.
The Silberzahn’s visited the city in the summer and enjoyed a bracing range of weather from pleasing temperatures of 26 ish to fairly horrendous torrential rain. However, unscheduled showers didn’t dampen our spirits and we explored the city with energy, enthusiasm and plenty of coffee and cinnamon buns over a long weekend.
1/2 dozen top spots to visit
- Kaknästornet: A 1960’s, 155m tall, TV and Radio tower with rather splendid views and a pretty good restaurant.
- Moderna Museet: A contemporary Art museum where my son enjoyed exploring the gardens and we admired great views of Östermalm from the restaurant balcony.
- Gamla Stan is a fantastic area to explore and in which to shop. One of my favourites was Designfirman which stocks a great edit of Swedish design pieces for home and wardrobe.
- Djurgården is a stunning green island and the city’s oasis. Within the woodland park is the an Open Air museum, called Skansen, that allows you to wander through five centuries of Sweden as well as see wild animals like bears, wolverines and elks in the city’s zoo.
- Its well worth taking boat out to experience the archipelago and there’s lots of choice depending on your budget and wishes. Trips are best booked in advance and easily done so by popping down the docks beside The Grand Hotel from the port directly in the city centre. Check out www.visitstockholm.com for ideas.
- Once you’ve booked the boat trip, have dinner at The Grand Hotel. The classic Swedish Veranda restaurant, renowned for its traditional Smörgåsbord, Mathias Dahlgren’s Michelin star restaurant is a real treat.
I absolutely loved Stockholm, there was so much to see and do and many places I’d happily visit again. The city was very baby friendly and our toddler was welcomed wherever we went. I look forward to visiting more of Sweden as soon as possible.