Sweden’s capital city spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and looks out proudly to the Baltic Sea to the east. Her grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700 year-old history beautifully.
12 Short trips in Sweden 2017
We have collected the best must-do activities in Sweden month per month to make sure you get the most out of your travel experience during 2017.
Things to do
Culture, heritage & arts
Hooked on our culture, heritage and arts? Do the ABBA City Walk in Stockholm. Become a Viking on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Or go north into Swedish Lapland to meet the Sami people, the original Swedes.
Things to do
Swedish-design textiles, furniture, household objects and glassware has a practical, democratic aesthetic and increasingly sustainable approach to design. In Sweden, design is synonymous with ‘lifestyle’. Try Svenskt Tenn, Bruno Mathsson, Carl Malmsten, Kosta Boda and Orrefors glassware. Enough with the name-dropping already, let's check out design and fashion Swedish-style.
Shopping in Stockholm
The essence of Swedish fashion is simple, wearable looks with a high trend factor and at reasonable prices. The fact that fashion is one of the most popular forms of contemporary cultural expression is obvious in Stockholm’s prime fashion shopping districts.
Food and drink in Stockholm
Stockholm is now positioning itself as the “Capital of Scandinavia" and Stockholm for sure is one of Europe’s most dynamic foodie scenes.
Culture, art and museums in Stockholm
Cultural Stockholm. Trendy Stockholm. Cool Stockholm. Designer Stockholm.