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40 Things You Have To Do in Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden is quickly becoming a major attraction. Between low-cost flights, a budding foodie scene, and a major academia center, there is something for everyone in Stockholm. From incredibly touristy or to authentically Swedish, these are the 40 things you have to do in Stockholm.

1. Have lunch with a view at Fotografiska

2. Become inspired at The Nobel Museum

3. Do as the Swedes do and have “fika” mid-afternoon at your favorite cafe

4. Eat the world’s best cardamom buns or “kanelbullar” at Valhalla

5. Take a boat tour around Stockholm’s 14 islands

6. Stuff your face at the trendy Nytorget Urban Deli

7. Run, take a stroll or enjoy the view at Rålambshovsparken any time of the year

8. Wander through Gamla Stan and buy all the touristy shit you can

9. Take a day trip to Siljan or head to Skansen Park to celebrate Midsummer

10. Shop around for that Swedish minimalist design at Norrgavel, Asplund, Brandstationen or House of Rym

11. Shop, eat and enjoy the scenery at Woodstockholm

12. Watch some of the world’s best opera at The Royal Opera House

13. Take in the scenery and enjoy happy hour at Nobis Hotel

14. Eat some of the best Swedish meatballs in Stockholm at Österlånggatan 17

15. Pretend you’re a kid at Gröna Lund

16. Eat as much Princess cake as you can

17. Pet and play with cute, Swedish animals at Skansen Open-Air Museum

18. Eat your heart out at one of the oldest food institutions at Östermalm Food Hall

19. Visit Stockholm’s UNESCO site, Drottningholm Palace

20. Witness the “world’s longest art exhibit” in the Stockholm subway

21. Enjoy one of the best views in Stockholm at The City Hall Tower

22. Take in alllll the sights at Skyview

23. Walk around the prettiest museum you ever did see at Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde

24. Take in some of the world’s most influential art at Moderna Museet

25. Absorb Swedish heritage at Nordiska Museet

26. Check out one of the world’s oldest ships at the Vasa Museum

27. Throw back a few at one of Stockholm’s many, famous rooftop bars

28. Go local and eat at the fancy/casual Oaxen Krog & Slip

29. Take a boat around Djurgården and have a typical Swedish smörgåsbord 

30. Rage at one of Stockholm’s many nightclubs like Hell’s Kitchen, Marie Laveau, Riche or Spy Bar

31. But make sure you go to the Systembolaget and pregame on the cheap

32. Go swimming at Fjäderholmarnas bad

33. Marvel at the beautiful Stockholm Cathedral

34. Get some nature and art in at Artipelag

35. Gaze at the twinkly lights and ice skate at Kungsträdgården

36. Enjoy one of the best, outdoor views of the city at Skinnarviksberget

37. Try some mulled wine or “glögg” around Christmas time

38. Absorb all of the theatre, design, culture and performance at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

39. Go say hi to the hipsters and indie scene at a boutique shop or cafe in Södermalm

40. Say hi to the royal family at The Royal Palace

What else are the things you have to do in Stockholm?

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