What to see in Stockholm

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What should you see in Stockholm? Fourteen museums, when you actually despise going around listening to a guide and would rather take a walk outside in a park? Hours of shopping, when you prefer sitting with a cocktail in your hand and looking at people passing by?

Last updated: March 7, 2021

It sometimes feels like all tips are written for a person that is your complete opposite. That’s why we’ve picked the cherries out of Stockholm’s city parts and found something for every member of your group. All you have to do is go to a certain part of the city and split up for a couple of hours. Have a nice stay! And if you want some more tips, check out this guide on things to do in Stockholm.

Old Town (Gamla stan)

Stortorget in Old Town, Stockholm

The square Stortorget in Old Town

STORE: Iris Hantverk – all kinds of brushes, made by people without eyesight, and a lot of other nice gifts.

MUSEUM: The Medieval Museum – Here you’ll see Gustav Vasa’s city wall, an escape route from the Royal Palace, and a graveyard.

RESTAURANT: Gyldene Freden – Stockholm’s oldest preserved city tavern with old regulars such as the bards and poets Carl Michael Bellman, Evert Taube, and Cornelis Vreeswijk.

BAR: Tweed – Slurp on a cocktail in a comfy Chesterfield sofa amongst walls dressed in tweed.

PHOTO SPOT: Among the picturesque houses on Prästgatan.

PARK: Old Town isn’t big on parks, so have a seat on a terrace on Kornhamnstorg square instead.

Find the Old Town favorites on the map
Title Address Description
Iris Hantverk
Västerlånggatan 24, 111 29 Stockholm, Sverige

Västerlånggatan 24

The Medieval Museum
Strömparterren 3, 111 30 Stockholm, Sverige

Strömparterren 3

Gyldene Freden
Österlånggatan 51, 111 31 Stockholm, Sverige

Österlånggatan 51

Lilla Nygatan 5, 111 28 Stockholm, Sverige

Lilla Nygatan 5

Prästgatan, Stockholm, Sverige
Kornhamnstorg, Stockholm, Sverige

Norrmalm (City)

The square Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm

The square Norrmalmstorg

STORE: A tour in the shopping paradise NK is a must.

MUSEUM: The Museum of Mediterranean, one of Sweden’s four Museums of World Culture.

RESTAURANT: Pamper it up in Restaurang Tegelbacken, owned by celebrity chef Markus Aujalay.

BAR: Urban Deli, a roof park on Sveavägen is the finishing touch of nice summer evenings.

PHOTO SPOT: Kungsträdgården is a given photo spot during the cherry blossom in April. If you want more city pulse in your pictures, try Sergels Torg.

PARK: Observatorielunden next to Stockholm Public Library has beautiful views.

Find the Norrmalm / City favorites on the map
Title Address Description
Hamngatan 18-20, 111 47 Stockholm, Sverige

Hamngatan 18-20

Museum of Mediterranean
Fredsgatan 2, 111 52 Stockholm, Sverige

Fredsgatan 2

Restaurang Tegelbacken
Tegelbacken 2, 111 52 Stockholm, Sverige

Tegelbacken 2

Urban Deli
Sveavägen 44, 111 34 Stockholm, Sverige

Sveavägen 44

Kungsträdgården, Jussi Björlings allé, 111 47 Stockholm, Sverige
Sergels Torg
111 57 Stockholm, Sverige
Observatorielunden, Drottninggatan, 113 60 Stockholm, Sverige


Food market Östermalms saluhall in Stockholm

The food market Östermalms saluhall – Photo credit: © Kiev.Victor/Shutterstock.com

STORE: Browse between the delicacies in the popular food market Östermalmshallen.

MUSEUM: Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska museet). Tends to capture the interest of both adults and children.

RESTAURANT: Burger & Lobster, a witty concept with two things on the menu: lobster rolls and burgers.

BAR: Taverna Brillo – a fancy Italian tavern without a stiff atmosphere.

PHOTO SPORT: The iconic construction “The Mushroom” on Stureplan.

PARK: Humlegården. A lush park where you’ll find both the National Library of Sweden and an outdoor terrace.

Find the Östermalm favorites on the map
Title Address Description
Östermalms Saluhall, Humlegårdsgatan 1, 114 46 Stockholm, Sverige

Humlegårdsgatan 1

Tekniska museet
Museivägen 7, 115 27 Stockholm, Sverige

Museivägen 7

Burger & Lobster
Norrlandsgatan 33, 111 43 Stockholm, Sverige

Norrlandsgatan 33

Taverna Brillo
Sturegatan 6, 114 35 Stockholm, Sverige

Sturegatan 6

Stureplan, 111 45 Stockholm, Sverige
Humlegården, 114 46 Stockholm, Sverige


The store Coctail in Södermalm, Stockholm

The kitschy store Coctail – Photo credit: © Martin Kull

STORE: Coctail – a kitsch store with lots of wacky items.

MUSEUM: Fotografiska. Always has inspiring photo exhibitions and a good shop.

RESTAURANT: Pelikan. Eat some classic homely cooked food in a place that feels like an old Swedish beer tavern).

BAR: The restaurant Himlen has Södermalm’s best view.

PHOTO SPOT: Get the perfect camera angle on Old Town from the beautiful walking path Monteliusvägen.

PARK: Vitabergsparken, located next to picturesque small cottages and the hip square Nytorget.

Find the Södermalm favorites on the map
Title Address Description
Bondegatan 34, 116 33 Stockholm, Sverige

Bondegatan 34

Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sverige

Stadsgårdshamnen 22

Blekingegatan 40, 116 62 Stockholm, Sverige

Blekingegatan 40

Götgatan 78, 118 30 Stockholm, Sverige

Götgatan 78

Monteliusvägen, Stockholm, Sverige
Vitabergsparken, Skånegatan/Malmgårdsvägen, 116 38 Stockholm, Sverige


View from the bridge Djurgårdsbron in Stockholm

View from the bridge Djurgårdsbron

STORE: Skip the shopping and buy a ride pass for the amusement park Gröna Lund instead. If you really have to shop, check out the handmade items in Skansen, the world’s largest open-air museum.

MUSEUM: There are a lot of museums to choose between here, but the Nordic Museum is worth a visit. Not just because of the building, but also because of the exhibitions about Swedish cultural history.

RESTAURANT: Wärdshuset Ulla Winbladh. Serves well prepared traditional Swedish dishes in an idyllic setting.

BAR: Josefina. The outdoor terrace feels more like the French Riviera than the island Djurgården.

PHOTO SPOT: From Djurgårdsbron bridge you’ll catch the best of the posh Strandvägen.

PARK: The whole island Djurgården is like an enormous park. Enjoy!

Find the Djurgården favorites on the map
Title Address Description
Gröna Lund
Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9, 115 21 Stockholm, Sverige

Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9

Skansen, Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sverige

Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9

Nordic Museum
Djurgårdsvägen 6-16, 115 93 Stockholm, Sverige

Djurgårdsvägen 6-16

Wärdshuset Ulla Winbladh
Rosendalsvägen 8, 115 21 Stockholm, Sverige

Rosendalsvägen 8

Galärvarvsvägen 10, 115 21 Stockholm, Sverige

Galärvarvsvägen 10

Djurgårdsbron, Stockholm, Sverige


Skeppsholmen Stockholm

The beautiful island Skeppsholmen

STORE: The shop at the Modern Museum, with art, photo and design products.

MUSEUM: Skeppsholmen is known as the museum island, but since you’ve already done the Modern Museum, we recommend The Museum of Architecture and Design (ArkDes), that offers both permanent and themed exhibitions.

RESTAURANT: Restaurang Långa Raden in Hotell Skeppsholmen. It’s nice to sit in the garden if the weather is good.

BAR: Restaurang Hjerta. Nice and idyllic, just by the bridge.

PHOTO SPOT: On Skeppholmsbron bridge you see the beautiful silhouette of Old Town on one side and catch a glimpse of the street Strandvägen on the other.

PARK: Well, not exactly a park, but you’ll find cliffs and a meadow with a stunning view next to the beautiful building Amiralitetshuset.

Find the Skeppsholmen favorites on the map
Title Address Description
Modern Museum
Exercisplan 4, 111 49 Stockholm, Sverige

Exercisplan 4

Exercisplan 4, 111 49 Stockholm, Sverige

Exercisplan 4

Långa Raden
Gröna gången 1, 111 49 Stockholm, Sverige

Gröna gången 1

Restaurang Hjerta
Slupskjulsvägen 28B, 111 49 Stockholm, Sverige

Slupskjulsvägen 28B

Skeppsholmsbron, Skeppsholmsbron, 111 48 Stockholm, Sverige
Amiralitetsbacken 1, 111 49 Stockholm, Sverige

Amiralitetsbacken 1

There you have it, our list of what to see in Stockholm. We hope you’ll find some new favorites!

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