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Things to do in Stockholm


Stockholms is a great city to take walks in. Much is within walking distance and try to walk next to the water when possible to get the best view. There are also a number of small and larger parks which offer nice walks. The most popular one is Djurgården, an island where you also find several of the most visited museums such as the Vasa museum, the ABBA museum, Nordiska museet, Liljevalchs konsthall, Thielska galleriet, Waldemarsudde and last but not least Skansen.

If you want to get away from the city centre you can visit Hellasgården, an oasis 20 minutes from town. In the summer you can go swimming, play petanque, go jogging or kayaking there. During the winter you can go cross-country skiing, ice skating, sauna bathing and swim in the icy water. If you want to go even further into the wilderness you might be interested in Tyresta national park, a nature reserve with one of the largest wooded areas in Sweden, outside the north. The area is rich in plant and wildlife and for those on two legs there are hiking trails and places to rest.

Live music

During the past years lots of small scenes with live music have started showing up in Stockholm. Both Swedish and international artists frequently visit restaurant cellars and backpockets with free admission such as Akkurat, Twang and Sothside Cavern and slightly larger venues like Nalen and Cirkus with reasonable admission fees. 

Roof top bars

Stockholm has been gifted with a lot of great roof top bars, which provide an opportunity to have a drink, hangout and enjoy a view of Stockholm – the city on water. Most roof bars are only open during the warmer season. Several of them arrange a lot of events like yoga sessions and live music. Read about it here:

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