Top 7 Things To Do In Stockholm When You Want To Kick Back & Enjoy The Summer
Stockholm in summer is a wonderland of stunning beauty. The fresh blue waterways sparkle in the sun, and after winter’s hibernation, the locals come out to play. It’s a great time to kick back with a beer and some good friends, and defrost in the Stockholm sunshine.
So what are you going to do in Stockholm this summer?
Here’s our list of top 7 things to do in Stockholm when you want to enjoy the summer vibes…
1. Wander around medieval Stockholm at Gamla Stan.
An iconic 13th Century medieval town, Gamla Stan is one of the oldest preserved cities in Europe. A delightful maze of alleys and colourful facades, you can get lost in the streets or simply watch the world go by in a charming outdoor cafe.
2. Drink or eat in a floating pontoon bar or restaurant.
Feel truly Swedish with the tide under your feet, and a beer in your hand,on a floating bar or restaurant. An increasing number of sea vessels and pontoons feature bars and restaurants in Stockholm; on warm days, you’ll find a buzz of activity can be found on the waterways.
3. Have a beer and herring platter in a Swedish beer hall.
Stockholm’s classic beer halls are a great place to soak up an authentic local ambience. For the very brave, you might even want to try the local gourmet fare: meatballs, reindeer stew and spiced cheese are just a few of the delights that may await you.
4. Take a ferry to the Stockholm Archipelago.
Stockholm’s ferries service its many islands the whole year around, and are just made for you to island-hop. You can get a single ticket, a weekly or a monthly pass, and can find accommodation (reservations essential) if you choose to stay on some of them. With the wind in your hair, and the sun on the water, it’s the perfect summer Stockholm activity.
5. Have a picnic in the Djurgården, or walk or cycle on its bike paths.
The Djurgården island has a lot to keep you busy on a summer’s day. Think historical buildings, museums, an amusement park, galleries, harbours filled with yachts, and diverse forests and meadows to explore. It’s the most popular tourist spot in Stockholm, with around 10 million people a year discovering its many authentic charms.
6. Swim or sunbake on the Långholmen pontoon.
This former prison island now hosts much more pleasant past-times, with Långholmen now being a popular spot for swimmers, picnickers and sunbathers. The cement pontoon is a popular spot to warm both your sides, or simply watch the passing boats and beautiful people.
7. Roam around the column sculptures at Millesgården.
The Millesgården art museum and sculpture garden was erected on the former home of sculptor Carl Mills and his artist wife, Olga Milles. It features an enchanting menagerie of winged and leaping figures that collect against the sky like humanised windmills. Stroll through the gardens, eat at the restaurant or simply admire the beautiful views of the Stockholm skyline.
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