Top things to do

Top Choice Palace in Gamla Stan

Kungliga Slottet

Kungliga Slottet was built on the ruins of Tre Kronor castle, which burned down in 1697. The north wing survived and was incorporated into the new building. Designed by court architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, …
Top Choice Museum in Djurgården & Skeppsholmen

Vasamuseet

A good-humoured glorification of some dodgy calculations, Vasamuseet is the custom-built home of the massive warship Vasa; 69m long and 48.8m tall, it was the pride of the Swedish crown when it set off on its maiden…
Top Choice Museum in Östermalm

Historiska Museet

The national historical collection awaits at this enthralling museum. From Iron Age skates and a Viking boat to medieval textiles and Renaissance triptychs, it spans over 10,000 years of Swedish culture and history.…
Top Choice Swedish in Södermalm

Woodstockholm

This restaurant combines a wine bar, hip dining spot, and designer furniture store showcasing chairs and tables by local designers. The menu changes weekly and is themed, somewhat wackily: think Salvador Dali or Aph…
Top Choice Swedish in Gamla Stan

Kryp In

Small but perfectly formed, this spot wows diners with creative takes on traditional Swedish dishes. Expect the likes of salmon carpaccio, reindeer roast beef or gorgeous, spirit-warming saffron aioli shellfish stew…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Gamla Stan

Hermitage

Herbivores love Hermitage for its simple, tasty, vegetarian buffet, easily one of the best bargains in Gamla Stan. Salad, homemade bread, tea and coffee are included in the price. Pro tip: don't miss the drawers of …
Top Choice Vegetarian in Södermalm

Hermans Trädgårdscafé

This justifiably popular vegetarian buffet is one of the nicest places to dine in Stockholm, with a glassed-in porch and outdoor seating on a terrace overlooking the city's glittering skyline. Fill up on inventive, …
Top Choice Cafe in Djurgården & Skeppsholmen

Rosendals Trädgårdskafe

Set among the greenhouses of a pretty botanical garden, Rosendals is an idyllic spot for heavenly pastries and coffee or a meal and a glass of organic wine. Lunch includes a brief menu of eco-friendly soups, sandwic…
Top Choice Swedish in Norrmalm

Grands Verandan

Head here, inside the Grand Hôtel, for the famous smörgåsbord – especially during the Christmas holidays, when it becomes even more elaborate (reservations recommended). Arrive early for a window seat and tuck into …
Swedish in Östermalm

Ekstedt

This is your only chance to experience Michelin-star Swedish cuisine the way it was meant to be cooked. Ekstedt comes equipped with its own wood-burning stove, fire pit and smoker to deliver the absolute authentic e…