This summer I found myself in Stockholm, twice. Once for work and once on my way to the Lotta Jansdotter workshop. Both times, the days were long – as much as 20 hours of sunlight. As evidence, the image above was taken close to midnight just as the sun was setting. Other tidbits that make Stockholm charming include a great bike culture, insanely good English-fluency, and a friendliness that is so genuine it makes an OG curmudgeon like me squirm.
In addition to the highlights below, I’ll be doing some breakout posts for my absolute favorite destinations. There are plenty of better sources for the top Stockholm destinations, especially since I didn’t go to any of them. But, I did find a few cute shops and some unexpected spots that, with a bit of luck, you might like just as much as me.
Stockholm – Out and About
Miss Clara Hotel – Charming, former girls school, right in the heart of downtown Stockholm.
Bookbinders Design – A paralyzing and wondrous store for paper lovers and organization freaks.
Knulps – Classic Scandinavian clogs and more.
Manos – Home goods store rich with unique and hand crafted treasures.
Tygverket – Fabric store full of splurge-worthy options, including Liberty of London.
Serie Galleriet – Loads of illustrations and graphic art prints.
Bric-a-Brac – Modern and minimalist clothing.
Paper Cut Shop – Great and tidy selection of books and magazines.
Pen Store – Every pen and pencil imaginable, including some locally made products.
Iris Hantverk – Lovely everyday home goods, including some of the prettiest brooms you’ve ever seen.
Vete-Katten – Traditional Swedish pastries.
Green Rabbit – Close to Miss Clara and great for a quick bite.
Urban Deli – Also good for a quick bite or brunch.
Sturehof – Best meal I had in Stockholm. You MUST get the scallop! It’s one giant scallop and it’s worth it!
Subway Stations – Art Galleries Below the Streets
Stockholm enriches daily commuters with art in nearly 90 of its 100 stations. More on this favorite destination later this week.
Snösätra Wall of Fame – Street Art Wonderland
Nearly a mile long, the Snösätra Wall of Fame is an ever-changing art gallery of some of the greatest street artists in Scandinavia and beyond. More on this favorite destination later this week.
Skogskyrkogården – The Woodland Cemetery
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Skogskyrkogården is a cemetery within a woodland area and one of the most serene and beautiful places I have ever been. More on this favorite destination later this week.
Sitguna and Uppsala – Day Trip Retreat
Sitguna and Uppsala are two small towns outside Stockholm that offer a slow and leisurely alternative to the big attractions of the city. More on this favorite destination later this week.