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Best tips & activities for a staycation in Stockholm

2020-05-18
Best tips & activities for a staycation in Stockholm

Enjoy a vacation filled with new experiences, outings and sightseeing

Stockholm is an amazing place to spend your vacation in – regardless if you currently live here or are here for a visit. Here you can find all the perks of a big city – restaurants, shopping, trendy bars, museums and culture – but also a unique closeness to nature with the archipelago just around the corner. Here we have gathered our top tips for things to do in Stockholm this summer – everything from boat trips and restaurants to sightseeing and hiking trails.

Discover the archipelago 

Take a boat trip to one of the many gems in the Stockholm archipelago. Join a guided cruise or take the Cinderella boats out to one of the many archipelago islands. Stroll through the picturesque town of Vaxholm or Sigtuna, shop handcrafted goods at Fjäderholmarna, enjoy a full day cruise or visit the royal palaces of Sigtuna or Drottningholm.

Unique dining experiences in the archipelago

Welcome aboard our floating restaurants! Enjoy a fantastic dining experience with the best views in Stockholm. Here you will find a brunch cruise through the archipelago, traditional Swedish dining with views of Lake Mälaren, seafood with archipelago views, dinner aboard a 18th century archipelago ship and a luxury cheese and wine tasting!

Sightseeing in the city

Take a sightseeing in Stockholm. The best views of Stockholm are seen from the water – hop aboard a sightseeing tour and learn about its History! During the Under the Bridges of Stockholm-tour you’ll see the best views of the city and learn all about it. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to get to all the main attractions you can take a hop on-hop off bus.

Best running tracks in Stockholm

Running has quickly become one of the most popular forms of exercise – it doesn’t require equipment or booking, just a pair of decent shoes! It’s also one of the best ways to discover a new city. One of the most popular running spots are round the island of Djurgården – beautiful nature views guaranteed! 

Hiking in the city

The popular national park of Tyresta are located approximately 25 km south of central Stockholm. Walk through the wildwoods past small lakes and picturesque viewpoints. Here you can find various hiking trails – everything from easily manoeuvred tracks suitable for prams to hilly paths off the beaten track. If you are looking for an adventurous experience, there are some small windbreak huts where you can stay overnight.