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Spring in Stockholm – here are the best things to do


Art exhibitions, ice cream bars and blossoming parks

Spring is finally here, and nature is slowly coming to life. People are seeking out suntraps to feel the first warming rays of the spring sun, crocus blossoms and tulips start to appear in parks and flowerbeds and it’s time to enjoy the first ice cream outside! These are our top tips to capture that spring feeling! 

Annual spring exhibition at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design 

The annual spring show at the Stockholm University of Arts, Crafts and Design is the perfect opportunity to get a sneak peak of the future of Swedish art and design. This is the time for graduates in art, design and craft exhibit their final projects. This year’s exhibition takes place 14th -29th of May.

Look for Spring flowers in Stockholm’s parks

Colourful spring flowers like crocuses, tulips and snowdrops are starting to appear in the parks. Take a slow stroll and enjoy the blossoming scenery or play spring flower-bingo with the children. The winner gets an ice cream – and the runner up gets an ice cream as a consolation price!

Watch the boats prepare for spring 

Spring is a busy time along the quays of Stockholm. The boats are being painted and prepared for the summer season. The quays are full of classic boats and you can really smell the tar - it really awakens a longing for the summer and the archipelago! Take a walk along the quays of Nybroviken, Strömkajen or Klara Mälarstrand and take it all in!

Find the best ice cream bar in Stockholm

Everybody loves ice cream! The range of ice cream bars have grown massively in the last few years. And the battle for the title of best ice cream in Stockholm is constantly ongoing. It’s hard to declare one winner, because everyone has their own favourite. The best way to find your own winner is to try all possible (and impossible) flavours around Stockholm! Eat your way through and find your winner! 

Plan a staycation in Stockholm

The arrival of spring also means summer is getting nearer and we are starting to dream of vacation and summer adventures. This year we would really like to promote a staycation – essentially a vacation at home! The Stockholm archipelago is the perfect destination for a staycation in Stockholm. Join a day cruise to the best spots in the archipelago or plan a few days of island hopping with the Cinderella-boats

Lunch at an outdoor café

Spring usually means people flock to the outdoor cafes. In central Stockholm you can find everything from hidden gems on the island of Skeppsholmen and trendy cafes in the city. If you head to Djurgården you can enjoy a traditional Swedish “fika” on one of the many boat jetties or gardens. In the narrow passages of Old Town there are lots of small, cosy wine bars and bistros. Enjoy a traditional Swedish “fika” or a glass of wine and spend your day at a sunny outdoor café. Here are the best ones in Stockholm.

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