Are you looking for new activities to enjoy on your own or together with friends or family? Attend a virtual design fair, learn pottery, find the best “semla” in town or enjoy the beautiful archipelago – here are some of the top things to enjoy in Stockholm in February – of course with careful consideration during the pandemic. Find inspiration for a month full of exiting experiences!
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair has gone from being a relatively small furniture fair to and showcasing Scandinavian design on the international scene. Due to the current pandemic the fair that is usually held in Stockholm has been cancelled, but there is still a way for design enthusiasts to enjoy a digital version at Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks. Here you can enjoy interesting talks from international design specialists – buy your ticket here. There are also multiple activities such as showrooms, pop-ups and exhibitions connected to Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair around town.
Do you enjoy being creative and making things with your hands? Then we can highly recommend checking out Drejverkstaden, a pottery centre for beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike. They have plenty of different courses depending on your previous experience. During February they have weekend courses available, and during the rest of the year they host workshops and evening courses as well.
Nothing says ”treat yourself” quite like a luxurious brunch. Onboard classic archipelago ship you can sit down and enjoy the unique atmosphere and enjoy a delicious brunch, served directly to your table, as the beautiful views of the archipelago pass you by. The food is cooked onboard using local and seasonal produce, and the chef will treat you to delicacies such as assorted appetizers, confit chicken, Swedish hash browns with salmon and browned butter and much more. And not to forget the delicious desserts in the final serving!
Finally winter has arrived in Stockholm. The cold in combination with the recent snowfall means there have been several cross-country ski tracks prepared all over Stockholm. Are you the one that brings hot chocolate and a packed lunch for a leisurely ski trip? Or do you search high and low for the perfect ski wax to make sure you have the best glide and head out for a good work out? The track information is based on the conditions for the day, so make sure you check on the day that the chosen track is open. Here are some of our favourite cross-country skiing tracks in Stockholm:
Have you ever experienced the archipelago during the winter? It is just as beautiful as it is during the summer. The Archipelago Tour with Guide does exactly what it says – it is a tour through the Stockholm archipelago where the guide tells you fascinating facts and stories about the places and buildings you pass on the way. Sit back and enjoy the views! There is a cafeteria onboard where you can buy traditional Swedish “fika”, hot and cold drinks and assorted snacks.
Are you familiar with the Swedish pastry known as semla? Traditionally, it comes as a fluffy bun split in half and filled with an almond paste and whipped cream, sometimes served in a bowl of hot milk. There is an entire day dedicated to the semla, 16th of February, and it is said that there are around 6 millions semlas consumed in Sweden every year. There are plenty of bakeries in Stockholm that serve both traditional and new versions of semla (they are now sold as wraps, cinnamon buns and even nachos). They can of course be enjoyed on other days, but it might be fun to try to find your favourite semla in Stockholm during February – here are some of our top tips!