Hello there! It has only been a week since our Easter break in Stockholm, but it seems like a month ago and a minute ago at the same time. We managed to stack our experiences high and squeeze as much as possible into the limited shopping hours. This post is an amalgamation of all the experiences, things we saw and things we loved. I tend to duck out of photos (or am the one taking them) so enjoy my view from following my partner around town!
+ Gamla Stan. (Above) in the centre of town on a small island you will find the ‘old town’. Probably the most picturesque part of town, Gamla Stan is filled with narrow alleys, cobbled streets and charming boutique. Tip – Go off the main tourist street to find more unique shops without the usual tourist nick-nacks.
+ We stayed at the stunning Nobis hotel for the duration of our stay. They had fantastic Easter deals, very central and they get brownie points for frying me mushrooms with avocado every morning at breakfast. The left image I took from their central lounge and the second was taken from our all white marble bathroom.
+ We were treated to beautiful blue skies for almost all of our three day stay. We recommend visiting Stockholm in spring when the blossom is filling the streets.
+ Östermalms Saluhall. Always a popular stop for tourists. We had been on a previous trip so did not spend a lot of time here, however I did pick up some loose teas from Franks coffee. One pack of green tea with cherry, the other a spriniula blend. Both smell (and taste) amazing!
+ Shops – Nitty Gritty, Judits, Weekday, Granit, Our Legacy and Papercut. I almost left with every publication stocked at Papercuts ‘s store. They stock a beautiful curated selection with many titles that I had not viewed any where else. Definitely recommended for fellow magazine lovers!
+ My favourite gallery. Fotografiska.
+ A boat trip to Drottningholm Palace. A casual strip to visit the King. The weather was treating us well so we hoped on a boat and took the one hour journey to the palace. Traveling past the beautiful islands surrounding Stockholm the lifestyle of hoping on and off a boat seemed wonderful. We took a picnic, sat in the gardens and soaked in the spring sun.
+ Food – Flippin Burgers, Hermans & Vigårda barbeque. While researching food options for our trip, one name kept popping up ‘Hermans‘. Situated in Södermalm by the waterfront, the views are panoramic, in addition to the stunning location the food has been rated by many as the best vegetarian food in Stockholm. We booked in advance so we could sit by the window (highly recommended to do so as this place is popular!) then loaded our plates up at the buffet. Surfice to say we left with incredibly full stomachs. Tip – Visit Fotografiska at the same time as they are 5 minutes walk apart.
In addition to this food paradise we enjoyed burgers at Flippin Burgers, (mines the veggie in a salad wrap) and loved the concept of Vigårda barbeque. Here for the price of a bigMac you can choose your filling (meat options and veggies), dip ( I opted for black pepper and blueberry barbecue sauce), fries and salad. Now we just need them to have as many stores as the golden arches!