Stockholm in 72 hours – not exactly an easy task. Survival kit must include snacks and comfortable shoes – and lots of stops for coffee and pastries, obviously.
Guide to Stockholm
Riche, Operabaren, Snickarbacken 7, T-Bar
No trip to Stockholm would be complete without some Swedish meatballs – I got my fix at the Operabaren, set in an atmospheric bar with stained glass ceiling. Riche is a really cool spot for dinner – it’s got fun interiors and their next door LillaBaren has some amazing baroque plasterwork and is a really buzzing place to get a drink.
Skansen park (more on this at a later date) is a great introduction to Swedish culture – it recreates old Sweden and houses bears and elk, as well as red squirrels, one of which scampered up my sisters leg in a moment of pure hilarity. Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town, has beautifully coloured buildings and lots of coffee shops. Södermalm is another cool area which needs much more exploring on my part, but is home to lots of hip restaurants and shops.