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Things to do in Stockholm

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Stockholm. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Stockholm attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Stockholm to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Stockholm.

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  • Absolut Icebar

    Open only from mid-December to mid-April, the Absolut Icebar, within the Icehotel in the small village of Jukkasjärvi, in northern Sweden, holds st... More
  • Acne

    Acne (Ambition to Create Novel Expression) began when Jonny Johansson gifted friends and relatives with 100 pairs of raw denim, red-stitched jeans.... More
  • Bonnier Art Gallery

    Launched last September by publishing powerhouse Bonnier, the 20,300-square-foot gallery is the latest addition to the city's art scene. The showca... More
  • Bruno Götgatsbacken

    For cutting-edge Swedish labels, head to this 17th-century industrial building turned high-design mall. Browse the racks of denim at Dry Lake, or t... More
  • Café Opera, Stockholm

    A meal among the city’s elite in Café Opera a gilded and frescoed salon with a rich, seafood-heavy menu, is a must. Then head through to the Opera ... More
  • Carl Malmsten

    The iconic Swedish designer Carl Malmsten opened his shop in 1940 and promoted rustic, simple furniture of quality craftsmanship and materials. His... More
  • David & Martin

    Karl Lagerfeld was so smitten with the duo's jewelry that he snatched up 11 designs for one of his recent collections. Their first store opened las... More
  • DesignTorget

    This shop carries an eclectic range of accessories by Swedish designers, including hand-printed dish towels and colorful kids' toys. More
  • Djurgården

    An entire island is given over to this peaceful park, full of shaded walkways and encircled by paths that run along Baltic shores. Within its canop... More
  • East Nightclub

    After 11 p.m., the black-and-white–“walled pan-Asian restaurant turns into a nightclub with techno beats, sexy lighting, and a creatively named coc... More
  • Ekoparken

    Three royal palaces—including Haga Palace, where the current monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf, was born—can be found in this sprawling 6,700-acre cons... More
  • Ekovaruhuset

    The boutique (whose name means the House of Organic in Swedish) sells sophisticated clothing such as designer Camilla Norrback's wool knits and fin... More
  • Färgfabriken Center for Contemporary Art and Architecture

    For off-the-map art, take a 15-minute cab ride to the workingclass neighborhood of Liljeholmen. An 1889 former weapons factory is now a space for o... More
  • Glasshus

    Read labels carefully before you order a scoop in Stockholm. Lakrits can look like dark chocolate or even chocolate-chip ice cream, but contains lo... More

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