“What should we do in Stockholm?”, Damien asked me on the weekend. I was having a drink with him and Kristen, his fiance. They’re planning a trip to Europe in the early part of next year, including “three days in Stockholm”.
“Three days is not enough time to spend in Stockholm”, I told them. But I promised to offer some recommendations for good things to do, and places to stay, on a low budget. I’ve drawn mostly on my experiences from March last year when it was still quite cold, rather than my summer experiences from 2008 and this year.
If you have any further recommendations/ideas, please comment below.
I stayed at Skanstull Hostel in 2008 and briefly in 2010. It’s clean, well-run, good showers, though the kitchen is reasonably basic.
I’ve also stayed at The Clarion at Skanstull if you can afford a little bit of luxury.
I stayed at Sky Apartments this year for three weeks and absolutely loved it.
Eat loads in the morning and then have a dagens lunch and you’ll be pretty much right for meals.
There’s loads of stands around the streets where they sell kebabs (korv med brod) and grillad (sausages on buns) for just a few dollars.
If you’re looking for beer, go to the supermarket and buy lite-beer, which is about 3% so fine and pretty cheap.
http://www.jensens.se/ is also quite good/cheap in a “Sizzle” kind of way.
MUST DO ATTRACTIONS
Stockholm Rooftop Walk
Boat Trip on The Ice
Katarinahissen – it’s a viewing platform on Sodermalm (right above McDonalds near Slussen t-bana). The main lift doesn’t work anymore, so I suggest you go into the building where McDonalds is. You ask someone about the lift to Gondolen Restaurant/Bar. You catch the lift up, and then you take the stairs one more flight.
Drottningholm is okay, not great, but grounds are wonderful
walking on the ice
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
MONDAY NIGHTS AT VICTORIA’S (KUNGSTRADGADEN)
You must do this. It’s very Swedish.
This is the major ticketing site in Sweden. The only show I can see co-inciding with your time there is Anna Ternheim is fantastic, but it looks like it’s sold out.
THIS IS THE FREE EVENTS SITE FOR STOCKHOLM
Although it’s mostly in Swedish, there’s lots in English also.
Current exchange rate is about 6.5 to 7 SEK to AUD.
And remember – THREE DAYS IN STOCKHOLM IS NOT ENOUGH
Forty-something from Sydney, Australia. My passions include: radio (my job), travel, genealogy, music, art, theatre, food, wine, and learning Swedish.