Things to do in Stockholm

Here’s your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots, as told by local Airbnb hosts



Best of the best

243 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fantastic place every time of the day and every day. They have a wonderful breakfast buffet to 11 and brunch a la carte after that. Take a glass of wine here in the afternoon or oysters and champ... read more

Urban Deli is a kind of "market hall" with groceries, bar, restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, dinner or go there for a drink. Good spot for families. Located next to Nytorget which has a popular... read more

Urban Deli is a kind of "market hall" with groceries, bar, restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, dinner or go there for a drink. Located next to Nytorget which is a popular place to catch some sun ... read more

345 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lover of photography? Then Fotografiska is a must, the centre for contemporary photography. Housed in a former industrial Art Nouveau building dating back to 1906, Fotografiska exhibits legends lik... read more

Museum with a brunch and dinner menu, whose restaurant offers great views of the waters surrounding Stockholm. The museum itself suits anyone who can appreciate a beautiful photograph, regardless o... read more

Fotografiska is no ordinary museum! Fotografiska is an international meeting place where everything revolves around photography. Located in the heart of Stockholm, the museum has an exhibition spac... read more

181 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place for fun on a sunny day. Rent bikes and ride around the beautiful island of Djurgården which is a part of Stockholm and contains parks, channels, museums and an amusement park. Of the... read more

A ferry runs from the waterfront below the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and is a nice 10 minute ride across the water to Djurgarden island. This can also be reached by tram, bus or walking along Swedens m... read more

The green island of Djurgården, close to central Stockholm, is beloved by both Stockholmers and tourists. Djurgården is a calm oasis which has been royal land since the fifteenth century. There are... read more

166 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stockholm Museum of Modern Art. Great collection of 20th century art - one of the world's best collection of Duchamp etc. Don't miss the outdoors sculptures by Yves Tanguy and Niki de Saint Phalle

Moderna Museet is Stockholm’s modern-art maverick, its permanent collection ranging from paintings and sculptures to photography, video art and installations. Highlights include work by Pablo Picas... read more

Modern Art Museum (Moderna Muséet) is Stockholm’s modern art maverick situated on a beautiful spot of Stockholm! Its a permanent collection ranging from paintings and sculptures to photography, vid... read more

152 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nytorget is a square in Stockholm at Nytorgsgatan. It is bounded on the north by Skånegatan and in the east of the neighborhood Bonden. At Nytorget are several cafes and popular bars and restaurant... read more

Cozy square in the heart of SoFo. Hang out with a wide varity of people in the park, grab a brunch or dinner at the popular restaurants Nytorget 6 or Urban Deli and don't miss the nice bars and tre... read more

Nytorget is a area around a small park in the cool area SOFO with a lot of food restaurants and bars. Here you can during the day shop second hand and underground brands and by the night take a dri... read more

149 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tivoli Gröna Lund is the main amusement park in Stockholm located on the seaward side of the Djurgården. The view of Stockholm from the park is quite impressive. It is easily accessible by ferry Luma.

Gröna Lund is an amusement park on the seaward side of Djurgården Island. Roller coasters and rides for both adults and kids. Is also a popular venue for concerts during the summer.

Gröna Lund is an amusement park on the seaward side of Djurgården Island. Roller coasters and rides for both adults and kids. Is also a popular venue for concerts during the summer. A tip is to tak... read more

148 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Great Department Store" for generations of Stockholmers (including members of the Royal Family). And we are extremely proud of the fact that our customers from around the globe feel the same way.

Big (and old) department store that attracts people that brought their big wallet. It is not overly priced but mostly offers expensive brands.

Fancy department store with all luxury brands. Comparable with El Corte Inglés in Spain, Illum in Denmark, La Fayette in France etc.

138 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hagaparken / The National City Park! The park was founded in the late 1700s and have been the summer residence for the king of Sweden and is now the home for the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria. F... read more

Take the train for 9 minutes to Solna and visit Hagaparken, make sure to drop by Haga Slott, the castle where crown princess Victoria lives. There is also a butterfly museum close by filled with di... read more

This royal leisure park is open to the public excepts for Haga Slott (castle) which is now the residence of the crown princess and her family. There is a conservatory, a theatre and a few cafés in th

135 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I absolutely love this place. I go here for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks. Great food, great staff and great wine list! Very local and trendy place to go!

Porridge is a rising trend in Stockholm and this place offers the best bowl of creamy porridge with apple compote. Nytorget6 is situated in the trendy SoFo section of Södermalm, so people watching ... read more

Stylish/classic restaurant in Swedish style but with a very modern touch of the swedish cousine. Very nice staff as well. Lunches is around 110 kr and the best value for money. You will also be in ... read more

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you fancy a drink head to Marie Laveau, one of the Sweden's best cocktail bars with influences from Louisiana. Here you'll find a bar, a restaurant, a night club and a late brunch on Sundays

If you fancy a drink head to Marie Laveau, one of the Sweden's best cocktail bars with influences from Louisiana. Here you'll find a bar, a restaurant, a night club and a late brunch on Sundays. Ev... read more

Marie Laveau is an American Bistro taking its inspiration from the culinary riches of Louisiana. Marie Laveau has been a popular place on Södermalm since 2005 with great food, drinks and also late ... read more

123 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The most fantastic view over Stockholm high above Slussen, the refined kitchen offers Swedish traditional delicacies, lovely wines and there is a nice bar for cocktails. There is also an outdoor te... read more

One of the most famous restaurants in Stockholm. It is a bit expensive in absolute terms but given what you get it is really value for money. I you book a table in the "gondola" you can have a roma... read more

Rises above the crowd and stands out. In many ways. A landmark with the best restaurant views in Sweden where Lake Mälaren meets the sea, with a kitchen where a classic menu meets innovation and wi... read more

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A 500m walking path with a magnificent view of Lake Mälaren, City Hall, & Riddarholmen, great to catch sunrise & sunset. The path is lined w charming houses on one side & a beautiful view on the other

A 500-meter long (quarter mile) walking path with a magnificent view of Lake Mälaren, City Hall, and Riddarholmen, especially at sunrise and sunset. The path is lined with charming houses on one si... read more

A 500-meter long (quarter mile) walking path with a magnificent view of Lake Mälaren, City Hall, and Riddarholmen, especially at sunrise and sunset. The path is lined with charming houses on one si... read more

#13

Hermans

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 23B Fjällgatan·Map·Hours·Website·

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vegetarian buffet restaurant with an amazing view. They have a lot of vegan dishes in the buffet as well. We're not vegetarian but enjoy going there often, especially on weekends during summer when... read more

Mmm I love this vegetarian restaurant with a stunning view over Stockholm! They have a big garden outside with lots of places to sit. Some evenings they´ve got a yummy BBQ buffet. Highly recommended!

Here you can eat the best Vegetarian & Vegan food buffet with organic dishes and drinks. Make sure to sit outside in the garden overviewing the beauty of Stockholm. Its open 11-21, 7days a week (wi... read more

#14

Skansen

Arts & CultureMuseums
49-51 Djurgårdsslätten·Map·Website·

214 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The world’s first open-air museum, Skansen was founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius to give visitors an insight into how Swedes lived once upon a time. You could easily spend a day here and still not ... read more

Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum and is situated on the island of Djurgården within the city limits of Stockholm. The founder’s aims live on in the museum today. He wanted to bring the... read more

This "zoo" was ordered to be build by the former Swedish king who wanted to preserve Swedish culture. He sent out men all over Sweden who deconstructed hundreds of houses, shipped them to "Skansen"... read more

#15

Vasa Museum

Arts & CultureMuseums
14 Galärvarvsvägen·Map·Hours·Website·

197 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of my favorite museums. The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue. Today Vasa is the world'... read more

The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has eve... read more

The Vasa is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure. More than 95 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures... read more

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nice bar on top of "Skrapan", one of Södermalms tallest buildings. You have a nice view of the city. The bar tends to be crowded so you should book a table in advance or come early. One drawback wi... read more

Stockholms only proper skybar. This building was originally built in the 1950's as the main office for the Swedish tax authoroty. In 2007 the entire building was converted into offices, student hou... read more

The highest skybar in Stockholm. Great drinks and views. Perfect for the late afternoon early evening. Think they open at 5 pm. There is also a pricy but good restaurant one floor down with similar... read more

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Garden at beautiful island Djurgården with fantastic nature and surroundings. A nice café with homemade pastries, food, wine and coffee. Or bring your own food and have picnic in the apple garden.

Garden at beautiful island Djurgården with fantastic nature and surroundings. A nice café with homemade pastries, food, wine and coffee. Or bring your own food and have picnic in the apple garden. ... read more

One of Stockholm’s true gems! Cut your own flowers, pick your own apples or have lunch in the old greenhouses with biodynamic ingredients from the garden. This beautiful garden of Rosendal (“Rose V... read more

#18

Tranan

Food SceneRestaurants
14 Karlbergsvägen·Map·Hours·Website·

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Restaurant with typical Swedish food. Try Råraka, herring or meatballs. Also a hip bar down stairs with DJ. This place you find in all guide books. One minute walk.

An Stockholm institution since 1929. Have the best typical traditional Swedish food ever, try råraka, herring or the yammi toast skagen and of course the meatballs. Its Also a hip bar down stairs ... read more

Established in 1929, Tranan is one of the oldest restaurants in Vasastan. A small cosy restaurant serving excellent traditional Swedish food, like Råraka, Wallenbergare, Toast Skagen, Meatballs (as... read more

98 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Try this old beer hall for traditional "Swedish meatballs" with lingonberry" or Baltic herring. And beer! Cheers!

Traditional Swedish beer hall famous for its excellent classic Swedish cuisine (try the meatballs). Great interior taking you back 100 years.

A very traditional swedish beer hall like it used to be 100 years ago. Serves traditional food and good beer in a beutiful setting. Be prepared to wait for your turn.

#20

Riche

Food SceneRestaurants
4 Birger Jarlsgatan·Map·Hours·Website·

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of Stockholm's classic inner city bars. Don't miss the back bar 'Lilla Baren' for great DJ sets from every genre and silent films projected on the walls.

One of Stockholm's classic inner city bars. Don't miss the back bar 'Lilla Baren' for great DJ sets from every genre and silent films projected on the walls. The restaurant has amazing food. A bit ... read more

One of Stockholm's classic inner city bars. Don't miss the back bar 'Lilla Baren' for great DJ sets from every genre and silent films projected on the walls. The restaurant has amazing food. A bit ... read more

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Feel to walk a little bit further? 30 minutes easy walk by the water and you get to this very nice café halfway out in the water. Absolutely stunning place in the spring/summertime. The place is bu... read more

My favorite place in the summer:o)The location is amazing, just bye the water /on the water the restaurant/bar is built up on bridges. You can eat of course, but the recommendation is to go there f... read more

All though they are serving food - main purpose for coming here is to enjoy a glas of wine while having the best view any restaurant may offer. Be there in time however because drinking while enjoy... read more

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Mosebacke terrace is open during the summer immensely popular classic beer garden with striking views of the old town , Djurgården and the inlet to Stockholm. Sometimes there is live music.

At Mosebacke/Södra teatern you will find one of Stockholms best views, especially if you visit Champagnebaren in Södra teatern. At Mosebacketerassen you will find a verity of bars and streetfood an... read more

Yes, you must visit this classic Stockholm outside bar on a sunny day or evening! They also have an inside area OR a champagne roof top bar, if the weather changes or you get tired of hipster beer ... read more

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nice large seafood restaurant. An institution in the night club district Stureplan. Also four nice bars, one in the back with DJs.

This restaurant is suited right in the center of Stockholm city, Stureplan, the meny offers a perfect mixture of typical swedish- and french cuisine. A big + is that they also select lokal, eco saf... read more

Classic brasserie and social stage at Stureplan in the center of Stockholm’s entertainment precinct. Great people watching! Swedish cuisine with many classics on the menu. If you are going to taste... read more

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Possibly the best hamburger you will ever eat! Very popular and first come first serve, so arrive early or plan to have a beer at the bar while you wait for a table, which is great fun as well.

Before the opening, the owner traveled around the US in search for inspiration on how to make the perfect burger. After returning home, he crowdfunded the restaurant and got started on his burger-q... read more

BURGERS! If you have a meat/fat/salt crawing, please try this place and not your random McDonalds. You won't be disappointed. Sometimes there is a wait and you can't make a reservation, but usually... read more

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nice staff, good coffee and sandwiches (breakfast package for 90 skr) and free WIfi. Visitors: From media people in prada coats and young people talking art.

At Hornsgatan, a busy thoroughfare lined with coffeeshops; one is Mellqvist Kaffebar, where author of Girl with Dragon Tattoo - Larsson’s Blomkvist enjoyed his fika & breakfast regularly.

Very nice place to sit outside on the square and people watch. Even in winter under the heaters. Nice coffee and sandwiches.

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nightclub called "Under bron" at wintertime and "Trädgården" at summer. Go here for dance and fun, especially in the summer! This is my favorite nightclub during the summer. Go there early, there c... read more

Stockholm's most popular outdoor/indoor night club! In the summer time, the open space features DJ:s, a burger joint, several bars, a pingpong table and much more. In the winter time, everything mo... read more

Summernight in Stockholm is best spent on Trädgården, an outside-but-under-a-bridge-nightclub and bar area where you can drink cavas and beer, play table tennis and super mario bros with strangers,... read more

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The biggest mall in Sweden with over 200 stores, restaurants and cinema is located in Solna. If you walk for 5-10 minutes to the blue line or change at Fridhemsplan, the subway will take you to Sol... read more

Simply anything you can dream of is there... including great food at more than 20 restaurants. If it rains and you have already been to museums go to Filmstaden Scandinavia. It is a cinema that giv... read more

Mall of Scandinavia is the biggest galleria in Sweden/Scandinavia with 230 shops, big cinema with iMax and a lot of eating possibility`s, not food court like it usally is in big mall`s but a lot of... read more

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great restaurant and bar! The food is always awesome. Get beer and drinks in the first bar or walk through the restaurant to get to the wine bar. If you like your spirits, ask for the cocktailbar!

Great vibes in this old Jail house - make sure to make your way to the bar at the far back - you need to pass the kitchen to find it ;)

Head here for a real taste of Sweden - an old Swedish debtors' prison that has been rebuilt into a restaurant. Apart from food and drinks this place also offers live music - from jazz to dj's.

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Either you go to to the cool bar Pappa Ray Ray and have a tasty drink or to the more oldfashioned posh place next to and drink champagne. Also food. Love it! And love this street.

If you appreciate interesting interiors, this place is bound to please – the DJ booth floats above the dance floor loft-style, and there’s a secret door that leads to fun and frivolous bar.

Stockholm. My no 1 favourite bar! Relaxed / laid back atmosphere - but still high quality - with a good mix of people. They also have great seats outside so you can sit in the street. Love this place!

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for a glass of wine on the deck in the summer or for a cup of coffee around the fireplace during the cooler months.

Warm atmosphere and decent drinks between orange trees and other greenery. Sit on the pontoon in the water summertime.

Located just by the waterfront. A really lovely, chilled and relaxed atmosphere with nice interior decoration. Love to go there for a drink or just a coffee. Also serves dinner. Anytime of day.