RecentlyI had some extra days off. To try and cure my severe case of wanderlust, I decided to book a little trip for myself. This time I went to a city that has been on my list forever. I will share where I stayed, and how I spent a weekend in Stockholm, ‘the
I arrived in Stockholm around
After I checked in and left my luggage in the room, I decided to go exploring Stockholm. You should know I don’t really go to a city with a plan. I usually have some things I’d like to see/do, but
Sunday I decided to rent a bike and make my way through Stockholm. My idea was to have breakfast at Nytorget 6, so I biked there. I had a super nice breakfast, only to realize later that I had mixed the places up, and had eaten at Urban Deli instead. I cannot complain though, as the breakfast was really good. After breakfast, I decided to leave my bike parked at the deli and walk around to see some of the area. Another choice I don’t regret. The city is so beautiful, the sun was shining and the people are happy. I found the most amazing places including a tiny city park that looks like someone’s backyard and has a beautiful view over the city, but also a gorgeous church.
After a little while I sat down at Il Caffe for a much needed warm beverage and a cinnamon roll. The internet told me they had some of the best cinnamon rolls, and I can definitely confirm. This was some sugary, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. It was amazing, and definitely worth it.
After, I made my way to the west side of the little island, walked around a bit more, wandered into some local shops, and ended up having my next coffee break/lunch/
On Monday I wasn’t feeling too well so I decided to turn that into my shopping day. You have to understand that wherever I go, there needs to be some sort of shopping opportunity. Any city, I want to go shopping. Partially because I like to see what local stores offer, but also because chains have different items and different prices. It’s always slightly adapted to local culture and style. It’s always a part of my holidays, ever since I was a little girl. I wandered from store to store, getting some coffee and something to eat in between.
Later I ended up doing some more night shopping, on the lookout for warm knitted sweaters. I didn’t find any that I liked, but I did get myself some amazing cashmere gloves that are so soft and relatively warm. When it gets really cold outside I can even wear them in my normal gloves so I have double insulation!
On my last day I wasn’t feeling like doing much. I had planned on a spa day, but didn’t feel like it. Then I figured I could go see the metro art, but I also didn’t really want to do that. Instead I took it slow, read a lot, sat in several cafes and looked for a little present for my mom.
I took the Arlanda express at 15.20 and found myself at the airport 20 minutes later. If you want to make optimal use of the time you have in the city, the train is the perfect way to do that. You also pay a bit more for it though, so it’s a pro/con kind of thing. All in all the train might save you one hour total on your trip compared to taking the bus, so it’s up to you whether you think the higher price is worth it
I had an amazing time in Stockholm. I loved the city, it is so beautiful and the architecture is so grand and amazing. It really feels special and fancy. I would recommend going when it’s a bit warmed though, in your own best interest. It allows for a bit more outdoor living, picnics in the park and a bit more bike riding. I think if I’d gone in summer I might’ve done 2 days for the bike rental, but now it was just too cold.
Until then, thank you for reading. If you enjoyed it, you might also like my city trip to lucern. Let me know what city you think I should visit next!