Sweden’s capital is known for its quaint cobblestone streets, warm town charm and striking city sights, but it also has little, less known activities for all ages. Whether you prefer to cool down with a swim or with a nice cold ice cream, we know just the spots to hit the spot. Discover Stockholm's hidden gems!
Picnick on the Djurgården
Picnicking on the scenic Djurgården is a cozy and relaxed way to spend a sunny day. Buy something to eat and drink, whether it's oyster and champagne or sausage with bread, then take the tram and find your favorite spot on this green island. Just watch out for the cheeky ducks that are always looking for forgotten or neglected treats!
Discover Gamla Stan from above
Gamla Stan is one of Stockholm's main attractions filled with history, sights, attractions, restaurants, cafes, bars and shopping. If you want a different kind of tour, try the roof top tour and get a great view of Old Town and Stockholm from above. This is definitely something for those who are not afraid of heights!
The Scandinavian shopping experience in the Bibliotekstan district
In the Bibliotekstan district is Stockholm's center for fashion and luxury. Here you'll find excellent shopping with Scandinavian and international brands such as Acne, Rodebjer, Other Stories and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Don’t forget to stop by the Semper Espresso Bar for good quality coffee.
Stockholm's City Beaches
Luckily, Stockholm has beaches in the middle of the city so you don’t have to look or go far to enjoy some seaside sunbathing. Check out our top picks below.
This little Stockholm island is full of narrow beaches to explore and has large rocks to jump into the water from. Just a 10-minute drive from the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Långholmen is a local and tourist favorite. It's best for seasoned swimmers, but a tranquil visit for all.
Not far from Långholmen awaits a true local hot spot and youthful social hub. With a nearby playground, mini golf course and beach volleyball court, Tantolunden Bath has it all. Bring a little picnic and get comfortable by the water’s edge and spend a day at the beach.
For secluded piece of heaven, Fredhällsbadet offers a small patch of beachy relaxation. During the summer, there is also a little café with delicious refreshments and snacks. Stroll along the beach and take in the fresh air while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Top ice cream shops to try
What is a summer without ice cream? Stockholm’s many delightful ice cream shops are musts for kids of all ages. See below for some of the local favorites.
With a passion for all things frozen, FRYST is full of seasonal delights and tasty surprises. Choose between many colourful scoops of bespoke flavors and taste the sunshine of fresh ingredients. Stay close to your new Stockholm hangout with Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, just 15 minutes away by car and enjoy a scoop everyday of your stay.
Those who appreciated time-tested classics with a modern twist will love Snö ice cream parlor. Just next to Vasa park and a 20-minute drive from Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel, Stockholm, Solna, you’ll find traditional Italian gelato, rich in flavour and texture. Sunny summer days are made of Snö.
Stop by a true Stockholm classic that has been around for more than 30 years. AH Glassbar offers over 40 flavors to enjoy on the go or by a table on the street while people-watching. A safe bet every time, this ice cream parlor will cool you right down on warm summer days in the city.
Art and culture at Artipelag
Leave the inner city for a while and visit Artipelag - a great place for art and culture. You can easily get there by bus or boat from Nybrokajen, just outside the hotel. Here you can see exhibitions, concerts, enjoy tasty food and buy beautiful home furnishings from their shop.
Stay at the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel for a central location. Located just opposite the Central Station, you'll be able enjoy easy access to just about any attraction in Stockholm and its surroundings.