Visit medieval Stockholm, sample a smörgåsbord, then get a 'fika' fix
Cool, calm, compact, and with plenty of space to think
Standards are high, but cheap sleeps are few
Island hop between the city's medieval heart and its commercial centre
Hit the decks for a major party
Bars & pubs
Once a lightship visited by Winston Churchill, Patricia is now a restaurant, bar and nightclub, with four dancefloors and as many as seven bars.
Rough at the edges rock club
This archetypal rock club – located under a bridge in an old distillery – is open seven nights a week with live acts and DJs, as well as a wild dancefloor.
Get a taste of genuine Sweden
Restaurants & cafés
The decor is truly Swedish and so is the food. Try meatballs with lingonberries and pickled cucumber. Ice-cold schnapps is compulsory.
The scale of the 'Vasa' – the largest ship of its kind in the world – is jaw-dropping. Built in the 1620s when Sweden was at war with Poland, it was the mightiest ship in the fleet.
Works dating from the Middle Ages to the present are displayed in Sweden's largest art museum. 'Design 19002000', showcases 20th-century Scandinavian design.
The Moderna's collection of 20th-century art features works by Picasso, Dali, Pollock and de Chirico. The terrace of the museum's restaurant offers beautiful views towards Östermalm.
Free outdoor theatre at Parkteatern - © Tove K Breistein/Time Out
Choose from a smörgåsbord of festivals, from Nobel Day to the noble game of boules.