Ten facts about Stockholm
Today we are listing ten astonishing facts about our beautiful Stockholm that gives the city its special character and a make it such a popular travel destination.
A historical walking tour in the spirit of Régis Cadier
We would like to take you with us on a journey through some of the parts of Stockholm where Cadier left his prints during his time in the city. For a perfect finish, make sure to visit the Cadier bar at the Grand Hôtel and try out our rewarded cocktail menu inspired from Cadiers adventures abroad.
Vintage shopping in Stockholm
The Vintage trend is here to stay - and Stockholm has its given place on the international vintage scene. Here comes the list of our Stockholm Vintage favorites – amazing spots for both your personal style and for a sustainable world.
Cone or cup?
It’s been said that we have this summers’ warmest days behind us, but plenty of sunny days have been promised to come – and that means ice cream! What’s your favourite ice cream bar in Stockholm? We’ve listed ours.
Swimming in the city
Here comes the sun! According to meteorologists we are in for a record breaking summer. What can possibly be better than a refreshing swim between the various sights of the city.
Family-friendly things to do in Stockholm
Stockholm truly has something for everyone, children included. Our green city offers a lot of outdoors activities as well as great exhibition and museums for rainy days. Grand Hôtel is the perfect base for a family vacation in children-friendly Stockholm, from here you reach all the most popular attractions with ease.
What matches your selfie better than a really great backdrop? Stockholm’s silhouette is just that. The city is resting on 14 islands and it’s architecture contains only a few remarkably high buildings, among them the characteristic church towers. We’ve got the coordinates for some of the most Instagram friendly spots of Stockholm that will guarantee you lots of likes!
A TRUE SIGN OF SUMMER - MIDSUMMER
The time has come to celebrate midsummer and that means that summer has arrived. Alongside Christmas, Midsummer is the most popular Swedish holiday. Midsummer is a great opportunity to celebrate, with traditional Swedish smorgasbord, flowers, dancing, and hopefully a lot of sunshine.
Picnic dreams in scenic Stockholm
In times like these when social distancing is key, a picnic in the open air feels better than ever. In Sweden we practice the right to roam, which gives us freedom to enjoy the nature. Find a basket to fill with goodies, bring friends or family and spread out a blanket in one of Stockholm's many green spaces and beaches or maybe even in one of our national parks and nature reserves.
THE AMAZING STOCKHOLM ARCHIPELAGO
Now when the summer is at our doorstep, we would like to take the opportunity to tell you about our archipelago favorites. The proximity to the stunning archipelago, full of outstanding nature experiences and beautiful views, is really one of the greatest advantages of Stockholm. The archipelago consists of over 30,000 islands, so there is something for everyone.
Grand Hôtel’s favorite open-air restaurants
At Grand Hôtel we have just opened the terrace, with a magnificent view over the water to the Royal Palace. We have put together a list with our favorite summer places in Stockholm. The list includes the noteworthy classical places as well as the hidden gems, all perfect for sunny days and amazing wine and dining experiences, but still compatible with social distancing regulations.
Since ancient times, music in different forms has brought us together and in music we can be together even though we are advised to keep a distance. Due to the restrictions, several of Stockholm's best music scenes have changed their ways to reach its audience. Here we are talking about how you can place yourself on the first parquet, free of charge, and meet each other through the music.