Scandinavia is one of the most covetable regions to visit right now, and Stockholm is at the centre of it all. It’s a city famed for it’s laid-back attitude, culinary delights and design talent. So who better to show us the city than Stockholm natives, Sandqvist.
If a country can be ‘on trend’, it’s definitely Sweden. The capital, Stockholm is having a real moment of design appreciation at the moment, with their minimal, cool-oozing style the envy of pretty much every other nation. Sandqvist are one of the biggest names to come out of the city right now, with their bags epitomising Scandi style and a perfect example of the hybridity of Stockholm’s urban and nature-based lifestyles. So who better to ask about the top picks from the city? We spoke with the guys at Sandqvist to get their guide to Stockholm.
Best place to go to eat?
Pizzeria Piccolo Angelo. Swedefied pizzas at their best (and biggest)! This is where we turn for our office after work, summer time takeaways and hung over lunches.
Address: Verkstadsgatan 14
Best spot for a cultured day out?
Bio Rio is an independent movie theatre from the 1940’s with its own bar and bistro. They show movies, short films and documentaries from all over the world, and on selected weekends they arrange cinema breakfasts! The bistro is open all day serving veggie lunches, coffee and pastries.
Address: Hornstulls Strand 3
Top outdoors spot?
Hammarbybacken. Just a few minutes bicycle drive from the city you’ll find Stockholm’s ski slope. During the summer months it works as a perfect place to have a picnic with panorama view. You can see all over the city in one direction and all over a large nature reserve called Nackareservatet in the other.
Favourite quick bites?
Falafelbaren. There aren’t very many places in Stockholm where you can get a decent falafel. So try this! It’s rare and delicious.
Address: Hornsgatan 39B
Best place to chill and find some inspiration?
Långholmen is a small island and oasis in central Stockholm, just a few minutes walk from the busy traffic, shops and bars at Hornstull. Great for walks, picnics, bathing or just hanging out. It’s open all year of course but maybe the nicest in spring and summer time.
On That Note
Contrary to what you might think, Sweden isn’t all meatballs and flat-packed furniture. There’s a massive culture, equally revolving around the idyllic Scandinavian nature and contrasted with the super cool urban landscape. If Stockholm wasn’t already on your radar as a must-visit city escape, it definitely will be now. Take a couple of tips from the guys at Sandqvist and hit up a couple of these places on your next visit, and you’ll be running through Stockholm like a true native. Get those flights booked now.