A romantic weekend in Stockholm

A romantic weekend in ...

Stockholm is an ideal city for a romantic weekend! Its fourteen islands in the heart of the Baltic Sea, the boreal forests which surround it, the lake Mälar which borders it, form a magnificent environment, between nature and medieval city. This "North Star", which we compare to a "Venice of ice" in winter, is a romantic destination very popular with lovers. We give you our best ideas for a sweet getaway to savor for two.

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Stockholm in summer © Julio Etchart Adobe Stock

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Visiting Stockholm, hand in hand

If you like beautiful towns full of charm, we recommend that you stroll through the cobbled streets of the Gamla Stan district. Some date from the Middle Ages. They are dotted with houses with colorful facades and charming shops.

To dream of a castle life, go to the Royal Palace. During this visit, you walk through the majestic rooms of this castle, symbol of Swedish royalty. They are beautifully furnished and decorated. The changing of the guard is a beautiful sight.

Royal palace

Guard at the Royal Palace

You can extend the visit with a shopping session in the shopping streets north of the old town. This is a good opportunity to take some pictures of the city, from one of the bridges that connect the island of Stadsholmen and the district of Östermalm. Depending on your tastes, you can orient yourself towards Biblioteksgatan, Strandvägen or Stureplan street.

Tehâtre Ostermalm
Östermalm theater

We have good shopping addresses to recommend in the famous SoFo district! Read our report to know the best shops!

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Take part in a sports activity as a couple and get some fresh air

We suggest you continue the day with a sporting activity to enjoy nature and get some fresh air. Stockholm is a green city, which is home to many parks.

The Royal Urban National Park is a magnificent natural space. It is very wooded and exotic. It feels very far from the urban city of Stockholm and yet it is very easy to access. You can take long romantic walks, under its large trees, especially when autumn dresses nature in its glowing colors.

The Rosendal Garden has the air of a country garden. It is a rural place, with orchards, a vegetable patch, and fields of grasses. You will cross flowered meadows in spring and green in summer. It is very pleasant to take a romantic walk there.

Rålambshov Park is a recreation area, with sports fields, play areas, large alleys with shaded areas and lawns for resting. It is a park popular with sportsmen, where you can practice cycling, jogging or walking.

Rosendal Garden
Rosendal Garden

After sport, it's time to strengthen your mind: Discover this astonishing city, overflowing with culture, where art and history intermingle… through its museums! Read our article on Stockholm museums.

Couple bike ride

Taste Swedish gastronomy, between land and sea!

All of these outings have certainly whetted your appetite. That's good, Swedish cuisine is as gourmet and generous as it is refined! There is something to satisfy your greed and feast in the many restaurants in the old town of Gamla Stan.

Otherwise, the Östermalm district is famous for its many restaurants and fast food outlets. You will find what you are looking for, for all budgets, from gourmet restaurants renowned around the world, such as "Gastrologik", to small restaurants by the water, along the port of Strandvägen, or on the outskirts of Berzelli Park, if you prefer a corner of greenery...

Gastronomy Stockholm

Do not miss to savor a delicious "Fika". This gourmet break, to be enhanced according to your wishes over a coffee, is an essential Swedish tradition. Read our page on Stockholm food and culinary specialties.

Break Fika  Break Fika

A Fika break? Hmmm!

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A romantic evening to admire the sunset

To enjoy an extraordinary sunset while tasting Swedish dishes, book a dinner cruise. You embark at Strandvägen for a ride on the water that allows you to crisscross the archipelago over its multiple islands. If you want to make the moment even more magical, hop aboard an authentic steamboat!

Read our reportage article on the most beautiful viewpoints in Stockholm. You will know all the most beautiful places to take a wonderful romantic photo.


And to end the evening, with music, you have the choice: from the Royal Stockholm Opera to trendy cocktail bars! Read our page on the major events taking place in Stockholm throughout the year.

How about trying something more unusual? A ghost hunt is offered by several tour operators of the city. You will discover Stockholm in a new light, in its most secret corners, listening to its legends and its sometimes disturbing history.

Sunset over Gamla Stan

Sunset over Gamla Stan

A love nest for an unusual and romantic night

Do you want to surprise your sweetheart? You need a love nest up to the task! We whisper in your ear some original ideas, for a guaranteed change of scenery...

Sleeping in an old ship, an authentic 3 mast, in a Boeing 747 plane, a young girl's school or a prison, almost anything is allowed in Stockholm, discover all the unusual accommodations. You just have to choose the atmosphere that best suits your darling!

We hope we have inspired you with a hint of romance to make your weekend or vacation in Stockholm unforgettable.

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