A few weeks ago, I set out on a very spontaneous and unexpected trip to Sweden. My friend and I honestly couldn’t make up our minds on where to go and this of course delayed the whole process. I personally blame my friend and his indecisiveness. After a LOT of ups and downs, we chose Sweden and booked our hotel.
We arrived at Arlanda airport in Stockholm on a Thursday morning. Turns out Stockholm has some pretty good transport links and they’re MUCH cheaper than London. We caught the Arlanda Express which took us straight to the city centre within 30 minutes. As our hotel, the Stockholm Sheraton was in the city centre. It was a few minutes’ walk from the train station.
Checked in, bags dropped, we set out to explore the city and we were impressed. The city seemed so calm, like it was coated in an aura of patience. Aside from that, everything was so clean. One thing I noticed was the light bulbs of the places we visited. It may have just been a coincidence but no two light bulb was the same and they were designed beautifully.
Like the true foodies we are, we made sure to visit as many food places as we could during our stay and I can whole heartedly say we were pleased. See below for restaurant recommendations.
Despite the difficulty in arranging the trip (again I blame my friend), it was honestly the best and I can’t wait to visit again.
Where to eat
Crème Restaurant – Perfect for Champagne Thursdays. Great location to sit and eat, you can watch the people on the street as they go by. Nice décor and the staff are so friendly, great environment.
Restaurant 360 – Right next to our hotel, beautifully decorated. They provided two menus, one that is arguably more Swedish inclined and the other International. I don’t know if they change their desserts often but if you go, please try the pecan pie.
Grand Hotel Stockholm – They have several restaurants as part of the hotel but their continental breakfast is simply wonderful. Despite it being so good, we couldn’t even finish it! But the unique selling point about this place; is their pancakes. I don’t think I have tasted anything that has moved my soul and taste buds at the same time.
Osterlanggatan 17 Bar & Kvarterskrog – This is a place to go. Aside from the great Swedish food (meatballs to die for), it is situated in the old town which gives you the great opportunity to walk through this beautiful area