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Mats Sundin's Stockholm

Born and raised in Sollentuna, just a 15-minute train ride from Stockholm’s Central Station, Mats Sundin knows the capital of Sweden through and through. Here are some of his tips.

 

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Catch the “in” crowd

Just a stone’s throw from the traditionally high-end Strandvägen, Brasserie Astoria and its bars will make you feel you’ve truly arrived. In Stockholm.

Brasserie Astoria

Nybrogatan 15, Stockholm

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Never a dull visit

The Museum of Modern Art always has something interesting to offer, and that includes the fantastic view over the Old Town across the bay from the restaurant and bar.

Moderna museet

Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

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Shout it from the rooftops

Slightly off the beaten path, and yet right in the heart of town, between Sergels Torg and Kungsträdsgården you’ll find TAK – literally “roof” – and its great rooftop bar and terrace. Superb view over the city.

TAK

Brunkebergstorg 4, Stockholm

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A day at the opera

Next door to TAK is the Royal Opera House, home of the Royal Swedish Opera and Royal Swedish Ballet. Let them take your breath away and then go for a classic Swedish fine dining experience at Operakällaren. The Opera Menu comes in three- and four-course versions and takes 2-3 hours.

Royal Swedish Opera

Gustav Adolfs torg 2, Stockholm

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Living history

Riche, in the heart of the city, will turn 110 years old in 2023. It’s the place to be and a place to meet. Its cuisine is traditional Swedish and the staff are friendly and welcoming.

Riche

Birger Jarlsgatan 4, Stockholm

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Get out of town

Stockholm is a town built on islands between the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren. Take advantage of that and take a boat to Fjäderholmarna for lunch. A ferry from the Old Town to the main island takes about 25 minutes. Once there, make a day of it and enjoy the nature, craft shops and restaurants.

Fjäderholmarna

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