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Short stop in: Stockholm

From a chilly outdoor morning workout to a heavenly evening of fine food and drinks, Stockholm offers stylish activities for the business traveler in the know.

Photo: Café Pascal

Wake up in style

Sweden is often ranked among the world’s biggest coffee drinking countries. And one of the best places to drink it is at Café Pascal. Don’t just take our word for it, Café Pascal won Sweden’s DN newspaper’s prestigious Gold Dragon award this year for best café in Stockholm.

Café Pascal

Norrtullsgatan 4, Stockholn

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Sweaty Södermalm

Swedes like to keep fit and are happiest when working out outdoors. Stockholm has many outdoor gyms that are free to use and ideal if you’re just passing through. The one next to the huge Eriksdalsbadet swimming pool complex is located on the south side of trendy Södermalm, next to paths where you can also run along the lake.

Eriksdal utegym

Hammarby slussväg 20, Stockholm

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Stockholm City Hall

Nobel tours

Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most iconic buildings. And if you only have a short time in the city, taking one of the guided tours of the building is a great option. You’ll get to see the grand salons where the Nobel banquet is held each year and marvel at the unique artwork that includes an 18-million-tile mosaic in the Golden Hall.

Stockholm City Hall

Hantverkargatan 1, Stockholm

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Operatic lunches

Operakällaren’s Bakficka is part of Stockholm’s grand Opera House. The small counter restaurant is a popular lunch spot that serves traditional, high-quality Swedish ­staples such as meatballs. If you want something a little more upmarket, try their Matsalen restaurant next door.

Operakällarens Bakficka

Karl XII:s torg, Stockholm

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Photo: Ekstedt

Laming good

Stockholm has many great restaurants, so why not indulge yourself and eat at the best? One is the internationally-renowned Ekstedt, which gained its first Michelin star in 2013. The food is cooked over open wood-burning fire pits, part of the restaurant’s drive to get back to basic Scandinavian cooking techniques while using seasonal ingredients.


Humlegårdsgatan 17, Stockholm

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Heavenly cocktails

For one of the best night views of Stockholm combined with sophisticated cocktails, head to Himlen, which is Swedish for heaven. The bar is located in a glass house on ­Södermalm, and from the floor-to-­ceiling windows, you can see the whole city laid out beneath you.


Götgatan 78, Stockholm

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