This year’s journey will look very different, with a global ban. Even in Sweden, none of the major summer events and festivals included, and travel between regions may limited. So, with the help of our readers, here’s how to get the most out of Stockholm at home.
Suppose you have had to stop traveling to the Swedish capital or are seeking an escape anywhere in the world. Here are some ways to bring Stockholm to you (at a safe distance).
The taste of Stockholm
The Local reader Alyssa Rogers said one of her favorite things about the city;
You smell cinnamon on Stockholm’s streets and leave cafes and bakeries on the floors during the hot months.
Try making your kanelbullar using this classic recipe. Or add a nice splash of cinnamon to one of your favorite baked goods or your morning coffee.
Much has been said, discussed, and written about fika ‘s Swedish tradition, coffee and cake breaks that many people take in both at work and on weekends. You do not have to live in Sweden to participate; to switch from day to day and focus on a sweet and hot drink, just take 15 minutes out of your day. For Swedish-style coffee, just strengthen it, and consider adding oat milk to mimic the many vegans and plant-based cafes in the capital.
If possible, we recommend al fresco Dining To get the experience of Swedish eating. Can you use a balcony or garden? If it’s cold weather where you are, don’t allow it to stop you. Like the Swedes do and tie the outside with a blanket when you sip your drinks or drink your food. Just do the same as you do in Sweden. Wrap yourself outside with a blanket when you sip your drinks or tuck to your food.
Step into Stockholm through a book
A book can take you somewhere, and there is no deficiency of stories about the Swedish capital. For a trip to both space and time, get lost in the Swedish classic The Serious Game, a love story set in Stockholm in the early 20th century.