Bromma Blocks (Ulvsundavägen 185–193, Bromma) – just a 15 minute drive outsde of Stockholm, this shopping center has about 80 stores and several restaurants & coffee shops. The retailers here include Bang & Olufsen, Ecco, H&M, The Body Shop, and many others.
Ambassadeur (Kungsgatan 18, Stockholm) – this nightclub, which has minimalist interior décor, is actually several clubs within the same location. The largest part of the club is Ambassadeur White — where they play vocal house. Ambassadeur Black focuses on R&B and soul. Ambassadeur Gold’s theme is feel-good retro, with pop hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
D.O.C. (Karlavägen 28, Stockholm) – this pricey restaurant is considered the best Italian restaurant in Stockholm. Diners who have eaten here recommend the olive-fried back of lamb with garlic cream, as well as its other Tuscan dishes. It also has one of northern Europe’s best stocked Italian wine cellar and an extensive selection of first class champagnes.
Boat Sightseeing with Strömma (Stockholm) – one option to see more of Stockholm is by boat (with tours offered by various companies). Under the Bridges of Stockholm, Royal Canal Tour and the early Good Morning Stockholm Tour concentrate on central Stockholm and take from 50 minutes to 2½ hours. The Good Morning tour is given in Swedish and English only. Other tours are also given in German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Chinese, and Japanese. The number of tours is limited during the winter.
Hop On Hop Off is a flexible way to see Stockholm from the water. The ticket is good for an unlimited number of trips over a 24-hour period. It can also be combined with bus (Open Top Tour).
Archipelago Race is for those who want to see the archipelago but do not have much time. In a fast Speedo boat, you get a feel for the archipelago and its 30,000 islands in less than 2 hours. The tour is given in Swedish and English. Tickets can be purchased online via: www.stromma.se
ABBA The Museum (Djurgården 68, Stockholm) — Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid were and still are, for most of us, ABBA. The Swedish platform-booted and sparkly supertroupers stormed the pop world between 1972 and 1983 and gave us the hits ‘Dancing Queen’, Summernight City’ and ‘Knowing me, Knowing you’ among many others. It’s worth remembering that even though ABBA split up 30 years ago, Mamma Mia! the movie featuring their music, is the most successful movie musical ever and almost 50 million people have seen the same-named musical production. Now with ABBA the Museum in Stockholm the legend lives on and on and on. Admission: SEK 195 (adult), SEK 145 (children ages 6-15 years). Children under 6 go in free. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (Saturday-Tuesday), 12 pm – 8 pm (Wednesday-Friday). See its website for more info: www.abbathemuseum.com