Vacationing in Stockholm with your teens
If you’re visiting Stockholm with teenagers (vacations with teenagers and their parents being notoriously smooth affairs), there are a number of options. Whether your kids are foodies, adventure seekers or art lovers, we reckon there’s something here for them.
The Snösätra Graffiti Wall of Fame is a good way to experience some contemporary art outside a gallery or museum. The Snösatra Graffiti Wall is one of Europe’s largest graffiti exhibitions.
For cinema buffs, the Bio Rio Cinema is a must-see. Located in the Hornstull district, this cinema dates back to the 1940s, and its vintage feel and international selection of movies make it the ideal location to spend a rainy Stockholm day.
For thrill-seekers, the Grona Lund Amusement park is top of the list. You can easily sink a whole day into the 130 year-old amusement park set on the island of Djurgarden. Special mention goes to the ‘Insane’ ride; a vertical spinning roller coaster where each seat rotates on its own axis – a truly dizzying experience.
Stockholm has much to offer. The city’s food halls cater to all tastes and desires, such as the Hötorgshallen and the Östermalmshallen. The latter includes Lisa’s Fisk, a favourite to sample traditional Swedish fish stew.
If you feel like trying something more sophisticated, afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel Veranda is a good option (but remember the dress code is smart casual).
For a more original setting, go to the Rosendals garden café on Djurgarden island for lunch and coffee in a botanical garden surrounding.