In this Stockholm travel guide you’ll find personal tips and useful information about where to stay, things to do, and most importantly, delicious food to eat when you visit Stockholm, Sweden.

Stockholm is a beautiful, well functioning, and pleasant city. And while it’s not always known for its food, I really enjoyed the eating experiences and the Swedish dishes I tasted when I was there, and I’m so happy to share them with you in this guide.

Ok, let’s get started with this Stockholm travel guide!

Stockholm travel guide
View of Stockholm

Arriving and Leaving Stockholm

If you fly into Stockholm on an international flight, you’ll probably land at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, which is located about 40 km from the center of Stockholm. My wife Ying and I flew to Stockholm from Rome on Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), and landed to the relatively quiet and organized airport.

From the Airport to the City Center

To get from the airport to the center of Stockholm, or directly to your hotel, will really depend on where you’re staying (more about accommodation below). There are three main ways to get into Stockholm from the airport.

  1. Arlanda Express Train – The train is fast, convenient, and safe, and takes you to Stockholm Central Station. You can buy tickets ahead of time online before you arrive to get a discount ticket. Price: They have many different deals and prices cost less on the weekends, but about 150 – 200 SEK ($15.17 – $20.23) per person.
  2. Flygbussarna Airport Bus – Another option is to take the airport bus, which leaves every 10 – 15 minutes from right outside the arrivals terminal. My wife and I chose to take the bus due to the location of our hotel which was a few kilometers before Stockholm Central Station at Fridhemsplan (so I didn’t want to have to backtrack by taking the train). The bus was great, very clean and efficient and took about 40 minutes. Price: 119 SEK ($13.93) per person
  3. Private Taxi – This is by all means not the most wallet friendly option, but if you need to take a private taxi they are always available. More info here.

Sweden visa

Sweden is part of the Schengen Agreement, and so depending on your nationality, you’ll need a Schengen visa to enter Sweden as a tourist.

I carry a US passport, and US citizens do not require a visa to enter Sweden for up to 90 days. My wife, who is Thai, did obtain her Schengen visa in Bangkok prior to arriving. Immigration at the airport was hassle free for both us when we landed in Stockholm.

Please make sure you research Sweden visa information for your nationality before you visit.

Courtyard Marriott Stockholm
Our room at Courtyard Marriott, Stockholm

Where To Stay In Stockholm?

Like I mention in all my travel city guides, I think food is the best reason to travel, but having a comfortable place to stay in a good location is also very important.

So in this Stockholm travel guide, I’ll share this where to stay section by going over a few different areas of the city, why you might like them, and then a few hotel options in those locations.

1. Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan is a small island that is the old town of the city and one of the biggest toursit districts. You’ll find plenty of attractions and walking streets, restaurants and bars. For accommodation, Gamla Stan is a great place if you’re looking for classic Swedish inns or guesthouse style accommodation like Castle House Inn or Hotell Skeppsbron.

2. Norrmalm

This is the area I would consider one of the main centers of Stockholm. You’ll find many famous attractions in this area and many of the major hotel brands like the Radisson Blu Waterfront and the Sheraton Stockholm.

3. Östermalm

A little east of Norrmalm is Östermalm, a wealthy and very nice district of Stockholm that includes shopping streets, restaurants, cafes, and parks. There are some wonderful places to stay like the family owned Pärlan Hotell or the more budget STF Gärdet Hotel & Hostel.

4. Kungsholmen

My wife and I stayed at little off the beaten tourist path in Stockholm at the Courtyard Marriott* located in Kungsholmen. I found the location to be great, about a 20 minute walk from Norrmalm and Gamla Stan, and right next to a beautiful huge park. However, if you want to be right in the center of Stockholm, this would not be your best option as it’s a little further out and quieter.

Note: On this trip to Stockholm, my accommodation was sponsored by Courtyard Marriott due to being on a round the world trip. That being said, all opinions, thoughts, and recommendations in this section are my own.

Some of The Gear I Use

Here are just a few of the essential things I carried with me on my trip to Stockholm.


You can see more of my camera gear here, as well as my full travel packing checklist.

Stockholm travel guide for food lovers
Swedish food guide

Swedish Food

Now that we’ve covered how to arrive and where to stay in this Stockholm travel guide, we’re all set to start on the good stuff: food!

I honestly wasn’t really sure what to expect coming to Stockholm for the food. It often doesn’t really get too much food coverage throughout the world, and when people talk about Stockholm and food they often say, “oh it’s so expensive,” rather than, “I loved the food.”

But I came to Stockholm with an open mind, knowing that it wasn’t going to be cheap, but having the chance to be in Stockholm I wanted to make the most of it.

When learning about Swedish food, here are a couple things that stand out to me.

  • Geography – Sweden, like other Scandinavian countries, stretches long and far from North to South. The food and natural ingredients available is diverse from the South to the North. Additionally, Sweden benefits from having a long coastline so plenty of seafood is part of the local cuisine, and lots of forest where meats like reindeer are part of the diet.
  • Extreme seasons – From summer to winter, Sweden experiences a huge range of seasons and temperatures. In the summer there are an abundance of herbs, berries, and vegetables, while the harsh long winter has lead to the development of pickled, preserved, and fermented foods.
  • Foreign influence – From the British to Germans and even Ottomans, Sweden has a long history of trade and relationships which have been an influence to Swedish food. Some of the popular modern day foods in Stockholm now include kebabs and pizza.

Before visiting Sweden the only real Swedish food I had tried were Swedish meatballs, but there’s a lot more to Swedish cuisine than that (although the meatballs are pretty awesome).

After spending just two full days eating in Stockholm, I was pleasantly surprised and highly enjoyed the food. The simplicity, freshness, care of ingredients, and also maybe just the relaxing atmosphere of eating and dining in Stockholm are the contributing factors of why it was so good.

One more thing I should mention is that being a spicy food lover, I can understand how Swedish food could be a little bland (for some tastebuds including mine) after a while. However, for a visit I thought the food in Stockholm was superb. I focused on eating only Swedish food during my trip, but Stockholm also has a great variety of international cuisine from Turkish to plenty of Thai food.

Swedish food culture
Having a fika, with cinnamon buns and coffee

Swedish foods and ingredients

I’m not going to be able to cover all Swedish dishes on this list, but I just want to mention some of the foods I had a chance to try and some of the iconic ingredients used in Swedish cooking.

  • Lingonberries – They taste quite similar to cranberries, and according to this post, they can be eaten with just about anything from sweet to salty.
  • Knäckebröd – Sweden has some amazing crisp-bread and crackers made from rye. They even sell them at Ikea.
  • Swedish meatballs (köttbullar) – There’s no Swedish food more famous around the world than Swedish meatballs.
  • Gravad lax – For salmon lovers, the dill cured salmon in Sweden is just spectacular and you should eat it with every opportunity you have.
  • Toast skagen – You can read about the interesting history of this dish here, but essentially toast skagen is a piece of toast topped with shrimp and kalix löjrom roe. It was one of my favorite foods to eat in Stockholm.
  • Reindeer – Commonly eaten as part of traditional Sami cuisine, reindeer has a slight livery taste and it’s delicious.
  • Surströmming – Probably one of the most notorious Swedish delicacies is surströmming, fermented Baltic Sea herring. I didn’t have a chance to try it when I was in Stockholm, but I did try some fresh Baltic Sea herring as well as pickled herring, both of which were delicious.
  • Fika – In Sweden the coffee culture is so strong that there’s a word called fika that actually means to have a coffee break. Coffee with a snack is an important part of the Swedish social culture.
Best restaurants in Stockholm
Swedish meatballs at Restaurant Pelikan

Restaurants in Stockholm

In this Stockholm travel guide I’ve included some of the best restaurants and food stalls I tried in Stockholm.

Restaurant Pelikan – When I asked where to eat in Stockholm, Restaurant Pelikan was one of the restaurants many of you recommended for traditional Swedish food. The food was excellent, including the Swedish meatballs and the higlight for me was the roasted reindeer that was so juicy and tender I could hardly beleive it. You’ll also enjoy the classic Swedish interior of the restaurant. Address: Blekingegatan 40, 116 62 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: Monday – Friday from 4 pm – 12 midnight, Friday – Sunday from 12 noon – 1 am.

Valhallabageriet AB – You’ve had cinnamon buns before, but Swedish cinnamon buns (kanelbullar) are on the next level. In Stockholm, I tried a local friendly bakery called Valhallabageriet, and both their cinnamon buns and equally popular cardamom buns were spectacular. Address: Valhallavägen 174, 115 27 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: 7 am – 6 pm on Monday to Friday, 8 am – 3 pm on Saturday, and 9 am – 3 pm on Sunday.

Swedish food guide
Dill cured salmon at Melanders Fisk

Melanders Fisk – Melanders is a seafood supplier and restaurant where you’ll find a selection of fresh seafood for takeaway and you can sit down for a plate of cured salmon or other seafood. They have a number of locations in Stockholm, but I went to the one at Hötorgshallen food hall, which offered bar counter style seating. Of all the food in this Stockholm travel guide, dill cured salmon might be one of my absolute favorites. Address: Hötorgshallen, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: 10 am – 7 pm on Monday to Saturday.

Östermalms Korvspecialist – A family business that began in 1992, Östermalms Korvspecialist is a food container (like a food truck with no wheels) that serves some unbelievably delicious sausages. I ordered the kabanoss, a spicy sausage filled into a baguette with pickled cabbage and mustard; It was awesome. Address: Nybrogatan 57, 114 40 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: 11 am – 9 pm on Monday to Friday, and 11 am – 6 pm on Saturday to Sunday.

Nystekt Strömming
Strömming on rye at Nystekt Strömming

Nystekt Strömming – Again, when I asked on YouTube where to eat in Stockholm, this place had an overwhelming amount of votes, and so it was something I wasn’t going to miss in Stockholm. Nystekt Strömming is Stockholm street food at its best, and they specialize in strömming – not the nearly rotten kind – but rather the fresh herring that’s fried and served on bread or a full meal plate. I had the fried herring on rye with onions and dill and it was fantastic. Address: Located right outside Slussen station; Open hours: 11 am – 8 pm on Monday to Friday, and 11 am – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Blå Porten – After doing some sightseeing and going to the Vasa Museum, Ying and I were ready for lunch. Just down the road there was a restaurant called Blå Porten that caught my attention, situated in a beautiful courtyard garden. I ordered the lamb meatballs and the shrimp salad, both of which were excellent, but the shrimp salad was the stunner. Address: Djurgårdsvägen 64, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: 11 am – 8 pm daily.

There are many more restaurants in Stockholm, but these are a few I highly enjoyed during my visit.

Things to do in Stockholm
Walking around Gamla Stan




Things To Do In Stockholm

Along with the food, in this Stockholm travel guide, I’ve also included some of the attractions and Stockholm points of interest that you might considering doing when you’re in-between meals.

Östermalms Saluhall – This is one of the most high end and gourmet food market halls in Stockholm, and for any food lover it’s a fantastic place to walk around and explore. Although they are doing renovations to the original market hall (planned to re-open summer 2018) this is a heritage food market that’s been open since 1888. You’ll find all sorts of speciality shops selling meat and fish and high quality produce. There are also some restaurant within the market. I bought a piece of moose salami from a shop at Östermalms Saluhall, which was a first for me. Address: Östermalmstorg, 114 42 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: 9:30 am – 7 pm on Monday to Friday and 9:30 am – 5 pm on Saturday, also some of the restaurants are open until 11 pm (closed on Sunday).

Hötorgshallen Saluhall – Another popular food hall in Stockholm is Hötorgshallen, and again, it’s a great place to walk around if you’re a food lover. Similar to Östermalms, you’ll find a good selection of Swedish gourmet delicacies from seafood to cured meats and restaurants all under the same roof. This is the food hall where I had some amazing dill cured salmon at Melanders Fisk. Address: Hötorgshallen, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: 10 am – 6 pm on Monday to Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm on Friday, 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday, closed on Sunday.

Vasa Museum
The salvaged ship at Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum – One of the most famous and most visited museums in Stockholm is the Vasa Musuem, which is all about the Vasa ship which sunk off the coast of Stockholm in 1628. After resting on the bottom of the sea for 333 years, it was salvaged and restored in remarkable condition. The original battle ship is placed in the center of the Vasa Museum, while there are exhibitions surrounding that explain about the ship and how it was salvaged. Address: Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: 10 am – 5 pm daily; Entrance price: 130 SEK ($13.17) for adults.

Gamla Stan (Stockholm Old Town) – The old town of Stockholm, better known as Gamla Stan, is an area of town that dates back to the 13th century and is home to medieval narrow lanes and old buildings. Much of Gamla Stan has now been turned into pedestrian friendly walking streets with restaurants and cafes, shops, guest houses, churches, and the Royal Palace. Exploring Gamla Stan on foot and just walking around is one of the best free things to do in Stockholm.

The Royal Palace of Stockholm – The Royal Palace is a large palace with over 600 rooms and is the official residence of the Royal family of Sweden. The palace is open as an attraction and you can visit a number of museums within the palace. When I was in Stockholm, I didn’t have a chance to go inside the Royal Palace, but I did see it from the outside and managed to catch a few minutes of the changing of the guards ceremony one afternoon. Address: 107 70 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: 10 am – 4 pm from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Money); Entrance price: 150 SEK ($15.20) per adult.

Stockholm City Hall – Standing on the banks of the waters edge, City Hall is one of the Stockholm’s more famous buildings and landmarks. Unfortunately when I was making this Stockholm travel guide, I didn’t have a chance to take a tour of the inside of City Hall (because I was in Stockholm on the weekend when it was closed), but what really impressed me from looking at it from the outside was how big it was and how many red bricks were used in the construction. Address: Hantverkargatan 1, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden; Open hours: You need to be part of an official guided tour, details here, and open from 8 am – 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday (closed on Saturday and Sunday); Entrance price: 100 SEK ($10.13) per adult.

Skansen Open-Air Museum – First opened in 1891, Skansen is claimed to be the first open air museum in the world. The museum includes exhibitions, displays, and live actions of Swedish culture, including farms, food, festivals, and a zoo. Address: Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden; Entrance price: It depends on the season, but anywhere from 100 – 180 SEK ($10.13 – $18.24) per person, see rates here.

Sightseeing Boat Tours – Due to not having enough time in Stockholm I wasn’t able to do a boat tour when I was there, so I settled for taking a few public boat transportation rides. However, the boat sightseeing tours looked pretty cool and I’ve heard good things about them. They are a little pricey, but you’ll get to see Stockholm from the water.

The Visit Stockholm website is also a great place to browse attractions in Stockholm, with lots of inspiring information.

Public transportation in Stockholm
Getting around Stockholm

How To Get Around?

Stockholm is one of the nicest and most efficient cities I’ve been to. However, I visited Stockholm in the summer when the weather was perfect, so I’m not so sure if I could handle the frigid winter. But anyways, Stockholm is a great city for walking and exercising, full of green spaces and waterways.

You can get around easily with public transportation, from taking the metro train to the public ferry, and walking inbetween.

Stockholm metro – Much of the public transportation in Stockholm is managed by SL. The Stockholm metro (20 SEK ($2.34) for card, and 25 SEK ($2.93) per ride) is clean and modern, and each station has its own artistic character. Stations can be a little far apart, but you can always walk or take a bus from the station to your destination. Open hours: Around 5 am to 1 am daily; Prices: On my first day in Stockholm I bought a Metro card for 20 SEK ($2.34) and then you can add on as much money as you like. Short rides cost 25 SEK ($2.93) per ride.

Boat ferry – Again, managed by SL, you can take a number of ferry routes to various islands around Stockholm. The ferry not only gets you where you need to go, but also offers wonderful scenic views of Stockholm. Rides cost the same as metro rides.

Walking – Again, I was in Stockholm during the lovely summer months, and walking was pleasant and enjoyable. The sidewalks are wide and well maintained and despite Stockholm being spread out, it’s quite easy to walk around the main areas like Norrmalm and Gamla Stan.

Cycling – Just like walking, cycling is common and Stockholm really promotes and takes care of cycles. The bike lanes are well designated and you can virtually get anywhere with some pedaling. There are numerous official bicycle rentals, and here’s a good place to start researching.

Choose whatever type of transportation that works best for you, but as long as the weather is nice, make sure you do plenty of walking!

Östermalms Korvspecialist
Amazing sausages at Östermalms Korvspecialist

Prices and Expenses

Stockholm is an expensive city, there’s no doubt about it. The cost of living is high (so is the standard) and the cost of traveling, when it comes to accommodation and eating out is very high. That being said, if you plan accordingly and budget your finances it a destination that’s well worth visiting.

In this Stockholm travel guide I’ve included just a sample of the prices I spent.

Accommodation:

  • Budget: $50 – $100 USD per night (dorm bed can cost about $25 per night)
  • Mid-range hotel: $100 – $200 USD
  • High end: Anything over $200 USD

Transportation:

  • Stockholm metro: About 25 SEK ($2.93) per ride
  • Boat ferry: About 25 SEK ($2.93) per ride
  • Bicycle rental: 250 SEK ($25.32) per day

Food:

  • Street food snack or sausage: 40 SEK ($4.68)
  • Box of strawberries: 40 SEK ($4.68)
  • Cinnamon bun and coffee:40 SEK ($4.68)
  • Mid-range restaurant: 100 – 150 SEK ($10.13 – $15.19) per person
  • Higher end restaurant: 200 – 500 SEK ($20.26 – $50.65) per person
  • Water: luckily the tap water in Sweden tastes great and it’s free!

Overall budget:

  • Budget: $50 – $80 USD per person per day
  • Mid-range: $80 – $150 USD per person per day
  • High end: $150 – $250 USD (or more) per person per day

Again, Stockholm is not a budget friendly destination, and especially accommodation, going to many attractions, and eating out at sit down restaurants will keep your money spending pretty high. My friend Matt from Nomadic Matt does have some tips about visiting Stockholm on a budget, but overall, it’s still going to be a pricey destination.

Stockholm Travel Videos

For each day I was in Stockholm I filmed a full travel guide vlog videos. Within the videos you’ll find all the restaurants, some attractions, and just enjoying the beauty of Stockholm. If you have a few minutes watch the videos in the playlist below to get a better feel fro Stockholm.

(Or you can watch the full playlist on YouTube here)

Stockholm travel guide
Narrow lanes of Gamla Stan

Conclusion

Stockholm, sometimes known as the capital of Scandinavia, is Swedens largest city and an amazing city to visit. From exploring the narrow lanes of Gamla Stan to eating classic Swedish meatballs, Stockholm is a relaxing and refreshing city.

When it comes to food, although you pay a price, you’re in for some refreshingly tasty dishes with local and fresh ingredients. I especially loved Swedish dill cured salmon, toast skagen, and roasted reindeer!

I hope this Stockholm travel guide for food lovers has give you some great ideas about where to stay, things to do, and especially delicious food to eat in Stockholm.

Check out all my travel city guides here.



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  • Aryeh Goldsmith

    5 months ago

    As usual, this is a fantastic guide. I’m so happy you published this just in time for my trip in a few weeks!
    Thanks for the concise and valuable information.
    Congrats to you, Micah, and Ying as well!

    • Mark Wiens

      5 months ago

      Hi Aryeh, you’re welcome, glad this is helpful and that you’re planning to visit Stockholm soon. Hope you have an amazing trip. Thank you for the congratulations as well!

  • malichat Ua-anant

    5 months ago

    Love it!, I always love your info. Always fun like I was travel along with you, very detail. And your comment always fair and dependable. Thanks

  • chuaheng

    6 months ago

    Hi mark,Good morning thanks for sharing.Info n great places u visit. Thanks 👍

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Good morning, you’re welcome, thank you for reading.

  • Millet

    6 months ago

    I has always been my stress reliever watching your youtube channel and reading your blog. As a mstter of fact I was learning lots from you. In one of my meetings to my Social Studies teachers i recommended your blog to them as a reference for teaching. I deely appreciate the content of your blogs for everything what a traveller needs is there, indeed very informative. Keep going, and two thumbs up for you. May God bless you more!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Millet, great to hear from you, and thank you very much!

  • Katrina McDonald

    6 months ago

    Another excellent guide. I hadn’t considered Stockholm but I will now. A really enjoyable read.

  • Pruek cha-em

    6 months ago

    You should come to the northern sweden next time 🙂 surströmming is common here during August. We even got elk, reindeer jerky, bearmeat, cloudberry, Palt etc etc. Overall Husmans food here is best in sweden. Google palt 😇

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Pruek, thank you very much, wow that’s sounds interesting and I would love to visit northern Sweden. Thanks!

  • Serena Lynn

    6 months ago

    Thank for sharing this post with us, Mark!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Serena, you’re welcome, thank you for reading.

  • Baishali

    6 months ago

    Loved the Swedish food guide Mark! I love fish and the pictures of the cured salmon and the fried herring on bread are tempting to me. Will check out the restaurants and locations when I visit Stockholm.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Baishali, thank you for reading, really appreciate it!

  • Nathan Le

    6 months ago

    Thanks for your great work, Mark!
    I am living in Eskilstuna that is not far from Stocholm but unfortunately I do not know much about Stockholm :p
    The guide have opened my eyes.

  • Malichat Ua-anant

    6 months ago

    Very good info in detail like I am in Sweden myself. Thank you. It make me want to jump on plane to Sweden right away.

  • Jirachaya

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,Thank for sharing Great travelguide! I alway enjoy to reading and watching your videos.Keep up the great work!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      You’re welcome, thank you for reading Jirachaya.

  • christian kramer

    6 months ago

    very nice

  • avi

    6 months ago

    thank u again
    but to eat meatballs
    i like to go to my grandmother
    but u did a great job as usual
    i prefer thailand…………….
    avi-israel

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Avi, great to hear from you. Grandmother’s cooking is always the best. Thank you!

  • Liz

    6 months ago

    I always enjoy your vlogs, they make me so hungry! You not only describe the food so well and but the inclusion of all the practical tips and prices of everything are so important to someone like me on a tight budget, I wish you and Ying many years of happy travels x

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Liz, thank you very much, really appreciate your support. Thank you!

  • bob mimis

    6 months ago

    hi Mark, you sure surprise me on where you travel to each time , going to name you marco polo lol
    that Vasa Musuem must be a great place ,that ship is unreal .
    enjoy your travels regards bob

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Bob, haha thanks, that’s a cool nickname. Thanks!

  • Teik Cheow Teh

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark. I am a Malaysian.
    I have been a fan of your travels and food adventure from Chengdu to Bangkok.
    Your write up on food and travel in Stockholm is very informative. My wife and I will make it our destination next year. Anyway can you ask Ying to describe her taste experience of Stockholm food as we asians have different tastebud..no offence meant. Your description is just as good since you too enjoyed munching on fresh red or green bird chilli . Thanks Mark.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Teik, good to hear from you, thank you very much for following. I will try to get Ying to share her thoughts more. Thanks!

  • Pontus

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, your Vlogg is a favourite pastime of mine when I’m at work. Glad to hear you love the dill cured Salmon! I often make make my own, as it requires almost no effort and really only contains 5 ingredients (salmon, salt, sugar, white pepper and dill). If you ever visit Stockholm again, I’m sure many Swedes have recomended coming around Christmas, when you can eat “Julbord” (Christmas Schmorgosbord with focus on Herring, Salmon and an array of meat delicacies). For more herrings, check out skonasillar.blogspot.se (“Nice Herrings”), the most famous Herring blogg in Sweden. Cheers!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Pontus, thank you very much. That’s great that you make your own cured salmon, sounds fantastic. Thanks for the extra information as well!

  • Sean Wilkie

    6 months ago

    Amazing again Mark, thank you so much for making these. So happy to see you in Europe for a change actually, hopefully one day you could make it to Scotland!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Sean, thank you very much for the kind words and for reading. I would love to visit Scotland someday in the future!

  • Renu

    6 months ago

    Hi, Mark .. I really enjoy your food blogs and also the travel information you provided for us.. I have being traveled in many countries, currently I live in Amman, Jordan, when I experienced your travel guidance to Stockholm, I feel I should go there because the decent country decent people and much of tasty foods..is it..? thanks a lot….

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Renu, thank you for reading this Stockholm guide and glad it’s made you want to visit. Stockholm is a great city, very clean and organized. I also loved visiting Amman at the beginning of this year, an amazing experience.

  • aRVee

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, thank you for this guide but unfortunately for me, this is in my distant list of my bucket list (LOL) simply because the Philippines can only visit to 61 visa-free countries and Sweden is not one of those. My goal for now is to visit to as many as those visit free countries as my budget allows.

    Anyways, thank you for this guide, I will share this soon on my Facebook page or Twitter as well. I can’t wait to roam around Indochina soonest. Thanks for your guide on things to do in Vietnam and the food to eat in Thailand. I will try to remember them all but if not, forgive me lol.

    By the way, I am back to blogging and I have just created my own (humble) page at arveesblog.com. (Credits to you for the “Start Here” tab. Feel free to give me a visit there if time permits.

    Have a great day and regards!

    Happy eating!
    aRVee

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey aRVee, great to hear from you, and that’s awesome news that you’ve started a blog. Your blog is looking good, keep on going with it!

      • aRVee

        6 months ago

        Thanks Mark, sorry I have just read this and thank you for your feedback, I appreciate it!

        I did share some of your videos or posts on my FB page and I will continue to share them on intervals.

        Kind regards and happy travels or should I say, happy eating? lol!
        aRVee

  • Bernard

    6 months ago

    Very interesting and easy to cosult!

  • Uri

    6 months ago

    Very informative well done mark as always you are all hearth mark I was very pleased to see your video a but the courageous kitchen progect white the kids hope to see more of that giving related to food good bless you mark and your charming wife and family

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Uri, thank you very much, and really appreciate you watching that videos about Courageous Kitchen. Will plan to do more videos about projects like that in the future.

  • Brian Knowles

    6 months ago

    Thank Mark, I am actually sitting in Ho Chi Min airport and found you through your Vietnam post already booked my flight to Stockholm in July do perfect timing and keep up the good work

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Brian, awesome to hear that. Hope you continue to have an amazing trip!

  • Franklin H.

    6 months ago

    As usual, very informative and makes me crave going back to that decent country and people, but as I write this note, I’m in Bangkok cruising the sois looking for places you mention in previous posts. Bangkok’s huge and interesting and the food’s delicious as you say. But it’s sad for the citizens now that the king has died and the country’s in its year long mourning period with buildings showing huge pictures of the late beloved king and the entrances draped with black and white bunting and the citizens wearing black mourning clothes and/or black ribbons. Still, even in mourning the folks are extremely pleasant. Hope to return during a happier time.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Franklin, great to hear from you and glad you’re in Bangkok now. Glad you’re still enjoying your time in Bangkok!

  • Rida B.

    6 months ago

    Thank you soo much Mark for the additional email reminders for the blog updates. However, i do keep a strict eye on your insta, snapchat & YT vdo updates on hourly basis i should say. I’m your biggest fan. You make people like us smile, give us courage to like to travel n explore & foremost love FOOD 💖 thank you for being you. God Bless you & Ying

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Rida, great to hear from you, awesome thank you so much for your continued support!

  • Fabian

    6 months ago

    Perfect timing Mark. I have made plans to visit Scandinavian countries April 2017 so the guide is a very useful start.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Great to hear that Fabian, hope you have a great upcoming trip next year.

  • Min

    6 months ago

    When did you go? Prices are more expensive now. I have been just a week a go. Transportation fee was 36 SEK . Palace was 160 per person + guide tour 20 SEK .

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Min, I was there a few months ago… but I think prices might change according to season as well. That’s what I’ve been reading, so thank you for the update, I will try to do some research.

  • Pamela

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark ! It’s great how after subscription we get e-mail from you about different places, food etc.
    The first video from Stockholm made me smile a lot and I just can’t express enough how wonderful you guys are.
    I admire you for always having something positive to say and I’m sure not only me, but many others would love Ying to
    engage in the videos a bit more cause it’s been awesome watching her reaction to the cracker on the plane 🙂
    Anyways, take care guys and I’m waiting for move videos !

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Pamela, thank you very much, really appreciate you watching our videos and reading the blog. I will try to be showing Ying more often in videos, when she is comfortable. Thank you so much!

  • nui aain

    6 months ago

    Thank you Mark, I never visit Sweden and hope someday I could. Your recommendation is useful and you are awesome as usual. Take care and keep up a good job.

  • Albert

    6 months ago

    I first read your food guide on VietNum my Wife & I are on our way November 19th
    we will be trying some of your food places. Always fun to read.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Albert, great to hear that, hope you have a great upcoming trip to Vietnam!

  • Ghazali

    6 months ago

    Mark

    Thanks for sharing … I always love your food guide !!!

    Great work !!!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Ghazali, you’re welcome, than you for reading.

  • George Miller

    6 months ago

    Direct and to the point. Very concise. I have visited Stockholm and your guide, while rather brief, will be of value to any traveler.

  • Rafael Belem

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark! Great stuff, never been in Sweden because I think it´s quite expensive (as you said yourself). Maybe sometime in the future. Next week I´ll be visiting Thailand with some friends for the first time! Quite excited to try a lot of the places you suggests in your vídeos, hahahahahahaha. Are you in Bangkok? We´re huge fans and would love to meet you and maybe share some food.
    Hope you can visit Brazil someday, we have all sorts of very nice street foods. Keep up with the gret job!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Rafael, great to hear from you. Yes, Sweden no doubt is one of the most expensive places I’ve visited, but Stockholm is really an amazing city. Glad you’ll be coming to Thailand soon. How long will you be here? I have a couple small trips and some family commitments, so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to meet, but let me know when you’ll be around!

  • Michael Cheng

    6 months ago

    Nice place to visit but I can’t afford it.Thanks all this informations.

  • DEBBY BLACK

    6 months ago

    Mark
    Thanks for all the great photos and information you share about your travels around the world.
    Great stuff, but right now I am looking forward to my holiday in Bangkok and Vietnam in January 2017.
    Keep up the great posts!!!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Derby, you’re welcome, thank you very much for reading. Great news you’ll be coming to Bangkok and Vietnam soon!

  • VT Colllaco

    6 months ago

    It is very nice but I just look it as a reference not on my high list.
    Thank you.

  • Joey

    6 months ago

    Mark, I notice you navigate around different countries with your phone. Would it be possible also to add to your guide where we can purchase a local SIM and what the requirements are to get one for the different destinations you’ve been.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Joey, normally I download the maps.me, which are really helpful maps you can download for free and use without internet access. For this trip, I also bought a TEP wireless connection, which was a bit expensive at $10 per day, but it was helpful to have information while walking around.

  • Rowena

    6 months ago

    I just finished reading your Stockholm Travel Guide for Food Lovers and love it! Thank you for sharing your experiences. Stockholm has made it on my bucket list of places to visit. I’ve been diligently following your vlogs from your trip around the world and I’m enjoying every single one. Will you be making a guide for each country that you visit? The information that you give is like gold, you keep an open mind and I appreciate that. I’m looking forward to your next vlog and guide!!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Rowena, thank you very much for reading and for your kind and encouraging words. It may take some time, but yes I plan to write a guide like this for every major city I visit. Thank you!

  • Russ Blake

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark
    Another super quality guide. It makes me want to drop everything and go to Sweden. Really enjoyed your description of reindeer meat and Swedish meat balls. Great pictures and good information. You are my favorite “foodie.” What a great adventure you are having! Please keep going.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Russ, huge thank you, really appreciate you taking the time to read this guide. Thank you!

  • Nguyen

    6 months ago

    Merci pour votre reportage culinaire .C’est très beau les images .

  • Jessica Hammer

    6 months ago

    Mark it’s so exciting to see your European perspective! I love Stockholm for it’s organization and style but true that it can be bland to a Thai-adjusted palette. But Lax and ost! The best!!

  • Deb

    6 months ago

    I love how you and Ying are so open to every culture, situation and food! It is that openness that makes your videos so much fun to watch. This guide is amazing!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Deb, really appreciate it.

  • Jack F.

    6 months ago

    Thanks for your Ytube chanel,waitng impatiently for next clip. Wait till you get back to New York & see what expencive is. I eat only Kosher and would love to see your take on kosher food.

  • Larry Fournillier

    6 months ago

    Mark, this is well thought out and brilliantly put together travel guide – kudos!

  • Russ

    6 months ago

    Great guide Mark! Enjoy your videos and look forward to them all the time! Great photography here too!

  • Katie

    6 months ago

    Where do you find the time to do all of this?! I love your videos and this guide is just perfect, thank you so much! You have inspired my partner and I to set up our blog and even make the big move to Bangkok! Thank you!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Katie, congratulations about starting your own blog, and that you’ll be moving to Bangkok. Only reason I can find time to do these things is because I enjoy it so much!

  • Rohith Augustine

    6 months ago

    The salvaged ship in the museum looks amazing
    Don’t you think some dishes are a bit too raw?
    But the costs were a a bit too expensive….
    Overall, amazing guide!!! How much time did u take to make this guide???

  • Erik

    6 months ago

    You should include the regular commuter train as an option to and from Arlanda!
    It’s the option between the express train and the bus – both in speed and in price. Also, for anyone going to Södermalm or the southern parts of Stockholm, the commuter train will get you there without having to change trains.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Erik, thank you for the suggestion. I will go back and add that option to the guide, thanks!

  • Phil

    6 months ago

    Mark,
    Fantastic … I have not visited Stockholm but looking forward to do so in the near future. Your foodie and eating adventures are wonderful… keep up the good work.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you Phil, hope you can visit Stockholm in the future!

  • Simon Mekonen

    6 months ago

    Love the guide Mark!
    Im from Stockholm so I could not resist reading the guide :-p
    All the places you choose is great for a few days in Stockholm, I got some tips if you or your readers visit Stockholm:
    – Stockholm Metro (SL): if you plan to take the subway/buses often check the cost of a 24h or 72h pass, it could be worth the money.
    – I also recommend Restaurang Knut if you want a lunch or dinner, it serves northern swedish dishes. I had a friend from Japan visiting and we had this as our first lunch, I never been there myself but we both left extremely satisfied.
    – The best time to visit (if you dont want the cold) is July or August 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi Simon, great to hear from you and thank you very much for your extra tips and recommendations. Next time I visit Stockholm, I’ll be going straight to Restaurang Knut.

      • Lina

        6 months ago

        Great travelguide about Stockholm! I’m swedish but live 5 hours away from the capital so I’ve only been there 4 or 5 Times. Next time I have the opportunity to go I want to visit the Abba museum! I have friends that have been and they enyojed it. Thank you for your videos on YT, I love watching you eat! 😃 Keep up the good work!

        • Mark Wiens

          6 months ago

          Hey Lina, great to hear from you, and thanks for sharing. I didn’t have a chance to visit the Abba Museum either, let me know how it goes!