On Kanelbullens dag: raisins or not?

On October 5, 2011, in Fika, Live From Stockholm, by alundgren

To add or not to add — that can be a question with no clear-cut answer for Swedes who baked their own cinnamon buns this past Tuesday. That’s when Kanelbullens dag, or The Day of the Cinnamon Bun, was celebrated in Sweden. It’s the raisins that pose the problem. Not only that: They have the […]

Stockholm Tips For Cruisers | Part 2 (mobile version)

Tips for spending an afternoon in Stockholm After a morning exploring the island of Djurgården, it’s time to island hop and make way to Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. To see our recommendations for how to spend the morning exploring Stockholm read Stockholm Tips For Cruisers | Part 1. Destination: Gamla Stan Starting point: Djurgården You can […]

Stockholm Tips For Cruisers | Part 1 (mobile version)

On May 20, 2011, in Attractions, Djurgarden, Fika, Live From Stockholm, Skansen, Vasa Museum, by Carrie Finley-Bajak

How to spend your morning in Stockholm If you’re visiting for the day on a cruise that calls on the Swedish capital be prepared to cover a lot of ground and plan on saving some of the day for a time-out. Most likely you will have the morning and part of the afternoon to explore. […]

Stockholm’s great urban outdoors

On May 18, 2011, in Activities, Attractions, Fika, Restaurants, Reviews, Skansen, by Ralph Grizzle

Over the last couple of years, the number of Stockholm establishments that offer their guests the possibility to wine and dine outdoors has increased by about 100 per year. And with Swedes being starved for sunlight during much of the year, there seems to be no sign of the trend being put in reverse. The […]

What’s Fika?

On January 25, 2011, in Activities, Fika, by Ralph Grizzle

You can’t say you’ve truly experienced Stockholm until you’ve had a Fika. What’s Fika? It’s where catching up with friends meets coffee and cakes. But Fika is about much more than caffeine and carbohydrates. It’s a Swedish social institution, where friends sit down and chat about life and current events over snacks like kanelbolle, the […]

One Stockholmer’s Favorite Place To Fika; We Love Kanelbullar, The Carbohydrate With A Holiday

On April 23, 2010, in Fika, by Ralph Grizzle

Ann-Charlotte Englund Jönsson (with a name like that she has to be Swedish, right?) tells us that her favorite place to Fika is Saturnus. “Giant cinnamon rolls (kanelbullar); just my favorite,” she writes on the Stockholm Cruise Blog’s Facebook Fan Page. Did you know that in Sweden the Cinnamon Roll actually has a holiday? Kanelbullens dag/Cinnamon […]