Grand Hotel

On May 9, 2012, in Grand Hotel, Hotels, Restaurants, by alundgren

The Facts — There is nothing about the Grand that is not grand. In areas ranging from service to location, Stockholm’s Grand Hôtel has excelled for more than 130 years. It is not a coincidence that past guests include both film stars and high-profile politicians. Grand Hôtel also gives a roof over the heads of […]

Eat like a (true) Viking at Aifur

On December 28, 2011, in Restaurants, Reviews, by alundgren

If you’re looking for a true Viking experience when visiting Stockholm, you might want to consider not taking off your blinders until you’ve reached one of the spots that offers a proper picture of this part of Sweden’s history. One of those spots is a newly opened restaurant: Sweden’s first Viking eatery. Aifur is the […]

Two Perfect Days Stockholm: An Avid Cruiser Feature Video

How do you spend two perfect days in Stockholm before or after your cruise? Avid Cruiser Ralph Grizzle shows you in this 10-minute show. Having trouble viewing the video? Click this link.

The Do-It-Yourself Millennium Tour

On September 16, 2011, in Activities, Attractions, Drottningholm, Millennium Tours, Pubs, Restaurants, Södermalm, by Aaron Saunders

When Steig Larsson’s so-called Millennium Trilogy was sweeping the literary world and winning the widespread praise of readers around the world, it also had a secondary effect: the Swedish capital of Stockholm was suddenly thrust into the limelight in ways the tourist industry here could have only dreamed of. After all, Stockholm and its surrounding […]

The gold of the Incas arrives in Stockholm

On September 7, 2011, in Activities, Live From Stockholm, Restaurants, Special Events, by alundgren

As the leaves on the trees start to have a yellow hue to them, an exhibition with a golden touch opens in Stockholm on 10 September, during the last weeks of cruising from Stockholm. Inca – Gold Treasures in the Rock Galleries is the name of the exhibition that puts focus on the ancient South […]

A treat in the making for Stockholm gourmands

On July 22, 2011, in Restaurants, Reviews, by Ralph Grizzle

Magnus Ek started out with a vision that has established his restaurant as one of the finest in Sweden – at a location where some would have believed it to be impossible to achieve just that. And perhaps a fairly remote island is not quite the expected location for a luxury restaurant. As from next […]