Port of Call | Stockholm, Sweden

The itinerary of our recent Scandinavian Cruise was so jam-packed with amazing Northern European cities, it’s hard to actually remember the order of stops…but I do remember I desperately wanted more time in Stockholm, Sweden! It is such a vibrant city full of old and new, and the most amazing design stores and cafes on every corner.

The city is spread out over 14 separate islands, connected by bays, channels, and inlets, and the skyline is a sea of copper roofs, green with patina. Yet even with a population of nearly a million people, Stockholm is one of the world’s most beautiful, clean and orderly cities.

We booked a bus ride to the city center, then paired up with our darling friends, Ashley and Jared, to explore Stockholm on our own. And let me tell you, Ashley does her homework and does not mess around!! We saw so much in our short day! Not to mention, ate our weight in Swedish pastries!

We had the kookiest weather that day, too…it went from snow, to warm and sunny, and then snow again…all in one short day. My packable rainboots, paired with wool socks, were perfect for staying warm and dry. And looked cute. #priorities

Sugarplum Style Tip: These packable boots are super lightweight (about half the weight of average Hunter rainboots), and have a more slim fit. They literally roll up to the size of a tennis shoe…so they’re both comfy to walk in, and easy to bring in your suitcase. Just in case!

Layered Sweatshirt (similar) | Striped Tee | Distressed Jeans | Packable Rainboots | Sunglasses | Hoop Earrings

Packable Umbrella | Packable Jacket (so warm!!) | Crossbody Bag

Layered Sweatshirt (similar) | Striped Tee | Distressed Jeans | Packable Rainboots | Sunglasses | Hoop Earrings | Packable Umbrella

Sugarplum Travel Tip: I highly recommend you make the short drive outside the city center to Rosendahls Tradgard…a lovely garden, with a cafe and farmshop housed inside stunning glass greenhouses. The food and ambiance are beyond charming, and it was the highlight of our day. Read more about it, and see the stunning photos, in my adorable friend, Eden’s post here

Rosendahls Tradgard

Layered Sweatshirt (similar) | Striped Tee | Distressed Jeans | Packable Rainboots | Sunglasses | Hoop Earrings | Crossbody Bag

Fabrique Cafe in Gamla Stan

Sugarplum Travel Tip: Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and reliefs by over 150 artists! Of course this rainbow on the Red Line (stop: Stadion) was my fave!

Rosendahls Tradgard

Distressed Jeans | Packable Rainboots | Packable Umbrella | Crossbody Bag

{What Not to Miss}
Gamla Stan (Old Town) | Subway Stations | Cafes (we adored Fabrique) | Rosendahls Tradgard | Svenskt Tenn (huge design store) | Canal Cruise

{Our Takeaway}
Stockholm was a bustling city with so much to see and do. Spending the day here was just enough to know we need to come back!

Our time in most of these stops was too brief to provide a full Trip Report, but I hope our photos inspire you, and the tips prove helpful if planning your own trips. To see more of our International Travel, click here…and for more Cruising specific trips, click here.


{See More of our Scandinavian Cruise}
Port of Call | Tallinn, Estonia
Sugarplum Style | What I Wore on a Scandinavian Cruise
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*I am a proud ambassador for Princess Cruises, but all thoughts, opinions & subway-stalking are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

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  1. So envious of everything you experienced there! Looks so fun!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 6.13.17 Reply
  2. Kim Nations wrote:

    So beautiful there..

    Posted 6.13.17 Reply
  3. Your photos are amazing! I loved following your Instagram stories during your trip. Everything looked so beautiful and the food looks amazing in these pictures! What a fun time! It seems like a great idea to take a cruise and pack once to visit several countries.

    Posted 6.13.17 Reply
  4. April wrote:

    Your pictures are so beautiful. Just wondering if you normally book excursions for the ports of call or use some other method for seeing the sights.

    Posted 6.14.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you, April! Depending on the port, we’ll book excursions for specific sites we want to see. But we ALWAYS book through Princess, that way you’re ensured a reputable company, and the ship will never leave without you!! 😉

      Posted 6.16.17 Reply
  5. Sharon wrote:

    Hi Cassie! I’m new to your blog and I love it! I went on a Princess Cruise last summer to Europe and it was amazing. I am also headed out July 7th for a Greek Isles Cruise, Princess again and I’m so excited. Your photos are beautiful and really make me want to book the Scandinavian Cruise next. Your outfits are perfect too.

    Posted 6.14.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Amazing!!! I’d love to do Greece!! Have so much fun! xo

      Posted 6.16.17 Reply
  6. Jay wrote:

    Hi Cassie, I am Mama sugarplum’s lunch buddy and a follower of your blog. I recently moved to Sweden and will be here for a year. Loving the Swedish summer and have covered a lot in Southern Sweden and loved the 2 days we spent in Stockholm
    I bought the Steve Madden shoes that you wore on your trip, Ecentrcq. Loving it! looks good and feels so comfortable!
    I hope to travel to some more northern European cities when I am here.
    I love your writing style and your humor and positiveness that comes through in each of your posts.

    Posted 8.11.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Jay!!! I’m thrilled the shoes worked out for you…and how exciting to live over there!! I’d love to return to Stockholm and the region someday! xo

      Posted 8.12.17 Reply