This pocket-sized full-colour guide to walking and eating in Stockholm and around is designed for short-break walking holidays using public transport. Although all the walks described are easy, even ‘non-walkers’ will want to stroll in and around the city, so will find the large-scale city plans, descriptions of the sights, and recommendations for what to do in Stockholm and around useful. There are also three excursions to enjoy. Whether walking or taking a day trip, the suggested restaurants in Stockholm and around will help users find the best local cuisine. For each restaurant there is a photograph of the décor and one of their dishes, plus sample menu, price guide, opening times, and a recipe for one of their specialities. Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, and a restaurant mini-vocabulary. A special feature is the emphasis on natural local foods suitable for those with food intolerances. All recipes have been made by the authors and are known to ‘work’.
For an extremely useful source of information about the city, click here http://www.travelsavvy-europe.com/city-breaks/stockholm.html
Area covered: There are 8 walks in the city centre and outskirts, another 3 in the forests and national parks, plus several other walk suggestions for which a map may be downloaded free on the web. All the walks are easily accessed by public transport.
The best months for walking in Stockholm are during spring and summer, but this book concentrates on walks that can be done all year round. Naturally the excursions and restaurants in Stockholm and outside the city can be sampled at any time of year.