In the mood for a celebration? When visiting Stockholm, many travellers are as excited about what to do in the Open City at night as they are about where to head during the day. The Swedish capital’s LGBTQ+ nightlife and the people behind it, from Moxy to Clean Group, are quite simply fabulous!
But after every wild party comes a day of reckoning, and not rarely, you’ll want (or need!) some serious rest and relaxation to get you back on track. The good news is that a day of detox in Stockholm doesn’t have to be boring… To make the most of your ‘day after’, head to the places below and you’re in for a treat.
Take a trip to Skansen for some R&R
A museum like no other, this vast attraction on the green island of Royal Djurgården is as wholesome as it gets in the Open City. Hence, Skansen makes for a perfect antidote to a debaucherous night out. Come here to stroll around flowering gardens, learn about Swedish history and spot local birds fly from tree to tree.
Your appetite is also well looked after, with several dining outlets and cafés catering to all tastes. Needless to say, a traditional ‘fika’ does wonders in reviving tired party-goers – a cup of black coffee and a freshly-baked cinnamon bun, what more could you ask for to get the spirits back up?
Detox in Stockholm with lunch at The Hills
If you’ve had a seriously epic night out and a fika doesn’t quite suffice, you’d be well advised to make your way to The Hills restaurant in trendy Södermalm. This friendly and LGBTQ-welcoming brasserie serves up a deliciously Scandinavian take on French cuisine, with healthy and nutritious ingredients to get you back in fighting form.
For a great, veggie detox, start off with some olives before savouring a bowl of fatoush with pita bread and a dash of creamy hummus – a scoop of fruit sorbet completes lunch, and (it should go without saying) a strong cup of coffee and a bottle of The Hills’ finest mineral water will have you feeling ready for the next night out in no time!
Recharge the batteries at Nobis Hotel’s exquisite spa
If you woke up at the five-star Nobis Hotel after partying on the town, you’ve already won. But to make the most of your stay here, and detox in Stockholm in style, stop by the hotel’s HEAT pop-up, where an infrared sauna, LPG massages, LED facials and cryo treatments await.
HEAT even offers a designated Hangover cure, aimed specifically at getting tired travellers back on their dancing feet! There’s nothing like sweating out those toxins and treating yourself to a relaxing massage when your body needs to rest. Just remember to stay hydrated – you’ll want to look good for dinner at Nobis, too!
Visit Bruno Gallerian for a different way to detox in Stockholm
Those looking to battle their hangover by being active should consider paying a visit to popular Bruno Gallerian, home to cafés and restaurants, but also to some of the Open City’s finest shopping… Here, you’ll find Scandinavian designers like Samsoe & Samsoe or Aplace all in one place.
There’s perhaps no better way to get over that ‘day after’ feeling than to invest in a new outfit (or two) and see yourself in a different light. Although you could, of course, also buy something for your next night out on the town, in which case it should be mentioned Bruno Gallerian also has a viby rooftop bar… just saying!