Welcome to the north, where moose direct traffic and people ride their polar bears to work! Just kidding! But they do drink out of ice glasses (at least in some places!). In Stockholm, there’s an opportunity to do just that, but first, you need to work up a sweat before you chill out in the Ice Bar. In just three hours you will discover the foundations of the city in the Old Town, then walk toward the future (compared to the Middle Ages that is) to Norrmalm, characterized as the modern district of Stockholm city center and top it all off with a refreshing drink!
You will start the tour where it all began, the Old Town is the…you guessed it… the oldest part of Stockholm. In the main square, Stortorget, lies the Nobel Museum, while around the corner hides the Royal Palace (well it doesn’t really hide, does it?) and Stockholm Cathedral. Fast-forwarding to the future brings you to the early 1900s, as you gaze up at the powerhouse of the country, Parliament. Skipping over the rest of the oldest stone bridge in Stockholm, you'll find yourself at Nybroviken with a fantastic view of the Vasa Museum and Gröna Lund amusement park. Continuing along, you walk further through Norrmalm, where the group will talk about a term in psychology that was coined by a bank robbery on the square Norrmalmstorg, see the most exclusive department store in the city, and visit Hötorget (“The Haymarket”), home to the Stockholm Concert Hall.
Now that you’ve worked up a thirst, you will head indoors into the Ice Bar. Prepare for a “cool” experience. It’s -7°C (19°F) inside the Ice Bar, perfect to keep your drink cold as you sip it out of a glass sculpted from ice. Before stepping inside the Ice Bar, you’ll be given warm ponchos and gloves since it’s only the bar and drinks that need to be frozen. You’re in for a real treat - skål (cheers)!