What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?
The museums in Stockholm are interesting and plentiful. The island of Djurgarden hosts a number of them, including Skansen (a must-visit Swedish version of Colonial Williamsburg) and the hilariously interactive ABBA museum. The parks throughout the city are beautiful and worthy of exploration.
The Stockholm Archipelago is definitely worth a visit (or ten). There are many islands which are doable via a day-trip. - Jan 2017
Anything outdoorsy: skiing, skating, running, boating; archipelago boat doors; a day trip to Drottningholm Palace; the Vasa and Abba museums; eating outdoors during the summer (pic-nicking seems to be a national pastime) - May 2015
Getting out to the archipelago islands during the summer. Brunch cruise through the Stockholm waterways year round, lots of museums, coffee and sweets get togethers ("fika"). Cross country skiing in the winter. - Aug 2014
Numerous museums (Vasa, Natural History, Train, postal, many many more). Learn more about Viking history, and about the royal families through the years, travel into the archipelago on a boat for a day trip or over to near by countries, ski, skate, Ice Hotel, Glass (Crystal) country, Lappland, etc. - Oct 2008
Endless. All the big city things, plus tons of recreational activities only 15 minutes from downtown: boating, ice skating, sailing, hiking, riding, skiing (mainly cross country), running marathons, camping galore, dog sledding and caribou sledding up north, hunting moose in season, fishing, fishing, fishing. There is also nice shopping, movie theatres, bowling alleys, etc etc etc!! Can you think of it -- they have it here. - Aug 2008