The last time I visited Sweden was about 30 years ago. Sweden--Stockholm, in particular--is still as beautiful as I remembered.
Stockholm is very much a walking city, although Swedish public transportation is excellent. I do adore walking cities. Each day of our trip, we logged anywhere from 5 to 10 miles a day, exploring the city: Gamla Stan (Old Town), museums (Vasa, Moderna Museet, Skansen), palaces, gardens, shopping, book stores. Great restaurants and coffee shops. In addition, we took several boat trips as Stockholm is surrounded by water. We boated along the archipelago and the canals on a particularly cold and windy but gorgeous morning. We also got lucky on the weather too--sunny, blue skies with temperatures in the mid-70's for most of the trip. And during the summer, it doesn't get dark until around 10 pm and the sun comes up around 3 am. Long days!
The Swedish people are so lovely and friendly. I look forward to returning.
Here are a few photos. Click to enlarge...
|View of Gamla Stan from our hotel.|
|Another bridge into Gamla Stan.|
|Beautiful Stockholm streets.|