After 2 years at home , I could think of no better place to return to for a mid week break than Stockholm.
Gamla Stan square -old town
As this isn’t my first visit to Stockholm I’ve decided to share a top 5 things to do from walks around the old town to boats out to the archipelago islands … whatever your interests I’m sure Stockholm has something to enjoy…
1) We are on the water so plenty of boat trips to be taken if you wish. Enjoy the beautiful archipelago only 30 minutes away from Stockholm city.
Spend a few hours or a whole day at beautiful Fjäderholmarna - a great excursion whether you are by yourself or in a group.
Take a stroll around the island and enjoy beautiful views. Sunbathe from the cliffs or swim in the waters - there is no beach but plenty of places to pitch up a towel and picnic , making the most of the water and sunshine on offer.
If your not a sit and relax type of person, you can visit he museum for old ships or explore the craft stores and workshops making pottery and glass in traditional methods.
There is also handmade chocolate pralines at Fjäderholmarna Choklad that are delicious and just by the boat dock, so easy to pick up and good for the journey back to the city centre.
There are many places where you can eat and drink on the island. We enjoyed the menu and flavors of the archipelago at Fjäderholmarnas Krog , a good mix of food and drinks to enjoy, high quality and seasonal produce and stunning views over the water.
There are also coffee shops and plenty of homemade ice cream to suit all tastes and If you want to try Swedish beer, make a stop at Fjäderholmarnas Brewery and brewpub in the harbour, always good to support local trades and makers.
The last boat back to Stockholm departs at midnight but best to check when you book your ticket but there is plenty of time to enjoy the island and definitely a worth while trip.
2) The photography museum not only offers great exhibitions, it also offers a great spot for lunch or a drink with both a terrace and a top floor space to relax in and some of the best views of Stockholm
Fotografiska is one of the world's largest meeting places for contemporary photography. Four unique large exhibitions on currently include Andy Warhol , and Terry ONeill but my favourite on currently was and about 20 smaller exhibitions are presented annually.
3) Walk around Gamla Stan (old town). Gamla Stan is perfect for a stroll around and watching the world go by. It is a small island in the centre of Stockholm, connected by bridges. Gamla Stan was once the entire city of Stockholm before the expansion that you see today. It still is the heart of Stockholm and has a cool vibe and as it is largely pedestrian area so it’s a great place to take your camera and enjoy the architecture and narrow streets. You can easily spend a few hours exploring the city streets and shopping in the tourist and local stores that fill the area.
4) Art on the subway..... It is said that Stockholm’s subway system is one of a kind.
Since 1957 artists have played a key role when new stations have been built. And over time the metro’s older stations – planned and built without any art – have been spruced up with beautiful statues, murals, and installations. So if you like art, colour and alternative ways of spending a day in Stockholm then the metro is basically the thing for you and it’s like visiting the world’s longest art exhibition.
Look out for rainbows , clouds, leaves and many more designs and artworks across the network.
5) if your looking to visit a lot of museums and attractions then get yourself a City pass, it can be purchased online and there is an app detailing the attractions and information you need in regards to locations and opening times. You can also get a pass for how ever long you are in the city.
Attractions include Noble Prize Museum, Museum of Vasa , hop on bus and boat, boat tours of the archipelago islands and the Toy museum ( strange but worth a stop for the nostalgia).
Get more information from https://gocity.com/stockholm/en-us