Travel guide: Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm was the destination of choice for one of my first long weekends away while living in LDN.

Sweden’s gorgeous capital is situated on 14 islands connected by over 50 bridges. It’s a cosmopolitan place with both classical and modern architecture.ย Each neighbourhood is completely different and has their own distinct character.

We stayed in an area called Sodermalm – which is quite a trendy, relaxed area where students and creatives live. There are vintage, Swedish fashion and design stores, mixed with an abundance of places to eat and drink. It wasn’t too far (10-15 min stroll) from the old town of Gamla Stan.

The old town consists ofย medieval alleyways, cobbledย streets, and archaic architecture and is very popular with tourists. Gamla Stan is home to a lot of beautiful buildings which includes the Stockholm Cathedral, Nobel Museum and one of the largest palaces in the world, The Royal Palace.

We had three full days in Stockholm and we….

… strolled the streets of Gamla Stan and Sodermalm…

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… tried ‘Fika’ at Fabrique…

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… had hotdogs…

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… enjoyed Swedish meatballs atย Pelikan a traditional swedish restaurant….

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… explored the Outdoor Museum, Skansen…

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… cycled around the city with a three day pass…

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… went on a boat trip around the Archipelagos…

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… browsed the beautiful shops of Sodermalm and Gamla Stan…

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… visited Fotografiska, the Swedish Museum of Photography.ย We saw the work ofย Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

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The Author

Snaphappy foodie who is obsessed with travel. Currently living in London, originally from New Zealand.

4 Comments

  1. Barbara says

    So amazing! Photos definitely bring your travels to life! Love the sunflowers โ˜บ

  2. Malcolm Carter says

    Wow, great colours. Great weather too for your cycling. Good stuff Katrina.

  3. Nicola says

    Wow you certainly packed a lot into 3 days. Not sure about the cycling … definitely up for the meatballs.

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