Day 9. A tour of Stockholm’s Parliament

This morning we decided to take the metro out to the Universitetet station on the Red Line where we found tiled artwork dedicated to the travels around the Baltic of the Swedish botanist Carl Von Linné . We started our tour of the area with a short walk around the campus of Stockholm University which …

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Day 8. A day of Spirits and Vikings

We enjoyed a leisurely start to the day before taking the metro into the city centre from where we walked a short distance for a No.69 bus to the museum park in the northern district of Djurgården. We alighted just outside the Swedish National Museum of Science & Technology where we had planned to spend the …

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Day 7. Exploring Skeppsholmen Island, Stockholm

The warm, settled weather continued as we begun the day by wandering down to the metro station. From there we boarded a train to Kungsgården at the end of the Blue Line taking only 10 minutes. We strolled along the waterfront and across the Skeppsholmen bridge admiring its gilded crowns and stunning views. After a …

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Day 6. Exploring the VASA Museum and Skansen Open Air Museum Stockholm

To make the most of the second day of our Stockholm Pass we took the metro and tram over to the leafy island of Djurgården as the four attractions we'd decided to visit were all located close together there. First on our list was the Nordiska Museum which is located in a gorgeous old building dating …

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Day 5. A boat trip to Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm

We woke to yet another hot, sunny day.  After breakfast in our apartment we took the metro to Rådhuset and then walked a short distance along the waterfront to the Stromma Line booking office outside City Hall.  We had decided to obtain the Stockholm Pass which allows entry to numerous top attractions and boat trips …

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Day 4. Exploring Stockholm’s Royal Palace

The weather forecast predicted 31 degrees Celsius making Stockholm even hotter than Spain!  Leaving jumpers and cardigans behind, we headed for the metro and took the blue line from Solna Centrum to its terminus at Kungsträdgården and then just had a short distance to walk to the waterfront before crossing the bridge to the Swedish …

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Day 3. Re-living my youth at ABBA The Museum, Stockholm

After a leisurely breakfast of yoghurt, eggs, toast and marmalade sat at the table in our cosy studio flat in Solna, we wandered down the hill and caught a blue line metro to Kungsträdgården from where we transferred to a 67 bus to Djurgården as the metro does not connect with this island. In the …

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Day 2. Climbing Stockholm’s City Hall Tower

After a good night's sleep we woke feeling refreshed and prepared ourselves a breakfast of eggs, yoghurt, rye bread and marmalade plus several cups of coffee.  It was a glorious, sunny morning as we left the apartment at 9.30 a.m. and wandered down the hill to Solna Centrum metro station.  Getting into the city centre …

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Day 1. The start of our Swedish adventure

We woke early and travelled to Manchester airport by train, arriving nice and early for our lunch time KLM Cityhopper flight to Amsterdam.  There were no other passengers waiting to check in at the KLM desk so thankfully it only took a few minutes to complete formalities and pass through security in Terminal 3. Before …

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