I toured Stockholm in the manner of Pippi Longstocking, Sweden it’s certainly not all meatballs, ABBA and Ikea.
The city is spread across 14 islands, water surrounds you wherever you go. Although it is the largest city in Scandinavia, it retains a peaceful atmosphere. I stayed at great location while in Stockholm, Södermalm, which is a short stroll to the quaint Old Town. This is a fantastic place to stay for travellers who want to explore a more creative and trendy side of the Swedish capital.
The historic old district of Gamla Stan is the medieval centre of Stockholm. Exploring this attractive island was a great way to spend a day, the best thing to do is discover the town’s old secrets for yourself, stumbling across street cafes and beautiful bars.
I like the Swedes, no matter how busy they may be, there’s always time for a coffee, or two. They have a special name for it, fika. Because fika isn’t just a coffee break (often accompanied with pastries), it’s a moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life. It’s considered a social institution in Sweden.
TIP: Stockholm is packed with museums. Fotografiska (the Swedish museum of photography) is my personal choice, this is an ideal destination for those with a passion for images and artistic photography.
I hope you like this little photo diary I put together to share my time adventuring through Stockholm. Let me know if you have visited Sweden and how did you like it. If anyone has any feedback I’d be so appreciative to receive your comments and questions below.