There are at least seven reasons why I believe Stockholm, Sweden is a super place to visit.
- Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town
- A visit to the Saluhall in Östermalm for a look at what’s up with food from Sweden and Scandinavia
- Skogskyrkogården, an enormous urban green space, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also marks the final resting place for Greta Garbo
- Daytrip and ferry to Vaxholm in the archipelago
- Sodermalm, for a rough, dirty, edge, as well as smart upcoming trends in art, style, design, and fashion
- Skeppsholmen island, and the Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art)
- Djurgården, home of the Vasa Museet (remnants of the shipwrecked vessel Vasa), the Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum), and a large green space
Yes, of course, Scandinavia is expensive. But then again, why would anyone visit if they knew and wanted to visit cheaper destinations in the first place, only to turn around and complain about how expensive the destination was when they visited?
Fact is: Stockholm is super.
If you have an opportunity, grab it and get yourself to Sweden, especially during the final weeks of spring to the first two weeks in summer. However, Stockholm might feel a little empty in July and August, as many vacate the city for the cabins to enjoy as much of the summer outside of the city.
I made the two photos above on 26 June 2008. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.