by Erin Elaine
In July of 2014 I spent five full days in Stockholm. It was nice to slow down a bit and have more time to see the city, which I really enjoyed.
The city of Stockholm is spread out over 14 islands of the “Inner Archipelago”. All the water and bridges give the city a really open, sunny feel. You can get around easily by walking, biking, or boat.
I really enjoy looking at architecture and Stockholm definitely didn’t let me down. I had fun wandering around the quaint lanes of the city, the parks, the waterside walks.
I ate some good food here. I really liked the Swedish Meatballs and ordered them multiple times.
I highly recommend the Vasa Museum.
The Vasa sunk just outside the Stockholm Harbor during her maiden voyage in 1628. She was very narrow, and extremely top-heavy. She sunk just 1,300 meters into the voyage, after encountering a stiff breeze and tipping over. She was skillfully raised from her resting place in 1961.
Using models, the museum depicts the delicate process of raising the ship. The museum is very educational and extremely well-done. Be sure to check it out!
If you’re coming to Stockholm looking for great views and a good time, you’ll find it. My next post will be about the archipelago and the 2 days I spent exploring it (while still returning to Stockholm each night for convenience).