Although I didn't get to explore much of Sweden (yet as of this writing), it is a massive country with a supposedly beautiful archipelago and arctic natural wonders farther north and in the countryside. And of course you have Stockholm which is a really cool, hip, contrasting city definitely worth seeing.
Last Visit: Aug 2014
Cost: $-/day
Stayed: 3 days
Suggest Staying: 1 week
English: 5/5
Safety: 4/5
Currency: Krona
Transport: Taxi, bus, metro

My Favorites

1. Stockholm

Vasa Museum

Highlights: Old town, museums, neighborhoods, music
Suggest Staying: 2-4 days
Stay Around: Sodermalm
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Stockholm is a pretty diverse city with its old town mixed with hipster neighborhoods and Viking influence. Turn on a local radio station to hear some great music. Roam around the neighborhoods for healthy supermarkets and vintage stores. There are some really interesting museums around as well as live music. I also found it interesting how open people are about intimacy. At least it is different from the U.S. There was much hand holding and making out on the streets.

See & Do

  • Old Town. Old area of the city.
  • Gamla Stan. Royal palace, obelisk, Stortorget Square, rune stone.
  • Djurgarden. Island with museums, fairs, culture.
  • Skansen. World’s oldest open-air museum. Animals, old village housing, farm equipment, bakery. A lot of fun.
  • Vasa Museum. Warship museum. Contains an actual warship. Incredible.
  • Storkyrkan. Church of Saint Nicholas, sculpture of Saint George fighting a dragon.
  • Sodermalm. Bohemian, artsy, youthful, casual. Great area, good food.
  • Tullgardaparken. Park.

Food & Drink

  • Nytorget. Area with variety of restaurants.
  • Urban Deli. Seafood.
  • Primo Deli. Italian.
  • Movenpick. Ice cream.
  • Il Caffe. Coffee, tea, sandwiches, pastries.


  • Sodermalm. Most popular 2009.
  • Gamla Stan. Stora, Nygatan. Jazz music.


  • Getting Around. You can get a metro/bus card for single, 10, or unlimited for 24 or 72 hours.

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