Stockholm: Do It

Stockholm is a really cool town, even in the frigid winter.  Despite the cold, we spent most of the day outside wandering the city and old town.  Getting to town from the airport was so easy–the express train was downright luxurious and dropped us off in front of our hotel.  Visiting Stockholm in the winter requires a lot of warm layers and frequent stops into cafes for warm drinks.  Despite the temperatures, it’s a beautiful place–quaint architecture, fun old town streets to roam, and a cool vibe.

Eat it

Wagamama:  It was literally around the corner from our hotel, and when temps dipped to below zero, we decided that was as far as we could manage for dinner.

See it

Old town:  On an island in the middle of the city, old town is a maze of narrow streets and shops.

Vasamuseet: One of the coolest museums I’ve been to, it featured the old Vasa ship that was a massive wood viking ship that sank in the harbor literally the day it launched.  They left it in the harbor sitting there until someone finally decided to preserve it.

Shop it

Old town has souvenir shops.

Sleep it

Radisson Blu Waterfront:  Super close to the train station, walking distance to old town.  Comfortable, modern, and a good value.

Skip it

We went to a small cafe at the end of Vasterlanggatan street and I got food poisoning.  Bah.

 

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Wagamama: 59.330112, 18.054931
Vasamuseet: 59.328023, 18.091396
Old Town: 59.324980, 18.070750
Radisson Blu Waterfront: 59.329982, 18.055628

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