Back in January my sister signed up for the Stockholm marathon and six months later, on June 3rd 2017, my family and I were there to cheer her across the finish line. Well, any excuse for a holiday right?!
Stockholm was the perfect city to wander around without much planned, especially the Old Town, which was ideal for a lazy morning of exploring cobbled streets and stunning architecture. Although the weather wasn’t ideal (the marathon runners disagreed), our daily stop-offs for cinnamon buns, coffee and meatballs were enough to make up for it!
What we got up to…
Watched the Stockholm 2017 Marathon (shout out to my amazing sister who completed her first marathon in under 5 hours whilst looking like she just jogged for the bus).
Navigated the subway art (special mention goes to the multi-coloured escalator at Central Station).
Ate traditional Köttbullar (meatballs) with lingonberries at the Blå Dörren restaurant in Södermalm.
Wandered the cobbled stress of Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s old town) to find quirky cafes for lunch, explore the beautiful interiors shops and wander among the colourful buildings.
Walked to the epic panoramic view point in Södermalm.
Stopped to watch the boats go by at the Royal Palace harbour.
Had ‘Fika’ like the locals do at an Espresso House near Central Station.
Ate lunch at the Street Food Market in Kungsträdgården.
Stumbled upon the stunning multi-coloured tulips in Humlegården city park.
For my next visit to Sweden, I’ve got my sights set on green spaces, lake side houses and jetties.
Where have you travelled to in Sweden, or is it on your list of places to visit?