Sweden’s capital is one of my favourite cities, with a huge amount to see and do, beautiful and varied architecture, waterfronts everywhere, and in the height of summer seemingly endless days. It’s the perfect weekend escape for those in Europe, or an essential stop on any travels through Scandinavia. Gothenburg isn’t quite in the same league but it’s only three hours away by train and worth a day or two to explore.
It was a genuinely jaw dropping experience when I first saw the Vasa, a near perfectly preserved 17th Swedish warship. Dates from the days of the Swedish wars with Poland / Lithuania and is the best museum of its kind in the world, though I still have a soft spot for the Edwin Fox in Picton.
I was reminded when sorting out photos for this post how varied and interesting the architecture in Stockholm is. Generally not flash but nicely proportioned in relation to the setting. Makes for a lovely place to just wander around and get lost in.