Once we dropped out bags off, our first stop was Gamla Stan, the old town. The winding streets and colorful architecture are quite charming.
A couple of streets are especially geared towards tourists, so it’s easy to find a souvenir or a bite to eat. We enjoyed a meal at Burrito Bar.
We also walked down the river and over to the city hall. There are beautiful views to be seen from there!
After travel and a lot of walking, we were tired. So we headed in for the evening.
We didn’t have perfect weather on our full day in Stockholm, but it was definitely bearable.
Our first stop was, of course, for coffee! We started out at Drop Coffee, my favorite in Stockholm.
Then we made our way to the Wasa museum. If you have time and money for only one museum, this should be the one. (read more here)
We spent a good bit of time exploring the Wasa. Then we headed back into the main part of the city for lunch at Kungshallen. I love this place because it’s kind of like a food court, so everyone can pick what they want to eat. And I love that they have great Indian food (yeah, I might have a bit of an addiction to all things curry…)
After lunch, it was back to Gamla Stan. We found the narrowest street (photo op!),
went in the German Church,
and walked to the palace.
Then we headed for my other favorite coffee spot, Johan och Nyström.
At that point, the rain arrived. We had seen most of things we wanted to see, so it wasn’t the worst timing. But one thing we had not done was explore the underground stations.
Stockholm is known for having interesting stations, very random and artistic. So we made several stops before heading home for the night.
But now that she is back home, I want to take a little time to show a bit of what we were up to.
It was a great trip, and I look forward to sharing a bit more about it in the coming days.
And not only was the fish memorable, but the photos we took are some I will likely never forget!
Here is the herring stand. They are very easy to find all over the city.
Here is the fish.
And while three of us really enjoyed it, I think you can see from this photo that it was not something Daniel cares to try again.
But he was a champ. Even though I thought he was possibly going to throw up, he managed to chew it up and swallow it!