Stockholm Essentials

Stockholm Essentials

Long time no see, my friends. I got a little busy with school but now I’m back- I mean for good. Recently, a friend from Athens came to visit me and my boyfriend, who lives in Stockholm as well. Basically, in 3 days we had to walk him around and show him “The Stockholm Essentials”.

Let’s begin with parks. We visited the Norra Djurgårdsstaden, as we live at Lappis Campus. It’s really near if you live there, you just have to get into the woods and explore the lakes. We, also, had the chance to see swans and other animals, such as ponnies, rabbits and pigs. It’s a great place if you want to relax. You will understand what I mean. ;)

Stockholm Norra Djurgårdsstaden

Norra Djurgårdsstaden

Then, we went to Djurgården. You can get there by taking the ferry from Slussen, using your SL card  or by taking line 7. Honestly, I prefer the ferry because this route is never boring. There, you can find Skansen, the open air zoo of Stockholm, the Vasamuseet, the ABBA museum, the Nordiska Museum and the Gröna Lund, the amusement park of Stockholm. Walk through the island and when you feel tired, sit on a bench and enjoy the view. Then, take line 7 or walk to the centre and get at Kungsträdgården.

Stockholm view from Djurgården

View from Djurgården

At the next day, we walked to the City Hall (top image: View from City Hall) to enjoy the beautiful building and of course the view of the sea.

After that, we had to enjoy a sweet from Chic Konditori, which is placed at Mariatorget station, on the red line. Of course, he had to see the view from Monteliusvägen, one of my favorite places in this city. So, we headed there, so he can enjoy a panoramic view of Stockholm.

Stockholm view view from Monteliusvägen

View from Monteliusvägen

Next stop was Gamla Stan and the Royal Palace. Gamla Stan is the old town of Stockholm and there, you can find the Royal Palace. Enjoy the beautiful, colorful buildings at Stortorget and then, visit Barrels, for the best berger in town. Finally, we visited the Swedish Natural History Museum, known as Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet. If you don’t know it yet, Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet has a free entrance and is located at Universitet Station. If you are into evolution, both animals’ and humans’, you should give it a try.

Stockholm Stortorget

Stortorget

Day 3 and is the shopping day. So, all we had to do was visit Gallerian, which is a mall at Hamngatan, near Sergels torg, Mall of Scandinavia, the biggest mall in Stockholm, near Solna Station and finally, Kista Galleria, at Kista. As a student at DSV, I spend a lot of my time at Kista Galleria, so I really recommend you to taste both the warm and the sushi buffee at ZAN.

Stockholm has so many places to discover and enjoy. Unfortunately, our friend had only 3 days available and we really tried to show him some things.

We will see some more at next posts.

See you! ;)