Ostra Langdgatan 8, NykÃ¶ping, 611 35, Sweden
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Travel Tips for Nyköping
Skavsta Tourist Office at the airport.
Directly when you leave the customs you will find the tourist office, but I am not sure what time they have stuff working there. But they have a corner with lots of information and you can go there and pick all maps and brochures you need for your time in Nyköping, Stockholm or Södermanland region.
RUNE STONE IN THE FENCE OF A CHURCH
In the eastern churchyard wall is a lychgate with steps up to a terrace with an opening to the churchyard. The idea with this is unknown but it is possible that it was used for outdoor services, maybe during epidemics. A rune stone is built into the gate and another stands nearby.
I LOVE Sweden!!
Nykoping is where you will land if you fly to Stockholm "South" with Ryanair. It is in fact an hour away from Stockholm by coach or train, so it makes sense to stop off and relax before travelling on to the busy city.
Don't be put off by the seemingly uninteresting location of the airport. There is enough to see and do in Nykoping for a day or two.
The town is small but has a good variety of shops, museums, restaurants and activities.
Although a lot of Swedes speak english very well, I found that there were many people in Nykoping who did not speak english but were still very helpful and pleased to see a tourist!
These are my recommendations:
I am not all that keen on museums, but found the museum in the castle to be one of the best I have ever been to, especially for such a small town.
There are several restaurants down at the harbour, all of which serve delicious meals and have a great atmospehere. The fish dishes are the obvious choice, and you have a choice of dining outside or inside the restaurant.
You can also find several boats offering trips into the archipelago. I went on the Labrador's Shrimp Cruise which leaves Nykoping at about 7pm and returns after 10.30pm. Although the crew spoke very little english, they were extremely helpful and friendly.
On your way into the archipelago you get to eat as many shrimps as you like, and there is a bar on board so you can enjoy an alcoholic drink as well if you choose. Don't forget to look out of the window at the beautiful views of the islands!
The boat docks at the Stendorren nature reserve, and if you are quick on your feet (if you have not had too many shripms and drinks!) you can walk to a view point and back in the half hour that you are there.
If you are visiting in the summertime, you will return to Nykoping as the sun sets. Not a sight to be missed.
I also recommend a walk along the river between the town and the harbour - you can try both sides of the river and the paths are well marked with lovely benches to stop and admire the views.
You can spend a lovely afternoon wandering about the streets near the square and see some great examples of traditional Swedish architecture. Look out for the interesting phone booths as well.
When you have done all of this, you will be relaxed and ready to move on to Stockholm.
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