Stockholms Län Off The Beaten Path

  • Sigtuna: Runic stone near the lake
    Sigtuna: Runic stone near the lake
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  • Sigtuna: Ruins of St. Per Church
    Sigtuna: Ruins of St. Per Church
    by HORSCHECK
  • Sigtuna: Town Hall
    Sigtuna: Town Hall
    by HORSCHECK

Stockholms Län Off The Beaten Path

  • Skärgården (Stockholm Archipelago)

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Sometimes I just crave for instant nature. One of my favorite bus-trips goes from Slussen to Björkviks brygga. The bus takes you there in about an hour. At Björkvik there are nice bare cliffs or lovely sandy beaches for sunbathing, outdoor loo, large woods to hike and a beautiful sea to swim in. The place is crowded in the summertime, but very...

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  • Haga Park

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    visit procedures beautiful and wonderful park Here you can visit as a tourist Swedish prince and family housing, check out the butterfly house, coffee in one of every cafe, also visit the Echo Temple and Gustav III's Pavilion, Copper Tents (see the figure). I love procedures beautiful park that is located in Stockholm.

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  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    In the middle of Stockholm's most touristy section lies an oft-forgotten little boy, nicknamed "Olle." Created by Swedish sculptor Liss Eriksson, his formal name is Pojke som tittar på månen ("Boy Looking at the Moon"), or Järnpojken ("Iron Boy") for short. Since 1967, the 15-cm high iron boy has been sitting and watching the moon in...

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  • Södermalm

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    One of the nicest and well hidden streets in Södermalm is Åsögatan. This is the street where you can find typical Swedish red, wooden houses in the middle of the city. To get there, take the green line of the underground (T-bana) to Medborgarplatsen. From the station head south along Söderleden, and after a few corners, turn left (east) into...

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  • Sigtuna

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Sigtuna is said to be Sweden's oldest inhabitat town. As there is enough to see and do, it makes a perfect day trip from the busy Swedish capital. I must admit that I went to Sigtuna from Uppsala, but it can also easily be reached from Stockholm. Sigtuna's history dates back to the 10th century, when the first settlement was founded at the lake...

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  • Tunnelbana (Metro)

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    The Stockholm underground train system is known for its artwork. While it can be fun to explore the stations on your own (especially on a cold and/or rainy day), during the summer months you can also join a free guided art tour of 4-5 stations. Our tour took us on the red line, to Östermalmstorg, Stadion, Universitetet and Tekniska högskolan. The...

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  • Drottningholm

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    ~ THE CHINESE PAVILION~ A small palace in the grounds of Drottningholm. Built 1753 as a birthday present to queen Lovisa Ulrika. Built in a chinese inspired style which at that time was the height of fashion in Europe.

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  • Parks

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    A big green park on a hill in central Stockholm next to Vasastan. There is a red brick fortress on top. Great panorama view over the town. In the summer time especially popular for there are lots of lawns and places to sit down for a nice picnic. I found this park when I saw the fortress from afar and wanted to explore. From Sveavägen, I followed...

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  • Djurgården

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Don´t miss the amazingly beautiful Waldemarsudde, located on Djurgarden not far from Open air Museum Skansen. Come to rest your legs after a walk around Djurgarden, have a cup of coffee in Prince Eugens café and watch the fantastic art made by Prince Eugen himself, or just to look out over Stockholms beautiful scenary.

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  • Skeppsholmen

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    On the northern side of Skeppsholmen island, overlooking Djurgården with the Vasa museum, Gröna Lund amusement park and Skansen across the water we stumbled upon a most peculiar small café. It consists of the small yellow building in the picture and is open "wednesday to sunday when sunny". The beverages and cookies and buns are all home made and...

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  • Other Museums

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Right in the middle of the Old Town, you can learn about the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel, and the Nobel Laureates and their visions. Guided tours, interesting films, and diverse objects take you on a journey from idea to the Nobel Banquet. Kafé Satir serves Swedish specialties and Nobel ice cream. The museum shop has something for everyone. Visit...

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  • Bergianska Tr?dg?rden

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Founded in 1791 by P.J.Bergius, this botanic garden is located on a small peninsula with natural beauty. There's a lot to see here if you are interested in plants. Also a café with meals, home made icecreams and cakes. If you bring your picknick basket, you can find some pictoresque places to enjoy by the shores. Take the red line T-bana to...

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  • Shopping

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    the heron city leisure and entertainment complex in Kungens Kurva gathers under its roof a world of enjoyment. cinemas, restaurants, shops , gyms, flight simulators and bowling alleys. right next door is the world biggest IKEA. T-bana: sk?rholmen, then buss 710,707,173,740,737 for two stops, you will see it.

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  • Leksaksmuseet (Toy Museum)

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    The Toy Museum is very interesting. About 4 stories of all different kinds of antique toys. From legos to old music boxes, dolls to Mickey Mouse. It's located in Sodermalm on Mariatorget 1C. Take the T-bana to Mariatorget stop. It's free to get in with The Stockholm Card.

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  • Östermalm

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Saluhallen "the market house" in the neighbourhood of Ostermalm (Östermalm) is so pretty. Here you can shop for delicacies or just have a stroll. Secret tip: There is a free public bathroom, really clean also, where you can sneak in. (But don't tell anyone!) Directions: The metro station is called "?stermalms Torg". Just get off the train there...

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  • Karlberg

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Karlberg is a property just across the border in Solna municipality, along the railway leading north from Stockholm and close to Kungsholmen. In the 1620s, king Gustav II Adolf's half brother, Admiral Gyllenhielm, aquired the property through merging three villages, and a stone mansion was built in 1634, which is the core of what you see today. As...

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  • Ekerö

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    I had the opportunity to watch a friend of mine as he coached some local middle school hockey players in Vallentuna. Vallentuna is about 45 min outside of main Stockholm. It is a great residential area with very quaint looking homes, that seem very warm on cold winter nights. Make sure you keep an eye on your watch however, the last train leaves...

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