Stockholm Journals

Stockholm summer 2010

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A travel journal to Stockholm by jipp05

Absolut IceBar Stockholm Photo, Stockholm, Sweden More Photos
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Museum of Medieval Stockholm

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Attraction | "My favourite Stockholm museum "

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We found the museum of Medieval Stockholm by chance on our last day in Stockholm whilst we were wandering by the water waiting for the time to go get the bus to the airport. I am glad we found this hidden little gem as it turned out to be one of my favourite places we visited in our time in Stockholm. I didn't even know there was a medieval museum as it wasn't mentioned in the guidebook I had or in the book I had received from the tourist information centre. You can find it under the Norrbro Bridge that is one of the main bridges next to the parliment building on the way to Gamla Stan. It isn't particularly well signposted and we only stumbled on it by chance as we took the steps down the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 24, 2010

Museum of Medieval Stockholm
Strömparterren 3
Stockholm, Sweden 10020
08-508 317 90

Visiting Stockholm

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One of the islands  Photo, Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm may seem like a strange choice for a summer holiday destination but it is somewhere that I have wanted to visit for a long time. After reading and loving the novels of Stieg Larsson I became interested in Swedish culture and the more I read about the country the more I was sure I wanted to visit. When I first broached the subject of visiting Stockholm for our summer holidays it was met with some resistance as I think my partner had been envisaging a beach somewhere but slowely I managed to turn him into my way of thinking. When we arrived in Sweden I was immediately struck by just how green and lush everything looked on the journey into the city from the airport. Even thoug...Read More

Making Stockholm more affordable

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If you are planning on visiting the Swedish capital then getting a Stockholm card is a must and it comes with so many added benefits that it soon pays for itself. It is basically a card you buy that gives you free or discounted entry into more than 80 museums and attraction in the greater Stockholm area. It also gives you free use of public transport including the subway and local buses. It comes with a handy little guidebook which tells you what is free and where the site is situated and a little discription. I found this really handy when trying to decide what attractions to visit. It currently costs 395 SEK for a 24 hour card, 525 SEK for a 48 one and 625 SEK for the 72 hour...Read More

Absolut IceBar Stockholm

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Attraction | "A Stockholm must see "

Absolut IceBar Stockholm Photo, Stockholm, Sweden
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The Absolut ice bar in Stockholm was the world’s first permanent ice bar when it opened in 2002. Although now synonymous with Vodka company Absolut is originally had nothing to do with them and they only took over the sponsorship after realising what a good branding opportunity it was.The ice bar is made from ice that is shipped in from the Torne river in frozen Lapland and is so clean that it is graded by the Swedish government as safe to drink when melted and this is because when the ice freezes it squeezes out all the dirt and bacteria making it purer than the surrounding water.To keep the ice frozen and ensure that it doesn’t melt with the amount of people who are traipsing aroun...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 8, 2010

Absolut IceBar Stockholm
Vasaplan 4-7, Nordic Sea Hotel
Stockholm, Sweden
08/217177

Hotel Birger Jarl

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Hotel | "Lovely hotel in Stockholm"

Hotel Birger Jarl Photo, Stockholm, Sweden
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When visiting Stockholm I was looking for a nice but reasonably priced hotel. Now as anyone who has visited Stockholm before will know reasonably priced is not really an expression that you would use with the Swedish capital. Looking through Booking.com there were a few hotels that looked nice and were reasonably priced but when I clicked on them to check the room they would have available would be the size of a cupboard and contain bunkbeds and have no windows. This wasn't really the type of holiday that I was hoping to have. Just when I was about to give up and raise my budget I stumbled across the Birger Jarl hotel which looked nice, had outside windows and a double bed all for a decent (well...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2010

Hotel Birger Jarl
TULEGATAN 8 19016
Stockholm, Sweden 10432
46-8-6741800

Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum)

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Attraction | "A breathtaking but ultimately underwhelming attraction"

Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum) Photo, Stockholm, Sweden
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The Vasa museum in Stockholm was one of the sights that I was most looking forward to visiting on my trip to the city. Unfortunately it was one of the sights that left me feeling the most disspointed and underwhelmed. The Vasa museum contains the only intact 17th century Swedish warship in existence. the museum itself is an extension of the Swedish maritime museum but with the ship being so huge it is housed in it's very own building which is located on the island of Djurgarden. According to the museum it is the most visited museum in the whole of Scandanavia and judging from the lines of people who were waiting to enter it when we visited I can easily believe this. I advise yo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 12, 2010

Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum)
Island of Djurgården
Stockholm, Sweden
46 8 519 54800