Weekend Getaway in Stockholm, Sweden

A view of the many boats on the harbor.

A view of the many boats on the lovely harbor in Stockholm, Sweden.

During our last month living in Finland, we finally took a weekend to visit the lovely city of Stockholm, Sweden.  After our trip, we had really wished we had visited sooner! It was pretty cheap to travel there from Helsinki and only about an hour flight away.  We were really missing out as there is not much to do in Helsinki, but Stockholm had a totally different feel and felt like a true international metropolis. It would have been nice to have been able to spend a couple of weekends there to really explore the area and more of the archipelago islands.  Here’s some photos from our weekend trip exploring Stockholm:

Mia in our hotel room, we had a lovely view of harbor and The City Hall of Stockholm (which has 3 crowns at the top of the tower).

Mia in our hotel room, we had a lovely view of the harbor and The City Hall of Stockholm (which has 3 crowns at the top of the tower).

 

A view of the city from our room with a view of Kungsholmen Island.

The beautiful Kungsholmen Island in Sweden.

 

We were dropped off in front of this beautiful harbor at Gamla Stan.

We were dropped off in front of this beautiful harbor before we started exploring Gamla Stan (Old Town).

 

A cool door and buildings in Gamla Stan.

A beautiful door and buildings in Gamla Stan.

 

The Royal Palace (Stockholm Palace).

The Royal Palace (Stockholm Palace).

 

Mia and I in front of The Royal Palace (Stockholm Palace).

Mia and I in front of The Royal Palace (Stockholm Palace).

 

A lovely red tulip stands out in the crowd at Gamla Stan (Old Town).

A lovely red tulip stands out in the crowd at Gamla Stan (Old Town).

 

Mia in front of a beautiful water fountain sculpture in Gamla Stan.

Mia in front of a beautiful water fountain sculpture in Gamla Stan.

 

Mia and I in front of the cannons at The Royal Palace.

Mia and I in front of the cannons at The Royal Palace.

 

Mia enjoyed watching the ducks go by in Gamla Stan.

Mia enjoyed watching the ducks go by in Gamla Stan.

 

We took the #7 tram, and made it to Djurgården Island.  This is the Nordic Museum which was built in 1907.

We took the #7 tram, and made it to Djurgården Island. This is the stunning Nordic Museum which was built in 1907.

 

Mia and her daddy in front of the Nordic Museum.

Mia and her daddy in front of the Nordic Museum.

 

We enjoyed visiting the Vasa Museu located on Djurgården Island.  This is the only surviving 17th century ship in the world!

We enjoyed visiting the Vasa Museum located on Djurgården Island. This is the only surviving 17th century ship in the world!

 

The Vasa is a ship which sank on it's maiden voyage in 1628.  It never even left the Stockholm harbor.  It was raised some 333 years after it sank.

The Vasa is a stunning ship which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. It never even left the Stockholm harbor! It was raised some 333 years after it sank.

 

Leaving Djurgården Island on the #7 Tram.

Leaving Djurgården Island on the #7 Tram.

 

The view as we were arriving on the boat to the Fjäderholmarna Island.

To end our weekend trip in Stockholm, we took a boat to the Fjäderholmarna Island. One of the thousands of islands off of Stockholm which make up the archipelago.

 

These stunning wooden boats were displayed nicely on Fjäderholmarna island.

These stunning wooden boats were displayed nicely on Fjäderholmarna Island.

 

A cool display of fish heads at the Fjäderholmarna island.

A cool display of fish heads at the Fjäderholmarna Island.

 

A lovely view at Fjäderholmarna island.

A lovely view at Fjäderholmarna Island.

 

Mia with a cool old anchor on the Fjäderholmarna island.

Mia with a cool old anchor on the Fjäderholmarna Island.

 

Mia and I enjoying the afternoon at Fjäderholmarna island.

Mia and I enjoying the afternoon at Fjäderholmarna Island.

 

Kastellet is a small citadel. It is located on the islet Kastellholmen.

Kastellet is a small citadel. It is located on the islet Kastellholmen.

 

We met a very nice couple from Sweden on our boat ride who told us that this stunning sculpture was created by the Swedish Sculptor, Carl Milles.

We met a very nice couple and their dog from Sweden on our boat ride who told us that this stunning sculpture was created by the Swedish Sculptor, Carl Milles.

 

We couldn't visit Sweden without trying out the Swedish Meatballs!  The lovely Rökeriet Restaurant at the Fjäderholmarna island.  Our server brought us the most amazing strawberries we have ever lasted at the end of the meal!

We couldn’t visit Sweden without trying out the Swedish Meatballs! The Rökeriet Restaurant at the Fjäderholmarna Island was a lovely treat. Our server brought us the most amazing strawberries we have ever tasted at the end of the meal!

 

Mia having fun at the display for Junibacken at the Stockholm Airport.

Leaving Stockholm…. Mia had fun playing at this display for Junibacken at the Stockholm Airport.

 

We never leave to travel without Mia's Junior Pilot hat.  We have always wanted to get a picture of her and a real pilot with their hat on too.  We finally found a nice pilot at the Stockhom Airport who was happy to take a picture with her.  We do not know his name, but a great big Thank You to this Norwegian Airlines Pilot! :)

We never leave to the airport without making sure we have Mia’s Junior Pilot hat!  It’s considered one of our good luck pieces while we travel.  We have always wanted to get a picture of her and a real pilot with their hat on too. We finally found a nice pilot at the Stockholm Airport who was happy to take a picture with her. We do not know his name, but a great big Thank You to this Norwegian Airlines Pilot! 🙂

 

Maybe a future pilot... Mia having fun on a cool red plane at the Stockholm Airport.

Maybe a future pilot… Mia having fun on a cool red plane at the Stockholm Airport.

 

We can now mark another Red Pin Adventure off our Travel/Life Bucket List:

Stockholm, Sweden (visit the archipelago)

For more information about the Vasa Museum, please visit:

The Vasa Museum

For more information about the Rökeriet Restaurant, please visit:

Rökeriet Restaurant

For more information about Fjäderholmarna Island, please visit:

Fjäderholmarna Island

3 thoughts on “Weekend Getaway in Stockholm, Sweden

  1. I must say that this is one of the happiest family-travel-posts I’ve ever seen!
    Mia ,with dad and mum ,enjoys every moment of the “adventure”in Stockholm , the pics are fabulous and the place is beautiful!

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    • Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! We really did enjoy our time in beautiful Stockholm even though it was a little gloomy and raining off and on. We made the best of our short time there and hope to explore more of Sweden one day!
      ~Christine

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