Stockholm, Sweden Gallery

It didn’t take long for Stockholm to become one of my favorite cities. With no idea what to expect, I rented a bike and just started pedaling away. I had no idea where I was going, but everywhere I went was worth visiting. From historic architecture to incredible museums and some of the best parks I’ve ever been to, Stockholm had something for everyone.

It is such a spread out city that it is impossible to see even half of what the city offers in the three days that I had, but through bikes, boats, and buses, you can see enough to see why this is one of the best cities in the world.

(Also, check out the video I put together from my time in Stockholm!)

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Stockholm is a city that thrives on water. Any direction you go, you’re practically guaranteed to run into their pristine water.
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Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla-Stan is located on an island in the center of the city.
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Part of Stockholm’s Old Town
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If you hate cobblestones, narrow streets, and tourists, you probably won’t want to spend all your time in Old Town, especially because there’s so much more to see.
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So grab some gelato from one of the many amazing shops in Old Town and hop on a bike or a ferry or a bus to who knows where.
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Just outside of Old Town, down the hill by the Royal Palace, you can chill by the water for a bit and take in the views of Stockholm. I’ll admit we spent entirely too much time on the steps of this statue, but can’t complain.
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If you leave the island that Old Town is on, you’ll stumble upon some more gorgeous buildings.

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Also, if you go during the summer months, the sun practically never sets. This was taken at 3 AM.
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Another 3 AM sunrise shot.
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And another one. I was in Stockholm during Midsommar, celebrated in Sweden during the summer solstice. I don’t think the sun went away the entire time we were there.
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It is usually celebrated by going to the countryside, getting completely hammered, and then dancing around a Maypole. We didn’t get the memo, so we got to celebrate with children at Skansen Museum.
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Speaking of museums, the museum game is strong here. You’ve got a lot of options, from the Abba Museum, to the Vasa Museum dedicated to a ship that sank as soon as it set sail.
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The pride and joy of Sweden.
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A lot of the museums are located on a single island, or in Museitpark. Did I mention how strong Stockholm’s public park game is? Definitely take a walk or leisurely bike ride through as many parks as you can.

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Also, Stockholm is a crazy party city. To nurse your hangover, hop on a ferry and literally just stay on the boat for an hour until life is okay again.
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You get to see the city from a different viewpoint. And boats are awesome.
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The ferry took us way away from the city, but thankfully it came back because we would have been screwed.
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Stockholm is definitely going down as one of my favorite cities ever. Save up because it’ll be pricy, but it will be worth it.
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