Stockholm is one of those cities where I’m not sure we had a really clear vision of what to expect. Going in, we knew it would be historic, and we know it would be urban, but we wondered how those two things would come together. It’s an incredibly dense city, full of museums, waterways, parks, and green spaces. It’s a strangely and delightfully balanced place, exploring it overground and underground was a special adventure.
We kicked off our adventures delving into Gamla Stan, the oldest part of town, finding tomtars (the darling little troll dolls) and cafes, all the way to our home for the night, a houseboat inn! With this city and country being known for their seafaring ways, we definitely felt like it would be an appropriate place to rest our heads during our stay.
We spent our next day jumping into their world-famous subway system. It’s chock-full of art in the wonderfulest weird way. Each station has an overarching theme and since they were blasted into rock, the whole vibe is edgy-batcave-rainbow-wonderland, basically. And that led us to Drottningholm Palace just outside the city. Figured we’d balance the urban underground with a little posh hotiy-toityness.
Evidentally, the castle grounds are what hoi-polloi dreams are made of. We spent more time exploring outside than inside! Sadly, inside is largely a no-photo zone.
We only had a short stint of time in Stockholm, but it certainly left an impression. Would certainly go back to this loveliness!