Category Archive: Sweden

Sightseeing under Stockholm

Some call it the longest underground art gallery. To not exaggerate, Stockholm’s metro really is something not worthy of omitting. – Niektórzy nazywają je najdłuższą podziemną galerią sztuki. Nie przesadzając, sztokholmskiego metra nie… Continue reading

Sightseeing Stockholm. Gamla Stan

There’s something about medieval European cities and towns that one can always recognize them. The Lübeck or Magdeburg laws seep through the buildings and cobbled streets, and history looks over the shoulders. Gamla… Continue reading

Sightseeing Stockholm. Riddarholmen and Helgeandsholmen

Riddarholmen and Helgeandsholmen are small islands in the centre of Stockholm. They are actually part of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old City, but much quieter. On Riddarholmen the biggest crowd was – intriguingly –… Continue reading

Sightseeing Stockholm. Norrmalm

Although we haven’t visited all 14 islands of Stockholm, in our limited time we took a decent dose of the city. We were even asked directions by the locals, which only seems absurd… Continue reading

Sightseeing Stockholm. Kungsholmen

Many times I read in Swedish novels about the depressing weather that makes things meaningless and actions aimless. Since while in Stockholm we enjoyed lots of blue sky in the shade of the… Continue reading

Sightseeing Stockholm. Djurgården

Djurgården. Here the capital concept is a mere memory. Not only because the Skansen open air museum exhibits old village housing, but because of the general tranquility of this island. It’s a place… Continue reading

Sightseeing Stockholm. Östermalm

Östermalm is pricey, prosperous and posh. At least thus spoke Wikipedia. We left the metro right next to Östermalms Saluhall, small but obviously picturesque food hall. Rambling the roads of the district, we… Continue reading

Sightseeing Stockholm. Södermalm

Södermalm. It’s said to be a bohemian district, but what I remember best is its hilly topography: up and down – and by the stairs. As Stockholm may be homogenous, but each district… Continue reading

Sightseeing Stockholm. Katarinahissen

Katarinahissen is a place which makes photographer’s job easy and difficult at the same time: it offers a sure-fire view that would look almost same on everybody’s frames. And it looks interesting on its… Continue reading

Sightseeing Stockholm. Vasastan

  Due to its compact size, Stockholm is very easy to sightsee, either by metro or on foot (if one is fond of walking). Crowd is not a problem as the number of… Continue reading