Stockholm in 24hours.
(pictures at the bottom)
We woke up on Saturday morning at 10: “What do we do today?”…”let’s go to Stockholm!”
We left from Oslo at 11 in the morning and manage to be at dinner in the old city in Stockholm at 19.30.
The road that goes from Oslo to Stockholm is very nice, the speed limit is not that high(usually always less than 90km/ph), but it makes sense if you think it is not an highway and wild animals can cross your way any time. If you travel early in the morning or late in the evening you have high chances to see foxes, fawns, badgers and if you are very lucky reindeer and mousses!
On our way to Stockholm we stop to buy candies and to a very nice and big fair somewhere in a not very small town in Sweden, but let’s get to the juicy part.
What to see in less than 24 hours:
We got to Stockholm at 19.00 circa and manage to find a parking spot just in front of the Royal palace (how lucky): 15 SEK per hour, not bad at all for being in the very city centre!
We had a very nice walk in the streets of the old city, in my opinion this is probably the island I prefer among all the other Stockholm extends on, we also found a very nice restaurant for dinner where we had reindeer’s steaks!
Right after dinner we had a walk ‘til the parliament admiring how beautiful this capital cities is with all the lights and water flowing everywhere, it is just stunning!!
IF you feel like it there are plenty of places where to have a drink after dinner or go to have fun, we didn’t really felt lie it and decide to find an hotel where to spend the night: if you go there by car and don’t want to spend huge amount of money for a room and for the parking I would suggest to move a little bit outside the city centre as we did, we found and hotel at 10 mins by car from the centre and with free parking(90€ a double room with breakfast).
On Sunday morning we drove back to the centre, exactly to Monteliusvägen from which you can have a very nice overview of the whole city( tripadvisors and other apps suggest the city hall, but this one is for free and it is in a very nice area of the city)
We than had a walk in the hipster neighbourhood, which is always fascinating and at 1 pm we decide to get back to Oslo.
Please not that we haven’s set any alarm clocks neither Saturday nor Sunday, weekend is weekend and you should enjoy it!
Remember “It’s the journey, not the destination!”
List of what we did:
*stop to a fair while driving in Sweden(2 hours circa)
*stop to buy lunch and candies(1 hour circa)
*dinner in Stockholm old city(1 hour and an half)
*after dinner walk in the gamla byen(1 hour and half)
*breakfast and left hotel at 10.30 on sunday
*Monteliusvägen and walk in hipster area(2 hours and half) and back to Oslo