Stockholm is a city on water – perfect for boattrips, bicycle tours city
bikes or walking. A walk along the waterfront is my favourite
pasttime – a wonderful way of seeing the city, here are (in no
particular order) a few suggestions:
Walk I: Starting at City Hall the walk along Norr Mälarstrand gives you a beautiful view of Södermalm;
Walk II: Hammarby sjöstad is close to where I live and has become somewhat of a favourite walk –take the Tvärbana to Sickla Kaj, walk along the water until you reach the library from where you can jump on the (free) boat that takes you across the water to Södermalm;
Walk III: walk around Skeppsholmen and admire all the old ships and
see the voluptuous sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle;
Walk IV: Djurgården is difficult to miss, what with Skansen and the Vasa museum being located there…It’s also a wonderful green breathing space where Rosendals trädgård is located, this lovely space (and very popular)has greenhouses filled with flowers, bread, ceramics and plants for sale as well as a great café and garden where you can have a picnic. When you’re tired of walking, take on of the local buses and get a tour of Stockholm. The blue buses – no 1, no 3 and number 4 cover quite a lot of the city centre.
If you visit Stockholm in the summer it’s an absolute must to take a
trip out into the archipelago. It doesn’t have to be far – Fjäderholmarna is only a 20 minute boat ride away. Further away is Fejanwith a great youth hostel and excellent restaurant. You can rent a kajak and explore further.