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Stop 25 - Stockholm


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After a cracking night on the ferry we headed to our shared apartment in Stockholm - our base for our next few days.

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Stockholm has lots of good museums - the Vasa museum, which contains a huge medieval ship and lots of information about it, was supposed to be one of the best so we went to have a look around. It definitely lived up to expectations and was very interesting even for someone who has a grand total of zero previous medieval ship knowledge! Afterwards we chilled at a nice restaurant/bar on the museum island that had a cute sunsetty view of the water.

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The next day we spent at another amazing museum, this time all about Sweden in the old times. We watched some nicely dressed people spinning in circles to folk music (Mike steered us quickly away before the interactive part of the dance session commenced) and learned how to make linen out of flax! We also learned a bit about Scandinavia's native Sami people and saw some reindeers and other cool animals !!

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The last two days in Sweden were spent kayaking in the archipelago (of which there is a lack of photos due to our very unwaterproof devices) and cycling the length of a little island dowm to a very beautiful beach. Both were very idyllic and made us feel like wholesome nature children. The next morning was a very early 5am start to board a train to ... Norway!

Posted by Chloemillen92 12:08 Archived in Sweden Tagged stockholm kayaking sweden cycling scandinavia skansen meatballs stockholm_archipelago uto danaro Comments (0)

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