A day in Stockholm? The best place to start is in the old town. Stockholm's core cell is Gamla Stan, the old town from which the city has expanded in all directions and across several islands over the centuries. The quickest way to reach many parts of the city is by ship.
The ferries "Crown" and "Pearl" of DFDS Seaways shipping company from Denmark, commute back and forth between Copenhagen and Oslo. We travel to Oslo on the national holiday with the Crown. Even the boarding is more reminiscent of a cruise ship than a ferry. The crossing is similar.
With the ferries of the Tallink Silja Line you can take a mini-cruise from Stockholm via Helsinki to Tallinn and back to Stockholm. In this article, we present what you should pay attention to when planning and organizing.
Hotels are expensive in Helsinki. Therefore, hostels are well worth considering. Hostels offer single, double and shared rooms. Most of them are without a private bathroom. Guests share a bathroom. However, there are also hostels that have en-suite rooms.
Aboard the MS Juno on a Göta Canal cruise. The canal connects Gothenburg with Stockholm. We were traveling across Sweden on the oldest registered passenger ship in the world. An experience that is second to none.
You don't necessarily need a car for a DFDS Seaways Cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo. You can park at DFDS Terminal Copenhagen. If you are planning a stay of several days in Oslo, you can easily get by without a car. Here you can find out where you can park your car in Copenhagen during the cruise.
Did you know that a Smaland-style cheesecake takes seven hours to finish? No? We were surprised too. We were invited to Stella Nilsson's farm near Braas in Smaland.
This is exactly how I imagined Sweden to be: pretty, red-painted wooden houses with proper, white windows with crochet curtains blocking the view of the interior. But blooming cherry trees and wild violets attract our attention.
Candy canes from Gränna in Sweden - in the small town of Gränna, right on the shores of Lake Vättern, there is one candy store after the other. They all continue the legacy of "Aunt Amalia", a widow who had to support her child after the sudden death of her husband.
For those who come to Stockholm for the first time, Gamla Stan is a must. This is where the core of Stockholm is, from which the city developed. The art galleries, cafés, restaurants and craft shops are not to be missed.