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Sightseeing Stockholm in One Day: Google-Tripping Your Way Around the Venice of the North

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 0 Comments


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Google-Tripping Your Way Around the Venice of the North
I finally reached one of the most overpopulated Nordic cities in Europe, which happens to be the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. At long last, after a much-awaited official visit, which took more than a year to do so, I found myself foolishly running to get the earliest train from the Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Stockholm City center. Stretching across fourteen islands, Stockholm is indeed a fascinating city to explore, especially if you aim to do a one-day sightseeing DIY tour – not bad at all, not scary at all, says me. Even if it felt like time and energy were nearly extinct in my itinerary, I knew Stockholm will be packed with the good stuff, even if I will just explore it on foot in 12 hours (okay, maybe half a day?). Ever since I visited Malmo not so long ago, it scarred an indelible impression on me, so much so that it made me predict that I’ll be back to Sweden for an unfinished business: to see the so called “Venice of the North”.

You’d be surprised by what you can do in a day, particularly if it’s in Stockholm. On a perfect day, not too crazy wintery not too sunny, you can enjoy a variety of Stockholm activities. You can maybe try skiing on one of the city's slopes, perhaps even try to glide around a classic ice-skating rink. But as luck might have it, you might arrive in Stockholm and enjoy a different kind of weather – like in my case, it was a weather that I wasn’t too accustomed to. It was a gray area between end of winter and don’t-know-when-the-next-season-will-start kind of day. When my train ride was leaving the international airport, I could see from the train’s window view the blurry debris of winter snow. This means only one thing, I thought to myself, Stockholm was in transit, from winter to better! And, with this, of course, historical sightseeing, food trips, and adrenaline-inducing activities are almost certainly available without much snowflake!

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In laypeople’s term, majority of the places of interest in Stockholm can probably be accessed already. Although cruises, sailings, and water tours might not be the priority if you are visiting just for a short while, there are still a ton of options on top things to do, whether it’s attending a free tour, or doing your own day trip itinerary. With Google Trips and GPSMyCity as my weapons of travel during my trip here, I was able to fit in a lot of attractions – from museums, sights and landmarks, nature and parks, and outdoor activity areas as part of my itinerary. Of course, food and drinks were also part of it! No shopping and no nightlife for me, but no worries, perhaps another time soon.

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A stereotypical tourist (i.e. me!), would most likely choose a Stockholm Bus Hop On Hop Off, which is tolerable, especially if you have young adults, kids, and seniors with you, and you only have less than a day to do so. But, Sweden is different - I strongly advise to just see Stockholm on foot, by having your own defined itinerary. Whether it has been planned earlier than your visit, or just a spontaneous one , you won’t get disappointed, because the things to do in Stockholm are far from limited, and it’s very easy to roam around. Traveler friendly and safe, the city center itself has all the walkable landmarks you can do nonchalantly, and it won’t even take more than 2-3 hours to do so. Likewise, museums, like the ABBA Museum, Vasa Museum, or even the Army Museum, are quite near and accessible via foot and public transport. You can spend an hour or so there. I’d recommend spending more hours exploring the Stockholm Old Town, because this is where the action is.

So, while you are planning to sightsee around the Venice of the North, do remember that it’s doable even if it’s less than 12 hours and you don’t have to worry so much about booking a tour or expensive private guides. You can do it at your own pace, on foot and with minimal expenses incurred. All you must do is use Google Trips or GPSMyCity to get ideas on the route, and ask for a tourist map at the Tourist Information Center in their airport, and you should be good to go. You can even save offline itineraries and maps using these apps if needed. But - if you need ideas, here are some photos of my walk-around Stockholm for you to get a feel of it. :-)

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 55 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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