Travel Tips for Stockholm, Sweden
The entrance to the Stockholm harbor is through
an archipelago of 24,000 islands, and an early morning arrival into this
port can be one of the highlights of your cruise. Our ship glided
soundlessly through the early morning dawn, past many small islands.
At times, it seemed almost as if we were on a river. (see photos)
Larger ships will dock a short bus ride from the
center of the city, and your cruise ship will provide shuttles.
Stockholm is one of our favorite ports, and is one of the most beautiful
cities we have visited.
- The architecture -- very old world and
classical. This is a very impressive city.
- The water -- Stockholm sits on a harbor,
and we sat and just watched the people and boats go by. The city has
often been called the "Venice of the North" due to its canals and water
- Gamla Stan -- literally translated, the
"old city," is just over a short bridge from the downtown area, and
features old streets and stone buildings.
- Get up early as the ship cruises through
the islands on its approach to Stockholm's harbor. This was one of
the most memorable parts of our cruise.
- You will dock a l-o-n-g walk from
downtown, but most cruise lines run free shuttles all day.
- Somehow, due to the tour we took, we
missed seeing the interior of the Royal Palace, and we regret that.
Try to schedule a tour that takes you to this key attraction.
Photos of Stockholm