Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and was founded as a city in 1252. The island of Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s Old Town.
There are more moose per square mile in Sweden than in any other country. I asked at one restaurant if they had moose and he didn’t know what I meant! Was bummed as I was craving moose at this point.
Grand Hôtel Stockholm
Grand Hôtel – Five Star Hotel in Stockholm
The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities, high-profile events and everyday bon-vivants since 1874. Situated in the best waterfront location imaginable, the hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. The Grand is also home to the classic Swedish Veranda restaurant, renowned for its traditional smörgåsbord, Mathias Dahlgren’s award-winning restaurants and the spectacular Cadier Bar. For recreation, there’s the Nordic Spa & Fitness club with hot saunas and cool dipping pools.
Grand Hôtel Stockholm Website
Great room! We came back after our first full day out and there was a massive crowd out front of the hotel. Myrna and I looked at each other and said is our hotel on fire? What’s going on? Well … looks like The Rolling Stones were in town and staying at our hotel. Yes, I’ve slept under the same roof as Mick Jagger. I’m such a hussy!
Sadly, we didn’t see Mick, Keith or Ronnie anywhere. We saw a lot of their road crew, backup singers and even chatted with a groupie that goes to all their concerts, but not actual sightings for us. Disappointed ☹️
The ship Vasa capsized and sank in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961. It was fascinating to see how the Vasa was recovered and the work that is remaining.
Nobel Prize Museum
The Nobel Prize Museum opened in the spring of 2001 for the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize. Always interesting to see different objects on display.
The ABBA Museum
Yes, we did this. It was fun and I liked seeing all the clips of them performing.
This castle is in Gamla Stan and was built between 1690 and 1750.
Built in 1699, the Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family. We took a boat out to the palace and got a river view.
Out and About in Stockholm
Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional, and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League, and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to 7 continents and 90 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!