Stockholm - Post Report Question and Answers
What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?
The sheer amount of time spent in nature was the highlight. You can't beat a long run through the forest, finished off by a dip in the Baltic Sea. As for trips, there are very convenient, affordable, and enjoyable overnight ferries from Stockholm to Finland and the Baltic states. It's like a mini-cruise that's perfect for a long weekend. - Dec 2020
Every weekend feels like a vacation. We have trails out our door for running around lakes or by the Baltic. We SUP and kayak in the summer. We mountain bike in forests nearby. We travel for weekend escapes to quaint towns and eat in gourmet restaurants everywhere. There are world class museums, opera houses, theaters, concerts, and film festivals. Trips into the archipelago to explore the islands are amazing. You can camp, hike, or travel up north to see the Northern lights. Skiing on the border with Norway is excellent. Ferries to Estonia, Finland, Latvia make for easy weekend escapes. The midnight sun in the summer means hours and hours to be outdoors and enjoying get togethers. It's all wonderful. - Sep 2020
Lidingo is one of the most beautiful places. It's like the Pacific Northwest but with much less rain. Running the trails here is amazing. Ferries (until the pandemic) were a fun, economical, and environmentally friendly way to see other parts of the Baltic. - May 2020
We've traveled a lot since we arrived, including trips throughout Europe. We've been able to explore Sweden, as it's easy to get around via car, and the countryside is beautiful. Think: Scandinavian Vermont.
Christmas is a really lovely experience in Sweden. There's none of the garish commercialism that you find in the US. The focus here is on bringing light to the (literal) darkness, family, and food. St. Lucia Day concerts on December 13th are a beautiful start to the Christmas festivities. - Jan 2017
Traveling through Sweden and Europe; living in a beautiful city. - May 2015
Midsummer celebrations, architecture and dynamism of this beautiful Scandinavian city. - Aug 2014