Strolling in Stockholm

By Larry & Carol Crabill
This item appears on page 48 of the April 2018 issue.

Following a May 2017 visit to Russia (Jan. ’18, pg. 6), we flew airBaltic ( from St. Petersburg to Stockholm, Sweden.

From Stockholm Arlanda Airport, we rode the Arlanda Express train to Stockholm Central Station, then took a taxi to our hotel. Booking the Arlanda Express early provides big savings. 

We spent two days in the center of Stockholm, an extremely expensive city. Our room in the 3-star NOFO Hotel & Wine Bar (Tjarhovsgatan 11, Stockholm, Sweden; phone +46 8 503 112 00,, which we reserved through, cost $210 per night, including breakfast.

This small, quirky hotel, located in Södermalm, is only a 10- to 15-minute walk from Gamla stan (Old Town). The hotel had a wine bar, where we attended an outdoor wine-tasting event one evening — a lively, enjoyable experience.

Strolling over the bridge to Gamla stan, we wandered through the cobblestone streets of the very picturesque archipelago, pausing at cafés and also having lunch.

It was a relaxing, slow-down couple of days prior to our long flight home.


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