When In Gamla Stan, Walk To Stockholm’s Oldest Building: Riddarholmen Church

On July 4, 2012, in Gamla Stan, Riddarholmen Church, by Ralph Grizzle

Riddarholmen Church is said to be the oldest preserved building in Stockholm as well as the city’s only surviving Medieval monastery church. The church was originally built by the Franciscans around the time of King Magnus Ladulås’ death in 1290. The Franciscan friars were expelled in 1527 because of the Protestant Reformation. With the death […]

Arriving Arlanda Airport & Getting To The City Center

On June 27, 2012, in Airport, Arlanda Airport, Arlanda Express, Basics, Flygbussarna, Taxi, by Ralph Grizzle

I’ve covered getting around in Stockholm, and getting between Arlanda airport and the city center, extensively here on the Stockholm Cruise Blog. A few weeks ago when my daughter came to spend a week with me in Stockholm we put my advice to the test. We traveled to the city center by Arlanda Express, which […]

Elite Marina Tower Hotel Review

On June 20, 2012, in Djurgarden, Hotels, Spa & Sauna, by alundgren

The Facts – For the uncompromising cruiser, the Elite Marina Tower might be the ideal choice. That’s because the location of this hotel makes it possible to arrive and depart by boat. While enjoying the ten-minute trip to or from the city center, passengers are treated to a variety of Stockholm landmarks. Among them are […]

Climbing Stockholm’s City Hall Tower

On June 13, 2012, in Attractions, City Hall, by Ralph Grizzle

In the past, we’ve written about a few places to get great views of Stockholm, including one of our favorites, Fjallgatan. Nothing, however, beats the view from Stockholm’s City Hall Tower. My daughter and I climbed the tower, opting for the stairs instead of the elevator to reach the top platform of the 106-meter tower, roughly […]

Another Way To Arrive or Depart Stockholm: Cruising The Gota Canal

On June 6, 2012, in Activities, Canal Tours, by Ralph Grizzle

Sailing past Gamla Stan on the world’s oldest passenger ship. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – After an early morning breakfast, my daughter and I rolled our luggage from our hotel to board our ship, the Juno, docked on the waterfront at Stockholm’s Royal Palace. From the hotel to the gangway took only about five minutes. It is […]

Sheraton Stockholm

The Facts – Arrive, check in, explore. If you decide to make Sheraton Stockholm your base when visiting the Swedish capital, you will find the location of this downtown hotel to be one of its main assets. Situated close to the Central Station, the hotel is within easy walking distance from the Arlanda Express. This […]