A Jog Through Djurgården

On August 11, 2012, in Djurgarden, Grand Hotel, Live From Stockholm, by Ralph Grizzle

Are you a runner or cyclist? If so, you’ll find plenty of places to stretch your legs in Stockholm. One of my favorite places: the huge park known as Djurgården. The nice thing about Djurgården is that you can get there by tram, bus or by walking, running or cycling along Strandvägen. I ran 8 kilometers (5 […]

Top 10 Stories On The Stockholm Cruise Blog

What are visitors looking for when they come to the Stockholm Cruise Blog? Directions and direction apparently. By directions, we mean it’s clear that visitors are looking for how to between the airport, city, hotel and ship. By direction, we mean that visitors are coming to us for advice on what to see and do. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]