Planning Your 2012 Cruise To Stockholm: Make Your ‘Must-See’ List Of Top Attractions

You’re smart, and so you’ve decided not only to cruise from Stockholm in 2012 but also to stay two nights before your cruise so that you can see the best of what this beautiful city has to offer. That’s why we’re happy to provide this quick and easy guide to help you decide what you […]

Exploring Djurgården

On November 30, 2011, in Activities, Attractions, Djurgarden, Just For Fun, Skansen, Vasa Museum, by Aaron Saunders

One of the most fascinating aspects of Stockholm lies in just how many distinct districts the city is made up from. But perhaps none is more diverse – and rewarding – than the island of Djurgården. Loosely translated as “The Game Park,” Djurgården is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and native Stockholmers’ […]

Two Perfect Days Stockholm: An Avid Cruiser Feature Video

How do you spend two perfect days in Stockholm before or after your cruise? Avid Cruiser Ralph Grizzle shows you in this 10-minute show. Having trouble viewing the video? Click this link.

Step Back in Time: The Vasa Museum With A New Exhibition

On October 26, 2011, in Activities, Attractions, Basics, Family, Just For Fun, Special Events, Vasa Museum, by Aaron Saunders

One of the most impressive attractions Stockholm has to offer is arguably the Vasa Museum, or Vasamuseet.  Opened in 1990, the Vasa Museum is one of the most visited in all of Scandinavia, owing largely to its preservation of the only 17th-century ship to be salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa. Like the more famous RMS […]

Explore Stockholm Using the Hop-On-Hop-Off Boat

If you ask anyone what impresses them most about the Swedish capital of Stockholm, it doesn’t take long for them to mention their love of this city’s pedestrian-friendly nature. With well-groomed streets, narrow laneways and sidestreet shortcuts, getting around on foot is remarkably easy. But what might not be apparent to travellers visiting this fine […]

Vasa’s Predecessor Found

On September 14, 2011, in Live From Stockholm, Vasa Museum, by alundgren

Older than the famous Vasa, the 16th century warship Mars is described as an archaeological goldmine. 64 years before Vasa sank on her maiden voyage in 1628, the Mars was sunk in a naval encounter with Danish forces. After 447 years below the surface of the Baltic Sea, the former flagship of the Swedish Navy […]