A slightly loose collection vaguely themed on other areas of Stockholm and transport.  First a little tour beginning at Kungsträdgården.


Fountain in the central square of Kungsträdgården [59 19 55 N, 18 4 16 E].


Ferry dock.  With thousands of islands making up the Stockholm archipelago, the ferries operate much like buses.


Bridge over to the small island of Skeppsholmen [59 19 39 N, 18 4 43 E].


The car isn’t actually on the boat – it’s just the perspective!

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Skeppsholmen is home to a small, but perfectly formed, museum of boats.


A ferry shuttles between the islands of Skeppsholmen and Djurgården saving a long journey round.


The tiny islet of Kastellholmen viewed from the Djurgården ferry.


Design is naturally a serious business for Stockholmers!


Stockholm’s central station [59 19 48 N, 18 3 26 E].


Commuter train to Bålsta, where the meeting was being held.  Needless to say, the transport was all very clean and efficient and generally well signposted – although the platforms for the commuter trains only seemed to be announced when the train was in the station!



On the weekend before the meeting I stayed in the Adlon Hotel [59 20 0 N, 18 3 26 E] in Norrmalm.  Oddly prices seemed cheaper over the weekend than during the week, and this was an excellent hotel at a very reasonable price for central Stockholm.


Note the triple glazing (so road noise from Vasagaten was minimal) and the thermometer telling you the temperature outside – very handy!


On the return leg, I stayed at the Victory Hotel [59 19 27 N, 18 4 4 E].  Like all hotels in Gamla Stan, the room was small and not cheap, but it was a nice treat.  (The “Victory” comes from admiral Nelson’s flagship.  The same owners also run the Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton hotels in Gamla Stan – spot the theme?)

Food recommendations

The Café London Steakhouse (Bryggargatan 2) didn’t sound too appealing or look that special from the outside, but the steak was excellent and good value.  I just forgot the rule to skip dessert in restaurants outside the UK (where the puddings may be the best bit!).

Patrick’s Bar (Götgatan 29) was a good choice for some pub food and a wiess beer during a wander round the slightly shabby-verging-on-trendy area of Södermalm [59 19 0 N, 18 4 20 E] .

The adjacent cafés of Chokladkoppen and Cafekoppen on Stortorget are great places to watch the crowds go by, and the food is good and great value.

Stockholm III – Out and about