August 4, 2016

Copenhagen to Stockholm Road Trip

This year's summer journey led us to Denmark and Sweden. More precisely, we flew to Copenhagen, took the train to Malmoe, and rented a car there. Then we followed the eastern coast up to Stockholm. To my own surprise (I honestly did not realize this when planning the trip), we covered an area larger than Portugal and drove about 2300km in ten days. Not entirely relaxing but we were not disappointed.

My personal highlights were Copenhagen and Malmoe (which I already knew), Stockholm, the island Oeland, the national parks/nature reserves Store Mosse and Stendรถrren, and a boat trip to the little islands (Skรคrgรฅrd) located at the eastern coast.

Unfortunately, Sweden is quite expensive. I guess you could visit much more exotic places where you spend way less money. However, you find lots of nice and clean BnBs (Bed and Breakfast) in the countryside, which are reasonably priced. Especially restaurants seem to be overpriced. The money that would pay a four-course menu for two in France (including a bottle of wine) equals to one dish plus one beer (per person) plus a shared dessert in Sweden. Hence, it is a good idea to visit the supermarket nearby where you find ingredients for picnics in your BnB's garden.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Town Hall (Copenhagen)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Bรธrsen (Copenhagen)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Nyhavn (new harbour, Copenhagen)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - The famous little mermaid. Pretty tiny. (Copenhagen)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - St Alban's Church (Copenhagen)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Frederiks Kirke (Copenhagen)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Amalienborg Slotsplads (Copenhagen)

Day 2

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Somewhere in the city center of Copenhagen

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Rosenborg Slot (Copenhagen)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Sankt Petri kyrkan (Malmรถ)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Old town of Malmoe

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Old town of Malmoe

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Kungsparken (Malmoe)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Malmoehus slot

Day 3

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Falsterbo

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Falsterbo

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Falsterbo

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Falsterbo

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location

Day 4

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Ystad

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Ales stenar; something stonehengy in ship shape.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Near ales stenar

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Stenshuvud national park

Day 5

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Vattenriket biosphere reserve near Kristianstad.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Vattenriket biosphere reserve near Kristianstad. Honestly, hiking in Vattenriket was a let down. Most of the trek were close to roads and the biggest part of the way was not interesting.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Bosjo kloster

Day 5

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Ronneby

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Ronneby

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Karlskrona. A lot of shuttle boats leave town to various places in the skรคrgรฅrd. If you plan a trip, you should pre-book your journey.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Kalmar slot

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Bridge to Oeland

Day 6

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Northern light house (“Lรฅnge Erik”) on Oeland

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - View from Lรฅnge Erik (Oeland)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Oddly sea-shaped rocks called Raukar (Oeland)

Day 7

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Borgholms Slot (Oeland)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Another ship-shaped stone circle (Oeland)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Karlevi rune stone (Oeland)

Day 8

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Somewhere in the “highlands” near … ? … nothing actually.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Store mosse national park.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Store mosse national park.

Day 9

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Remember Astrid Lindgren's “Michel von Lรถnneberga”? That is the farm where the old movies were recorded.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Vรคstervik

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Ship cruise to the Vรคstervik skรคrgรฅrd (i.e. Hasselo)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Ship cruise to the Vรคstervik skรคrgรฅrd (i.e. Hasselo)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - On Hasselo island

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Ship cruise back to Vรคstervik

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Ship cruise back to Vรคstervik

Day 10

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Swedish churches have little playgrounds for kids.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Gรถta channel

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Gรถta channel

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Linkรถpings domkyrka

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Linkรถpings domkyrka

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - The maybe most relevant sign. Ever. Wordwide (Linkรถping)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Norrkรถping

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Norrkรถping

Day 11

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Stendรถrren nature reserve.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Stendรถrren nature reserve. Very beautiful place. You can walk over bridges to little islands where you can hike or go for a swim.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location

Day 12

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Stockholm underground

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Stockholm underground

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Stockholm

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Sweden's riksdagen (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Kungliga slottet (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Nobelmuseet (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Main square (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Somewhere in old town (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Somewhere in old town (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Somewhere in old town (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Riddarholmskyrkan (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Riddarhuset (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Old town (Stockholm))

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - The Royal Dramatic Theatre (Stockholm). The flags were for the Stockholm Pride Festival.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Djurgarden area (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Somewhere in Stockholm

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Somewhere in Stockholm

Day 13

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Riddarhuset (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Old town (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Old town (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Kungliga slottet (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Old town (Stockholm)

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location - Leonardo and Kate.

sweden ๐ŸŒ Picture location

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