The ship sailed from Helsinki around dinnertime and arrived in Stockholm, the 700-year old capital of Sweden, in time for breakfast. Our stay was too short to take in all that there was to see and do in this beautiful "city that floats on water." Stockholm means "town between the bridges."
view of Stockholm from the dock
Our tour was limited to Gamla Stan (Old Town), the central island of Stockholm, where the Royal Palace is located.
Gamla Stan (Old Town)
pass through these gates to reach the Royal Palace
the Royal Palace (Kunliga Slottet)
Royal Palace Sights
the Crown Jewels and the changing of the guard
stairway, the lion symbol, Royal Chapel
Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan) is located next to the Royal Palace
here are some Old Town sights outside the gates
the narrow streets of Gamla Stan
Kronor Museum, City Hall, the narrowest street (90 cm)
the Royal Opera House and National Museum of Fine Arts
Cruising the Stockholm archipelago
the archipelago consists of more than 24,000 islands and islets
Here are some of the sights along the way ...
hotels, houses or castles(?) along the archipelago
a viewer and the view
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