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Stockholm -recommended day trips outside city?

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Stockholm -recommended day trips outside city?

We'll only have 3 or 4 days. Should we spend a day outside the city, and where do you recommend? Many thanks.

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1. Re: Stockholm -recommended day trips outside city?

Uppsala is a city close to Stockholm. The Arland airport is actually located between Uppsala and Stockholm. There is a quick train connection between these cities.Uppsala has an old castle, Cathedral and old city (like Stockholm) and it is a very compact city to walk around. Did I understand that you will travel soon - early spring? Maybe someone could tell also whether it is worth of doing a one day trip to the Stockholm archipelago, but it is not good in winter.

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2. Re: Stockholm -recommended day trips outside city?

Thanks. We will be travelling in July....

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I wish some native Swedes would give hints for the archipelago trips. Another chance is to make a small cruise to the Åland island, which actually belongs to Finland. The direct ship from Stockholm there takes about 5 hours, and there are plenty of timetables.The faster ferries leave from smaller cities, like Norrtälje and Grissleham, and the boat trip is shorter. They you could see the archipelago, have some hours in Finland, and you can even take another ship/route back for alteration.

I can send some more information soon. www.siljaline.com shows you some of the timetables. Silja Europa is a luxury cruise ship on that route, but some of the timetables are inconvenient...

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Hi again, the webpage went little wrong, it is www.silja.com, but I checked the timetables and you will be in Åland in the middle of the nigth, does not work. There is a cruise ship called Birka Princess, which you will fidn at www.birka.se, and it makes only cruise so that you will overnight in the ship in the town of Mariehamn,and return in the early morning, so there wont be a visit to Finland, but on the other hand, you will see the archipelage. And lets wait others tips for you!

cheers, Misu

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5. Re: Stockholm -recommended day trips outside city?

You should definetely go on a day trip to the archepelagos. A lot more rewarding than Uppsala.

Take a ferry from downtown Stockholm to Utö or Sandhamn.

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Right,archipelago it is..take a boat from Nybrokajen for just a few euros and get wherever you want, "island jumping".

And take those old white archipelago boats and not the larger ferrys.

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7. Re: Stockholm -recommended day trips outside city?

Right,archipelago it is..take a boat from Nybrokajen for just a few euros and get wherever you want, "island jumping".

And take those old white archipelago boats and not the larger ferrys.

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