When we were heading back to Stockholm from our boattrip to Finland, Russia and Estonia (see previous post) we already thought about what our next destination should be. Norway has been on my bucket list for a long time. I guess I would have even preferred to study abroad in Oslo instead of Stockholm, if it wouldn’t be so drastically expensive to live there. So on our way back home we decided to leave again soon, this time for Norway. We planned to stay in Oslo for a night and then discover some Norwegian nature.
Together with two very good friends we booked an over night Flixbus for only around 30€ both ways! We love it so much, that in comparison to almost everything else in Sweden, travelling isn’t very expensive 🙂 We stayed at the Anker Hostel in Oslo after our first day there and payed about 30€ per person & per night, including bed linen.
In this blog post we want to tell you about some of our favourite places we discovered in Stockholm so far. It’s hard to decide for only a few spots. That’s why there will probably come other posts after this one with more sites we like here 🙂
Let’s start out with one place we discovered very quickly. One day, only a few days after we arrived here and didn’t have any special plans, Ken said he would take me somewhere to surprise me. We took the metro and got off at the station “Slussen”. After we walked for around 10 minutes, we arrived at a small path leading its way above the water in front of Gamla Stan and above a road. Ken had taken me to “Monteliusvägen“, our favourite viewpoint so far. From there we had a really mesmerizing view over the oldtown of Stockholm and the sunset on the other side. Monteliusvägen is very close to the city and therefore easy to reach even if you don’t have much time to go somewhere 🙂
After a more or less productive Sunday morning we felt the urge to go outside and explore a new area. We spontaneously decided to take the metro to Farsta Strand (took us about 25 min.) and go for a walk around the lake Magelungen.
It was so wonderful! Especially after some busy days it always feels so good to return to nature.. It’s so awesome to live in such a big city which however offers so many beautiful green spots and even lakes close to the city centre! I guess our dream for the future would be to live in such a place where we can have both – the comfort of a city and the opportunity to experience the beauty of nature.
We met some other pedestrians along the way but besides that it was so quiet and very peaceful.