Day 1 – Stockholm & Vaxholm

SAIL’s travel blogger, Emily Santos has taken her travels from Whitehorse, Yukon to Northern Europe’s Sweden. She’ll take you along her daily adventures, while capturing it all with breathtaking images. Stay tuned to follow Emily’s journey throughout Sweden.

 

I have finally arrived in Sweden! After taking a more than five hour flight from Toronto to Iceland, we touched down at Vasteras airport.

We stayed at the beautiful, waterfront Hotel Diplomat
in Stockholm. Our room had a courtyard view with a small balcony, but we had no problem viewing the water while eating our early morning breakfast. This hotel is top notch; it’s exactly what the photos depict. Clean, historic and perfectly situated in old Stockholm.

We also used our evening to explore Vaxholm, located in the city’s archipelago. Our hotel was right across from the ferry – each way will cost you about $25 CAD per person using the Cinderella Viking Line. Fun fact: Stockholm’s archipelago has over 30,000 islands! You can visit many of them, like Sandmamn (one stop before Finland), Grinda and Vaxholm — the one we picked!

“Idyllic [Vaxholm] archipelago town with many well-preserved wooden houses from the turn of the last century, painted in the archipelago’s typical delicate pastel tones. Vaxholm has numerous charming restaurants, cafés and shops,” reads the visitstockholm.com website.

 

Stay with SAIL.ca, I am visiting more of Sweden in the coming days: Granna, Jonkoping and the area surrounding Tunnerstad.