Spend some days here!
How to get there? By train from Uppsala, a journey that takes less than an hour. A return trip is SEK 110.-
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|My favourite place
in Sweden is the beautiful
city of Stockholm, where I live.
Stockholm is nice for walking; it is clean, and safe, with efficient public
|When I feel like leaving the city and forgetting all about computers,
I go sailing in my Vega in the archipelago. The
archipelago consists of some 30 000 islands scattered in the sea.
So the archipelago is a lovely place for recreation.
How do I get there?There are boats that go to the archipelago regularly (a return trip is between SEK 100.- och 200.-) with Waxholmsbolaget and roundtrips. Maybe the best tour organizer in the archipelago is Strömma Kanalbolaget (charging SEK 400.- - 700.- for a day trip, guide, coffee, lunch included)
Can I stay overnight?There are some hotels in the archipelago, but an advance reservation is recommended, since the hotels are small.
The hostels are clean, cheap (price range SEK 70.- to SEK 195.-) and friendly places, that attract famililies. Accomadation vary, normally they have double rooms, with shared (rather than private) shower.
But why not go camping? Or rent a boat. Stay overnight on a nice island, and have some fresh newly grilled Baltic herring for dinner.
northern Uppland, north of Uppsala, iron has been
produced for centuries up until 1992. At one time, during the 18th
century, iron from this part of Sweden was important on the
Blacksmiths from the Netherlands (Walloons) came to this country, which was rather poor at that time, to exploit the iron. Not only did they create an industry, they also built villages for the working people and mansions for themselves (which they filled with contemporary works of art).
Many of these villages are more or less intact today and provide a glimpse into an earlier time. The villages of Lövstabruk, Österbybruk and Forsmark are extrordinarily beautiful, situated as they are in the large forests of northern Uppland.
You can easily go there on a day-trip in a rented car from Uppsala
See you in Sweden in June,
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