Gamla Stan - Stockholm’s beautiful old town, filled with colourful buildings on the harbour. I got lost in the maze of narrow streets, and it was everything I’d dreamed of. I got lucky with a rare clear autumn day in Scandinavia.
Metro Stations - Stockholm is world-famous for its underground art in the metro stations. I rode the metro lines around to some of the best. See the attached pictures! It was hard to stop photographing.
Vasa Museum - Another trip into viking history. The main exhibit is a huge wooden ship (named Vasa) that takes up ~five floors of the museum. Outside, a lightship (portable lighthouse) sits docked. It all took a couple hours to thoroughly explore.
City Backpackers - One of the most quirky hostels I have stayed at. The hostel is partially underground, only going up as far as ground level. Inside there’s an outdoor courtyard, small game room, kitchen with FREE pasta (bring your own sauce), sauna, shower rooms, lounge, and spacious bedrooms. Nomadic Matt (the travel blogger) recommended this one to me. Did a bar crawl through them as well, I’ve always wanted to go clubbing in Stockholm and it was so much fun! I stayed here 2 of the 3 nights.
Jumbo Hostel - The final night I stayed at this one-of-a-kind hostel because it was right by the airport, north of Stockholm in Arlanda. I also had to stay here because I am a pilot; the hostel is a retired 747 jumbo jet! Everything is airplane-themed. Would have loved to sleep in the flight deck upstairs, but I settled for the dorm room on the main level because that was already expensive enough. It was nice not worrying about getting to the airport for my flight back to New York; was going there after to visit a family friend.
Nomad - A restaurant next to city backpackers with the legendary Swedish meatballs and beer.
City Backpackers - I bought pasta sauce to cook a huge meal of pasta, from the huge tub in the hostel’s kitchen.
Jumbo Hostel - On board the 747 is a café with airline-themed food. I believe I got a veal dinner.