Category Archives: Sweden

Central Sweden: Lake Malaren

Our visit to Sweden was part of a longer trip that also included Iceland and Norway. See the complete itinerary here: 10 Day Itinerary.    After Norway we headed back into Sweden and made one critical stop: A visit an IKEA to buy swedish fish. Know you, When in Sweden…   We also marveled at the fact that Swedes are willing to pull anything behind their Saabs and Volvos. Exhibit 1: Exhibit 2: Trucks? SUVs? Pah! Not necessary! Exhibit 3 (and the hands-down

Sweden’s West Coast

Our visit to Sweden was part of a longer trip that also included Iceland and Norway. See the complete itinerary for Sweden here: 10 Day Itinerary.    After our brief stay in Stockholm, we headed southwest to Sweden’s other coast. (Route map here). I wished we’d stayed longer in the Gothenburg area but the America’s World [Sailing] Cup was happening and the entire area was booked solid. Plus there was a Metallica concert that night. It was an odd tourist combination. 🙂 I would have

Stockholm with Kids

Our visit to Stockholm was part of a longer trip that also included Iceland and Norway. See the complete itinerary for Sweden here: 10 Day Itinerary.  — Sweden! We caught an early morning flight out of Iceland and kept going east for a chance to experience a slice of Chris’ historic homeland. Chris’ paternal grandmother is of Norwegian decent and his paternal grandfather’s line is Swedish. When I first met Chris back in 2002 he told me his family was from a

Sweden 10 Day Itinerary with Kids

In August 2015 we took our children Ben (4) and Emma (1.5) to Iceland, Sweden, and Norway for two weeks. We spent five days in Iceland before heading to Sweden, starting with two days in Stockholm, followed by a tour of Sweden’s West Coast (including a quick trip into Norway) and then a few days at an island house on Lake Malaren.  Trip Details Date of Trip: August 14, 2015 Departure: Seattle, Washington, USA Stopover: Iceland (5 Days) Arrival: Stockholm – Arlanda International