8:00am Breakfast/Check Out/Store Bags
9:00pm Rent Bikes at Djurgarden
1:00pm Museum of Spirits
2:00pm Vasa Museum
3:30pm Nordic Museum
5:00pm Pick Up Bags/Dinner
6:30pm Arrive at Ferry Station
8:00pm Overnight Ferry to Turku
It’s been a long one! We started early with a breakfast in the hostel before storing our luggage and heading back to Djurgarden.
We had planned to bike the island first, but the weather was cold and rainy, so we started at the Vasa Museum, which showcases an incredibly large, yet ill conceived, war ship that sank after 40 minutes into its maiden voyage in the early 1600s.
Next, we explored the Museum of Spirits, a kind of eclectic mix of alcohol related art and artifacts.
We also visited the Nordic Museum, a massive and comprehensive collection of Swedish cultural artifacts.
We then ate a picnic to energize for a bike ride around the island before visiting Skansen, the original outside museum and Reuben’s favorite stop of the day (because of the animals).
We had some time left on our Stockholm Passes so stopped at the scant Nobel Museum before picking up our luggage en route to the Viking Cruise terminal for our overnight ferry to Turku, Finland.
We dragged our luggage through the hills of trendy Sodermalm at the recommendation of Pj Sullivan for an expensive but delicious Omnipollo beer before boarding our surprisingly large “ferry” to Finland.
Typing this from a comfy chair by a window as the boat takes off. Anchors away!