Oceanbus tour: Stockholm

I recently discovered there’s such a thing as a “ocean-bus“. The entire idea is pretty interesting, you get on board an actual, regular bus. It looks like a bus, it drives on the road, just like a bus should, but then as it approaches the “ocean” it doesn’t stop or hesitate, quite the contrary, it drives or dives so to speak right into it. It is an experience worh the wait. The best part is the funny and mostly sarcastic tour guide who gives you a crash course in swedish history while being entertaining with fascinating facts about stockholm and the historical buildings. We also got to see few famous swedish owned properties around strandvĂ€gen, which I should poing out, is the richest postcode in Stockholm, prices starting at €20.000 per Sqm. My overall experience could be summed up in one word, entertaining. If you are currently in Stockholm I recommend it, as it’s an outside the box attraction.

Indoor skydiving Stockholm

I believe its been a little over 3 weeks, since me and my son Elias went to body flight. It was our first time trying indoor skydiving and it was an incredible experience. I’m not gonna sugar coat it, it was pretty difficult to get your body around it, literally. When you first watch it online, it all seems very straightforward, until you’re caught up in the wind and realise, how hard it is to catch your breath let alone keep your body balanced. I have to say it’s one of those things you get better at the more you try. Keeping a realistic expectation, will make it more enjoyably as you, definitely won’t master it at first attempt. The instructors are super helpful and passionate about their job, wish made it all worthwhile the struggle. If you’re in Stockholm for a visit or you live here and want to try an accelerating, fun and challenging experience, Bodyflight is a must.

Stockholm Wildlife Safari & Köttbullar on Campfire

It was amazing to see Swedish wildlife in its natural habitat. As a wildlife lover, Moose are a great and majestic animal to spot. You don’t realise what a huge animal it is on close encounter. It was a fantastic experience to see the king of the forest (moose), different species of deer, wild boar and birds of prey. We spent an amazing time in the forest, learning not only about moose, wildboar, deer as well as, how to live off the forest. We learned how to make fire with knife and flint and ended the evening with a great Swedish Campfire Dinner (Swedish köttbullar and salad). It is not your typical tourist attraction nevertheless that’s what’s makes it so unique. Be different and try something new, chances are, you might even come to love it 🙂 thank You thegreentrails for the Amazing Evening

The best Cafe in Stockholm

CafĂš Schweizer – It really is the best cafe in Stockholm.

We figured this out as soon as we stepped inside.
The place is relaxed, well-decorated and offers comfy chairs perfectly positioned in front of huge windows overlooking beautiful Gamla Stan. There’s a board to leave your initials, too. I think the staff is the child friendliest I have ever had in Stockholm so far.
The food and drink here are excellent and cheap. I enjoyed coffee followed by some Water (free Water and free refill on the coffee) and a huge Fish soup and Elias got some Bullar and Cacao it was more than enough for two people to get stuffed on.
The atmosphere cozy and I can’t think of a better spot to spend a couple of hours in Stockholm – Gamla Stan, especially in the Morning to have a powerful Brunch.

We introduce: Akalla 4H-GĂ„rd

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Akalla 4H-GÄrd is located in beautiful 19th century Akalla. The village borders the nature reserve JÀrvafÀltet.

Akalla 4H offers free admission, the animals are seen every day at 8.30-16.00 clock in their fields.

The animals are on their fields every day of the year. Akalla also has a 4H farm. Café, pottery workshop, mini golf course, playground, barbecue area, paddling pool and an outdoor gym (which I often use in my training videos).

In Akalla 4H there are horses, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits and cats. Lambs and kittens are born in spring.
The work to conserve Swedish landraces is extremely important, as many animals in Sweden are threatened with extinction.
To spend more time with the animals, you can book guided tours.

Pony riding: takes place every sunday from 1pm to 2pm.


Meals are provided, in the café there are a lot of delicacies. To save money, there is a Lidl around the corner where you can do the same shopping.


So if you have already seen Skansen and want to save a some money, just drive by.

Sparadiset in Stockholm

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Jag upptĂ€ckte ett grymt spa som heter Sparadiset. Det finns flera runt om stan. Jag gick till den i Östermalm torg. Det lĂ„g ganska nĂ€ra tunnelbanan. VĂ€ldigt avslappnande och mysigt, precis det som behövs för att kunna stĂ„ emot mörkret och kylan ute. Ett tips om man ska ta med barn Ă€r att inte ta med ett barn som skriker mycket :) Elias var helt ok. Men helst skulle jag sĂ€ga om du vill unna dig liten egen tid, skippa barnen helt :)

 

Det har vart rĂ€tt trist vĂ€der dom senaste veckorna, jag upptĂ€ckte ett grymt spa som heter Sparadiset. Det finns flera runt om stan. Jag gick till den i Östermals torg. Den lĂ„g ganska nĂ€ra tunnelbanan. VĂ€ldigt avslappnande och mysigt, precis det som behövs för att kunna stĂ„ emot mörkret och kylan ute. Priserna var ocksĂ„ helt rimliga, vi bokade 3 timmar jacuzzi rum. Ett tips om man ska ta med barn Ă€r att inte ta med ett barn som skriker mycket 🙂 Elias var helt ok. Men helst skulle jag sĂ€ga om du vill unna dig liten egen tid, skippa barn helt 🙂

 

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Brunch at Greasy Spoon

Founded by Brits and located at the heart of the hipster södermalm you find our go to brunch spot GREASY spoon. I come here almost everytime I’m in the mood for some good old brunch. They serve the brunch de la brunch, a hearty brunch and great coffee all day long, and best of all, no reservation needed! Come as you are, take a seat and get ready to leave with some food coma and unbuttoned jeans.

Gamla Stan series |End of Summer

 

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German Church – Gamla Stan

Hi friends,

As the summer nears it end, I can’t help but reflect on this summer and all the nice times I’ve had in Stockholm. I can honestly say I’ve had one of the best summer’s ever. I enjoy the simple things in life nowadays, the other day I took my kids out for some ice cream in old town (Gamla Stan) and walked around just being in the moment. Life with kids can be hectic and its nice to take time out to just be present, we often get lost in the high speed of life chasing it all, trying to be it all. Exhausting ourselves, not having enough energy left to enjoy our kids endless love and desire for our attention. Parenting is the hardest job you will ever do, and being more present is where is at😊 . đŸŽ© off to all the parents

How to have the greatest 24 hours in Stockholm

Experience Stockholm in 24 hours

Upplev Stockholm i 24 timmar

Many of you have asked me: I am going to be in Stockholm for one day, what do you recommend me to do ? while there are plenty of beautiful places to visit and nice activities to do in Stockholm. I figured, I have to create – how to have an amazing 24 hours in Stockholm guide.

MĂ„nga av er har frĂ„gat mig: Jag ska vara i Stockholm för en dag, vad rekommenderar du mig att göra och se? Medan det finns gott om vackra stĂ€llen att besöka och trevliga aktiviteter att göra i Stockholm. Jag tĂ€nkte, jag mĂ„ste skapa – hur man fĂ„r en fantastisk 24 timmar i Stockholm guide.

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Brunch – To get the most out of your day, start the day of with a great breakfast/brunch in the city centre, for that I recommend Greasy spoon located in Odenplan, which is also one of my favorite brunch places in Stockholm. Its a British/ American style breakfast/brunch spot, they offer weekly specials and the last time I was there, I had the Mexican special roasted vegetables topped with guacamole and 2 poached eggs served with spicy suace. When I’m craving something more sweet, I usually go for their home made French toasts served with nuts, berries topped of with mable syrup

Brunch – För en grym start pĂ„ dagen, börja dagen med att Ă€ta frukost / brunch i stan, för det rekommenderar jag Greasy spoon i Odenplan, som ocksĂ„ Ă€r en av mina favorit brunch platser i Stockholm. Det har inslag av brittisk / amerikansk brunch. De erbjuder veckovisa specialerbjudanden och sista gĂ„ngen jag var dĂ€r, hade jag mexikanska speciella rostade grönsaker toppade med guacamole och tvĂ„ poached Ă€gg som serveras med kryddig suace. NĂ€r jag har suget efter nĂ„got mer sött, brukar jag bestĂ€lla deras hemgjorda franska toasts som serveras med nötter, bĂ€r toppad med mable sirap.

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From there you can take a lovely walk trough town heading towards (Slussen) continuing your journey by fetching a boat towards DjurgĂ„rden. Discover the island DjurgĂ„rden, beloved by both stockholmers and visitors. It is the home of many of the city’s museums and cultural attractions such as (Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund, The Abba museum and Skansen which is Europe’s biggest outdoor zoo to name a few).

DÀrefter kan du ta en hÀrlig promenad genom staden mot (Slussen) fortsÀtt din resa genom att Äka en bÄt mot DjurgÄrden. UpptÀck ön DjurgÄrden, Àlskad av bÄde stockholmare och besökare. Det Àr hemmet för mÄnga av stadens museer och kulturella sevÀrdheter som (Vasamuseet, Gröna Lund, Abba-museet och Skansen som Àr Europas största utomhus zoo för att nÀmna nÄgra).

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Lunch – since you’re still in DjurgĂ„rden take a short walk to Josefina restaurant/Bar, they have amazing pizzas and if the weather is right, why not lounge at the poolside. Tired? Just take a nap at lounge area suited for relaxing, have a bevarage and put your feet up after all that walking and sightseeing.

Lunch – Om du fortfarande Ă€r i DjurgĂ„rden, ta en kort promenad till Josefina restaurang / Bar, de har fantastiska pizzor att vĂ€lja mellan och om vĂ€dret Ă€r rĂ€tt, varför inte chilla vid poolen. Trött? Ta bara en tupplur vid poolen som Ă€r lĂ€mpligt för avkoppling, bestĂ€ll nĂ„got att dricka och lĂ€gg upp dina fötter efter alla promenad och sevĂ€rdheter.

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After your recovery, continue your adventure by catching the boat, this time get off at the stop called (Riddarholmen) here in (Kungsholmen) you can visit stockholms iconic Stadshus and meanwhile have a (Fika) coffee and something sweet for a bite right next to the water with a beautiful view over Stockholm.

Efter din ÄterhÀmtning, fortsÀtt ditt Àventyr genom att ta bÄten till Riddarholmen vÀl i (Kungsholmen) kan du besöka Stockholms ikoniska Stadshus och under tiden ta en fika precis intill vattnet med vacker utsikt över stockholm.

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Dinner – From Riddarholmen catch the last boat of the day and get off at slussen, there you can take a short 10 min walk to Gamla Stan (Old Town) By now you have probably worked up an appetite and if you don’t want to look around for a place to dine, I highly recommend Mister French, a restaurant that specialises in French cuisine such seafood, fish, and steak and best of all, it has 1920 Great Gatsby vibe with stunning outdoor sea view over town.

Middag – FrĂ„n Riddarholmen kan du gĂ„ pĂ„ din sista bĂ„tresa för dagen och gĂ„ av i slussen, dĂ€r kan du ta en kort 10 minuters promenad till Gamla Stan. Jag antar att du Ă€r hungrig och om du inte vill leta efter ett stĂ€lle att Ă€ta pĂ„, sĂ„ rekommenderar jag starkt Mister French, en fransk restaurang med specialitet inom skaldjur, fisk och biff och bĂ€st av allt, stĂ€llet har 1920 tals Great Gatsby-vibe med fantastisk havsutsikt över staden.

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Before the day comes to an end, have a walk around Gamla Stan, there are colourful historical buildings to walk through, stop by one the many ice cream shops and indulge your craving while you take it all in.

Innan dagen gÄr mot sitt slut, ta en promenad runt Gamla Stan, det finns fÀrgglada historiska byggnader att promenera igenom, stanna till i en av de mÄnga glassaffÀrerna och njut av en glass medans du tar in all historia och skönhet runt om.

There you have it friends. You have now lived your best 24 hours in Stockholm. I know it won’t be enough and your love for Stockholm has just began,

thank you come again and until next time, Good seeing you!

DÀr har ni mina vÀnner. Du har nu levt ditt bÀsta 24 timmar i Stockholm. Jag vet att det inte Àr tillrÀckligt och din kÀrlek till Stockholm har just börjat,

tack för att du kom pÄ besök till denna underbara stad, hoppas att du gör en Äterbesök.

Tills nÀsta gÄng, Trevlig resa!

Gröna Lund – Family & Fun

 

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Hejsan vÀnner

Den hĂ€r veckan sĂ„ har min familj varit pĂ„ besök hos oss. Vi har alla sĂ€tt fram emot det och nu Ă€r dom Ă€ntligen hĂ€r. Den hĂ€r gĂ„ngen kom min mamma (oma) och mina tvĂ„ systrar. Vi Ă„kte till gröna lund via bĂ„t frĂ„n slussen till DjurgĂ„rden. Vi hade en underbar dag, vi omgĂ„s mer nu Ă€n vad vi gjorde nĂ€r jag bodde i Tyskland. Jag tror att det beror pĂ„ att man tar allt för givet nĂ€r man bor sĂ„ nĂ€ra varandra. Nu nĂ€r vi bor i olika lĂ€nder sĂ„ uppskattar vi verkligen den tid vi har tillsammans mer. Ens familj, Ă€r ett av dom grejerna vi tar mest förgivet hĂ€r i livet , vi uppskattar varandra alldeles för lite. Det finns ett citat som verkligen resonera hos mig och det lyder: “Dead people receive more flowers than the living, because regret is stronger than gratitude”. AssĂ„ fattar ni hur sjukt det Ă€r, helt galet att vi visar sĂ„ lite uppskattning av nĂ€ra och kĂ€ra. Hur grymt skulle det vara, om man dök upp pĂ„ en mĂ„ndag med blommor till ens mamma, pappa eller syskon, utan nĂ„gon anledning förutom att visa uppskattning och kĂ€rlek. Mer kĂ€rlek och uppskattning sa nĂ„gon aldrig nej till 🙂

 

Hi friends

This week, my family came to visit us. We all have been looking forward and now they are finally here. This time my mom (grandmother) and my two sisters came. We went to Gröna lund and got on boat from slussen to DjurgĂ„rden. We had a wonderful day, we spend more quality time now then when I lived in Germany. I think it’s because you take everything for granted when you live so close to each other. Now that we live in different countries, we really appreciate the time we have together . One’s family is one of the things we take for granted, as a result, we end up appreciating each other way too little. There is a quote that really resonated with me. It states: “Dead people receive more flowers than the living, because regret is stronger than gratitude”. Do you realize how insane that is? It is sad that we show little appreciation to our loved ones. How amazing would it be if one showed up on a Monday with flowers to one’s mother, dad or sibling just to show their appreciation and love for them. More love and appreciation, because no one ever said no to that 🙂