Fellow Travellers

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Stockholm Oct 23 and 24 2010

We were greeted by a skiff of snow and some very brisk fall air on our arrival in Stockholm.  Not surprising as the city lies on the same latitude with Moscow and is some 59° 17' N a little north of Moscow (our home town in Canada, Calgary is 51° 6' N for your reference). 

Stockholm straddles 14 islands, the center island being Gamla Stan where the old town is situated.  The Islands are interconnected by bridges, an underground, trams or ferries.  Surrounding the Gamla Stan are the islands/districts of
  • Sodermalm & Langholmen
  • Kungsholmen
  • Norrmalm & Vasastaden
  • Ostermalm
  • Skeppsholmen & Djurgarden

We arrived in the early evening Friday after a quick 1.5 hr flight from Amsterdam which left us plenty of time to check into our hotel, the Rival, and make our way to Tranan for dinner.  As always, I'd done some research on the where to eat as I was keen to try traditional Swedish cuisine.  Blogs are a great source for local information, I found Tranan via Anne's Food Blog .