Even better, find a quiet spot and read the Sandhamn Murders books and wonder why your surroundings seem to oddly peaceful.
Beautiful Gotland is perfect for a weekend getaway
Once you’ve had your fill of defensive towers and walls head to the beach, bike the winding paths through the island, or move on to Fårö, the small island just north of Gotland where Ingmar Bergman made his home for many years and where the beaches are sandy. Don’t miss the nearly 100 churches on Gotland – which serve just 60 thousand permanent residents.
Great bars and restaurants complement a fabulous music scene (particularly outdoor concerts in summer) – and the best part is that it’s completely walkable – and has fabulous Botanical Gardens. So grab a train at Stockholm’s Central Station and you’ll be transported in no time.
Kastelholm Castle in Åland
Beyond that, there are great museums, pristine beaches, and a buzzing culinary scene. And Åland is allowed to sell duty-free due to a special relationship with the EU. Cycling, swimming, boating, fishing – all the activities you might be keen to try are readily available. You can hop over to Åland by ferry or plane and rent a car or bike when you arrive.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland
Here you can discover the city’s Old Town, the Market Square, and the wonderful Cathedral – and make a stop at the Karl Fazer Café, where you’ll indulge in some of the finest chocolate in the world. There are plenty of trams to get you around, although the city is perfectly manageable for walkers.
One of the most interesting things about Helsinki is that older people claim it looks like what Stockholm looked like before many hills were leveled in the 1960s. We can’t say for sure but we do know it’s a great Stockholm weekend getaway.
View Stockholm hopes you enjoy your weekend getaway!