Every year Mrs Mjollnir and I try to get away somewhere to celebrate our wedding anniversary and this year was no exception. On our anniversary day we caught a fairly early flight to Stockholm in Sweden. Mrs Mjollnir has been to Sweden many times before but never to the capital city and it was my first time in the country. We didn’t do much in the way of research before we went so we were very impressed with our first visit to the Nordic countries largest city. The city is built on 14 islands at the mouth of Lake Mäleren and has a population of almost 900,000 within the municipality and over 2 million in the metro area.
We stayed on a boat by the Skeppsbron quay just a stone’s throw from the huge Royal Palace and right in the heart of the Gamla Stan (Old Town) area. The old town has many narrow streets and is filled with craft shops, restaurants and bars and the areas around the old town contain many grand buildings, lovely bridges and wide boulevards making central Stockholm a charming place to visit.