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17 minutes ago, Nok977 said:

Hi! Has anyone heard anything about Stockholm rooftop tours? Sounds quite exciting for me but not sure this is the right thing to do if you just have one day in the city

 

Don't know anything about it, but I found this picture on Tripadvisor. Looks terrifying to me.

 

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35 minutes ago, Nok977 said:

Hi! Has anyone heard anything about Stockholm rooftop tours? Sounds quite exciting for me but not sure this is the right thing to do if you just have one day in the city

It wouldn't be our "cup of tea" but if you are the adventurous type, I can imagine that it would be an exciting experience.

You can watch some videos that will give you a good idea of the rooftop tours and make your own decision whether or not it is something of interest.

 

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Wow!  Looks exciting, something I would have done, no doubt!  Now with balance issues, not a good idea for me!

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I'm struggling with figuring out how to do everything we want to do in Stockholm on our own. Our ship (Norwegian Escape) is docking in Nynashamn so we have to figure out a way to get from there to Stockholm proper. They offer a bus ride which we could take, my problem is that it doesn't give us time to go to the Ice Bar which is one of the things we want to do. The Ice Bar doesn't open until 4:30pm, and the latest bus the ship offers heads back at 4:00pm with tours heading back at 3 or 3:30pm. If the Escape is due to depart Nynashamn at 7:00pm, what would be the latest we could leave Stockholm to make it in time? Thank you so much.

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Most cruise lines require you to be back on board about an hour before sail away, so you absolutely need to check this with NCL. Locals will know better but Google Maps suggests about 40 minutes by car, but I find GM a bit optimistic most of the time. Adding these factors into the mix suggests you need to be leaving the Ice Bar by 5 pm at the latest, so is it worth 30 minutes?

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shouldnt there be a service on board offering taxi and other entertainments at the location? Why even bother looking for taxi n stuff. Also I am sure there are plenty of tourist organisations, taxi and private tour agents at the dock 

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10 hours ago, debway said:

I'm struggling with figuring out how to do everything we want to do in Stockholm on our own. Our ship (Norwegian Escape) is docking in Nynashamn so we have to figure out a way to get from there to Stockholm proper. They offer a bus ride which we could take, my problem is that it doesn't give us time to go to the Ice Bar which is one of the things we want to do. The Ice Bar doesn't open until 4:30pm, and the latest bus the ship offers heads back at 4:00pm with tours heading back at 3 or 3:30pm. If the Escape is due to depart Nynashamn at 7:00pm, what would be the latest we could leave Stockholm to make it in time? 

Personally, I would skip the Ice Bar - there simply isn't enough time to fit it into your day. It will probably take about an hour to get back to your ship assuming there are no issues with traffic. Furthermore, we needed to be back onboard 30 minutes before sailing (some lines require an hour before sailaway).

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On 2/20/2020 at 9:10 PM, dogs4fun said:

It wouldn't be our "cup of tea" but if you are the adventurous type, I can imagine that it would be an exciting experience.

You can watch some videos that will give you a good idea of the rooftop tours and make your own decision whether or not it is something of interest.

 

Wow! That's even more exciting than I thought! I think we go for it!

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46 minutes ago, Nok977 said:

Wow! That's even more exciting than I thought! I think we go for it!

Hope you will report back and let us know how it went. 

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A picture of Stockholm today. View is Djurgårdsbron with Nordiska museet in the background. 

 

 

Edited by Desdichado62

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On 2/24/2020 at 3:05 AM, Roger88 said:

Also I am sure there are plenty of tourist organisations, taxi and private tour agents at the dock 

No, there are not. You can hire a taxi but there are no guides hanging around the terminal looking to score a tour - it is nothing like the Caribbean.

On 2/27/2020 at 3:51 AM, Desdichado62 said:

A picture of Stockholm today. View is Djurgårdsbron with Nordiska museet in the background. 

 

 

Beautiful photo! 

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Saint Perersburg also got those roof tours. To be honest I was a bit afraid at first, my wife as well. But it was worth it. Just be careful and dont look down 🙂 These tours are one of the best tours in those northern cities. You can see those 18th century landscapes. Its unbelievable. I would not take kids with me to these tours. They remain “extreme”.  

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Posted (edited)
On 2/24/2020 at 8:35 PM, Nok977 said:

Wow! That's even more exciting than I thought! I think we go for it!

Nok977, do that! It is an amazing experience, you will love it, believe me! Make sure you have a good camera with you, not just a phone 

Edited by Fran2020
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On 3/8/2020 at 3:08 PM, Desdichado62 said:

Östermalmshallen food market has now reopened after major renovations.

 

https://www.ostermalmshallen.se/

Love this place. Hope the renovators managed to keep the feeling of something antique and authentic there. 

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29 minutes ago, Fran2020 said:

Love this place. Hope the renovators managed to keep the feeling of something antique and authentic there. 

 

Short clip from after the reopening:

 

 

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The Swedish maritime museums are closed until further notice due to the Covid 19 outbreak. This includes The Vasamuseum. 

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On 2/24/2020 at 3:49 AM, debway said:

The Ice Bar doesn't open until 4:30pm, and the latest bus the ship offers heads back at 4:00pm with tours heading back at 3 or 3:30pm.

As far as I know, in the summer time the Ice Bar has different opening times, usually they open around 12:00 PM, so that also cruise passengers can visit the bar. At the moment there are winter season opening times on their website.

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 Vasa ship onboard/inside video . Use your mouse or the arrows in the upper left corner to pan around.
 

 

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On 4/13/2020 at 12:12 PM, Desdichado62 said:

 Vasa ship onboard/inside video . Use your mouse or the arrows in the upper left corner to pan around.
 

 

What a beautiful language! Soft and melodic

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Posted (edited)

Swedish armed forces' birthday greeting to his majesty the king.Normally the king and general
public would attend too but due he Corona situation the king has temporarily moved to a smaller
palace in the country side in the Södermanland province.

 

The honorary guard are provide by Livbataljonen from the Livgardet regiment (Royal Life Guards).
Music is provided by the Swedish Army Band.

 

 

Edited by Desdichado62

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It seems that Sweden and Stockholm is particular is dealing well with COVID19 -  do you think that we will be able to go there in e.g. August this year? Or this is too optimistic? 

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