For our Easter break getaway, we went to Stockholm, Bergen, Flam and Oslo. It was part leisure, and part photographic and textile research. If you’re looking for a winter holiday, travelling to the Scandinavian countries in March and April is fantastic because you can still experience the signature cold climate and beautiful snow with the benefit of slightly longer daylight hours.
First stop – Stockholm, my second visit to the modern Nordic capital. We took the budget airline Ryanair from London Stansted Airport to Stockholm Stavsta Airport. We saved a bit more on airfare with Ryanair but spent an hour to get a bus from the airport to central Stockholm. Dear travellers, if you are short on time, or are looking to get into Stockholm city centre more quickly, I would suggest flying into the bigger, more international Arlanda Airport instead. There, you can easily catch the 20 minute Arlanda Express into the city centre. The airline that takes this route from London Gatwick tends to be Norwegian Air, marketed as a budget airline as well.
We arrived at the hotel ahead of check-in time, so we dropped off our luggage there, had lunch thereby, and walked to one of the sites on our list, Stockholm Public Library.
Every Chinese lady must have hot drinks at hand 😅. It’s a strange food and drink habit among the Chinese that hot beverages rather than cold are better for health. I phoned housekeeping for two cups and a kettle (it was a really nice quality one too). They also asked if I needed tea, which I think they would have provided free of charge, but being a typical Asian traveller, I brought my own individually packaged teas.
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