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Hammarbybacken – Stockholm, Sweden

Hammarbybacken – Stockholm, Sweden

One of my goals this year was to get better at exploring my hometown, Stockholm. With five months into 2019, I have to say that I’ve been working hard with that goal and already found some new favorites – and one of them is Hammarbybacken. Hammarbybacken is located on the south side of the city and is a big ski slope in the winter and a popular hill for interval training and bike riding during the summer. Hammarbybacken is one…

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The Royal Mounds – Uppsala, Sweden

The Royal Mounds – Uppsala, Sweden

It feels like I took these photos a lifetime ago, but I thought it was time to write some more about when I visited The Royal Mounds in February. A friend had told me about The Royal Mounds and it’s area with archaeological remains and I obviously had to go there when I took a day trip to Uppsala on my own. Since I’m the type of person who thinks it’s possible to walk everywhere I decided to skip the…

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Storforsen – Älvsbyn, Sweden

Storforsen – Älvsbyn, Sweden

During my visit to Boden in April, I finally got to visit Storforsen in Älvsbyn for the first time in probably 20 years. Storforsen is one of the biggest streams in all of Europe and is a 5km part of the 410km long river Piteåälven. Its usual water flow is around 250 m³/sek and it never freezes, even though the water can get as low as -40° degrees during wintertime! It looks really spectacular, but the most impressing thing most honestly…

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Uppsala Cathedral – Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala Cathedral – Uppsala, Sweden

One of the biggest tourist attractions in Uppsala has to be Uppsala Cathedral. I took a day trip to Uppsala in February and the cathedral was obviously on top of the list of things I wanted to see. The cathedral was built in the 13th century and has been used for the coronation for almost every Swedish monarch since then. The cathedral is also the final resting place for famous Swedes as Gustav Vasa and Carl von Linné which means…

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Old Town Square – Prague, Czech Republic

Old Town Square – Prague, Czech Republic

  Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague.   I think most tourists visit this square since it’s the location of the medieval astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall which was installed in 1410 and still is fully functional! Every hour the figures flanking the clock are set into motion which tourist crowd around, but it’s honestly not that spectacular. If you’re in the area when the time is right, yeah, go…

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Arthur’s Seat – Edinburgh, Scotland

Arthur’s Seat – Edinburgh, Scotland

  One of the best things I did during my visit to Edinburgh back in November was to climb Arthur’s Seat.    Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of a group of hills right outside the central city of Edinburgh. There are some interesting stories about this hill, including being the location of the legendary castle Camelot with King Arthur and the whole hill itself being a sleeping giant, but one certain fact is that it’s an extinct volcano that erupted…

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Vigeland Sculpture Park – Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park – Oslo, Norway

  One of Oslo’s most beloved tourist attraction is Vigeland Sculpture Park.     The Sculpture Park, located in Frogner Park consists more than 200 sculptures made by the same artist – Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943). The sculptures portray naked humans in a variety of poses and situations – some more unnatural than others and all of them tells a different story. Let’s just say that you can spend quite some time here without getting bored since there is a lot to look…

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Damstredet & Telthusbakken – Oslo, Norway

Damstredet & Telthusbakken – Oslo, Norway

  One of the things that were on my Bucket List for Oslo was Damstredet & Telthusbakken   They are two streets north of the central parts of Oslo in an area called Gamle Aker. The special thing about these streets is there charming and picturesque wooden houses from the 1700s and the 1800s which are still well reserved. The streets are often mentioned together since they are located pretty close to each other, you can walk between them on a small…

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Kalmar Castle – Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar Castle – Kalmar, Sweden

  The most famous thing about Kalmar must be Kalmar Castle.   The history of this legendary castle goes back 800 years and it has played an important part in the Swedish history. It has been everything from a fortress defending Sweden from Denmark, to a royal palace that the family Vasa rebuilt into a Renaissance palace after European fashion. Today, the castle is open for visitors all year long and is the best preserved Nordic Renaissance castle.        Inside the castle,…

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Charles Bridge – Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge – Prague, Czech Republic

  One thing you can’t miss when you’re in Prague is Charles Bridge.   I mean literally, you CAN’T miss it since it’s such a central part of the city connecting Staré Město and Malá Strana over the river Vltava. The bridge was built in 1357 (moment to process that please!) and is still used every day. Everyone that knows me know that I’m a huge sucker for old architecture, and I just adored this bridge.       We crossed…

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