From Oslo we drove to Stockholm .
Sweden was more flat than Norway. A charming landscape.
Stockholm is the capitol of Sweden. It is built on 14 islands and sometimes called the "Venice of the North." It is a beautiful ,clean city with lovely architecture and parks .Very modern and like Amsterdam I found it to be a very livable city. The winters can be brutal but during the summer it was glorious.
The city was beautiful and easy to move around in .The Swedes are mostly very healthy looking attractive, tall and blond .Taking how little sun they see- they were tanned and very athletic.
We visited the Royal Palace .
This is the Official Residence of the Royal family. There are several museums in the Palace.
In the City Hall we saw the golden room where the reception is held for the Nobel Price Awards .
Nobel Prize Awards
City Hall -Stockholm
Skansen is a open air museum on an island near Stockholm
Skansen attracts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. The many exhibits site include a full replica of an average 19th-century town, in which craftsmen in traditional dress such as tanners, shoemakers, silversmiths, bakers and glass-blowers demonstrate their skills in period surroundings. There is even a small patch growing tobacco used for the making of cigarettes .
There is also an open-air zoo containing a wide range of Scandinavian animals including bison, brown bear moose, grey seal lynx otter reindeer and wolf. There are also farmsteads where rare breeds of farm animals can be seen.
After a very enjoyable time in Scandinavia , it was time to get back to London and face real life once again.