I then had a cancellation, so I decided to do something I don’t often do, and wander around Gamla Stan, the Old Town.
Stockholm is built on 14 islands and Gamla Stan (or Old Town), dating from the 13th century, is a densely built island with tiny (some less than a metre wide) cobbled streets between medieval buildings.
It is particularly pretty at Christmas time when all the shops are decorated for Christmas. Coming from the Southern Hemisphere as I do, and having grown up with very hot Christmases at the beach, I love the traditional Christmas near the North Pole, with snow and Santa and reindeer. It is by far my most favourite time in Sweden.
The Christmas market is really pretty, particularly when it is dark. It was light when I was there today, and no snow but still gorgeous!
And what it looks like after 2pm when it is dark
Thank you for sharing my day with me. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!