Itinerary Page for Travel to Sweden – Southern Sweden

21 day itinerary + 2 travel days

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Date

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Activity / Cost

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1

13 June 19

 

 

$393.20 (Roundtrip) Omaha to JFK

 

 

$681.94 (Round trip) JFK to Stockholm Sweden (ARN)

 


 

NO ACTIVITY

 

 

 

 

2

 

14 JUNE 19

$28.07 (3 day travel pass)

Includes all public transportation in Stockholm

Stockholm Attraction Pass

$121.91

See Travel Cost (LEFT) Includes all attractions in Stockholm

 VASA MUSEUM – VASA WARSHIP MUSEUM

 

 NORDISKA MUSEUM – MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY

 

 

 

 

3

15 JUNE

 STOCKHOLM TRAVEL PASS (ABOVE)

STOCKHOLM ATTRACTION PASS (ABOVE)

SKANSEN AQUARIUM – LOCATED IN THE SKANSEN OPEN AIR MUSEUM SO THIS IS A KIND OF TWO FOR ONE – AGAIN BOTH LOCATIONS COVERED IN THE ATTRACTION PASS.  THIS PLACE HAS TONS OF SPECIES OF FISH, CROCODILES AND EVEN SOME SLOTHS, WHICH ARE ADMITTEDLY NO A MARINE ANIMAL… OR SWEDISH…

 

GRÖNA LUND TIVOLI – AMUSEMENT PARK – KIND OF WEIRD GOING ALONE SO LET’S JUST SAY THAT SOMEONE ELSE WENT WITH ME AND THEY’RE PAYING THEIR ENTIRE WAY... OR I FIND SOMEONE IN STOCKHOLM OR SOMETHING

 

AIR BNB ABOVE

4

16 JUN 19

  STOCKHOLM TRAVEL PASS (ABOVE)

STOCKHOLM ATTRACTION PASS (ABOVE)

 DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE – BOAT TRIP THROUGH LAKE  MÄLAREN TO DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE.  CURRENTLY THE PRIVATE RESIDENCE OF THE SWEDISH ROYAL FAMILY. 17TH-18TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE, GARDENS, AWESOMENESS

 

STORKYRKAN CATHEDRAL – MOTHER CHURCH IN STOCKHOLM DATING BACK TO THE 1300’S.  CONTAINS MANY WELL-KNOWN SWEDISH RELIGIOUS ARTIFACTS.

 

 

  AIR BNB ABOVE

5

17 JUNE 19

RAIL FROM STOCKHOLM TO GOTHENBURG $20.93

 

 

GOTHENBURG ATTRACTION/TRAVEL PASS  - TRAVEL PASS GOOD FOR ALL TRAMS, BUSES, AND FERRIES FOR UNLIMITED USE (ATTRACTION PASS: $83.20)

 TRAVEL PASS $20.40

 

 

 

 

 

GOTHENBURG MUSEUM OF ART – THIRD LARGEST FINE ART MUSEUM IN SWEDEN FEATURING INTERNATIONAL AND NORDIC EXHIBITS.

 

BOHUS FORTRESS – MEDIEVAL FORTRES BUILT 1308-1319 WAS A STRONGHOLD BUILT TO DEFEND SWEDEN DURING FIGHTING BETWEEN THE SWEDES, NORWEGIANS, AND DANES.

AIR BNB

 

 

 

6

18 JUNE 19

 GOTHENBURG TRAVEL PASS (ABOVE)

ATTRACT-ION PASS (ABOVE)

 

PRISON ISLAND – I FIGURED THAT TAKING A BREAK FROM TRADITIONAL SIGHT SEEING WOULD BE GREAT, KIND OF BREAK IT UP.  PRISON ISLAND IS LIKE A KIND OF PUZZLE ESCAPE ROOM, EXCEPT THERE’S ABOUT 30 ROOMS, SO THEY’RE PROBABLY EASIER… AND PROBABLY IN SWEDISH… SO IF I MAKE IT THROUGH, I’LL BE EXTRA SMART.

 

 GOTHENBURG SPORTS MUSEUM – I LOVE SPORTS AND NEVER REALLY THOUGHT OF SWEDEN IS A PARTICUARLY ATHLETICALLY COMPETITIVE PLACE, SO IT WOULD BE AWESOME TO SEE WHAT KIND OF SPORTS HEROES THE POPULATION IDOLIZES.  THE WEBSITE IS IN SWEDISH, AND PROBABLY MOST OF THE EXHIBITS, SO I’LL NEED SOME SWEDISH FRIENDS TO TRANSLATE

 

 

  AIR BNB ABOVE

7

19 JUNE 19

  GOTHENBURG TRAVEL PASS (ABOVE)

 

  TRAVEL PASS (ABOVE) 

VOLVO MUSEUM – AS YOU CAN PROBABLY TELL BY NOW, I LOVE MUSEUMS, AND HOW COULD YOU NOT CHECK OUT A VOLVO MUSEUM.  BEING A HORRIBLY UNEDUCATED SWEDISH PERSON, VOLVO IS ONE OF THE FEW THINGS I’M AWARE OF COMING OUT OF SWEDEN.  PLUS, MY WIFE HAD ONE AND IT WAS SMOOTH.

 

GUIDED ARCHIPELAGO TOUR -  UP UNTIL NOW IT’S BEEN MUSEUMS AND MAN-MADE ATTRACTIONS.  WHEN I THINK OF SWEDEN, I THINK OF THE NATURE AND PRARIES, AND FARMLAND, AND WHATNOT.  BEING ABLE TO GET OUT OF BUILDINGS AND EXPERIENCING THE OUTDOORS A BIG PRIORITY.  I’D RATHER DO IT ON MY OWN, BUT I ASSUME THE GUIDES KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING.

 

 

 

AIR BNB ABOVE

8

20 JUNE 19

 RAIL FROM GOTHENBURG TO MALMÖ ($29.52)

 

3- DAY METRO TRAVEL PASS – ONLY GOOD FOR BUSSES 165 SEK ($17.71 USD) – AVAILABLE AT ANY METRO STATION

 THE GARDENS ARE FREE HOWEVER THE CAFÉ WILL PROBABLY RUN ABOUT $15.00 FOR COFFEE AND FOOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOPPING DISTRIC FREE TO GO TO, FOOD/SHOPPING WILL RUN APPROX. $50.00

 

 

SLOTTSTRÄDGÅRDEN – 12K SQUARE FOOT CASTLE GARDEN DIVIDED INTO MANY DIFFERENT GARDENS AND HAS AN AWESOME SWEDISH WINDMILL.  THE GARDEN IS OPERATED BY A PRIVATE CLUB BASED ON ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES.  THERE IS A CAFÉ THAT IS OPEN STARTING IN APRIL THROUGH THE SUMMER.

 

SÖDERGATAN – MAIN SHOPPING DISTRICT.  FULL OF SMALL SWEDISH SHOPS, CLOTHES, FOOD, PUBS, ETC.

 

     

9

21 JUNE 19

 METRO TRAVEL PASS (ABOVE)

 ART AREA FREE TO VISIT CAFÉ/SHOP WILL RUN APPROX. $15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE TO WALK AROUND $15.00 FOOD $20.00 ON RIDES/ARCADE

 

 

 

 

  

LILLA TORG FORM/DESIGN CENTER – AREA FOR ART EXHIBITIONS. FUNDED BY THE GOVERNMENT, IT WAS OPENED BY KING GUSTAV VI ADOLF IN 1964.  EXHIBITS RANGE FROM FASHION TO HIGH ART TO POTTERY, EVERYTHING ENCOURAGING CREATIVITY.  FREE TO VISIT, HAS A CAFÉ AND SHOP.

 

 

FOLKETS PARK – A PARK KNOWN FOR PERFORMERS, MOVIE SCREENINGS, FAIRGROUND RIDES, FESTIVALS, CONCERTS, PEOPLE WATCHING.

 

 

 

10

22 JUNE 19

  METRO TRAVEL PASS (ABOVE)

 STORTORGET – FREE TO VISIT, TAKE PICTURE, SIGHTSEE, ONLY FOOD $15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASTLE AND EXHIBITIONS ARE SEK 40 ($4.29 USD)

 

 

 

STORTORGET – MALMO’S LARGEST AND OLDEST SQUARE, HOME TO MANY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDINGS.  MIDDLE OF THE SQUARE IS A HORSEBACK STATUE OF KING KARL X GUSTAV RESPONSIBLE FROM CLAIMING THIS PROVINCE FROM DENMARK

 

 

MALMÖ CASTLE – FORMER DANISH STRONGOLD WITH AN AQUARIM, ART MUSEUM, AND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

23 JUNE 19

 

 

RAIL FROM MALMO TO LINKOPING, 195 SEK ($20.94)

 

LINKOPING IS VERY SMALL FROM THE CITY CENTER; EVERYTHING CAN BE REACHED IN 4KM.  HOWEVER I WILL ESTIMATE TAXI PRICES AT APPROX $5 PER RIDE/ATTRACTION.

 

$10USD FOR TAXI’S TO LOCATIONS

 

 

 CONFIRMED THAT THE PRICE IS FREE THROUGH GOOGLE FORUM; $15.00 FOOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO CHARGE OR FOOD OPTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAMLA LINKOPING OPEN-AIR MUSEUM – OPEN AIR MUSEUM DESIGNED TO RECREATE SWEDEN IN THE EARLY 1900’S.  INCLUDES WOODEN HOUSES, COBBLESTONE ALLEYS, GARDENS AND MUSEUMS.

 

LINKOPING CATHEDRAL – EPICSOPAL SEAT OF THE DIOCESE OF LINKOPING IN THE CURCH OF SWEDEN.  APPROXIMATELY 800 YEARS OLD.  AMAZING GOTHIC SWEDISH ARCHITECTURE

 

 

12

24 JUNE 19

 $10USD FOR TAXI’S TO  FLIGHT MUSEUM

 

EKENAS SLOTT IS 30KM FROM CITY CENTER; APPROX $60.00 USD (THERE AND BACK)

 ADMISSION IS FREE (NO FOOD OPTIONS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADMISSION IS 80 SEK ($8.54 USD)

 

 FLYGVAPENMUSEUM – SWEDISH AIR FOR MUSEUM, MODERN TECHNICAL/CULTURAL HISTORY OF AVIATION FROM EARLY 20TH CENTURY TO PRESENT AIRCRAFT.

 

EKENAS SLOTT – RENAISSANCE CASTLE FROM 17-18 CENTURIES.  SWEDISH AND ENGLISH TOURS.  FEATURES GHOST WALKS AND JOUSTING GAMES DURING THE SUMMER.

 

 

13

25 JUNE 19

 TAXI APPROX $30 USD TO LAKE ROXEN

 

TAXI APPROX $30 USD TO NATURE RESERVE

  FREE TO VISIT $20 USD FOR FOOD/WINE

 

 

 

 

 

 LAKE ROXEN – MEDIUM SIZED LAKE NORTH OF LINKOPING GREAT FOR FISHING AND BIRD WATCHING.  APPROXIMATELY 37 SQUARE MILES.  PROBABLY GRAB SOME FOOD AND A FRIEND, MAYBE WINE OR SOMETHING

 

TINNERÖ EKLANDSKAP – NATURE RESERVE WITH MANY HIKES AND PATHS

 

 

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26 JUNE 19

 LINKOPING TO VASTERAS 95 SEK ($10.14 USD)

 

 

TAXI TO BURIAL SITE $15 USD

 

TAXI TO ZOO $10 USD

 

NO COST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120 SEK ($12.81)

 

ANUNDSHÖG – 9KM FROM CITY CENTER. SWEDENS LARGEST BURIAL MOUND DATING BACK 1500 YEARS, CLAIMED TO BE THE FINAL RESTING PLACE OF KING KING BRÖT-ANUND FROM THE HOUSE OF YNGLING

 

KUNGSBYN ANIMAL PARK – AWESOME PARK NEAR CITY CENTER; ZOO WITH MANY SPECIES OF ARNIMALS, A TERRARIUM, AND A RESTARURANT

 

 

 

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27 JUNE 19

 TAXI – BOTH LOCATIONS WITHIN CITY LIMITS $20 USD MAX BOTH RIDES

 ADMISSION 295 SEK ($30.49)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADMISSION 100 SEK (10.67)

 

 

 

KOKPUNKTEN ACTIONBAD – EIGHT FLOOR WATER PARK BUILT FROM A PLANT THAT WAS SHUT DOWN IN 1992.  HAS SLIDES, SAUNAS, AND A HEATED OPEN-AIR POOL

 STRÖMSHOLM PALACE – A MANSION FREQUENTED BY THE ROYAL FAMILY EARLY IN THE 19TH CENTURY.  AFTER IT BECAME THE RIDING AND DRIVING ACADEMY FOR THE SWEDISH ARMY.  HAS AN AWESOME 17TH CENTURY ART COLLECTION

 

 

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28 JUNE 19

 TAXI – BOTH LOCATIONS WITHIN CITY LIMITS $20 USD MAX BOTH RIDES

 

 

 ADMISSION 100 SEK ($10.67)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO ADMISSION BUT COULD NOT FIND PRICES FOR FIRING BOW OR CATAPULT BUT I’D DEFINITELY PAY TO DO THAT… ESPECIALLY THE CATAPULT

 

VÄSTERÅS FLYGMUSEUM – AIR FORCE HANGAR AT VÄSTERÅS  AIRPORT ERECTED IN THE 1930’S AND CONVERTED TO A MUSEUM IN 1997.  I’M IN THE AIR FORCE SO IT’S REALLY AWESOME TO SEE OTHER COUNTRY’S AIRPOWER.

FRÖSÅKERS BRYGGA – 25 WOODEN VIKING REPLICA LONGSHIPS.  YOU CAN ROW, SAIL, FIRE A BOW AND A CAPAPULT.

  

 

 

 

 

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29 JUNE 19

 VASTRAS – STOCKHOLM (69 SEK - $7.31) – UPPSALA (29 SEK - $3.07)

 

TAXI TO BOTH LOCATIONS NEAR DOWNTOWN AREA $30 USD

 NO CHARGE

 

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UPPSALA CATHEDRAL – CONSTRUCTION BEGAN IN 1272 IN PHASES UP INTO THE 19TH CENTURY.  THE CATHEDRAL IS THE LARGES SCANDINAVIAN CHURCH.  MANY SWEDISH MONARCHS ARE BURIED HERE.

THE LINNAEUS GARDEN – LOCATED ALONG A FAMOUS HIKING TRAIL PLOTTED IN 1655.  IN THE 17TH CENTURY SWEDEN’S FIRST POTATO WAS GROWN HERE.  THOUSANDS OF SPECIES OF PLANTS HAVE BEEN SOURCED FROM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.  POPULAR NATURE HIKE.

 

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30 JUNE 19

 TAXI TO BOTH LOCATIONS $30 USD MAX

ALL MUSEUMS ARE FREE ENTRY

 

 UPPSALA CASTLE – ORDERED TO BE BUILT BY GUSTAV VASA IN THE MID 16TH CENTURY.  SITE OF THE STURE MURDERS IN 1567 WHEN A MENTALLY UNDOUND ERIK XIV ORDERED THE EXECUTION OF FIVE NOBELMEN, THEIR GUARDS, AND A TUTOR BEFORE DISAPPEARING INTO THE FOREST.  NOW HOME OF THREE MUSEUMS.

 

BIOTOPIA – BIOLOGICAL MUSEUM SURROUNDED BY A PARK IN A RESIDENTAL PORTION OF THE CITY. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01 JULY 19

  TAXI TO BOTH LOCATIONS $60 USD MAX

 FREE TO VISIT; COULD NOT FIND RENTAL PRICES – ESTIMATE $20 USD FOR BOAT RENTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO CHARGE

FJÄLLNORA FRILUFTSOMRÅDE – LOCALS SPOT FOR FRESH AIR LOCATED ON A LAKE.  BOATS/CONOE RENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL FARM

GAMLA UPPSALA – CLOSE TO THE NORTHERN PART OF THE CITY.  TRACES BACK TO PART OF THE EARLIEST TRACES OF THE HUMAN RACE IN 3RD CENTURY AD.  RUNESTONES AND BARROWS ARE LITTERED THROUGHOUT THE LANDSCAPE.

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02 JULY 19

 UPPSALA TO STOCKHOLM TO RETURN OF RETURN FLIGHT ($3.07)

 

 

 

 

  

 

 REST DAY

 SPLURGED ON AN AWESOME PLACE FOR LAST PART OF TRIP

 

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03 JULY 19

 TAXI BOTH LOCATIONS $30 USD

 NO CHARGE

  CHECK OUT THE CODEX GIGAS (THE DEVILS BIBLE) IN KING’S LIBRARY IN HUMLEGARDEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF OSTERMALM.  BELIEVED TO BE WRITTEN BY A SINGLE MONK, CONTAINS NEW AND OLD TESTAMENT AND A LARGE PICTURE OF SATAN HENCE THE NAME

 

R1 NUCLEAR REACTOR – SWEDENS FIRST NUCLEAR REACTOR LOCATED 25 METERS UNDERGROUND VISITED FROM THE KTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

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04 JULY 19

72 HOUR TRAVEL PASS FOR ALL METRO 260 SEK ($27.55)

 

 INCLUDED IN PRICE OF METRO TICKET

 

 

 

 

 STOCKHOLM METRO ART GALLERY – PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM THAT DOUBLES AS THE WORLDS LONGEST ART GALLERY MORE THAN 90 OF THE SUBWAY STATIONS ARE UNIQUELY DECORATED WITH ART

NORRMALMSTORG BANK – BIRTHPLACE OF STOCKHOLM SYNDROM.  1973 A ROBBERY INVOLVING HOSTAGES GAVE BIRTH TO THE TERM AS THE HOSTAGES STARTED SYMPATHIZING WITH THE CAPTORS.  BEAUTIFUL BUILDING WITH TOURS.  THE SWEDISH TERM IS NORRMALMSTORGSSYDROMET.

 

 

06/05/2019

 SAME INFO FROM DAY 1; SHOWS RETURN TRIP

 

$393.20 (Roundtrip) Omaha to JFK

 

 

$288.31 (Round trip) JFK to Stockholm Sweden (ARN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost Totals

Transportation (Air/Ground)

Cost of Activities

Lodging

Food est.

Total Cost

$1590.74 

 $269.78

$520

 $420.00

 2800.52

J. LOGAN WESTLUND 24 APR 2019