Stockholm and Tampere (Recap at 107 Days)
We arrived in Stockholm, where life is expensive, on Monday, August 15. For one meal, we found ourselves spending $24 for two bowls of tomato soup!
Stockholm had the most impressive museum we’ve seen to date: the Vasa Museum contains a fully intact viking warship from the 17th century, raised off the ocean floor in 1959. It’s absolutely incredible. Being Sweden, the museum cost over $15 per person, but it was completely worth it!
Then on Sunday August 21 we headed east to Tampere, Finland (and took low cost carrier Norwegian Air, which gets a big thumbs up for value!). Tampere had two great highlights for us:
- A theme park at the north end of the city (which was closed down and creepy when we tried to visit)
- The Ron Mueck exhibit at the Sara Hilden art museum. Charley was a big fan even before we arrived (and I learned about him for the first time). His creations are so lifelike and immense; they’re really incredible.