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Cruise to Sweden

This Christmas we got a gift of tickets to a cruise to Sweden. Last week, I went along with my siblings. We took a bus from Hämeenlinna straight to viking line’s Katajanokka’s terminal.
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After dropping my baggage in cabin, I headed for the deck to click some pictures of the freezing sea.

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In these pics you can see the evening shoreline of Helsinki and the two famous churches.

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Upon returning inside the ship, I took more pictures of different levels of deck.

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The cruise arrived in Stockholm after a sail of appx 16 hours, around 10 a.m. local time.

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Many Swans gathered around the shoreline in Stockholm.

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We went on to explore the old town area called Gamla Stan in Stockholm. The town dates back to the 13th century, and consists of medieval alleyways,cobbled streets, and archaic architecture. North German architecture has had a strong influence in the Old Town’s construction.OTOS2829 OTOS2830 OTOS2827 sweden post2

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And same evening we took return cruise back home. Clicked the Parliament House after arriving in Helsinki. I had hoped the sky to be clear for better pictures but for this time, this has to do.

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35 Comments

  1. Nelandir says:

    May I just say how much I envy you?

  2. withastrongvoice says:

    Isn’t it lovely here in Stockholm? Nice photos :) Hope you had fun!

  3. Pat Benson says:

    we saw the street performer you have the photo of in Dublin. Great photos! thanks for sharing

  4. Interesting to see familiar pictures through a strangers eye. Great shots! Hope you enjoyed Stockholm.

  5. good pictorial story line.

  6. janeanddavid says:

    Really nice pics of Helsinki and that frozen sea!

  7. ladyfi says:

    Lovely pictures of your cruise!

  8. What a great story in your images, AND perfect timing as well! Have been considering a cruise along a Scandinavian coast for some time now. I see some photos here of some different cruise lines. Did you like the one you were on? Also, and I know this is a Norway vs. Sweden question, but had you heard of the Norde Norge line? Just curious about a quality cruise liner company.

    Thanks as well for liking my post “Watering Hole”.

  9. nik12766 says:

    This makes me wish, I was in your shoes!

  10. Thanks for dropping by my photo blog. Even if your post was mainly about Sweden it reminded me that a long time ago (over 40 years!) I was lucky enough to visit Finland, though only Helsinki. Two abiding memories are all the fish stalls along the ‘shoreline’ and that the girls asked the men to dance! Are the stalls still there; do the girls still ask rather than wait to be asked?

  11. janethilton says:

    Fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Linda G. says:

    Thank you for taking me along on the cruise, if only virtually. Enjoyed your pictures.

  13. lloydfish says:

    Nice set, especially the night shots!

  14. mbfitzmahan says:

    I lived in Tallinn for many years and visited Helsinki often. Your photos bring back many memories. Thank you for following me. I look forward to conversations on photography and the search for truth.

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