stockholm adventures is an aptly named company –– you
will definitely have an adventure with them! we were invited to a blogger /
vlogger day by the stockholm tourism board put on by stockholm adventures
the day we arrived to this city after some days spent on the sweden farm,
and we had no idea just the day we were in for! it brought almost every kind of
activity through the city, new friends, getting caught in the rain, laughs, exhaustion,
and a very memorable day. we loved australian vlogger reuben and mitchell from expedia,
who were part of the day and kept us laughing. it was crazy how much we did! ready? here we go!
^^ segway selfie – i couldn’t keep a straight face while on this thing!
i have always laughed so hard at tour groups on segways in big cities, and here i was
on one of them! don’t worry, i was laughing hard at myself the entire time, but i was
also loving it and could quickly see how fun it is to zip around a city on one of these
babies! (especially fun on narrow cobblestone streets – ha!) one thing i don’t like
about big segway tours is how they can take up the street and cause a nuisance in
cities, but this tour is not on main roads…our guide was hilarious and took us on the
craziest route which kept things exciting and didn’t get in the way of other tourists.
usually on tours like this the guide is very cautious and slow, but this company is
not that way – we could barely keep up with her, and she was going ahead either way!
haha i loved it, and it reminded me of my mom who also has been known to lead us
on crazy hikes/ bike rides/ runs without looking back :) chase was LOVING life since
he always asks if we can do segway tours and he is randomly so good on those things. the
vlog for this day shows the hilarity so much better than i can even explain, so you have to watch! ^^ happy guy cruising around loving life hahaha i spy chase leaning forward trying to keep up with our crazy guide! ^^ we visited the swedish royal palace, where we barely had time for a quick
photo snap before our guide was off again and we had to follow!
we passed some of the most charming streets in stockholm,
and it was our very first intro to the city so it was all brand new ^^
from the segway adventure we made it back to the tour office,
jumped on BIKES, and went across the city to take kayaks out.
this kayak tour went ALL over the city for hours!
you can paddle through the archipelago and thousands
of islands as well as through the city! our friends had been
here and kayaked too, so when it was part of this day we were
excited! pretty fun to be on a lake and then out on the baltic sea
in one kayak trip! there are some amazing longer kayak
camping trips here that i want to come back and do one day!
^^ taking off the kayak gear… going on hour 5 of adventures and hadn’t eaten yet!
after a very quick lunch (at 3 pm, sandwiches eaten on the go while
bike riding across town…) we made it to the dock for a speed rib boat ride.
by now the rainy clouds were turning serious, and as we waited on the dock
a downpour started. i was so tired by this point (we had caught a 5 AM train
in the morning from the countryside…) and it had been go-go-go all day. i was
not feeling good, freezing, and so tired. talk about bad attitude! this all changed
the second we got on the boat and our amazing guide started flooring it! haha!
^^ best swedish man. he reminded me of my grandpa kenny!
this ride takes you along stockholm’s coastline and out to the archipelago.
you pass the vaxholm fortress, djurgården, (the royal park), fjäderholmarna island,
the vasa museum, gröna lund, and the prince eugen waldemarsudde mansion.
there are no shortage of sights to take in, but look quickly because they will
blur by at the speed this guy goes! also, be prepared to hold on during the waves:
i HOPE someone appreciates / laughs at these screenshots i grabbed
from the gopro footage. haha, completely real reactions as we FLEW
over huge waves from cruise ships and cruised all over! it woke us up!
^^^ L O L ^^^
no idea what is happening here — i guess he is
still recovering on the way back? ^^^ HAHAHA!
this crazy guy took us on one wild ride! i secretly want one
of these rib boats – they handle the waves and bumps so well!
best buds by the end ^^
if you are at all entertained by this crazy day you have to watch the ^^ vlog ^^ chase
made of it…it made me cry laughing! maybe you had to be there, but i hope this
brings you along on our crazy intro to stockholm and shows all that you can do here!
after all that we were so happy to find one of our all-time favorite restaurants,
vapiano!! (we loved it living in DC) it hit the spot after our exhausting, fun day.
we finally checked into trendy boutique motel L at 9 pm
after arriving at to stockholm 12 hours earlier…
and i’ve never slept better after a day like that!thank you to stockholm adventures & visit stockholm for sponsoring this post!
as always, opinions are our own and we hope this gives a good taste of some of
of the fun activities available to do in stockholm … (just probably not all in one day ;)