What to do in Sweden with pre-teen kids

Old Nov 19th, 2003, 12:05 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 181
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What to do in Sweden with pre-teen kids

I am planning a 2-week trip in July with my husband and 2 daughters (ages 10 and 12). I have ancestral family there to visit but I also want to build in lots of interesting sites and activities especially for my kids to enjoy. What are some don't-misses? (Anywhere in the country -- between the time and the family, I think we'll be all over the place!).
kflodin is offline  
Old Nov 19th, 2003, 04:43 PM
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 8,219
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've only been to Stockholm:
The Vasa Museum
Skansen Open Air Folk Museum
A boat tour of the archipelago
abram is offline  
Old Nov 20th, 2003, 10:20 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,590
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree with what abram says. Vasa Museum is quite something for families. But it certainly depends on what you mean by "interesting sites and activities" as you mention that the focus should be on what your kids might enjoy. I'd say get out travel guides and talking it over with them along the way. Youngsters that age can get bored pretty quick!
Bill in Missouri
Ozarksbill is offline  
Old Nov 20th, 2003, 03:35 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm also planning a similar trip with 2 sons (18 and 12) around the same time, so would also be interested in sites and activities as well as places to stay that are affordable for 4 people. We like historical sites, etc. Thanks.
pam3k is offline  
Old Nov 20th, 2003, 05:42 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,330
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I recommend that you only spend two or three nights in Stockholm if budget is a concern. Not that you couldn't spend two weeks in Stockholm and you'd still not see it all. But I paid less for a beautiful 3 star hotel in Orebro per night than I did for the 2 star in Stockholm that had the bathroom down the hall. This was June 2002.

In Stockholm I stayed at the Columbus hotel (www.columbus.se) It's in Sodermalm, to the south of Gamla Stan. I walked it several times. It's probably under a half mile one-way though one of the ways is up hill. To help with the budget maybe you could get an ensuite room for the parents and a dorm room for the kids.
indytravel is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Apr 4th, 2012 11:19 AM
Jan 2nd, 2007 06:53 AM
May 9th, 2005 08:43 PM
Aug 27th, 2003 10:07 AM
American Flyer
Jan 15th, 2003 01:32 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:29 PM.