Stockholm Can Feel like a Getaway

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Sometimes the grind of university life can really get to you. The constant routine of studies, classes, more studies, more classes, and the Friday & Saturday night student parties can feel at times like something that is more of a chore than a passion. After one has spent the first few months of their time exploring the cities of Norrköping and Linköping, they might start asking themselves is there something else?

Luckily, THERE IS! Situated only an 1.5 train ride to the capital of Sweden, getting away from student life at LiU could not be any easier.

Tickets from Norrköping and Linköping to Stockholm can be purchased through SJ Railways, and they run on average right around 200 SEK (~20 USD, 19 EUR). The most important thing to remember, is that as a young person (25 or below), you can purchase tickets at this price under the youth listing! If you are older than 25, you usually pay a bit more. Once you’re in Stockholm, you can get around pretty easily by using the Tunnelbanan (Subway) that takes you to the various parts of the city.

In Stockholm, you can find an array of things to do and see, including restaurants, museums, parks, and nightlife. As someone who wants to work with city planning, and enjoys the hustle and bustle of city life, I really enjoy checking out the public spaces and parks on sunny days, and taking walks around the water. My favorite experience in Stockholm so far has been checking out the Christmas markets this past December in Gamla Stan.

Although I could go on and on about the adventures I’ve had in Stockholm, I find it to be a bit like ruining the plot of a good movie someone has never seen. I’ll leave you with a few photos of my experiences there instead. Until next time! 😉


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