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Joel Rapi

About Me
My name is Joel Rapi, and I am an event and travel specialist and a freelance Stockholm tour guide. I love living in Stockholm because it's clean, beautiful and a vibrant city with lot's of exciting things going on. I'm a city type of person and love visiting megacities, like more/less
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Yes, it's in all the guide books, but for a very good reason: the 17th-century Warship Vasa that sank in 1628 in Stockholm harbor. It was raised in 1961 and has been on display ever since—it's a world sensation, and 98% of the ship is original. Go see it for yourself!
Here's one fun activity you can do
In summer, rent a bike and make use of the ferries that connect the islands that make up inner Stockholm.
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
The 18th-century Court Theatre at Drottningholm. The last theatre in the world from this period where the original stage machinery is still in use during performances. Visit with a tour or get a ticket for one of popular performances during the summer season!
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
Enjoy a meal at the beer hall and restaurant Pelikan, where traditional Swedish food is served in a unique environment. It's a Stockholm landmark that should be preserved for the future benefit of all humanity.
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
For 10 hours in Stockholm:
1. Have breakfast
2. Visit the Stockholm City Hall
3. Walk through the Old Town
4. Take the ferry to the island of Djurgården and visit the Vasamuseum.
5. Enjoy a late lunch in Rosendals Trädgård before walking back to the city center along the opulent boulevard Strandvägen, admiring the Royal Theatre of Dramatic Art.
6. Taking a ferry to Hammarby Sjöstad and have a beer or two at the micro brewery Nya Carnegiebryggeriet by the water before another short ferry ride to Södermalm.
7. Take a short walk to Pelikan restaurant for dinner.
My extra insider tip for you is
Get lost in the Old Town. There's no need for a map—just explore the side streets and winding alleys; it's one of the best examples of a medieval, historic city center in Europe.
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