Scandi delights

A selection of my favourite things from visits to Stockholm, Helsinki and Turku
Nordic Bakery: for when you're back home and fancy a bit of Scandi

Nordic Bakery: for when you're back home and fancy a bit of Scandi

Långholmen hotel/hostel, Stockholm: get banged up for the night in this former prison

Långholmen hotel/hostel, Stockholm: get banged up for the night in this former prison

Kvarnen, Stockholm: I recommend herring three ways with schnapps followed by a drink and a dance in the bar at the back

Kvarnen, Stockholm: I recommend herring three ways with schnapps followed by a drink and a dance in the bar at the back

Rosendal's Garden, Stockholm: it's a garden centre, but not as you know it. Worth seeking out.

Rosendal's Garden, Stockholm: it's a garden centre, but not as you know it. Worth seeking out.

Snotty, Stockholm: a Britpop hideaway. Ah, Britop.

Snotty, Stockholm: a Britpop hideaway. Ah, Britop.

Cafe String, Stockholm: good sandwiches, bit studenty but that never hurt anyone.

Cafe String, Stockholm: good sandwiches, bit studenty but that never hurt anyone.

Design District, Helsinki: lots of cool shops

Design District, Helsinki: lots of cool shops

Bellevue restaurant, Helsinki: bit pricy but pretty fancy. Especially the tea.

Bellevue restaurant, Helsinki: bit pricy but pretty fancy. Especially the tea.

Moominworld: to be honest, there's not a great deal to see and it's really aimed at very young kids. But this didn't stop us going twice and there's lots of good merch in the shop.

Moominworld: to be honest, there's not a great deal to see and it's really aimed at very young kids. But this didn't stop us going twice and there's lots of good merch in the shop.

Naantali: it's not called the sunshine town for nothing

Naantali: it's not called the sunshine town for nothing

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