Sigtuna is a town situated on Lake Mälaren, near Stockholm (1 hour approx.). It was founded over 980 years ago. It appears as if it is straight out of a children's story. It was in this city that was first coined currency in Sweden was made. You can get there by train, bus or boat from the center of Stockholm. Or alternatively, you can rent a car, as we did. It is the perfect idea if you have little time and a long list of places to visit. It´s a nice place to stroll around the lake or the streets, spend some time shopping and above all, enjoy the cafeterias. Here you can see some pictures that were taken during the spring of 2010. A landscape dotted with the remnants of snow. I had heard that the light of the Nordic countries is different. A very nice light and good for pictures.
Nynashamn is a small town on the east coast of Sweden, an hour by train from Stockholm. It doesn't have an awful lot there, save for being a port for the cruise ships and there is a welcome point with a blue line leading to the village and the train station, about 15 minutes walk away. Around the center, apart from the station, there is a lovely harbor and sailboats and a church on a small hill. With its characteristic profile, it is a great reference point for sailors. Interestingly, before the church was constructed, at the top of the rock there was a lighthouse.