Winter in Stockholm, Sweden, December 2012.Stockholm is beautiful at any time of year, but in winter, with snow covering the ground, buildings and trees, it is just magical (if a little chilly....-15°C/5°F when we visited at the beginning of December). Despite visiting Stockholm a few times now, I have never managed to visit Skansen, an open-air historical museum on the beautiful island of Djurgarden. This time I did. And it was stunning.
During the lead up to Christmas, Skansen hosts a traditional Christmas market where you can buy Christmas decorations, handicrafts, children's toys, wreaths and traditional Swedish festive foods such as glogg (mulled wine), sweets, pastries, cheeses, sausages and
*I had a little bite.....and felt terribly guilty when I had to face the majestic reindeer in the Nordic animal enclosure.