We drove to Stockholm from Gothenburg on Friday, stopping for a quick venture into the town of Granna.
Granna wasn’t mentioned in any of our guide books, but one of the people at Volvo suggested that we stop there to buy some polkagris.
Polkagris is a red and white candy, that seems to me to be a lot like peppermint candy canes! It comes in several different shapes and colors, but the most common is red and white. The town of Granna is famous for their polkagris.
We arrived in Stockholm on Friday afternoon, and were up early on Saturday to do our “long run”. A coworker of mine had told me about the island of Djurgarden, which is “Stockholm’s playground”- a large island of trails, forests, museums, and an amusement park.
It was the perfect location for our long run. It was less than a mile to the entry gates if we took the long way; it would have been a short ferry ride across the Baltic when the ferries are running. However, the ferries didn’t start running until 8 am on Saturday, and we wanted to get started earlier than that. Therefore, we took the long way and explored the island by foot.
The island was a little confusing, and we did have to stop quite a bit to look at maps to see where we were going…and of course, the maps and trail names etc were all in Swedish.
What they lacked in water fountains, however, they made up with public restrooms. There were plenty of WC’s if you needed one. Be sure to bring 5-10 SEK though, in order to obtain access.