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Nykoping

Nykoping is where you will land if you fly to Stockholm "South" with Ryanair. It is in fact an hour away from Stockholm by coach or train, so it makes sense to stop off and relax before travelling on to the busy city.

Don't be put off by the seemingly uninteresting location of the airport. There is enough to see and do in Nykoping for a day or two.

The town is small but has a good variety of shops, museums, restaurants and activities.

Although a lot of Swedes speak english very well, I found that there were many people in Nykoping who did not speak english but were still very helpful and pleased to see a tourist!

These are my recommendations:

I am not all that keen on museums, but found the museum in the castle to be one of the best I have ever been to, especially for such a small town.

There are several restaurants down at the harbour, all of which serve delicious meals and have a great atmospehere. The fish dishes are the obvious choice, and you have a choice of dining outside or inside the restaurant.

You can also find several boats offering trips into the archipelago. I went on the Labrador's Shrimp Cruise which leaves Nykoping at about 7pm and returns after 10.30pm. Although the crew spoke very little english, they were extremely helpful and friendly.
On your way into the archipelago you get to eat as many shrimps as you like, and there is a bar on board so you can enjoy an alcoholic drink as well if you choose. Don't forget to look out of the window at the beautiful views of the islands!
The boat docks at the Stendorren nature reserve, and if you are quick on your feet (if you have not had too many shripms and drinks!) you can walk to a view point and back in the half hour that you are there.
If you are visiting in the summertime, you will return to Nykoping as the sun sets. Not a sight to be missed.

I also recommend a walk along the river between the town and the harbour - you can try both sides of the river and the paths are well marked with lovely benches to stop and admire the views.

You can spend a lovely afternoon wandering about the streets near the square and see some great examples of traditional Swedish architecture. Look out for the interesting phone booths as well.

When you have done all of this, you will be relaxed and ready to move on to Stockholm.

  • Last visit to Nyköping: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 26, 2005
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  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2008 at 12:31 AM

    I also love sweden , good to know that you arrive very far from stockholm with ryan air

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2006 at 6:01 AM

    Great little page! - although no vikings have lived in Tovastugan - it's not that old.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2006 at 11:53 AM

    Hello Melanie! Gorgeous photos of Nyköping! Tips would be nice too. Too bad Ryanair doesn't fly within Nordic countries anymore. It was convinient when I visited my daughter.

  • Jun 5, 2005 at 12:25 PM

    Sweden is indeed brilliant , been to and loved both Gothenburg and Stockholm

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2005 at 11:40 AM

    Looks like you've begun building your VT pages. It's loads of work, but you'll revel in the attention and compliments you'll get. Welcome to VT.

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