A couple of years ago some of our friends gave Mr.A a special birthday gift, but what’s more, it turned out to be a bonus gift for me as well. Tickets to a chopper ride for two over the city of Stockholm, no less! Having already accomplished a sky dive the previous year, we both knew very well that neither of us had an insane fear of heights and were very excited about this adventure. We waited nearly a year to fix the perfect day to make it happen. On any given flight, I always make it a point to look out and take in the city from above. It’s just one of those things I enjoy. Since a helicopter does not fly as high as an airplane, the sights become so much clearer and way more vivid.
Join me on an aerial tour of Stockholm…
The chopper was a fine black bird. Since the motors bellowed & thundered, we had to communicate through the headphone-and-mike things hanging from the chopper ceiling. It felt so cool, I tell ya!
I got the lucky front seat next to the pilot!!
The chopper took off from the Bromma airstrip & the first landmark to catch our attention was the Solvalla horse racing track.
The iconic Stockholm City Hall
Riddarholmen island & the distinct black spires of the Riddarholmskyrkan
Picture perfect Gamla Stan, with a closer look at the Tyska Kyrkan or the German Church.
Gröna Lund, the exciting amusement park on the island of Djurgården
Kaknästornet, the TV tower, which for a long time remained the tallest building in Stockholm.
The cruise terminal for the Tallink & Silja Line fleets.
Friends Arena, the shiny new stadium with a retractable roof, which houses football matches and concerts, both very popular in Swedish culture.
What’s more, we spotted our apartment as a big bonus! It’s in one of the green buildings towards the lower right of the picture. Yes, you are most welcome to visit!
An adventure, a joy ride in every sense of the words 😀 So much fun! Hope you enjoyed the tour as much as we did.