Tyresta: Best first day of the year!
Hello fellows, the year has halfway passed so maybe it is time to tell you about Tyresta and the best first day of the year I’ve ever had.
On my Instagram, you already saw that my boyfriend and I spent the days around New Year’s Eve in Stockholm. He is really passionate about it as he is a fan of Scandinavia.
We spent most of the time in the city exploring Stockholm’s streets, bars and cafés. We enjoyed the flair and the atmosphere and directly fell in love with the city. Therefore we already imagine where we could live if we were living there and how we would decorate our apartment and so on. But this post is about the Tyresta Park.
As the Swedish forests are famous for their beauty we wished to take a hike. After a small research about the closest national parks we found out that Tyresta was close to Stockholm (Find their website here). Due to the fact we were both 20 years old, we could not afford to rent a car as the insurances are very expensive for U21 drivers. Therefore we decided to take the train which took about 1,5 hours.
After we arrived we first took a look at Tryesta by, a small village located at the forest edge. Because of the 1,5 train ride, I really had to visit a toilet. The village is idyllic. As a result of the number of visitors, the locals created nice ways to deal with them. For example, they opened a lovely café where you can get coffee and protein bars to prepare you for your hike. Furthermore, they had a small shop where you get sausages on a stick, which you can roast on a bonfire next to the shop. On top of that, they offered Swedish candies and other fancy food.
But at first, we had to take a walk to deserve the sausage. To tell you right away: We are no experts in hiking. When I was a kid and my parents suggested taking a walk I always neglected. Therefore we had no proper shoes. My beloved boots did not survive it. Yet it was worth it, as I still dream of it because it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.
We walked about 8 kilometres along a route where you also have to climb a little bit. We did not walk the whole trail because it was actually longer than expected. But I will stop writing about the trail right now because no words on this world can describe the beauty we were allowed to see. So please take a look at this stunning pictures.
And after our hike, we also had the most delicious sausage on the entire globe.
Have you been to Tyresta too? Which hikes would you recommend for total beginners in Europe? I would be very happy if you would leave me a comment!