Hi. I moved to Stockholm for the winter about 4 weeks ago. Really excited, we managed to get a place to live in Gamla Stan and I'm working in Östermalm and all is great so far. We're loving the city and there's tons to do. We're also getting ready for the cold by investing in decent jackets & boots!
However, my boyfriend and I would like to take the opportunity while we're here to do a couple of day trips around the area, probably hire a car, and I wondered if anyone could recommend some nice places to visit for a day outside of the city. Also, we have found that shopping in the smaller inner city supermarkets is a lot more expensive that going to the out of town places (one of our friends kindly took us in her car). Are there any cheaper out of town supermarkets that we could get public transport to, or do we need to combine car hire/day trip with our food shopping?