If Stockholm is so popular with tourists, it is because the Swedish capital has many surprises in store! The city changes its face with the seasons and offers its visitors exceptional points of view where you will enjoy settling down to enjoy the spectacle of this urban metropolis always in transformation.
Nestled in the heart of an archipelago dotted with islands covered with dense vegetation, its most beautiful panoramas leave no visitor indifferent. Stockholm reveals beautiful landscapesand spectacular 360 ° views that dazzle us. You can see them from the top of a building, from the top of a belvedere, during a walk or sometimes, simply around an alley, from the square of a church or by sailing by boat from island to island. island… Here are ten that will amaze you! Take out your cameras!
1 - Fjällgatan
How about taking some height? Nicknamed the Balcony of Stockholm, this historic street overlooks the northern cliff of Södermalm and offers fantastic views over the city, from Kungsholmen in the east to Djurgården in the west with the archipelago as far as the eye can see! To contemplate these warm landscapes behind a large bay window, push open the door of the Kaffestuga café in Fjällgatan! Take advantage of your visit to this district to admire the wooden houses dating from the 1700s around Fjällgatan, Stigbergsgatan, Mäster Mikaels Gata, Fiskargatan and Södra Teatern!
2 - Monteliusvagen
Day or night, this 500-meter-long walking path offers a magnificent view of Lake Mälaren, Stockholm City Hall,Gamla Stan and Riddarholmen. The path is lined with charming houses on one side and a magnificent view on the other. Perfect for picnicking, this place provides tables and platforms for the comfort of visitors! Look for rue Bastugatan, near the nursery school, take the wooden staircase. The superb panorama unfolds before your eyes.
3 - Skinnarviksberget
Stockholm is admired from above and this is one of the must-see spots to overlook the city: this is its highest point! Take the charming street lined with colorful traditional houses to reach this nugget, a favorite spot with locals, especially at sunset. Access is fairly easy, but you will need good shoes to walk the rocks in search of the place that will seduce you for a well-deserved contemplative break!
4 - Skansen
And no, you don't have to climb to the top of a building to contemplate Stockholm! The Skansen Museum, this reconstructed historic village and the locals' favorite theme park offers a high-rise route with breathtaking panoramic views! Enjoy the fabulous views of the capital from this green park.
5 - The tower of the Town Hall
Nothing better to immortalize the skyline of Stockholm than to climb the 365 steps of the tower of the city hall to reach the top, culminating at 106 meters high! This tour option is offered between May and the end of September and offers superb 360 ° views of the city. Plunging views of the neighboring islands and the entire archipelago!
6 - Himlen Restaurant - Södermalm
To experience a very Stockholmish moment, go to the bar located in the Himlen restaurant (which, surprisingly, means "the sky" in Swedish) and order a cocktail before dinner. Sip your eyes glued to the horizon glass from the 25th and 26th floor of the skyscraper! Himlen offers an unforgettable view of the city. However, this place is very popular, remember to book!
7 - From the shuttle boat between Gamla Stan and Djurgården
Nothing like it to appreciate the city from a different angle! This small boat travels between the two islands every 20 minutes and allows you to admire unique landscapes on board in various districts during this short contemplative navigation. As the boat leaves Gamla Stan wharf, panoramic views of the Old Town and Södermalm unfold. The boat then rushes between Skeppsholmen and Djurgården to reveal the majestic architecture of Standvägen and the maritime landscapes punctuated by historic ships moored at the quayside.
8 - Bellevue Park in Vasastan (Bellevue Parken)
Located to the north of the Vasastan district, this magnificent green space allows you to enjoy splendid views of Lake Brunnsviken from its heights! Designed by the royal landscape architect Fredrik Magnus Piper who imagined these English gardens at the end of the 18th century, this green oasis is now part of the Urban National Park (Kungliga nationalstadsparken).
9 - Skyview
Located on the island south of Södermalm, in the Arsta district, Skyview is a popular attraction in Stockholm that allows you to climb to the top of the Avicii Arena, the world's tallest spherical building. An emblem of Stockholm!
From the top of its 130 meters above sea level, the landscapes are breathtaking! Both Skyview gondolas have departures every 10 minutes and the full tour takes approximately 30 minutes. There is a restaurant, café and souvenir shop on site.
10 - The Observatorielunden park
How pleasant it is to gain height to see Stockholm from a new perspective. Perched on a hill in Vasastan, the Observatory Park, the astronomical research institute, is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful view of the city. A myriad of other points of view hidden along the paths can be discovered during a stroll. Enjoy the landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see, you will be able to identify other Stockholm monuments for miles around!