Stockholmers love to walks, run, and ride their bikes on the many paths along the water – so do as the Stockholmers and discover the Swedish capital with the city’s most beautiful routes. Here are the four top routes for a stroll through Stockholm as well as tips for what to do before, during, and after the walk!
The idyllic island of Djurgården – part of the national park – is the far and away most popular recreation area for Stockholmers of all ages. Here, joggers and flaneurs have the choice between museums, cafés, restaurants, and nature paths. Start your walk along the picturesque street Långa gatan that is lined with beautiful wooden houses that go back several generations. Close to the street, you’ll also find the popular attractions Skansen and Gröna Lund.
Continue along the street Djurgårdsvägen and head to Blockhusringen that leads along Djurgårdens farthest peninsula. Continue on the path along the water that takes you to the bridge Djurgårdsbron that connects the island with Östermalm and the city. A beautiful and idyllic walk that runs for 8.5 kilometers.
TIP! Djurgården is home to many of Stockholm’s most popular and fascinating museums. With the Stockholm Pass, you enjoy free entry to a lot of them!
Length of the walk: 8.5 km
One of the most scenic walking routes in the inner city goes along Norr Mälarstrand with Stockholm’s Town Hall on the one end and Rålambshovsparken on the other. Our advice is to start with a visit of the Town Hall and then stroll along the shores of Mälaren, Sweden’s third-biggest lake. The buildings along the way stem from two historical periods: The eastern part is dominated by buildings going back to the turn of the century while the western part consists of buildings from the period between 1930 and 1940. Enjoy the view, take in the picturesque boats along the quay, grab a coffee or get lunch or dinner at one of the many cozy places with a view across the water. The Rålambshovsparken, one of the city’s most popular parks, is perfect for a little break – you’ll find green lounging areas, a playground, and even a skate park here. Here’s also where you find Smedsuddsbadet, one of Stockholm’s most popular bathing beaching that attracts tons of people over the summer.
Length of the walk: 1.6 km
Strandvägen starts at Stockholm’s most storied theatre, Dramaten, and ends at Berwaldshallen, the concert hall of the public radio station Sveriges Radio. Here’s where you find the most expensive real estate and apartments in all of Stockholm, the elegant Hotel Diplomat, and one the Sweden’s most recognisable and famous interior design and furniture boutiques, Svenskt Tenn, along with lots of nice wine bars and restaurants. Go along the water or in the cool shade of the tress lining this broadway.
TIP! Hop aboard the S/S Stockholm for a 3-hours brunch cruise in the archipelago! Departures Saturdays and Sundays at 12 A.M. all year round.
Length of the walk: 1.5 km
Start your walk at Strömkajen; here you find the Grand Hotel, Stockholm’s fanciest hotel, along with the newly renovated National Museum. This museum is as beloved for its arts collections as it is for its stunningly beautiful interior and café. Continue your walk across the bridge Skeppsholmsbron and take a picture of one of the most iconic views of Stockholm with the gilded crowns on the bridge in the foreground. Keep to the right-hand side and the path takes you to the ship af Chapman from 1888, today a popular and unique hostel!
On this walk, you’ll get to see some of the most beautiful and famous panoramas of Stockholm with a constantly shifting view on your way around the islands Kastellholmen and Skeppsholmen where you’ll gaze out over Gamla Stan, Södermalm, Djurgården, and Östermalm!
TIP! Take on of Stromma’s sightseeing tours by boat that leave from Strömkajen! Departures depend on the season. During the winter, we recommend the Stockholm Winter Tour aboard the ice breaker M/S Angantyr.
Length of the walk: 3 km