I heard someone call Stockholm the Venice of the North once, and I think that's a spot on description of the city where the presence of water is really all around. During my years in the city I found some favorite go-to spots for photography and inspiration and thought now would be a good time to share them with you.
If you ever happen to visit Stockholm, you can take this personal guide with you as you explore the city :)
This is the old part of the city where you'll find small narrow cobble stone streets with lots of colorful houses and cozy cafés. The ultimate blogger's street is Prästgatan which is surrounded by yellow and orange colored houses that take you right back into another time.
A little island that connects Kungsholmen, Gamla Stan and Söder to each other. It's usually very calm here with lots of open space and a great place to come if you want to snap a view of the city.
My absolute favorite of them all is this huge park within walking distance from the city center. Tons of open space and greenery around, with lots of forest and birds. In the evening when the sun starts to set you can spot deer crossing the small paths in the park from the apple garden to the meadows. Ah it is just as dreamy as it sounds and a place I often visited to calm my thoughts.
Inside Djurgården you'll find Rosendals garden where you can pick your own bunch of wild flowers in the Summer. There's also a café with outdoor seating where you can eat a yummy salad or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic in the the pretty apple tree garden.
Gröna Lund first opened its gates in 1883 and is the oldest amusement park in Stockholm. Here you will have a the chance to ride crazy rides and enjoy all the colorful details and playful motives. If you like popcorn as much as me, then that alone is a good enough reason to go :)
Oh my beloved Kungsholmen will forever be in my heart! This is where my and my Danish lush-bearded boyfriend lived most of the time and I love that you have such a quick access to the water from almost everywhere on the island. My go-to place was just close to Stadshuset where you will see a lot of cool looking boats and have both greenery and city architecture side by side.
Obviously an Instagram guide would not be complete without a few café recommendations as well. There are a lot of Espresso Houses to be found on almost every corner, but if you're looking for something extra I would definitely recommend checking out these.
The absolute brunch lovers dream come true, everything on the menu is super delicious and looks really pretty too, which never hurt anyone wanting to snap a pic of their food haha. But beware, it gets really full during the weekends so it's better to come during a weekday if you can.
Adress: Dalagatan 24
This little meze bar is just along Sveavägen and it's turquoise walls and fun colored chairs are almost reason enough to visit the place, but obviously the food is excellent too with everything from hummus, tabbouleh, feta cheese wraps and salads.
Adress: Kungstensgatan 33
For a quick to-go snack, I'd definitely recommend you to grab a brownie from Fabrique Bakery (there's lots of them in Stockholm). Because it's no fun to take photos when you're hungry and grumpy :)
I hope you enjoyed these tips! :) Now go out there in the world and explore!
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