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The Top Photo Spots in Stockholm, Sweden – Your Guide

The Top Photo Spots in Stockholm, Sweden – Your Guide

The Top Photo Spots in Stockholm, Sweden – Your Guide

The Top Photo Spots in Stockholm, Sweden. Simple as that. Whether you like shooting people, architecture, views, nature, graffiti, bridges or even underground art – Stockholm has got it all! This is your guide to the top photo locations in, and surrounding, Stockholm. It’s time to get those Instagram bangers!

Shooting photos in Stockholm is fun and rewarding. You can get all kinds of pictures. The limit is your imagination. For the best results with good, even light though, we recommend shooting at dusk or dawn. All the mentioned locations below are links to Google Maps, so you can easily find your way there!

Views

There are many spots where you can get a nice view of the city, but these are our favorites:

  • Skinnarviksberget – A fantastic view over the city looking North
  • Västerbron (West Bridge) – A great view of the capital from the west side
  • Fjällgatan – This spot is where the middle image was shot at
  • Hammarbybacken – See the beautiful Hammarby Sjöstad, Ericsson Globe, and Södermalm – all from the same place
  • Kaknästornet – Entry fee required, but it’s worth the view on a clear day!

Architecture

These are our favorite spots to shoot architecture in Stockholm, but keep in mind that there are lots of other choices as well:

  • Gamla Stan – This particular spot is where the left image of this post was captured
  • City Hall – There are many possible angles of this beautiful building, my tip is to shoot it from across the water though!
  • The Royal Palace – This can be shot form a lot of angles but if you’re trying to capture the whole thing, work from across the water
  • Fjällgatan – Old, traditional houses in central Stockholm
  • Hammarby Sjöstad – Modern, contemporary neighborhood right by the water

Nature

Stockholm has got many parks where you can shoot, but some are better than others, according to us:

  • Djurgården – the most photo-friendly island of Stockholm when it comes to nature and, to some extent, wildlife
  • Hagaparken – Just outside the city center. Here you can find beautiful walking trails along the water and a decent chance of wildlife
  • Tantolunden – A lovely park on Södermalm where you can find one of the largest owls in Europe if you’re lucky!
  • Drottningholm Palace – where the Royal family resides. They have a breathtaking garden and lovely nature surrounding the area
  • Ulriksdals Palace – A beautiful palace outside the city center with a garden, untouched forests, wildlife and walking trails along the shoreline

Art

There’s lots of art to be seen throughout Stockholm; we focus on the art visible to the public in this case. Check out these spots:

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Austin Food Works – Southern-Style American Food in Stockholm

Austin Food Works – Typisch amerikanisches essen in Stockholm

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Austin Food Works – Southern-Style American Food in Stockholm

Austin Food Works – Southern-Style American Food in Stockholm. Are you in Stockholm and crave some food straight from the deep south of the States? You’re in the right place! At Austin Food Works you can get southern-fried chicken, proper tacos, and glorious dips. Read through this guide and start drooling!

The Concept

It’s fairly simple. Southern-style American food, in a relaxed environment in Stockholm. This quote was taken straight from their website and sums it up quite nicely:

“We’ve incorporated the best dishes of the multi culti food scene from the deep south of the United States. All in a relaxed country style atmosphere.
A true food experience, Open for dinner, Friday BBQ party lunch and saturday brunch”

The Food

The food has got all kinds of delicious flavors and textures at the same time, stringy cheese, salty bacon, tender meat. There are lots of dishes to choose from along with sides to complete the meal. The price is fairly standard, around 250kr per dish at dinner time, but if you want to experience the taste cheaper you can always go there during lunchtime. All and all, I’d recommend this to anyone, it’s a great food experience!

The Menu

The menu is contemporary and updated regularly. This means that you might not be able to order the dish you had last time, but you shouldn’t be sad. The dishes are very well put together and I’d happily try anything on the menu without concern. They have a range of starters, main dishes, sides and desserts that should tingle your taste buds.

The Place

Absolutely love the relaxed, rustic vibe that they’ve created here. You can tell that everything has been properly thought through and the interior and music match the style of the food, which creates for an even better, fuller, experience.

The Location

Austin Food Works started off with one restaurant at Norrtullsgatan 24, and opened up their second restaurant at Hantverkargatan 63 recently. Both locations are great!

 

For more information, visit their website here

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Stockholm in May 2018 – Activities & what to do

Stockholm im Mai 2018

Stockholm in May 2018 – Activities & what to do

Spring is in full bloom in Stockholm, and we thank April for the sunny days. But now, May is around the corner and along with it comes a plethora of activities and events for everyone living in, or visiting, Stockholm. Here are our top picks to do in Stockholm in May 2018:

Tours with us – New Segway tours!

Starting in Stockholm in May 2018, we will have tours departing on a daily basis, for more info: see our tours here. But the fun doesn’t end there. For the first time, we’re excited to say that we’re offering Segway tours in Stockholm! Zoom through the city on a Segway and experience the city in a new, fun way! Check out our Segway tours here!

Department 2018 – Episode 2 Block Party 26/5

Do you love electronic music? – Then this is the festival for you! Episode 1 was done properly at Berns in April, and now it’s time for the second one in Stockholm in May 2018! It takes place on the 26th of May at Slakthusområdet. More information regarding the event and tickets can be found here on their website.

Out of Office After Work

Once a month Out of Office After Work spice up the vibe in Stockholm. Bring your colleagues and friends out to the perfect After Work party and boost that Friday feeling! This month it’ll be held at Mister French on the 25th of May at 17.00 – 21.00. You can find more information about this event can here.

Outdoor Live

Do you appreciate nature? Have an active lifestyle or perhaps want to but don’t have the time? A new event called Outdoor Live is popping up at Kungsträdgården in Stockholm in May 2018, the 19th & 20th. If you are focused on outdoor activities, such as fishing, climbing, hiking and more, this is the perfect time and place to gather information and get your questions answered. Maybe you want to go white water rafting this summer but don’t know where to start, or perhaps you need the gear for your first hiking trip but need to talk to someone with more expertise within the subject – then this is the event for you! You can find more information here.

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Where to go shopping in Stockholm?

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Scandinavian fashion is getting quite famous all across the world. We have brands like Filippa K, Acne but also worldwide famous H&M. If you’re urging to getting to know the city by shopping in it, here’s where to go shopping in Stockholm.

As a capital, naturally, Stockholm has lots of shopping opportunities. Whether you prefer vintage over luxury brands, Stockholm has it. Like other cities, much of the same thing is found at the same place.

Vintage on Södermalm
In the bohemian streets of Södermalm (locally known as Söder), you have one second-hand store after another in every corner. Myrorna (Götgatan 29 & Hornsgatan 96) and Stadsmissionen (Hornsgatan 58, Skånegatan 75, Fatburs Brunnsgata 26) are two “chains” of stores with cheap vintage clothing and accessories. On Hornsgatan 77 (close to Mariatorget), you have a Filippa K Second-hand store and Judits on Hornsgatan 75 also offers more selected clothing.

Luxury brands on Östermalm
The area that makes Biblioteksstan is the mecca for shopping luxury brands. Biblioteksstan is the nick-name for the blocks between the squares Stureplan and Norrmalmstorg, around the main street Biblioteksgatan. Here you’ll find brands such as Chanel, By Malene Birger, Gant, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton and much more. All stores can be found on Biblioteksstans website.

Budget brands on Norrmalm
In the city center of Stockholm, also known as Norrmalm, the budget brands jostle with each other. The main street for budget brands is the pedestrian street Drottninggatan. Here you’ll find not one but three H&M’s, Weekday, Lindex and other Scandinavian chains.

If you want someone to take you shopping and tell you about Swedish and Scandinavian fashion, check out our tour Passion for Fashion.

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Things to do in Stockholm in April 2018

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The long Winter is finally coming to an end, and we are so grateful for April finally being here. If you’re coming to Stockholm in April, here’s a few things you should tick off your bucket-list.

Stockholm Culture Night
For one night and one night only, Stockholm turns purple and stuffed to the max with cultural events. Museums, art institutions, performances, and concerts are all offered for free and restaurants offer a discount. This year, Stockholm Culture Night takes place on the 21st of April. We at OURWAY offer two of our Stockholm tours for free; Gamla stan in English and Östermalm in Swedish. First-come-first tickets are found at Stockholm Visitor Centre, Kulturhuset throughout the 21st.

Department 2018
For everyone who loves electronic music, Department 2018 will be a festival of their kind. It takes place two times this Spring: club-night at the 6th of April at Berns, and with a block party the 26th of May at Slakthusområdet. Tickets and information about who’s playing can be found on their website.

Stockholm Liquorice Festival
Do you have a sweet tooth for licorice? From 14th to 15th of April, a 2000 square meter big licorice festival takes place in Annexet, Stockholm. Indulge in tastings, inspiration and licorice filled entertainment! Tickets can be bought here.

Celebrate Valpurgis Night
Valpurgis, or as we say in Swedish – Valborg – is the official celebration of Spring. We say goodbye to Winter and welcome the Spring with everything it has to offer. This is celebrated through lightning bonfires across the city. Our favorite? The one out on Riddarholmen, that’s usually lit around 20.30.

Go on a tour with us
Springtime is the perfect opportunity to go on a walking tour with us. It’s not too cold and it’s not too warm, and the city isn’t flooded with visitors. Djurgården is just about to be blooming, so why not try our Delightful Djurgården? All of our public, walking tours in Stockholm can be found here.

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Why you should travel to Stockholm this Summer

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Wondering whether you should travel to Stockholm this Summer? Stockholm is a tremendous city to visit year around if you ask us (as this is our hometown, we might be a bit biased). The Summer of 2018 is going to be no exception. Here are a few reasons to why you should choose Stockholm as your weekend getaway destination this Summer.

The Swedish Summer – A must experience
It’s perhaps known to you that we in Scandinavia can have quite rough Winters. Well, 2017 – 2018 was no exception. With lots of snow and cold, we’re rooting for a great Summer. A great Summer day in Sweden means 25 degrees, sunshine, and the scent of winds coming from Lake Mälaren. You’ll find the Swedes happy outdoors, having a drink at the outdoor seatings, picnicking in parks and going for a dip in the many bathing spots found around the city.

The events in Stockholm Summer 2018
The city is filled to the max with fun stuff do to during the Summer. 5-10th of June, Kungsträdgården becomes a food mecca when the food festival Smaka på Stockholm (A Taste of Stockholm) takes place. Food trucks gather with restaurateurs to inspire and foodies who love to try out new food. From 27th of July to 5th of August, Euro Pride Stockholm 2018 takes over the city. EuroPride is a festival that takes place in Europe every year with the mission to fight for equal rights for everyone. This year, the festival is split into two host cities: Stockholm and Gothenburg. There will be party, politics and pride parades. From 14-29th of August, Stockholm Culture Festival kicks off. The festival, celebrating culture of all kinds, usually have about 750 000 visitors every year. This year’s theme is Canada!

The 30 000 islands of Stockholm’s archipelago awaits
The islands, islets, and rocks that make up the archipelago in Stockholm is a true treasure. You are allowed to discover it as you please, thanks to Allemansrätten (Right of public access). This is how many Swedes prefer to spend their Summers, and you’re welcome to do the same. Take a ferry out to the islands, stay a night in a hostel and then continue, or go for a week’s vacation in one of the many islands. On Stockholm Archipelago’s website, you can explore your options before you go.

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