Take a walk


Djurgården is Sweden’s most beloved amusement and recreation area. It includes more than 20 of Stockholm’s finest attractions with entertainment, museums, restaurants and outdoor activities. The most famous attractions are Skansen – the first open-air museum in the world, Gröna Lunds Tivoli – an amusement park, Vasa Museum – the best preserved 17th century ship in the world, and Junibacken – an interactive storybook building where children young and old can travel through the world of author Astrid Lindgren.


Start from Slussen, follow Götgatan a bit and turn to Urvädersgränd. Go past the Katarina Church, which was totally destroyed by a fire in 1990. The current building was completed in 1995. At the end of Mäster Mikaels gata you can enjoy beautiful gardens. Go down to Tjärhovsplan and take the steps up to Stigbergsgatan. Here you’ll find some well-preserved wooden houses from the 1700’s. Turn down to Fjällgatan and perhaps Stockholm’s most famous view. Most of the buildings along this street were built in 1723. Number 34 is thought to be the oldest. Take Katarinavägen back to Slussen.

Discover the Old town's medieval charm

Start your walk by Stockholm Palace, built in 1697–1754. Behind the Palace stands Stockholm’s oldest church, Storkyrkan, dating from the 1200’s. Inside the church you find Bernt Notke’s famous sculpture of St George slaying the Dragon. Near the church, on Stortorget, is where the Stockholm bloodbath took place in 1520. Head towards Västerlånggatan, here you’ll find excellent shopping. Continue down the street to Skeppsbron and continue on the water front, back to the Royal Palace.

The Montelius path

A 500-meter long walking path with a magnificent view of Lake Mälaren, City Hall and Riddarholmen, especially at sunrise and sunset. The path is lined with charming houses on one side and a beautiful view on the other. This walk gives you a nice and cosy feeling of how Stockholm used to look like under the 18th and 19th century. The walk is named after Professor Oscar Montelius, an archaeologist and member of the Swedish Academy. There is of course a safety rail on the path, but be careful in the wintertime when parts of the path might be a bit slippery.