Stortorget in Gamla Stan, Source: Inez Stortorget in Gamla Stan, Source: Inez

My Favourite Photography Spots around Stockholm

After living in Stockholm for a few months and going on a fair share of city strolls, I have come across a number of incredible photography spots. Stockholm is built on islands, surrounded by water and filled with colourful buildings, so there’s plenty of beautiful views around. Here’s a little list of photography spots that I’ve loved and always go back to.

View at Monteliusvagen, Source: Inez

View at Monteliusvagen, Source: Inez

The coloured houses on Monteliusvagen, Source: Inez

The coloured houses on Monteliusvagen, Source: Inez

Monteliusvagen

This spot might my favourite on this list. It’s a little street that leads to some kind of cliff on the edge of Södermalm. Especially during sunrise and sunset, the view is absolutely incredible. I bring everyone who comes to visit me in Stockholm to this place!

Stortorget in Gamla Stan, Source: Inez

Stortorget in Gamla Stan, Source: Inez

Gamla Stan, Source: Inez

Gamla Stan, Source: Inez

Gamla Stan – Old Town

I’m sure you’ve heard of this neighbourhood. It’s definitely not a well-kept secret spot anymore. However, there is a good reason for it being so popular: it is so so pretty. The little streets, the hidden corners and the bright coloured houses. There’s few streets and squares within the neighbourhood that I highly recommend visiting for some great photography: Prästgatan, Stortorget and Brända Tomten.

Snowy Mariatorget, Source: Inez

Snowy Mariatorget, Source: Inez

Mariatorget

Mariatorget is very close to previously mentioned Monteliusvagen, so I usually visit both. It is a small park, or square, surrounded by colourful buildings. There’s a church, some flower shops and a place where you can get amazing kanelbullar. So, also a great place for a little break!

Bright coloured Danderydsgatan, Source: Inez

Bright coloured Danderydsgatan, Source: Inez

Bright coloured Danderydsgatan, Source: Inez

Bright coloured Danderydsgatan, Source: Inez

Danderydsgatan

I came across this street by accident! We were walking towards KTH, another university in Stockholm, and passed by this street. Hidden between somewhat boring streets, you’ll find this beautiful place. The coloured houses are becoming a bit of a pattern in my recommended photography spots, but they are just so beautiful!

Stadshuset, Source: Inez

Stadshuset, Source: Inez

Stadshuset, Source: Inez

Stadshuset, Source: Inez

Stadshuset – City Hall

Stadshuset is an incredible place for photography, because there’s multiple places where you can take some great shots. At the waterfront, you have a great view of the lake and Södermalm. The courtyard is perfect place for capturing the building itself. And finally, go up into the City Hall tower for a view over the entire city!

Solna Centrum Subway Station, Source: Unsplash, Rob Bye

Solna Centrum Subway Station, Source: Unsplash, Rob Bye

T-Centralen, Source: Inez

T-Centralen, Source: Inez

The Subway stations

My final favourite photography spot might be a little surprising: subway stations. But Stockholm subway stations are different from all the others. Why? Because almost all of them are covered in unique and incredible art. They are perfect for a little photoshoot. You can even do a little self-guided tour to see all of the amazing stations. My favourites are Kungsträgården, T-Centralen and Stadion!

Wondering what photography tools I use to take pictures at all these pretty places? I wrote all about it here! If you have any further questions, feel free to email me at inez.studyinsweden [at] gmail.com.

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