When visiting Stockholm for the first time, I believe walking around by foot is the best way of experiencing the city. There are many beautiful pathways and walking lanes to choose from as Stockholm is built on thousands of small islands, but in this post I’ll tell you about my favourite walk, combining stunning views and amazing shopping streets in downtown Stockholm.
Start your walk on the island called Kungsholmen (subway station: Fridhemsplan) and the beautiful shoreline street Norrmälarstrand, from the west walking east towards the city hall “Stadshuset”. Take your time to see the city hall before heading further east towards the old town “Gamla Stan”. Stroll around and make sure to see the famous square “Stortorget” in the middle of the old town.
From here, continue south and walk the bridge over to the southern island, Södermalm – home of all hipsters. Now you’re on your way to some amazing views of Stockholm – just head west from “Slussen” through the old streets of “Mariaberget” (Bastugatan, Tavastgatan & Bellmansgatan) to Monteliusvägen – the stunning walking path high over “Södermälarstrand”. From here you will be able to see the whole walk you already done, from “Stadshuset” to the old town and the bridge over to “Södermalm”.
Walk along this path and make a circle to the left, walking back on Brännkyrkagatan towards “Slussen” again. Walk south through the park “Mariaparken” and head left on St. Paulsgatan towards the shopping street “Götgatsbacken”. Take your time to visit the shops here (Weekday, Monki, Hope, APLACE, H&M, GRANIT amongst many others) and continue walking south on “Götgatan”. Further down you can make a quick stop at the mall “SKRAPAN” for some more shopping, and after that head left on Skånegatan or Bondegatan, walking through the hipster area called SoFo, ending up in the small park “Nytorget” where you will find a selection of the best cafés, restaurants and concept stores. Happy walking!