Stockholm for Photographers

Stockholm is a fantastic city in all seasons for budding photographers, and whether photography is your profession, passion or or a personal hobby, we have rounded up some of the best (including some less-well-known) spots for photographers to catch a glimpse of Sweden’s capital from every perspective.

Katarinahissen

Head to Slussen and make your way to the heights of Katarinahissen to capture a stunning view looking back towards Stockholm.

Photo credits: Jakub Kadlec and Tommy Hansen 

Stockholm’s smallest street – Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

In fact, you could head anywhere in Gamla Stan (The Old Town) and you don’t have to walk far to find quaint cobbled streets but if you are looking for the street that everyone is talking about, you need to head to Mårten Trotzigs Gränd (alley) – which gets gradually narrower as you head up its 36 steps, becoming just 90cm wide at its smallest point – making it the narrowest street in Stockholm.

Stadsbibliotek

Take the (fairly steep) walk up Observatorielunden (the hill behind Stadsbibliotek) to capture some great rooftop views of inner city Stockholm. And while you’re there, heading inside the library may also be worth a trip too…

Photo credits: Sandra and Dilettantiquity

 Tyresta National Park

You don’t have to go far to find nature in Stockholm and one spot to consider on your photography journey is Tyresta National Park – located around 20km south of central Stockholm and accessible by public transport, this is a photographer’s paradise – in all seasons.

Photo credits: Danne Qvarfordt and sushipumpum

Abandoned road near Lidingö

Ok… it may not be completely abandoned but as far as we know only residents can drive down this road but apart from the occasional horse rider or cyclist, its pretty remote.  Wedding couples have been known to use this road to capture photos of their big day and well.. it does make for an excellent background for portraits.  The exact location can be found here (Google Maps).

Photo Credit: Benjamin Tatlow

Or simply… wherever you happen to be in Stockholm…

And if you can’t make it to those specific locations, head to the water (and there’s plenty of it) to catch a glimpse of Stockholm in all its glory. Skeppsholmsbron (the bridge linking Stockholm to the small island of Skeppsholmen) is a great spot looking back across Gamla Stan and the city.

Photo credits: Anita Tatlow and Magnus Johansson

Fotografiska

And let’s not forget Stockholm’s iconic photographic museum – Fotografiska – on Södermalm – with its constantly changing diverse exhibitions, this museum can be enjoyed time and time again.

Photo Credits: Anita Tatlow

Check the Fotografiska website for current and upcoming exhibitions.

Location: Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm
Closet Tube: Slussen (Green & Red Lines) – you can take a bus or walk from there
Opening times: Monday-Sunday 9:00 – 23:00
Tickets Prices: Adults – 120 SEK, Students and Seniors – 90 SEK

Are you a photographer in Stockholm – where would be your photographic recommendations in Stockholm? Do let us know by leaving a comment below.

17th January 2017

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