The Fjällgatan on Södermalm in Stockholm offers beautiful views. From here you can see Gamla Stan, the museum island of Skeppsholmen, and the island of Djurgården, the most visited tourist destination in Stockholm. In the background some higher buildings stand out such as the five skyscrapers at Hötorget or the television tower Kaknästornet.
Many sightseeing buses stop at Fjällgatan.
The Stockholmers love their Fjällgatan. They call the vantage point affectionately their “balcony”.
At the northwestern end of the viewing platform is a café with a sun room. Here you can enjoy the view even if the weather is windy or rainy.
One more tip if you are visiting Fjällgatan: Around the corner you find the Stigbergsgatan with some very small and old wooden houses. Here you can get an idea of what the poor areas of Stockholm looked like at the end of the 19th century.
How to get there
You get to Fjällgatan if you take the metro to Medborgarplatsen on Södermalm. From there you head straight to the east on Folkungagatan until almost to its end. Here, turn left into Erstagatan. It leads steeply up a hill.
Panoramic views of Stockholm – spectacular, beautiful, or romantic
The view from the SkyView on the Ericsson Globe is certainly more spectacular than the view from Fjällgatan – if only because of the exciting ride to the top. Nevertheless, we prefer the beautiful view from Fjällgatan because here you are closer to the city centre and get a good view of many tourist attractions of Stockholm.
If you like it a bit more romantic and less touristy, we recommend the viewpoint Monteliusvägen. People say that Monteliusvägen is Stockholm’s most popular place for engagements.
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Café with sun room