19 photo spots for stunning shots in Stockholm


Whether you’re an avid photographer or just looking to up your Instagram game, these 19 photo spots in Stockholm are guaranteed to leave you in awe. Let’s explore what makes each location special and why you shouldn’t miss the chance to visit them. At the end of the article you will also find a map with all 19 photo spots.

1. Gamla Stan

Kick off your photo journey in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s enchanting Old Town. The cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, colourful buildings, and historic charm of Gamla Stan provide a picturesque backdrop. Capture the essence of Stockholm’s medieval heart and transport yourself back in time.

2. Stortorget

Stortorget, in the heart of Gamla Stan, is Stockholm’s oldest square. The colourful buildings and historic ambiance make it an ideal location for capturing the city’s past. See photo further down the page.

3. Skeppsholmen Bridge

This bridge offers a stunning frame for capturing the Royal Palace (to the west) and the Strandvägen (to the east), especially during sunrise or sunset. The play of light and shadow over the water, coupled with the regal silhouettes of the two Gilded Crowns, creates a mesmerising atmosphere. This location is probably Stockholm’s most popular photo spot outside of Gamla Stan. See photo above.

4. Kungsträdgården

In spring, Kungsträdgården transforms into a floral wonderland with cherry blossoms in full bloom. It’s a captivating sight, making it an ideal location for selfies and portrait shots. The blooming period usually is in late April or early May.

5. Hötorget

Dive into the vibrant energy of Stockholm’s urban life at Hötorget (“Hay Market”). Document the bustling atmosphere, diverse crowds, and the lively spirit of this central hub. Moreover, there is a food market in the basement under the market square.

6. Östermalm Saluhall

You can also combine food and photography at Östermalm Saluhall, Stockholm’s oldest food market. The vibrant colours of fresh produce, the inviting displays of local delicacies, and the lively atmosphere with many small restaurants make it a sensory delight for both your camera and taste buds.

7. Riddarholmen

Riddarholmen is a small island with a big historical impact. Capture the charm of its narrow streets and historic buildings, offering a glimpse into Stockholm’s past – for example at the Riddarholmen Church. The church is the final resting place of the Swedish kings. Don’t forget to take a picture of the City Hall (see next spot) from Evert Taubes Terrass, which lies on the western shore of Riddarholmen island.

8. City Hall (Stadshuset)

With its iconic silhouette reflected in the waters of Lake Mälaren, Stockholm’s City Hall is a must-visit spot. Capture the intricate details of the building and enjoy the stunning views from the tower. In front of the building you’ll also find a park with a viewpoint (Stadhusparken, City Hall viewpoint).

9. Djurgården

Djurgården island, with its lush greenery and waterfront views, offers a tranquil escape within the city. From the stunning architecture of the Vasa Museum to the serene beauty of Rosendal Palace’s gardens, every corner of Djurgården tells a story worth capturing.

10. Vasamuseet

The Vasa Museum houses the majestic Vasa ship, a perfectly preserved 17th-century warship. Explore the intricacies of maritime history and capture the grandeur of this unique vessel.

11. Stockholm Public Library

The Stockholm Public Library is a masterpiece of architectural elegance. Showcase the beauty of its grand reading rooms and intricate details with your lens. If you are an architecture lover, read our article Architecture in Stockholm – 10 outstanding examples.

12. Fotografiska

As a photographer, immerse yourself in contemporary photography at Fotografiska, a private photo museum. The exhibitions offer diverse perspectives, inspiring creativity and adding depth to your own work.

13. Monteliusvagen

For breathtaking panoramic shots of Stockholm, head to Monteliusvägen. This narrow walking path along Södermalm’s cliffs offers unobstructed views of the city skyline. Golden hour here is particularly magical, casting a warm glow over the spires and waterways.

14. Södermalm rooftops

Explore the trendy district of Södermalm and climb to its rooftops for unique urban shots. The mix of modern architecture, street art, and eclectic neighbourhoods provides a diverse range of photo opportunities.

15. Skinnarviksberget

For a spectacular sunset experience, head to Skinnarviksberget. As the sun dips below the horizon, the city lights come to life, casting a warm glow over the rooftops. It’s a magical moment, best captured in a panorama shot (bring your tripod). Skinnarviksberget is also a popular place for a picnic with a view. See photo further down the page.

16. Tantolunden

Tantolunden Park is a green oasis with a laid-back atmosphere. The park’s waterfront areas, relaxed ambiance, and diverse landscapes make it a versatile location for capturing the authentic spirit of Stockholm.

17. SkyView on the Globe

Soar above the cityscape in the SkyView gondola, located on the iconic Globe (Avicii Arena). Capture breathtaking aerial views and film short videos of the gondola ride, adding a dynamic dimension to your Stockholm collection.

18. Västerbron Bridge

This bridge is rather high and has foot and cycle paths in both directions. Whether it’s the glow of city lights at night or stunning views of the cityscape during the day, this high vantage point is a favourite photo spot for many visitors.

19. Archipelago

Take a boat trip to the Stockholm Archipelago for a series of captivating island landscapes. From rocky shores to quaint former fishing villages, each island offers a new perspective and a chance to capture the serene beauty of the Baltic Sea. There are different parts of the Stockholm Archipelago: the city archipelago, the inner archipelago, and the outer archipelago.


Each of these 19 photo spots provides a unique perspective on the city’s beauty. Whether you’re drawn to historic charm, modern architecture, or natural landscapes, Stockholm has it all. So, grab your camera and explore these gems – your Instagram or TikTok feed will thank you for it.

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