Stockholm is indeed a very beautiful city with the islands and the water surrounding them. Not to mention all the wonderful buildings. But where should you go the get the absolutely best views of the city? Here are our favorites in the Southern Island (Södermalm).
Skinnarviksberget is 53 meters above the sea level which makes it the inner city’s highest point. During the summer the rocks is ideal for a picnic and Skinnarviksberget offers you a spectacular view including Riddarfjarden, Norrmälarstrand, Old Town, Stockholm City Hall, and many churches.
To get to Skinnarviksberget you take the subway (red line) or bus number 4 to Zinkensdamm. Once there you walk up Yttersta Tvärgränd, a charming little street. When you have reached the end of the street, continue to climb up on the rocks (remember to be careful). Behind them you will get your reward.
Another nice viewpoint is the beautiful and somewhat hidden walking lane Monteliusvägen. It is 416 meters long, starts at the street Kattgränd and ends at Skolgränd. Along the way there are several terraces and park benches, and from here there you have a stunning view of Riddarfjärden and the Old Town. You will also see several old houses in an environment that feels like a Stockholm from past centuries.
The easiest way to get to Monteliusvägen is to take the subway to Mariatorget (red line). From there you walk up the street Blecktornsgränd until you reach the top. There you will see a sign that leads you to Stockholm´s absolutely most beautiful walking lane.
Fåfängan is a popular destination and located on a mountain covered with near Danviken on the way from Södermalm to Nacka. It is a stunning viewpoint and also has a restaurant and a café with a nice brunch on the weekends among other things.
You can walk to Fåfängan from Slussen but it will take you a while. Another option is to take the bus (get off at Londonviadukten) or a car. If you walk or take the bus you can take the stairs starting at Londonviadukten, but be prepared for quite a challenge since the stairs are pretty long. The alternative is the road Klockstapelsbacken which you will use if you take a car.
Fjällgatan is a street located on Stigberget between Erstagatan and Renstiernas street at Katarinavägen. With its 27.8 meters it is famous for its beautiful view of Saltsjön and the central parts of Stockholm. You will also enjoy a nice environment with cafes and lots of lovely old houses on your Fjällgatan walk.
To get here, you can walk along Katarinavägen from Slussen.