Despite all the water surrounding it, 40 percent of the city consists of green areas, and the city offers as much as 400 parks. In other words, there is a lot to choose from. Many of the parks also combine nature with culture in the form of beautiful sculptures and flowerbeds. Additionally, there are often beautiful houses and buildings to look at.
As always, View Stockholm has some favorites.
There are plenty of large green areas to enjoy for those who want to unwind in the grass. You can definitely spend a whole day here. If you would like to move your body, you can take a pleasant walk along Brunnsviken or in the cool woods. You can also admire all the parks’ beautiful buildings, including Gustav III’s Pavilion, Turkish Kiosk, Copper Tents, and Chinese Pavilion. And of course, you can also get a glimpse of the Haga Palace, nowadays the residence of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.
Kungsträdgården is located in Norrmalm and is often called ‘Kungsan’ in Swedish. It was originally a baroque park and is today, together with Humlegården, the city’s oldest preserved park. Between 1635 and 1825, the fancy palace Makalös was located here, which sadly burned to the ground. Today’s royal splendor consists of statues of the kings Karl XII and Karl XIII. There are also several other works of art to enjoy in the park, including Molin’s fountain that was built in 1873.
Among the attractions, you can find Skansen, Gröna Lund, Junibacken, the Vasa Museum, Liljevalchs Art Gallery, Waldemarsudde, and Rosendal. And if there isn’t enough picnic food, there are also several restaurants and cafes in Djurgården.
The park contains several beautiful sculptures and an amphitheater with seating for 5,000 people, built for Stockholm’s 700th anniversary in 1953. If you are interested in theater you can enjoy Parkteatern’s performances during the summers (no entrance fee).
The park has a lot of green spaces for those who want to sunbathe, play football or other games. It is also ideal for pleasant walks. Furthermore, the area includes an outdoor theater that in the summer is used by Parkteatern for free theater, a dance floor, and one of Stockholm’s oldest allotment gardens.