More about my walks

About my walks

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A. Stockholm city walk, 5-15 km (3-9 mi)

There are numerous city neighbourhoods and green areas in Stockholm which are suitable for walks. If you have any preferences I can customize my walk according to your wishes.

During my walks I will tell you about the present situation, as well as about the past, the history.

My personal city walk often starts at John Ericssonsgatan at Kungsholmen, some10 minutes by foot from the City Hall. We meet up for coffee/tea, have a look at the map and prepare our walk.

We can start by walking the bridge Västerbron (see photo) with beautiful panoramic views, over to the green island Långholmen - where we pass the old prison.

Then we continue over to the island Reimersholme, along the waterfront. Rest stop for coffee, or lunch at Cafe Vurma
Onwards along the water, through the park Tantolunden, to Mariatorget

For a longer walk, we stroll across Södermalm and back to the northern waterfront. We take in the great view over Stockholm from Monteliusvägen.

Then we walk either straight back, over the bridges and Riddarholmen, to Kungsholmen and the Town Hall - or, we make a detour and do the medieval Old City, incl. the Royal Castle and other sights. 

Why is Stockholm's Södermalm so cool?

B. Coastal walk, 10 km (6mi)

incl. famous Millesgården

This walk takes 4-6 hours - all depending on pace and coffee stops.

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We start by taking the passenger ferry from Nybroplan to Saltsjökvarn, 15 minutes. Then we continue walking along the waterfront to Nacka Strand and Restaurant J where we stop for lunch or coffee.

Then we continue our walk by passenger ferry across the water to the suburb and island Lidingö.

We get off at Dalénum, now a new and exclusive housing development - then, and now a part of Swedish industrial history, AGA gas was produced here.

We walk along the shore, on paths - not on roads, to famous Millesgården, the artist home built in 1908 by sculptor Carl Milles, with beutiful views over the water and Stockholm. Your choice if you want to stop and see the museum and artworks - and coffee, of course!

Admission fees 2022: adults: 170 SEK, students: 140 SEK.

After the stop at Millesgården, we continue along the waterfront and cross over the bridge to Ropsten, where we catch the metro back to the city. 

C. The archipelago, incl. island walk

~5 km (3 mi), 08.30-15.30   incl. boat trip


Sandhamn is perhaps the most important natural port in the archipelago. In wintertime there are only around 100 inhabitants, but in the summer around 3000 people come and live on the Island.

Sandhamn is a popular summer resort, with several restaurants.

Photo: Sandhamn in winter - click to enlarge 


We start off from Slussen by public transporation (bus) to Stavnäs, 45 min, where we board one of several passenger boats to Sandhamn. The boat trip takes 45 min, and you get to experience the famous archipelago, with over 25,000 islands, of which some 200 are inhabited.


We start by walking across the island, on paths, to the beutiful beaches in Trouville. Onwards along the shore, into the pine wood and back to Sandhamn, with quaint houses and narrow gravel lanes. If my friend is at home we stop and say 'hallo' - and maybe she invites us in!

If the weather permits, maybe you want to go in for a swim in Trouville! So, don't forget a towel! If it's winter - please dress accordingly.

Time for lunch, at the old inn, Värdshuset before we board the ferry and head back to the city.

D. Walk along lake Brunnsviken

5-13 km (3-8 mi), incl Royal Haga Park


This walk we can do either for half a day, or for a full day.

Brunnsviken, situated just north of the city, is today more or less a fresh water lake, but via a man-made canal it is a possible for smaller vessels to access the sea.

The half day walk we do on paths from the south, near Roslagstull, up to the northern end of Brunnsviken. We pass large 19th century summer houses, the Botanical garden and well tended allotment gardens. According to your wishes we can either have lunch at restaurant Bockholmen, beautifully situated in the inner archipelago - or at cosy café Sjöstugan.

If you are interested in plants we can explore the Botanical garden.

We take the metro back to the city centre.


The longer walk, around Brunnsviken, takes you back on the western shore of Brunnsviken. We pass the Haga Park, with the peculiar Copper Tents, built in 1787, across open lawns where the citizens of Stockholm enjoy picnics, and the Haga Palace, home to Crown Princess Victoria and her Family.

Again, there are of course more opportunities for rests, and more coffee, like at outdoor Cafe Vasaslätten or if unpleasant weather, inside one of the Copper Tents.

Of course, we can do the western-shore-walk also on half a day.


E. Brunnsviken, by kayak or canoe


We rent either kayaks or canoes at my club.

Price range 100 SEK to 250 SEK.

We paddle along the shores, and depending on your skills we can go ashore according to your choice - and check out the sights described above.

If you like, we can bring our own picnic.

We can also paddle through the narrow canal which connects Brunnsviken to the sea, and pull up our vessels by the restaurant Bockholmen. Or at Cafe' Sjöstugan - see above.



F. Walk to Sturehof's Manor House

By metro and by foot, allow ~4hrs (2x4 km)

This walk begins with a 40 minute metro ride, through the southern suburbs of Stockholm. We get off at the last stop and walk for roughly one hour, on a small country road to Sturehof's Manor House, built in 1780.

The House is owned by the City of Stockholm since 1899.

If the House is open for visitors - depending on the day of the week and time of the year - we can have a look at the House from the inside. There is also a shop with antiquities and bric-a-brac.

In the summertime we will have lunch/coffee in the garden, at Sturehof's slotts cafe'. In winter, the cafe is open only on week-ends. 

For those interested in pottery, you can visit the pottery by the waterfront.

If it's warm day you can go for a swim in the lake Mälaren - or just dip your feet from the low wooden jetty.