Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

A Photo Essay: Stockholm, Sweden

This past summer we made our way to Stockholm, Sweden, for the travel blogging conference TBEX. Our visit to Stockholm was supposed to start off a month of travel around Europe with Eurail passes, but at the last minute, Micah was booked on a photography job in Oregon. This led to several rapid-fire changes in our schedule, and we ended up postponing the rest of our trip until December when we could explore the European Christmas markets.

All of this came after 3 very busy months of non-stop running and very little sleep, which meant that we were exhausted by the time we made it to Stockholm. We felt like sleeping our free time away, but thankfully, we had a ton of friends in town for the conference and we couldn’t wait to see them all. In total, we had about 6 days in the city, but only 2 that weren’t filled with conference activities.

Typically, we only visit one or two museums on a trip, but this time around we hit up four; we explored the Abba Museum, Vasa Museum, Fotografiska Museum, and Noble Museum. We also created our own little subway tour to check out some of the amazing art in the Stockholm subway stations! Some of the stations were so creative and beautiful—I loved them so much that we will be writing up a post dedicated entirely to the subway art, as well.

In addition to museums and art, we also went on a Context Tour through the Södermalm neighborhood of Stockholm. We learned all about how the neighborhood has changed from a working-class district to one of the trendy areas in town. It was a very thorough and insightful tour and we came away with a deeper understanding of how the city has changed over the years.

The rest of our visit was spent wandering through the old town, strolling along the waterfront, sipping on coffee in adorable cafes, taking the hop on hop off boat around the city, and relaxing in many beautiful green parks. Even though we didn’t end up experiencing all the adventures we had hoped to, it was a relaxing few days filled with some desperately needed downtime. Because sometimes, that’s just all you need to find the beauty of a new city.

With that, here are some of our favorite photos from our trip:

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Stockholm, Sweden Photo Essay

Have you ever been to Stockholm? What are your favorite adventures in the city?

 

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  • Megan Indoe
    Posted at 14:33h, 18 March Reply

    Ahh we are so sad we missed that TBEX event! We went to the followings ones and are at Jerusalem now for their current event! Such a great networking event and a way to see a new city. I love all the architecture photos you captured, also the photo at the subway is really nice!

  • Kelly Page
    Posted at 14:44h, 18 March Reply

    What great pictures. I love the color and vibrance of Stockholm. They have such a great energy in the city. Thanks for taking me back there!

  • Lauren Craving Sunshine
    Posted at 20:07h, 18 March Reply

    I’ve only ever visited Malmo in Sweden on a day trip from Denmark but those photos make me wanna jump on a plane to Stockholm right now! It’s such a vibrant & fun city.

  • Jenn and Ed Coleman
    Posted at 22:29h, 18 March Reply

    Beautiful photos. I was wondering why your photo quality is so darn good and now I realize Micah is a professional. Jenn starts her photography classes in two months so, hopefully her pictures might look like Micah’s one day.

    I was in DC last week and travelled through the metros a lot. My hotel was just up from the Rosslyn Station with its nearly three story high escalator. I wondered what the subway artists in Stockholm could have done with this palette given the chance. Instead, I travelled to work in the grey, DC utilitarianism. Such a shame.
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:54h, 24 March Reply

      Thanks so much, guys! Really appreciate it! Hope the classes go great for Jenn–that’s so awesome! And yeah it would be cool to see what could be done in other metro systems around the world–lots of opportunity for some great art!
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  • Sherianne Higgins
    Posted at 08:42h, 19 March Reply

    I am in love with Stockholm! I went in the winter. And the sole of one of my boots fell off so I was basically walking around on snow and it was still awesome!

  • Lieurene Tran
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    Posted at 20:37h, 19 March Reply

    Stockholm looks beautiful in your pictures! I haven’t been yet but its definitely on my list for Europe trips. You guys got to see a lot even with your busy schedule and that’s great. I am sad that I missed the TBEX but hopefully I can go to the next one!

  • Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie
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    Posted at 21:15h, 19 March Reply

    I totally admit that I underestimated Stockholm when I visited. I loved the Vasa, the subway art, Gamla Stan, and just the overall vibe. There’s so much to see and do! Your photos at the Fotografiska reminded me how much I was moved by that animal photography exhibit! I’d definitely love a return trip.
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  • Lois Alter Mark
    Posted at 12:48h, 20 March Reply

    We haven’t been to Stockholm in probably 10 years and your photos make me want to go back for another visit. There is so much more to see! How beautiful!

  • Julie
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    Posted at 14:13h, 20 March Reply

    We were at TBEX last summer – I can’ believe we didn’t get a chance to meet! I love Stockholm and have been there a few times. It has a speed to it that I find really endearing – not too busy, but energetic. Nicely busy but not insane. You know what I mean? Can’t wait for my next trip to Stockholm soon!

  • Samantha Sparrow
    Posted at 15:47h, 20 March Reply

    I last went to Stockholm 19 years ago but these pictures have brought back all my memories. I especially loved wandering all the little streets in the old town – so quaint! I’m hoping to return next year – I’ll definitely check out the subway art!

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