Top 10 sightseeing tips to experience Stockholm by night. You simply have to experience a city like Stockholm in Sweden twice, once by day and once by night. You certainly wouldn’t do it in every big city, take a camera and just go out at night, but in cities like Stockholm or Oslo you can actually do it without much danger.
Night photography – Top 10 sightseeing Stockholm by night
After London and New York at night – now also Stockholm (the top 10 Stockholm tips for the day you can find here) . The Swedish metropolis convinces from the start, with a starry sky, an icy wind over the water and the advantage of “short” distances, if you have chosen the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel.
Only about 200 meters from the train station, ready for a last warming coffee before grabbing the tripod and Canon camera. A cell phone was included in case of emergency. On to the top 10 sightseeing Stockholm at night.
Vasabron Bridge – Stockholm by night
The Stockholm by Night tour started across Vasabron Bridge, across from the hotel and next to Stockholm City Hall (with the 106 meter high City Hall Tower) towards the historic Old Town.
Parliament of Stockholm – Stockholm by night
Beautifully lit, the first attraction with the rounded side awaits visitors, the Parliament of Stockholm, the water is relatively calm and thus provides a great surface for a reflection of the lighting. For a view of the building, it is recommended to walk past the Royal Castle (one of the largest city castles in Europe) and only about 500 meters from the Vasabron Bridge.
Thus, on the one hand, there is the possibility to photograph the castle and on the other hand directly the imposing portal of the Swedish Parliament.
At temperatures around the freezing point Stockholm is relatively deserted at midnight, a few individual walkers look all the more fascinated when they see tourists with tripod and large camera standing in front of the buildings. One gets the impression as if the inhabitants want to tell one, in sunshine it is warmer and easier to photograph 🙂
Kungliga Opera – Stockholm by night
Across from the parliament is the next possibility, the Kungliga Opera, the royal opera of Sweden. A special building if you go over the Strömbron bridge. On one side the piers for the ferries, which offer a great lighting in many colors, on the other side the opera.
Downtown Stockholm by night
Afterwards you can continue the city walk and go to the downtown of Stockholm at night, there you will find less historical buildings and great photo opportunities, but instead the sociable Swedes who, if you still want to go to the restaurants and bars in the temperatures, will welcome you with open arms and surely have some questions why you make such an effort for a photo at night…. 🙂
So I can only recommend to experience Stockholm at night once – a great city, with great buildings and even friendlier people.