Stockholm to Copenhagen

Stockholm to Copenhagen

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden which is located in Scandinavia, part of the EU and Schengen community.  The main points of interest for tourists and photographers are;

  • Gamla Stan and Stortorget
  • Stockholm palace
  • The ABBA museum
  • Drottningholm Palace
  • Countless museums
  • Beautiful tall, blonde women
  • Skyview

Gamla Stan - StockholmGamla Stan – Stockholm

You’ll find that Stockholm is very organised and it’s a very easy city to get around.  It is a very clean city, slightly expensive, especially the hotels, but not as expensive as its neighbor, Norway.  You’ll notice here that the people are very tall, I’m from England, so I’m not particularly short, but I felt it here.

Alley in Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Alley in Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Gamla Stan is the old town of Stockholm and it’s a photographers paradise.  You’ll find cobbled streets, medieval alleys and lots of colorful architecture.  A circular walk I recommend (including a ferry) is from Gamla Stan, you walk across the Strombon Bridge and work your way around the promenade to Djurgården Bridge.  You can then cross this bridge, maybe visit the ABBA museum and then take a ferry back to Gamla Stan.  On this route you’ll see a lot and have lots of photo opportunites!

Flixbus - Stockholm to Copenhagen night serviceFlixbus – Stockholm to Copenhagen night service

I took the overnight Flixbus to Copenhagen, this was cheaper than the train but not as fast but with the prices of hotels in both Copenhagen and Stockholm being so expensive, it was definitely worth the slow overnight ride for €28.  It left Stockholm at 2330 and arrived in Copenhagen around 8am the following morning.  After making a stop in downtown Malmö, this service then continued over the Øresund bridge, which is the longest bridge in the Europe.

Copenhagen to Berlin

2017-03-13T15:17:44+00:00August 29th, 2016|Northern Europe, Sweden|10 Comments


  1. Christine March 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Stockholm is on my list for this year so good to know it is definitely a worthwhile destination. I will certainly take that ferry as I enjoy that mode of transportation. And for sure a trip to the ABBA museum. Sounds like a fun trip.

  2. Christie March 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Dang it I was just in Stockholm and didn’t catch a ferry!! I LOVE ferries! Major bummer. Hotels (and everything) are crazy expensive in both spots I also noticed but the hostels were really nice and not TOO bad. Maybe check those out next time 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Erin PocketRockets March 8, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    I’m going to Stockholm next weekend! I’ve read this at the right time, so helpful knowing the great photography points. I went to Copenhagen last year and it’s become one of my favourite european cities, so much fun

  4. Gracie March 9, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    ABBA museum?! I will definitely visit that when I have a chance to go to Sweden (I love ABBA). And good to know it is not as expensive as in Norway! You made me chuckle when you said they are tall and you’re from England, I thought English are tall! So Scandinavians should be really really tall— from someone in South East Asia (you know, we’re not gifted when it comes to height). Lol

  5. Rhiannon March 9, 2017 at 8:00 am - Reply

    I love that you put beautiful tall, blonde women as one of the points of interest! I’m just about 5’4 and even though that’s kind of maybe almost average height for British female, I feel absolutely tiny next to the few Scandinavian people I know! The street you’ve pictures looks beautiful! I’ve recently become a little bit obsessed with visiting medieval type places so I may need to add Stockholm to the list!

  6. Riely March 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    I have been wanting to visit Stockholm and Copenhagen for awhile now. Gamla Stan sounds so quaint and beautiful to photograph.The ferry from Gamla Stan sounds lovely too. I will have to keep the prices of hotels in mind when I visit.

  7. Swati & Sam March 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    The view of the Gamla Stan skyline is so beautiful and colourful. We plan to visit Stockholm this year. I had to Google and check for Øresund bridge as I did not know that it is the longest bridge in Europe. The Bridge looks stunning as well. Most old towns of Europe are beautiful with cobbles stone alleys and old buildings.

  8. Sutee March 10, 2017 at 3:38 am - Reply

    Gamla Stan seems like exactly my kind of place. I love just walking around cobblestoned streets and just taking in all of the buildings and architectural styles. I never considered taking a bus as an option in Europe. Good to have more options.

  9. Ling March 10, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I definitely want to visit Sweden and Denmark someday. Stockholm looks like a lovely city, especially Gamla Stan, which looks very charming with its colors and cobblestone paths. I think it’d be interesting to cross the Øresund Bridge being the longest bridge in Europe.

  10. Liliane Fawzy May 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Loved Stockholm! Such great photos too!

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