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Norr Mälarstrand
Photograph: Holger Ellgaard/Wikimedia CommonsNorr Mälarstrand

Time Out says

With views sweeping over the glistening waters of Lake Mälaren, the spires of Stockholm’s medieval Old Town and one of the city’s prettiest, tree-lined boulevards, Norr Mälarstrand, this scenic trail offers perhaps the best panorama in the Swedish capital. It’s a plum spot for watching the sunset and is a favourite haunt for local snappers when the Northern Lights are visible from Stockholm. The wooden path can be tricky to find, tucked above the charming cobbled streets that link the Slussen and Mariatorget neighbourhoods. But breathing in the cityscape from one of the benches dotted along the cliff path is an unforgettable experience well worth the effort. Just watch out in wintertime when sections can get scarily icy.

Time Out tip: Evenings in Stockholm are chilly, even during summer, so bring up a hot drink from one of the indie coffee houses in nearby Slussen.

Written by
Maddy Savage


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