Located on the Baltic Sea, the Swedish capital is built on several islands. Running in Stockholm means enjoying the urban planning of a modern and typical city, which has nevertheless retained foreign influences, especially baroque.
The omnipresence of water, which makes up 30% of Stockholm's surface area, has earned it the nickname "Venice of the North", along with Bruges, Amsterdam and St Petersburg. The city is spread over fourteen islands, a tiny part of the immense archipelago of 24,000 islands that surround it. You can start, for example, on the small island of Stadsholmen, where Gamla stan, the old town, was founded in the 13th century. Abandoned until recently, it has become a major tourist attraction since the 2000s, thanks to the charm of its medieval-style architecture mixed with Renaissance buildings. You can walk or run through the various districts, separated by the seawater canals, over which there are no less than 57 bridges. The island of Djurgården is home to the city's main tourist attractions, including the Vasa Museum, dedicated to the Vasa ship that sank in Stockholm harbour on the day it was launched. But also to Blockhusudden, the fortified south-eastern tip of the island. A few bridges away, Södermalm, long considered by the inhabitants as a poor district, is now very lively. Here you will find the Mariatorget square and many churches. In 2014, Vogue magazine named Södermalm one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world!
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From one island to the other
Discover the little islands of Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen, with a little passage through the city centre. On the itinerary: The Nationalmuseum, the Modern Art Museum, and the Kastellet.
Along the water
In this route, you will never lose sight of the water which surrounds Stockholm's islands. You will see a long list of monuments, but here is a taster: the Nordic Museum, the Museum of Spirits, and Skansen, the gigantic open air museum.
The historic centre
Gamla Stan is Stockholm's old town. So head out for a completely historic route! You will discover in particular the Royal Palace, the cathedral, the Nobel Museum and Stortorget square.
Run in Humlegården
Looking for a little run to get you back on your feet? This is where to start! These 3 little kilometres through a number of the city's parks are perfect for you to unwind without being too challenging.
Go for a little tour around the Djurgården royal park, a haven of peace in the heart of the city. You will discover the ABBA Museum, Skansen, Rosendal Palace, and so much more. Let us guide you!
The green city
Did you know that there are so many parks in Stockholm that it is almost possible to cross the city entirely over green spaces? The Swedish capital is an example of renewable development, and this route will prove it to you.
Walk in Östermalm
The Östermalm district is an unmissable part of the city. On route, you'll pass the history museum, the Oscarskyrkan church, and the Ostermalms Saluhall, among other things. Let the voice guidance guide you.
Gamla Stan and Södermalm
This route will let you discover two unmissable districts: the old town of Gamla Stan and the hipster district of Södermalm. The city's museum, the Katarina lift, and the Den Gyldene Freden in particular will be mentioned along the way.