Stockholm At Dusk

Stockholm at Dusk, Sweden

Does it ever get dark in this city? – I wondered while I looking over the city from the Gondolen Restaurant in Södermalm.

This time of the year, the night usually starts to fall at 10pm and the days begin again at 3am – my friend answered.

Isn’t it fantastic, to have 19 hours a day to explore a city that has that has so much to offer? It really gives you time and flexibility to structure your day the way you like – starting early to avoid the crowds, sleeping in late to rest from a big night in the city or even having an afternoon nap to recover in between sights. On the saturday night, instead of going out partying (which isn’t a budget friendly alternative in Stockholm), we went out sightseeing. We walked the streets and squares of Södermalm, Gamla Stan, Riddarholmen and Östermalm. After all, when you’ve got a city like Stockholm – add a dusky sky and romantic street lights and you’re in Wonderland.

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6 thoughts on “Stockholm At Dusk

  1. Lovely!

    I experienced the same in Patagonia, and it was actually pretty weird to see the sun kind of set at midnight. I loved the light but I felt lost! That said, as you pointed out, it’s great to explore a place. I’m just not sure I could take the darkness in the winter though.

  2. Beautiful shot, Katherina! I also got incredibly nostalgic for Stockholm reading about your nighttime wanderings…sounds like you had a wonderful time. Did you have a favourite neighbourhood? I’m a little partial to Gamla Stan, but really enjoyed Östermalm as well 🙂

    1. Thanks Candace! I thought Gamla Stan was sweet and cozy… then again, I only visited it at night or on a rainy day. I think it’s quite different when it’s sunny and all the tourists are taking pictures! I also liked Södermalm for its art galleries, shops and a bit more alternative bars!

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