Bird’s-Eye Views of Stockholm: Where to Go to See the City from Above

Built on 14 islands at the junction of the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren, Stockholm is beautiful no matter how you look at it, but one of the best ways to get a feel for the city’s intricate maze of islands and waterways is to head to one of the many places where you can look down on Stockholm from above. Here are some of the best places to get a bird’s-eye view of the “Venice of the North.”
View of Gamla Stan and beyond from the City Hall Tower.Stadshustornet (City Hall Tower)
Stockholm City Hall.Stockholm’s red-brick City Hall topped by three golden crowns is one of the city’s most recognizable buildings, and its 106-meter (348-foot) tower offers outstanding views in all directions. As you look down from the viewing level at 73 meters (239 feet), the panorama stretches from Saltsjön, an inlet of the Baltic Sea, in the east to Riddarfjärden, part of Lake Mälaren, in the west. Busy downtown Stockholm lies to the north and northeast, while the large island of…

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