Stockholm doesn’t have to be cold, dark and rainy at all. For my New Year-visit I was welcomed by clear blue sky, moderate temperatures and the feeling that spring will be back soon. Winter can indeed be a nice time to visit Stockholm and after visiting the must-see attractions, going shopping on the red carpet in Östermalm and hopping from one cozy café, this time I recommend some off-the-tourist-track winter walks!

1. SofiaWinter walks through Stockholm

Located on the popular hipster-island district Södermalm, Sofia is the area a bit off-track as it is not in immediate proximity of a metro stop. Walk up to the beautiful Sofia church and enjoy sunset with a view on the neighborhood. Don’t miss out on the many bars and cafés close-by.

2. Råstasjön

Although I was a bit sad about not seeing any snow this time, my favorite lake Råstasjön was full of winter spirit. The 2 picturesque lakes Lötsjön and Råstasjön are located in Sundbyberg and when it’s warmer I go there for running or having a picnic in the sun. It’s also a popular place for bird-lovers. At this time of the year I could see some egrets passing the frozen lake. Although a bit out of city center, you can get there in a few stops on the blue line, getting off at Duvbo.

Winter walks through Stockholm

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