Whenever I find myself in a new place, where possible I will always try to run and explore it. There’s no better way to get your bearings, and get a feel for a city or place you’re in. I was in Stockholm for TBEX, a conference for Travel Bloggers, and stayed in a hostel near to Kungsholmen, my base for running in Stockholm. I was recommended this as a solid 5 mile run with great scenery. I wasn’t disappointed.

Photos: iPhone SE
Distance: 5 miles
Terrain: Medium (some rocky sections with hills)
Level: Beginner

I started by the Kungsholmstorg Brygga dock on the south of the island, and ran towards the Rålambshovsparken, a large park next to the Västerbron Bridge. You can run around the park, but I fully recommend running along the Västerbron Bridge as the views East are spectacular, where this cover photo for this article was taken. The next place you’ll run passed is Smedsuddsbadet Beach, which I actually missed on this run but went passed it on the next one. There’s a number of swimming spots if you’re brave enough. I was, and the water is amazing, Stockholm is situated where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea, so the water is fresh and a bit sweet, and not salty as you would imagine.

The Route

*Click to enlarge – you’ll find each photo I took on the run in the image above, with the exact location that I took it…

As you run up along Fredhäll this is where it’s a little hilly and the pathways aren’t great. Following this you’ll make your way to a nice boardwalk area of Kristinebergs Strand, before making your way up to Hornsberg Park, a lovely area for picnics, wildlife and a few swimming spots. Finally you run along the river Barnhusviken, alongside the Kungsholms Strand, where you feel like you’re a part of Stockholm, running with many locals exercising, in this popular area for activities. It’s a gorgeous spot and a great way to finish off the run.

Stockholm

Stockholm is a gorgeous vibrant city, and there’s so much to explore, beautiful architecture, viewpoints, history and scenery. Here are a few photos of Stockholm to whet your appetite.

Hostels

I can recommend two great hostels in Stockholm, City Backpackers offers bike tours around the city and as a lovely onsite bar and restaurant. It also has that all important friendly down to earth vibe you’re looking for when you find a hostel. Generator Stockholm is just up the road, it doesn’t have the same vibe, but it’s still very new so finding it’s feet. It still has a lively bar which often hosts a DJ, and very modern and comfortable beds, with handy additions such as USB ports for charging. Both can be booked through the Hostelworld website.

The bike tour with City Backpackers:

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Written by | Scottie T

Founder & Editor of Intrepid Escape, a huge lover of adventure, adrenaline, sport & fitness. After travelling to well over 20 countries in the last few years, Scott started to document his travels before fulfilling an important Bucket List item by starting Intrepid Escape. His dream is to be a backpacking poker-playing, videographer, photographer & writer!

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