July 11, 2013

New Waterfront Promenade on Kungsholmen

Now for something a little different...
New waterfront promenade!
Kungsholmen is one of the main islands that make up Stockholm (and the island I call home!). In the past few years they have been doing quite a bit of construction in the northwest corner of the island... building apartment complexes, creating parks as well as a waterfront promenade.  The completion of this construction project means that one can now walk around the entire island on marked paths (along the water). This walk, or jog, is approximately 10 kilometers long with great views along the way.
The narrow Karlbergs Canal.
I did this walk last Sunday to check out the new area. It was one of those gorgeous, sunny summer days and Stockholmers were out in the thousands to enjoy the nice weather... sunbathing, swimming, doing water sports or just sitting at an outdoor restaurant enjoying a glass of wine.
Views of Stora Essingen from the cliffs of Fredhäll.
As a visitor this is a great place to get off the beaten path and see Stockholmers in their natural habitat doing what they love the most: soaking up the vitamin D. It is also a nice place to enjoy a sunny day and have a nice walk/swim. There are several options for bars and restaurants along the promenade including newly opened Piren as well as the classic Solstugan. To get there from the Rival Hotel, you can take the subway (green line from Slussen) to Kristineberg. Here are some pictures from my walk to get you inspired!
Bring a towel and take a swim!
Karlbergs Palace.
Classic Solstugan Bar & Restaurant.
Newly opened Piren restaurant.
View from St Erik's bridge towards the canal.

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