The spectacular night light of Stockholm

May 29, 2012

in Dark winters & light summers,Life as an expat,Living in Sweden,Stockholm


The view from Monteliusvägen.


Looking toward Riddarholmen.

“I have absolutely no idea what time it is. I’m never sure how much sleep I’ve had because it’s always light. I go to bed and it’s light. I wake up and it’s light. I’m loving it, but it’s crazy.” So said Jim, a friend from Australia who has been staying with us the last several days.

On Sunday night, we walked along Monteliusvägen on Södermalm to check out the views over Lake Mälaren and the old town islands of Riddarholmen and Gamla Stan. The blues and pinks of twilight, combined with the shadows and soft glow of street and building lights made for a beautiful combination. It was just after 11 pm. The city was so quiet. And gorgeous.


The streets of Södermalm: looking up.


The streets of Södermalm: and looking down.


1 EurotripTips May 29, 2012 at 13:02

WOW! What’s the light like in mid-October?

2 Sandra May 29, 2012 at 13:41

Well, EuroTips let’s just say that if you like light, you should come to Stockholm now. If you like dark, come later in the year. In October, the daylight hours are short and getting shorter every day.

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