City Photo Tour is a Swedish tour operator with a focus on photography. Based in Sweden’s capital Stockholm, its team of two professional photographers offer unique walks in this historic Scandinavian city. City Photo Tour is perfectly suited for travelers who have an interest in photography who wish they could bring back mesmerizing postcard-quality images from their holidays.
With its insider knowledge on Stockholm’s secret sites and panoramic locations, City Photo Tour’s team is sure to deliver a city tour to remember – and capture in amazing photos. Check out City Photo Tour’s variety of tours across Stockholm and their answers to frequently asked questions.
Photography tours of Stockholm: explore the magnificent capital of Scandinavia with your camera!
Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, is a city globally famed for its greenery and abundant waterways, its varied architecture and its buzzing cultural scene. Known as Venice of the North because it is similarly spread among 14 separate islands interconnected by bridges, Stockholm offers a large variety of attractions to explore, day and night. A charming medieval Old Town, a majestic Royal Palace, a modern central area and a breathtaking natural setting on the east coast of Sweden all contribute to Stockholm’s reputation as a top tourist destination.
And what better way to explore a picturesque city but with your trusty camera in hand? All tourists want to bring stunning images back home from their travels, yet few truly manage to wow their friends with postcard-like quality. If you want to amaze everyone with striking shots of Stockholm, then do not miss the opportunity to take part in a professionally-organized City Photo Tour!
City Photo Tour is run by two professional photographers from Sweden, each of whom has experience teaching others about the magic of photography. The company offers three well-designed tours of the breathtaking Swedish capital. Each tour is led by a knowledgeable guide who will give you the best tips and tricks on city photography and inspire you with stories and anecdotes about all of Stockholm’s famous sites that you will get to capture on camera. And after completing a tour, you can enter your best shots into City Photo Tour’s photo contest for a chance to win great prizes!
Best of Stockholm: the all-in-one walking tour guaranteeing the best photos of Venice of the North!
City Photo Tour’s leading tour, appropriately named Best of Stockholm, is a day walk across the capital of Scandinavia. The guided tour takes you to all major attractions of the city, with detailed and exciting information about each site. And because the guide is a photography pro, you’ll get valuable advice on taking the best pictures with your camera: be it a powerful DSLR, a compact digital camera or a smartphone!
The Best of Stockholm tour will take you to the Royal Palace (Kungliga slottet) of the Swedish monarchs, including current King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. A massive Baroque edifice from the 17th-18th century, the palace (one of Europe’s largest) has been the official seat of Sweden’s ruling house for many centuries. In front of the palace you may witness and photograph the changing of the guard, performed by the Royal Guards in their curious spiked helmets!
Another regular feature on the tour is the imposing Stockholm City Hall (Stadshuset). A staggering bulwark of red brick, the city hall stands out with its main tower, over a 100 meters (350 feet) tall. The tower is adorned with the gold-plated Three Crowns, the ancient symbol of Swedish sovereignty. The Stockholm City Hall is world-famous as the location of the Nobel Prize award ceremony banquets, attended by the world’s brightest minds!
The Neoclassical Parliament House (Riksdag) ought to be an unmissable part of any traveler’s visit to the Swedish capital. With its aesthetically pleasing combination of Neoclassical and Baroque architecture, the Parliament House is sure to bring a noble European spirit to your holiday photos.
Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla stan), situated on the island of Stadsholmen, encompasses one of Scandinavia’s best preserved medieval areas. A stroll around this charming part of town with its picturesque brick architecture, cobblestone alleys and stylish little cafés will set you dreaming of old fairy tales and let you unwind from everyday stress. The Old Town is the site of Stortorget, Stockholm’s oldest square, which in winter comes alive with the holiday cheer of its renowned Christmas market.
Another highlight on the Best of Stockholm tour is the lovely King’s Garden (Kungsträdgården) in the city center. A hub of the capital’s social life, the King’s Garden is a lovely retreat into nature both in spring, when the cherry trees are in full blossom, and in winter, when the public ice rink provides entertainment to young and old.
Stockholm by Night: a thrilling introduction to night photography
Another tour on City Photo Tour’s program is Stockholm by Night, perfectly suited for avid photographers who want to learn the secrets of striking night photography. The tour is structured as a creative workshop, focusing on long exposure in low-light settings, painting with light and tips and tricks on getting the most of night-time shots with your own camera. The Stockholm by Night tour promises exciting opportunities for majestic night panoramas that will no doubt amaze your friends!
Djurgården with Swedish Breakfast: sunrise and natural beauty in the Scandinavian capital
City Photo Tour’s third offering, Djurgården with Swedish Breakfast, is a morning photography tour which will teach you a lot about capturing breathtaking sunrise images. Exploring Stockholm’s prime natural attraction, the Royal Game Park (Djurgården) in the golden hour of the morning, with a bit of luck you may encounter and photograph a variety of wildlife, including deer, foxes and a hundred kinds of birds.
After a memorable walk in the nature and some great images to bring home, the tour finishes with a culinary delight: a traditional Swedish breakfast accompanied by a steaming cup of quality coffee.
If you’re a fan of photography and enjoy sightseeing, City Photo Tour’s professionally-guided photography tours of Stockholm are an unmissable part of your visit to the Swedish capital. Whether you want to learn more about night shots, to practice your camera skills in an amazing natural setting or you want to discover Stockholm’s highlights with a photographic twist, City Photo Tour has the right fit for you. Book your Stockholm tour now!