East of Gamla Stan and south of Östermalm, occupying a forested island in Stockholm harbour, Djurgården (pronounced “Yoor-gorden”) is Stockholm’s most enjoyable city park. This finger-shaped island stretches over 3km in length from Djurgårdsbron bridge in the west (linking it to Strandvägen in Östermalm) to Blockhusudden point in the east. Royal hunting grounds throughout the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, Djurgården is a perfect place to escape the bustle of the capital amongst the groves of pines and spruce, and is also home to some of Stockholm’s finest museums. A full day is just about enough to see everything.
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