Djurgården is a green and idyllic island close to central Stockholm, offering a beautiful setting for running. There are museums and several other cultural attractions, stately homes, and several beautifully landscaped gardens and parks. A few recommended running routes on Djurgården:
Perimeter Loop — 8.3 km. A terrific 5-miler, around the outskirts of the island. Start your run at Djurgårdsbron bridge and head east along the canal all the way to Lilla Sjötullsbron bridge. Cross the bridge to south and enter Djurgården island where you will pass scenic green areas and several historical buildings and monuments, the Vasa museum, art galleries, and the popular amusement park Gröna Lund.
Royal Djurgården (Kungliga Djurgården). Take the Folke Bernadottes bro (pedestrian bridge) to access this lovely park, which features several km of wide, gravel, forested paths. At the east end is a botanical garden. At the south end, add on with more paths in Frisens park. One can easily put together a 6-7 km route on the paths in this area.
- 5.2 mile loop
- 130 feet
- Djurgårdsbron Bridge
- Bus 76 from downtown