Gröna Lund, Stockholm, Sweden. June 2013.
Sweden’s oldest amusement park, located right in the middle of Stockholm on the island of Djurgården, has some seriously vintage cinematic vibes. It is by no means the largest amusement park, or the most adrenaline-packed, but there was definitely a great energy there that was inimitable and intriguing–something about the history of the place, the way they’ve maintained that old-school feel and aesthetic, not to mention all those coasters weaving seemingly in and around each other. Even if you skip the coasters and just spend an afternoon walking around, getting cotton candy and hotdogs, or doing some people-watching, it’s an overall great place to hang out that gives you great views across Lake Mälaren to Stockholm old town.
This is a miniature free-fall for kids
And this is the adult version
They don’t have space for expansion so the coasters have been built so close together that they seem to overlap
This coaster looked even wilder in person, with the car going around
A great leaf for fashion/design inspiration
Caught them just as they swung by
More vintage movie scenes
Boardwalk by the lake, looking out across to Stockholm old town
One of the steamboats that take you around Stockholm and to nearby islands