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Most Photogenic Cafés in Scandinavia

Angst Bar, Oslo | FTLO Travel | Group Trips for Young Professionals

This year, FTLO is headed to Scandinavia and we can't wait to indulge the local coffee scene. Here are some of our favorite spots, recommended for all coffee lovers, art admirers, and anyone who is looking for a unique place to hang out in.


  • Angst Bar

  • Cozy and eclectic, this bar and cafe is covered in colorful wall art and decorations. Whether you’re popping in for a beer or a latte, Angst is hardly moody and dark as it sounds. Snuggled between buildings and set away from the main streets, it’s the perfect find to capture that artsy pic.

  • ​Torggata 11, 0181, Oslo, Norway

  • Hendrix Ibsen

  • If you appreciate good coffee and vinyl, this is the spot. Art, music and an homage to Jimi Hendrix himself, it’s a great spot to capture a Kodak moment while you peruse the old vinyl and sip on a nitro brew. It’s also been combined with the PS:Hotell, so it’s also a perfect overnight spot.

  • Vulkan 20, 0178, Oslo, Norway

  • Instagram presence


  • Risø

  • Thoughtfully crafted coffee pours will give you the perfect coffee photo for the Instagram. Document as the barista pros conduct pour overs and design every cup, made uniquely for you. They work with you to find the perfect blend, flavor and feel, using beans from continents all over the world. And the best part? They have the most amazing and creative latte art!

  • Strandgata 32, 9008 Tromsø, Norway

  • Instagram presence


  • La Banchina

  • By day, it’s a cafe with farm to table choices, fish dishes and natural wines, all enjoyable on the docks surrounded by boats and the beautiful waters of Denmark. Catch the sunset in the afternoon or come by for dinner for that perfect nighttime evening pic and enjoy the onsite sauna while you’re there.

  • Refshalevej 141A,1432, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Instagram presence

  • Cafe Norden

  • At Cafe Norden, it’s the food itself that is photo-worthy. Intricate and delicately plated designs will make it hard not to eat the expertly crafted dishes before you. Every ingredient is carefully chosen with sustainability...from breakfast to hot dishes and desserts. At the center of Copenhagen, order plenty and watch the hustle and bustle of the busy city go by.

  • ​Østergade 61, 1100 København, Denmark

  • Instagram presence


  • Rosendals Trädgård

  • If flora and nature are your aesthetic, Rosendals Tradgard garden will be a dream. Surrounded by the amazing gardens, support the farm to fork concept at the greenhouse cafe or artisanal bakery where much of the food is picked directly on the grounds.

  • Stiftelsen Rosendals Trädgård, Rosendalsterrassen 12, 115 21, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Instagram presence

  • Café Sten Sture

  • Step into history in the vaults and prison cells of this underground cafe, which dates back to the 1300s. Get a traditional meal or a pastry while admiring the vaults that housed stockpiles for soldiers and was even a monastery for some time. Six rooms are spread throughout and the dungeon atmosphere will make for great conversation and photo opportunities.

  • Trångsund 10, 111 29 Sverige, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Instagram presence


  • Cafe Torpanranta

  • Situated along the seaside of West Helsinki, Cafe Torpanranta is the perfect place for a bite. Organic and vegan options are available, with views of the water. It’s ideal for relaxing and recharging while also snapping those stunning views.

  • Munkkiniemenranta 2, 00330 Helsinki, Finland

  • Instagram presence


  • Rosenkafeet (closed November to February)

  • Located in the center of Gothenburg in one of Sweden’s oldest public parks, this oasis is housed in the oldest building in the park, built in 1874. Enjoy the food and the beautiful outdoors, sure to inspire a photoshoot.

  • Slussgatan 1, 411 06, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Instagram presence

Faroe Islands

  • Frída kaffihús

  • With views of the islands, waters and a huge menu featuring everything from croissants to lamb burgers and cakes to make your mouth water, the intimate and warm atmosphere are what will draw you in. Grab a slice of cake and enjoy the waterside while photographing the bay views of homes and land.

  • 7, Nolsoyar Pals gota, Klaksvík, Faroe Islands, Denmark

  • Instagram presence


  • Kattakaffihusio

  • Unlike any other cafe on this list, the photogenic element comes solely from the fact that cats wander around! Grab a coffee, cake and new friend all in one place. All adoptable to the locals, these friendly cats are loved by everyone who comes to visit and is a must-see while traveling through Reykjavik.

  • Bergstaðastræti 10a, 101, Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Instagram presence

Curious about traveling to Copenhagen this summer? See our upcoming trip dates for Scandinavia 2019 and join us to travel the world!

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