Now that me and J are getting so close to our Scandinavian adventure, I love following locals on Instagram to see what they recommend doing and where the best sights are.

Obviously, in such beautiful cities, it's not difficult to take a good photo - but some people do it really, really well.

From my own Instagram - Dyrehaven cafe/bar in Copenhagen last January

From my own Instagram - Dyrehaven cafe/bar in Copenhagen last January

Here are some of my favourites:

Copenhagen: Nana Hagel

Nana is a journalist, and takes wonderful food and travel photos. Her work includes the always amazing Cereal magazine, Copenhagen Food magazine (which I need to grab a copy of, even though I can't read Danish!), and her blog contains some breathtaking images of Copenhagen. I've added so much to my must-visit list because of her!

You can find Nana on Instagram here.

Nana's Copenhagen insider tip: 'Picking just one spot is difficult, but be sure to check out the area Nørrebro, especially around Blågårdsgade and Jægersborggade.'


Malmö: Gitte Stark

Gitte is actually a Copenhagen resident, but her photos from a recent trip to Malmö got me so excited to visit there. It's not a town I know much about except the Øresund Bridge which links Denmark and Sweden, so it was great to see more views of it.

Gitte takes part in awesome hashtags like #ridecopenhagen on her Instagram, and also founded #copenhagen_puddles. Part of me wants it to rain in Copenhagen so I can join in. (Just a tiny, tiny part of me though).

Gitte's top tip from her trip to Malmö: "Västra Hämnen - a nice seaside area where you can find the famous building Turning Torso" - thanks for the tip, Gitte - this is actually where we're staying!


Gothenburg: Goteborg.com

The lovely people at Goteborg.com run a fantastic Instagram account, showing all the highlights of their city.

Gothenburg is beautifully situated so there are just endless 'grammable views. I can't wait to be let loose there with a bunch of cameras!

The Goteborg.com account is also great because it showcases photos from residents and visitors to Gothenburg, which helps followers to see every angle of the city.

Goteborg.com recommends: Emma at Goteborg.com sent me a fantastic insider's guide to the city, and I honestly didn't know there would be so much to choose from in my short time there - but I think a must-visit is the Komex Eatery Market for Mexican/Korean fusion food.


Stockholm: Visit Stockholm

Visit Stockholm are another visitor's board with a great Instagram account. All of their photos are taken by people who work in the office, which is impressive.

Again, having never previously visited Stockholm, following this account means I'm liking photo after photo to come back to, and make sure I try out all the attractions. I've definitely decided I need to use the underground to experience the cave-like escalator halls!

Visit Stockholm very recently relaunched their website, and it looks fantastic - perfect for trip planning. I'll be honest, one of my top spots to go in Stockholm is the ABBA museum (not a joke). (Really not a joke).

Visit Stockholm's top 10: Stina at Visit Stockholm sent me this great list of their top 10 things to do. I'll do my best to work my way through it!


Honourable mentions:

@idalaerke - I know I'm not alone in loving Ida's amazing still life shots and photos of family life in Copenhagen
@matpaabordet - I've loved following Ina's #morningwalk photos from Oslo's forests through the seasons
@ursulabach - Quite often found shooting with Gitte, Ursula's photos are amazing at showing off Copenhagen's architecture
@copenhagenfood - The above mentioned magazine showcases amazing dishes from all over Copenhagen. Must. Eat. Everything.
@gkstories - One half of Green Kitchen Stories, David's feed shows Stockholm through food, family and fun.

All photos used with permission. Thank you to everyone who helped with this post.