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Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

1. Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

Book a sightseeing tour and experience Stockholm from the water. Board your sightseeing vessel and listen to the recorded commentary available in 10 languages as you take in the iconic sights of this stunning city. Pass under several bridges and through a lock that connects the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren. Along the way see the sights of Stockholm’s inner city, the Old Town, Södermalm Island, Lilla Essingen, and Stora Essingen, the new area known as Hammarby Sjöstad, and the green areas of Royal Djurgården. 

Sigtuna: Lake Mälaren Historic Sites Kayak Tour with Lunch

2. Sigtuna: Lake Mälaren Historic Sites Kayak Tour with Lunch

This tour is a combination of some of the Swedish essentials on a full day trip from Stockholm or Uppsala. Paddle kayak on Lake Mälaren, explore historic sites and countryside, experience serene nature and walk through Swedens first medieval capital Sigtuna - today a cozy wooden town with some historic artefacts. Your guide will meet you in Märsta - a suburb in the north of Stockholm - where you start your experience. After a short drive you will first get full instructions of kayak paddling and start your adventure on the Sweden's third largest lake. Planned route is approx. 12 km but can vary slightly according to weather conditions and it takes some 3 hours of active paddling but with plenty of stops for sightseeing, walks, lunch and maybe even for a refreshing swim. You will see the posh baroque Steninge palace, the royal Rosersberg palace with its picturesque park, runestones, hike to the iron age settlement in Runsa and enjoy panoramic views over the lake from its top. The tour rounds up with a guided walk through Sigtuna with ruins of medieval churches, runestones and idyllic wooden architecture. There will be even time for ice cream by the lake before you will head back to the starting point!

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What people are saying about Mälaren

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,100 reviews

Nice way to visit the city, particularly if you don‘t have much time to spent there or ig the weather isn‘t ideal.

Beautiful tour all around the Stockholm city of islands. Spacious boat and comfortable seating. Not crowded.

2h visit which is very pleasant and interesting. Comfortable benches. Possibility to eat on board.

the audio guide shared a lot of things about stockholm and sweden.

Loved everything. Very interesting and very relaxed. great tour