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Riddarholmen: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

1. Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

See the sights of Stockholm from its waterways on a 1-hour cruise along the city’s canals and waterways. Cruise to the royal island of Djurgården, and enjoy panoramic views of the Stockholm skyline. Board the boat by the Royal Palace in the Old Town, and cruise along the narrow Djurgårds Canal. Head out into the open bays and shores of the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago, and marvel at the colorful buildings of the Gamla Stan. Pass the Royal Game Park of Djurgården island. Continue to the small islet of Riddarholmen (part of the Gamla Stan), and cruise past the trendy streets of Södermalm. Enjoy free Wi-Fi on board the mint condition boat, along with facilities such as toilets and a small café. Along the way, listen to an informative audio commentary with your complimentary earphones.

Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour

2. Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the city's founding fathers on this enlightening shared or private walking tour of Stockholm's Old Town. This eventful walk will reveal colorful stories and legends of early life in the city as you stroll along well-preserved cobbled alleyways.   See the grandeur of the Riddarholmen Church, the statue of Stockholm’s founder Birger Jarl, and regal palaces dating from the 1600s. You will also get to see panoramic views of picturesque Lake Mälaren and its surrounding countryside. This is a perfect introduction to Stockholm and its Old Town district.

Stockholm: Sightseeing Tour by Segway

3. Stockholm: Sightseeing Tour by Segway

Explore Stockholm effortlessly on a Segway personal transporter. Join this 2 hour guided Segway tour around the favorite parts of the world's most beautiful city. During your ride you’ll see highlights of Stockholm that include the Royal Castle, the Nobel Museum, the Town Hall, the shipyard where the Vasa ship was built, the lovely shores of some of the city’s 14 islands, and much more. This is a great way to get an introduction to the city on your first visit to Stockholm. The informative first view will make it easier find your way around during the remainder of your stay! 

Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

4. Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

The kayak dock is located right in the heart of the city, just 400 m from the Adventure Café, so you will start your self-guided tour in a prime location. Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing paddle that allows you a fabulous vantage point as you look in on the city from your kayak. Stockholm is lovingly known as “The Venice of the North” as it is situated over 14 islands and linked by 57 bridges, so exploring by kayak is a great way to see the city. Even better, paddle at your own pace on a self-guided tour. You'll be provided a brief introduction on kayaking and all the equipment needed for your adventure, then you can set sail on your adventure.

Stockholm: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

5. Stockholm: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Discover Stockholm's must-see treasures and top attractions on a full-day guided tour. Enjoy an all-inclusive sightseeing experience complete with hotel pickup, all entry tickets, lunch, and a professional blue badge guide. Join your guide as you set out to explore Stockholm's most iconic attractions. Visit the Old Town on a walking tour, enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Palace, and visit Riddarholmen Island. View the oldest church in Stockholm, Storkyrkan, form outside, and visit the Vasa Museum to discover the world's best-preserved 17th-century ship. Break for lunch at the Vasa Museum restaurant to refuel before heading to your next destination, Stockholm City Hall. Next, visit Drottningholm Palace for a guided tour. Admire Drottingholm's Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see Drottningholm's Slottsteater.  Other highlights on your day-long sightseeing adventure include the Swedish History Museum as well as a visit to a panorama site that provides breathtaking views of the city. Listen to your guide as they tell interesting stories about each of the places visited and discover hidden gems as you make your way around the city. 

Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat: 24/72-Hour

6. Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat: 24/72-Hour

Experience Stockholm by land and water with a combined 24-hour or 72-hour ticket for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing boats and buses. Decide where you want to go and create your own itinerary in the Swedish capital. Choose between a variety of options offered: would you rather a 24-hour or a 72-hour ticket? Do you prefer bus or boat, or maybe both? Enjoy unlimited travel for the duration of your ticket's validity and jump on and off at any of the stops along the route. Discover famous attractions such as the Gröna Lund amusement park, the world’s oldest open-air museum at Skansen and the scenic district of Fjällgatan. Cool down at the Ice Bar, or admire historic monuments, such as City Hall, the Royal Palace, Vasa Museum and the enchanting buildings of Old Town. Experience Stockholm with maximum flexibility and minimum fuss! Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Stops: 1 Strömgatan / The Royal Opera 2 Riddarholms Church 3* Old Town (West) / Kornhamns Torg 4 Stadsgården cruise berth / Viking Line Terminal 5 Fjällgatan 6 Medborgarplatsen 7* Old Town (East) / Räntmästartrappan 8 The Royal Palace 9 Kungsträdgården 10 Strandvägen 11 Vasamuseet 12 ABBA the museum / Gröna Lund Tivoli 13 Skansen 14 a Historiska Museet 14 b Frihamnen cruise port / Silja Line terminal – on cruise days only 15 Stureplan 16 Kungsgatan 17 Ice bar 18* Central Station / Vasagatan 19 City Hall *Bus stops 7 is cancelled until further notice due to construction work. Hop-On, Hop-Off Boat Stops: • Royal Palace • Nybroplan (bus and boat connecting stop) • Vasa Museum (bus and boat connecting stop) • Skeppsholmen (bus and boat connecting stop) • Gröna Lund Tivoli (bus and boat connecting stop) • Stadsgården Cruise Berth / Viking Line Terminal (bus and boat connecting stop) • Fotografiska • Old Town / Gamla Stan (bus and boat connecting stop)

Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Are you ready to fall in love? Experience Stockholm by foot. You will see all the main sights plus some secret gems! Stockholm Our Way invites you to take a walk on Stockholm’s wilder side – there is a lot more to Stockholm than just water and bridges! With 750 years of history, the city is never short of a story to tell. The 14 islands upon which Stockholm is founded each have something different to offer and each of the four seasons provider visitors with opportunities to experience the city from different perspectives. Taking in such sights as the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Parliament building, Riddarholmen, the City Hall, the Old Town, St George and the Dragon, Slussen and Södermalm, this tour gives you a great and environmentally friendly overview to the city sights – both old and new!

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What people are saying about Riddarholmen

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 876 reviews

Very nice tour of the old town and a bit along the water. Our guide Gina was very nice and the instruction was comprehensive, even for beginners. It does take a bit of practice, even for sporty people ;)

It was a great, cool, informative and fun tour. Gina, our guide, took great care of us and told us 7ns a lot of history and worth knowing. I would recommend the tour to anyone. Thanks

Punctual at the meeting point, very good instruction, very good kayak! I will rent a kayak again on my next visit to Stockholm.

2 hours of continuous rain, but the guide Ms. Gina made us forget it with her knowledge and friendliness. Was really great.

Good and knowledgeable guide. Well-planned trip, overall satisfied