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Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide

1. Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide

This is the perfect boat tour when you want to experience the best of Stockholm archipelago in a short period of time. During the 2.5 hour tour, a guide on board will tell you about the history of the different sights you pass. Enjoy a journey with beautiful sights and fascinating stories.  Tavel on board M/S Östanå I, built in 1906, or S/S Stockholm, built in 1931. Both ships are beauties and two of the older ships in the fleet. There is a cafeteria on board that serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads and pies. Your guide will explain the natural sites of the Stockholm archipelago, the second largest in the Baltic Sea.

Stockholm Archipelago: Half-Day Kayaking and Fika Tour

2. Stockholm Archipelago: Half-Day Kayaking and Fika Tour

The adventure begins at Skärgårdens Kanotcenter, where you’ll meet your kayaking guide and take part in a short safety briefing. Your guide will help you to make some adjustments to the kayak if needed and will discuss the route. Once you’re familiar with the basic paddling and safety techniques, it's time to hop into your sea kayak and explore the archipelago from the perspective of the water. Follow your guide as you explore the beauty of Vaxholm and admire typical Swedish architecture. With its famous fortress that was used to defend Stockholm and traditional fishing cottages in the harbour, it's the perfect place to get the full archipelago experience. On the other side, there is one of Stockholm's largest nature reserves. While kayaking and exploring the islands from the water, listen to local stories about the area, which was once home to Vikings over 1000 years ago. Soak up the scenic views and feel immersed in the tranquil atmosphere of the reserve, which will leave you feeling as if you're a million miles from the stresses of the city, despite being just 30-minutes from Stockholm. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, find the perfect spot for a rest and enjoy a typical Swedish 'fika,' also known as a coffee break. You are also more than welcome to bring a swimsuit for a Baltic dip if you wish. After the break, head back onto the water and watch out for the reserve’s array of native wildlife including beavers and coastal birds. At the end of an unforgettable experience, it’s time to begin the journey back to the starting point, admiring the last of the views along the way.

Stockholm: Self-Guided hiking in beautiful nature

3. Stockholm: Self-Guided hiking in beautiful nature

Enjoy a day exploring a Nature Reserve, a protected area, or one of the many islands in the archipelago at your own pace, without having to prepare anything. Take your pick from aa variety of hikes to choose from when you come to collect your equipment. Hikes available range from 6km to 13km and from moderate to challenging levels. On these hikes you will see deep coniferous forest, beautiful lakes and saunas. You can also hike on Stockholm's archipelago, go through pine-tree forests, rocky landscapes and beautiful beaches. Take a dip in the Baltic Sea and maybe observe some wildlife, but also picturesque traditional red wooden houses, harbours and ruins. You'll be provided with the how, the where and the equipment, all you need is the enthusiasm and some experience.

Stockholm: 2-Hour Djurgården Sightseeing Tour

4. Stockholm: 2-Hour Djurgården Sightseeing Tour

Voted one of the most beautiful city parks in the world, the island of Djurgården has been in the possession of the royal family since the 15th century. A unique green space in Stockholm, it holds many of the city’s most famous museums and cultural attractions including the Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund, Abba Museum, and Skansen, to name a few. Part of the Royal National City Park, Djurgården boasts its own amusement park, an open-air museum as well as extensive stretches of forest and meadows. Dive into its 400-year tradition as a paradise for recreation and entertainment and discover why over 10 million visitors come to discover this park each year.

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What people are saying about Stockholm County

Lovely boat, interesting route and, best of all, the lady who narrated the tour. She was informative, clear, and had a wonderful turn of phrase - she should have her own radio show!. Highly recommended.

Siamo partiti puntuali ed il personale di bordo è stato eccellente. Ottima l'imbarcazione c'era spazio per tutti e la navigazione è stata indimenticabile

Make sure to go at least 30-45 minutes prior to departure but once you get the good seats, the experience becomes all the more enjoyable

Great excursion with an old, very nice boat, funny guide, was fun. You've seen a lot.

A very nice relaxing trip, a great opportunity to get an overview of the archipelago.