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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: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

2. Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

Once everyone is aboard, head toward the Royal theatre. Your guide will give a short introduction about the bus before switching focus to the sights. After the theatre, drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the night club mecca of Stureplan. Continue to the Royal Library, see the 1912 Olympic stadium, and turn into the street Karlavägen to arrive at the beautiful area of Östermalm. Suddenly the tarmac beneath you turns to gravel and now the real fun begins, it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach. The music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you are floating. After a couple of minutes cruising on the water, the guide will give some additional info about how the bus works. You will also hear the story behind the Royal Island of Djurgården. Pass the Vasa museum and Sweden’s oldest amusement park Gröna Lund. It is time to bring out your camera for the postcard view of Stockholm. The striking Old Town facades lie ahead, where the buildings date back to the 16th-century. In the middle are the German church and Stockholm city hall, which is a famous symbol of Stockholm with the three golden crowns mounted on top. Sail alongside the shore of Södermalm, the biggest of the 14 islands that constitute Stockholm. Once a blue-collar area but today it ranks as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world. Cruise around the island of Skeppsholmen and get a great view of the Royal Palace, which is one of the biggest palaces in Europe. See the 19th-century ship Af Chapman docked on the island of Skeppsholmen, which was once Stockholm's naval station. Learn about the royal family and also how Sweden became the country that it is today. Hear how one of the poorest countries in Europe become a thriving industrial nation with a capital now considered to be Europe’s equivalent to silicon valley. Feel the current from Sweden’s third biggest lake pushing fresh clean water into the Baltic Sea. If you are thirsty you can have a drink of water here. The captain focuses as he takes the vessel under the bridge connecting Blasieholmen and Skeppsholmen. The current can be strong during spring time when the ice is still melting. Further ahead, get a great panoramic view of Strandvägen, which is probably the most exclusive address in Scandinavia. Pass the ship of the world’s strongest little girl, Pippi Longstocking. It is time to return to dry land. The engine roars for a couple of seconds as the captain hits the throttle to push the bus back to land. The bus wobbles a little as the front wheels hit the ramp. Then drive towards the starting point, passing the birthplace of the world famous psychological phenomenon of Stockholm syndrome. Also pass the oldest building in the city and the oldest park in Stockholm, which once belonged to the royal family. To complete your tour, get a photo with the singing captain.

Stockholm: Red Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat

3. Stockholm: Red Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat

The sightseeing boats and buses operate a regular service among Stockholm's islands and along the city’s streets. While you’re on board you’ll be able to listen to commentary about Stockholm in your choice of 10 languages. Choose from a 24 or 72-hour ticket for the bus tour or the boat tour. A combination ticket gives you full access to both the bus and boat tours. See all the attractions in Stockholm from the water and from land at your own pace.  The buses and boats take you directly to the sights without any long diversions, stopping at attractions such as Skansen, the Royal Palace, Gröna Lund, the Vasa Museum, Fjällgatan, City Hall, the Abba Museum, the Ice Bar, Old Town, and several popular shopping districts. You’ll enjoy free Wi-Fi on board both the bus and boat. The boat also features a small café, where you can purchase Swedish fika and soft drinks. List of Bus Stops: 1. Central Station 2. Gallerian 3. Gustav Adolfs Torg/The Royal Opera House 4. Old Town 5. Slussen (The Lock) 6. Fjällgatan 7. Viking Line and Cruise Berth S167 8. Skeppsbron 9. Royal Palace 10. Kungsträdgården 11. Nybroplan/Dramatic Theatre 12. Stryrmansgatan 13. Vasa Museum 14. Gröna Lund, Skansen & ABBA The Museum 15. Nordiska Museum 16. Karlaplan 17. Stureplan 18. Concert hall 19. City Terminal 20. Rådhuset 21. City Hall List of Boat Stops: 1. Royal Palace 2. Nybroplan 3. Vasa Museum 4. Skeppsholmen 5 Gröna Lund and ABBA The Museum 6. Cruise Berth S167 7. Fotografiska 8. Slussen

From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

4. From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

At the meeting point your guide will be waiting for you. Here, you will also meet your fellow travelers for the day. The excursion starts with information and planning about how the evening is going to look. Depart in a comfortable minibus and head into the woods. Before you get active, start off with a campfire dinner during which you will get a more detailed picture of what animals you can see as well as their behavior and looks.   With a full belly, start off with a light hike in nature, looking for tracks, signs, and the animals themselves. After the walk, hop back into the van to increase your chances of seeing wildlife because you can cover a larger area in this way. After some successful wildlife sightings, head back to Stockholm. 

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

5. 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: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

6. Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

Travel back in time at this authentic showcase of pre-industrial Sweden. Visit houses and homesteads from all over the country and experience traditional rural life firsthand. Experience the different social conditions in which people lived between the 16th and the first half of the 20th century. Discover the history of Sweden. Find out how the Swedes once lived through the changing seasons, traditions, work, celebrations, and everyday life of times past. Encounter animal life, including Nordic wild animals, rare breeds, domestic animals, and exotic creatures.  Enjoy a delicious meal (not included) at one of the restaurants that offer breathtaking views over Stockholm. Be sure to visit the museum shop as well, where you’ll find traditional handicrafts and Swedish-designed items. Let your children enjoy a Zoo featuring domestic animals such as cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Skansen is also home to 75 different species of animals, including wild animals such as lynx, elk, and brown bears, and several breeds of domestic animals. The museum changes decorations seasonally with Christmas, Easter, and midsummer themes.

Stockholm: Evening Wildlife Safari with Midsummer Meal

7. Stockholm: Evening Wildlife Safari with Midsummer Meal

Enjoy a sunset trip into the wilds of Sweden in search of moose, deer, wild boar, and hare. Just 20 minutes from central Stockholm these wild animals roam undisturbed on meadows and in woodlands. With the expert guides on this tour the chances for spotting these wild creatures are excellent! You’ll board a small, comfortable bus in Stockholm and begin your adventure into the Swedish wilderness. After a short drive the city of Stockholm gives way to the beautiful and historical Swedish rural landscape. Along the way you’ll view lush meadows and hillsides, typical Swedish cottages, and classic manor houses. You’ll also see where Vikings raised rune stones, and many are still standing. Your expert guide will tell you about the natural history of Sweden and its animal inhabitants, including deer, wild boar, hare, and moose, and about the diverse birdlife. A short hike (of around 15 minutes) will get you out into the open air and forest. Enjoy a midsummer meal out served in the outdoor camp. This is sure to be an exciting evening in the land of the Vikings, where the forest kings graze!

Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

8. Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

Your adventure begins at Skärgårdens Kanotcenter, where you’ll meet your guide and take part in a safety briefing. Your guide will help you to make some adjustments to the kayak if needed, and will also discuss the route. Once you’re familiar with the basic paddling and safety techniques, it's time to hop into your sea kayak to explore the winter 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 harbor, it's the perfect place to get the full archipelago experience. On the other side you'll find one of Stockholm's largest nature reserves. Whilst kayaking and exploring the islands from the water, listen to local stories about the area, which was once home to Vikings over 1,000 years ago. Soak up the scenic winter views and feel immersed in the tranquility, despite being just 30-minutes from Stockholm. 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 before warming up over a cup of coffee.

Stockholm: Bus or Bus & Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

9. Stockholm: Bus or Bus & Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore the Swedish capital by open-top bus and boat. With regular departures at all stops, choose how much time you wish to spend immersed in the history and culture of each fascinating site. Stockholm boasts a 700-year-old history and is the epicenter of Swedish culture, dotted with grand public buildings and palaces. The 24-hour pass grants access to buses and boats that will take you to the highlights of the picturesque city's sightseeing circuit. Visit the vast Stockholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family, and the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Discover beautiful gothic churches and explore the city's key museums, including the Vasa Museum, home to the tragic 17th-century warship, and Skansen zoo. Buses cover the Old Town area and the trendy SoFo district at Södermalm, with its many bars and boutiques. Art and literature exhibitions abound, with readings and concerts at the controversially modern-looking Kulturhuset. Participants looking to splash out will enjoy the NK/Hamngatan shopping district. Strändvagen offers leading restaurants to quell the deserved appetites of the intrepid tourist, with regular boat cruises of the scenic archipelago to boot. Bus tour stops: 1. Strömgatan 2. The Royal Palace/Old Town 3. SoFo 4. Viking Line/Stadsgården Cruise Terminal 5. Fjällgatan 6. Medborgarplatsen 7. The Royal Palace / Slottet 8. Kungsträdgården / Shopping District 9. Strandvägen 10. The Vasa Museum 11. ABBA The Museum / Gröna Lund 12. Skansen 13. ABBA The Museum / Gröna Lund 14. The Vasa Museum 15. Museum Park 16. Historiska Museet / Karlaplan 17. Stureplan Entertainment District 18. Kungsgatan/ Hötorget Market Place 19. ICE Bar 20. Central Station / Cityterminalen 21. Rådhuset / Court House 22. City Hall

Stockholm: Guided Kayak City Tour & Optional Midsummer Meal

10. Stockholm: Guided Kayak City Tour & Optional Midsummer Meal

For the morning tour, set off on your sightseeing tour in stable 2-person kayaks, accompanied by your English-speaking guide. Paddle close to land so you can enjoy all the sights, and not have to worry about tides or dangerous currents. This tour is suitable for beginners as well as those with kayaking experience. You won’t need much muscle-power to enjoy the excursion. This activity can be enjoyed by visitors as well as locals, and by the end, you'll feel that you’ve participated in something special. Alternatively, pick the evening tour and enjoy an evening paddle and a Swedish meal so you can feel the pulse of the city from a different perspective. This option includes dinner.

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What people are saying about Stockholm

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4.6 / 5

based on 244 reviews

We had an awesome time with Patrick, who was an excellent guide for this hiking trip! He's a very experienced guide and I particularly loved the fact that he took some time to share his specific knowledge about the area, nature and wild animals and species we kept finding on the way. We were only 3 girls for the hike that day and he also made sure we felt super comfortable the whole time, which is very much appreciated. The campfire lunch was also very lovely and the place we found for it had gorgeous lake views. I will definitely recommend booking a trip with them and kudos to Patrick who made our day even more beautiful! Cheers! Ana and Maya

Very nice staff. Very well planed. Would highly recommend for someone who is staying in Stockholm for a few days, ticks a lot of places of the list :)

Very good experience. I haven’t even heard of a bus can drive in water before! Definitely something worth to go for.

Pleasant and amusing trip, but what makes it such a good experience is Pascal, our guide

It was fun going around stockholm with hop off hop on.