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Stockholm: Guided Kayak City Tour & Optional Midsummer Meal

1. 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.

Stockholm: Full–Day Kayaking Adventure

2. Stockholm: Full–Day Kayaking Adventure

After pick–up from the center of Stockholm by minivan at 9:00 AM, meet your group from all over the world for the coming day. Drive from Stockholm's center for roughly 30 minutes to the areas where the kayaks are waiting for you. Start your kayak adventure by learning the basics of kayaking and how to do it safely. After this introduction, set out for the archipelago and discover its incredible natural beauty. Have lunch on a private island and enjoy the surroundings. During this trip, everything is well arranged and all is taken care off. All you need to do is kayak! Return to the city center at 5:00 PM. 

Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

3. Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the Stockholm archipelago, just 45 minutes outside of Stockholm. The archipelago is formed of about 30,000 islands located in the calmness of the Baltic Sea. In the past, it was home to numerous farming and fishing shelters and was a Viking trading outpost. The surface of the water is overhung by domes made of rocks and trees creating a unique natural maze which is perfect to explore on a kayak.  Begin the tour, by meeting your guide at 9 AM in the South of Stockholm. Drive together to Dalarö, a charming little village, from where you'll embark on your kayak adventure. On the way, admire the magnificent little wooden red houses which have been discreetly built among the pines. Spend the entire day exploring different islands from the water. Stop on one of the deserted islands for a filling lunch cooked on an open fire. Take time here to rest, accompanied by the swell of the Baltic and the singing birds. At the end of the afternoon, paddle back towards Dalarö where you started from. Go around the other islands and get the opportunity to see other fantastic things on the more wild part of the archipelago. Keep your eyes peeled for circling sea eagles searching for prey. Try to spot numerous species of migratory birds including different types of goose or the famous great cormorant flying over the horizon heading north. At the end of the tour, return to Stockholm filled with memories and replenished by the fresh air. 

Stockholm: Self-Guided 1 or 2-Person Kayak Tour

4. Stockholm: Self-Guided 1 or 2-Person Kayak Tour

Arrive at the green island Långholmen (Södermalm) and be greeted by a professional instructor. Leave all unnecessary things at the rental and collect all of the equipment, such as lifejackets, and drybags. One of the instructors will go through everything you need to know about kayaking and where to go. On the water, explore the many canals of Stockholm. One of the more popular tours is to go around the islands Långholmen and Reimerisholme. Exploring Stockholm is more fun from a kayak since this city consists of islands. See the City Hall and parts of the Old Town. Choose between a single-person kayak or a 2-person kayak for the chance to sit close to your friend or loved one. For the latter option, the person in the front sets the pace, and the person in the back controls the steering.

Stockholm: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour in City Center

5. Stockholm: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour in City Center

Embark on a unique sightseeing tour through Stockholm's city center in stable two-person kayaks, accompanied by an English-speaking guide. Learn about the numerous attractions and sights of Stockholm along the tour. Begin the tour at the meeting point in Tantolunden park and cruise out to see the old prison island Långholmen, Stockholm's old town, the city hall, and Norrmälarstrand. Finally, pass by the small island of Reimersholme and marvel at its former liquor and wool mill. This tour is suitable for beginners as well as those with kayaking experience. Children under the age of 12 are welcome to join in the company of a parent. Enjoy a 2-hour kayaking tour with your family and friends and get the most out of this memorable experience.

Stockholm Archipelago: Half-Day Kayaking and Fika Tour

6. 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 Kayak Adventure

7. 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: Archipelago Island Tour with Lunch via Sailboat

8. Stockholm: Archipelago Island Tour with Lunch via Sailboat

Sailing is a great way of seeing beautiful places where you can’t come otherwise, and Stockholm happens to have the perfect environment to do so. Embark on your sailing boat (usually a Scampi 30) and get ready to navigate though Stockholm's archipelago! The journey starts in Gålö, an island located 40 minutes drive away from central Stockholm. Sail off and learn how to to sail with an experienced skipper. The archipelago is inhabited by many species, encounter bird life such as white-tailed eagles, swans, cormorants and much more. Sometimes, grey seals can also be seen. Admire the view and enjoy boosting forward by nothing but wind power and experience life on a sailing vessel. After a while stop on one of the many islands, Nåttarö, Läcka, Utö, Ornö, Stora Rammklöv, Torö, we will let the wind decide.Allow yourself to relax during a well-appreciated lunch break in a sheltered bay, take a swim in the Baltic Sea or laze away in the sun. Discover the treasures of the islands and the beautiful views. Then hop on the boat again and keep on the sailing adventure going.

Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

9. 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: 1, 2, or 3-Day Kayaking Tour in the Archipelago

10. Stockholm: 1, 2, or 3-Day Kayaking Tour in the Archipelago

Paddle a kayak in the Stockholm Archipelago and marvel at the thousands of uninhabited small islands that dot one of the wildest areas in Europe. Enjoy a tour that is suitable for those with experienced paddlers and those who have never tried kayaking before. Find the techniques easy to learn during a short training session, then set off with your guide on a journey of discovery. The guides are experienced paddlers and experts on the archipelago's history, its flora, and its fauna.  1-Day Tour This full-day tour will have you paddling at an easy tempo that suits both beginners and those more experienced as well. Discover the best of the islands, skerries, and inlets. Surprisingly few visitors come here and it is easy to find a deserted island to take a swim and stop for a rest while enjoying a tasty, well-prepared lunch on the sun-warmed rocks. After more exploration, enjoy a Fika before heading back to dry land and then to the city. Arrive back in the city at approximately 5 PM. 2 or 3-Day Tour Head out on an easy 2 or 3-day sea kayaking trip and explore some of the thousands of islands in the Stockholm Archipelago. Paddle in search of paradise, cook some delicious meals, and camp in tents on smooth, sun-warmed rock slabs on your own wild island.

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What people are saying about Stockholm

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 44 reviews

We really enjoyed our kayak tour! The landscape is fantastically beautiful and definitely worth a visit! The tour itself was super enjoyable. After an introduction to the kayaks, we started straight away in a small group (3 people + tour guide)! The pace was adjusted for everyone, the guide talked about the landscape in between! We had the fika in such a beautiful, quiet, natural place! At the end of the tour we were given a restaurant tip for Vaxholm - great! The arrival by tram & bus was super uncomplicated! We started the return journey from Vaxholm by ferry (included in the Stockholm city tickets)! All in all a great day!

We had a wonderful time! Our guide Jasper was very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure everyone on the tour was okay. He told us some really interesting stories about Stockholm and we got to see the city from a very unique angle. He even took photos for us! I would really recommend this tour, we're so glad we did it. For those worried about getting wet or being too tired, the tour is easy and you stay dry - you are given protective gear from the water and you are in a 2 person kayak so less effort required.

I received good instruction before heading out and a friendly welcome from the instructors, I enjoyed being out on the water during a nice day. It was great to see sights from the water and felt relaxing to sit on the water. I would recommend this during the summer and spring months.

It us really a fun tour with Green Trails and the guide Patrick was really accomodating. He lent us dry bags and pouch for mobile phone, and the lunch is great!

Very interesting 4 hours of healthy sport near the castle with Rubén excellent guide