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Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

1. 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.

From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

2. 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. 

From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

3. From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

Get a good view of Viking historical sites and overview of the Viking history in Sweden and its effects on modern Scandinavian culture. This 8-hour tour starts from Stockholm with comfortable hotel pickup. Visit the most important Viking sites close to Stockholm, including Sigtuna and Old Uppsala, with transportation included from central Stockholm. During this tour, you will visit several Viking sites along the way:  Broby bro - one of Sweden’s most famous burial grounds. Learn about and visit some mighty Viking burials sites, both a pagan one and an early Christan one from the transition period between Christianity and old Norse religion. Learn about Estrid, a mighty Viking woman.  Jarlabanki's bridge - a partly reconstructed Viking bridge. Arkil Assembly site - a Viking Parliament. This stop focuses on Viking laws, on the construction of kinc groups and the use of that as a base in Viking society. Hear how the disputes could be settled in Sweden's history. Sigtuna - the oldest town in Sweden (guided city walk is included). Visit the beautiful wooden town of Sigtuna, known as a place for Swedes to go on weekend vacations and well-known as the oldest city in Sweden. Walk among several different medieval church ruins and visit the local museum. Old Uppsala and Vendel Era grave mounds - Visit the king's mounds at Old Uppsala dating back 200 years before the Viking age. This is one of Swedens most important historical eras. Visit the former medieval Cathedral at the sight and walk among the 11-meter high grave mounds. The guide will tell you all about its rich and long history. City of Uppsala - Take a walk around the biggest church of all the Nordic countries: The Uppsala Cathedral. Sneak inside Museum Gustavianum for a while before heading back to Stockholm.

Stockholm: Full–Day Kayaking Adventure

4. 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. 

Nature Hike from Stockholm

5. Nature Hike from Stockholm

Meet your guide and fellow travelers for the day to come at the meeting point. Here you will be briefed about the day's itinerary. By van we'll make our way out of Stockholm and into nature. The drive will be about 30-40 minutes. The hike will start in dense pine forest and alongside a lake.  After coffee with cake you'll continue the hike and here the path combines with one of Sweden's most famous hikes: Sörmansleden. The route starts to go up and the area suddenly changes into rocky plateau's. Reaching Stockholm county's highest point you stop for lunch. When you continue the hike the area starts to resemble savannah areas more than it looks like Swedish forest.   The last part of the route will go through open green forest and past a lake before you arrive to the van. There's swim opportunity if you got too warm! Remember to bring a towel. After a dip you'll be transferred back to the meeting point.

Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

6. Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

You will start your 5-6 hour tour by being picked up at your centrally located hotel or by the Stockholm Central Station. From one of these locations the journey starts in a minivan taking you out into the Swedish countryside. The maximum group size of the tour is 16 persons. Have a nice time with the other members of your small group and enjoy the scenic ride togheter.  First stop at Broby bro, a Viking and Iron Age gravefield where people have been buried for more than 1000 years. Take a walk in the pagan gravefield with your Viking guide and uncover the Vikings burial traditions and mythology. Learn about how a person was buried. Also hear the story of Estrid - a Viking woman. In 1995 a skeleton was found in a Christian part of the gravefield, it was a 60-year old woman identified as Estrid. Get to know how the Stockholm County Museum were able to identify her and experience her life.  The next stop is Jarlabanki's causeway, a 11-th century Viking age bridge built by earl Jarlabanki. He was a cocky Viking who liked to show off his power. Take in the view of the 150-meter long causeway and learn about bridge-building and the development of roads and communication in that era. Head on to a Viking council, preserved on its original location for 1000 years. Get to understand the Viking culture, society and mentality through the guide's explantion at the council. Learn how the Vikings ruled their society. Venture further to the medieval Vallentuna church, dating back to the 12th century. It used to be the home of the Vallentuna Calendar, likely Sweden's oldest book. Have lunch after this stop before arriving in Sigtuna. Eat a tasty and fresh buffet of Swedish and international food for a typical Swedish lunch price (approx 10€).  The main attraction on this tour is Sigtuna (from the 1 January 2018, not included before this date). The little town of 8000 inhabitants is the oldest still existing town of Sweden and holds many historical gems both by the streets and inside the Sigtuna museum (you can visit the museum if you want to). Enjoy a guided walk in the town a have around 45 minutes of free time on your own. Catch nice views of the Sigtuna bay, the main streets 18th-century wooden houses and the 12-th century romantic church ruins. After Sigtuna, venture back to Stockholm and your hotel. Your guide can also drop you anywhere in Central Stockholm.  

Stockholm: Sigtuna Village Oldest Town in Sweden Guided Tour

7. Stockholm: Sigtuna Village Oldest Town in Sweden Guided Tour

Visit Sigtuna, the oldest surviving town in Sweden, full of cozy traditional wooden houses. Walk along the main street with your guide and see one of the smallest town halls in Sweden built before 1750. Explore the history of the town from the Viking age to the Middle Ages to today. Admire the oldest stone churches from the early medieval period from before 1100. After exploring Sigtuna, visit Wenngarn Castle dating back to the 17th century. It is rumored to have the best preserved Baroque chapel in Europe. Hear about the castle’s history and the history of one of Sweden’s mightiest men: Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie. Stroll through the beautifully restored palace garden.  Finish the tour with a stop at Viby. The village, full of red cabins, looks like it did before the 1850s.

1-day Royal Palace and Castle Tour from Stockholm

8. 1-day Royal Palace and Castle Tour from Stockholm

Drive just outside of Stockholm and visit castle Drottningholm. This elegant royal palace was built in the 16th century for the Swedish royal family and became the regular summer residence of the Swedish royal court throughout the 18th century. Next, stop for lunch in Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town. Take a walk through its historic streets. Visit the Venngarn castle, a 13th-century palace most famously owned by the Swedish nobleman Gabriel De La Gardie. Learn about De La Gardie’s fascinating life story from your knowledgable guide. Once one of the richest men in all of Sweden, De La Gardie suffered a tragic reversal of fortunes and ended his life in destitution. Explore the Skoloster Castle, an impressive baroque castle which stands as a monument to the Swedish Age of Greatness. Walk its scenic grounds and see its stately interiors. The castle also contains a wonderful collection of paintings, furniture, textiles, and tableware, as well as books and weapons. When the Skoloster is closed during October through May, a different castle will be visited instead.

Stockholm: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

9. 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. 

From Stockholm: Viking Culture and Heritage Small Group Tour

10. From Stockholm: Viking Culture and Heritage Small Group Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in central Stockholm, and then escape the hustle and bustle of city life as you head into the peaceful countryside. Stop at the famous burial ground of Broby bro (Jarlabanke Runestones) in the historic Uppland. Learn about Viking burial rites and hear stories of pagan and Christian traditions. Learn about the mighty Viking woman known as Estrid and see some of the famous runestones. Continue to the Jarlabanke Bridge at the entrance to the causeway. Marvel at more of the raised runestones typical of the Vikings and learn how they built their roads and bridges. Hear the story of the Viking chief, Jarlabanke and his clan. Next, visit the remains of a Viking parliament at Arkils tingstad and learn how Viking society was organized. Get the chance to try some authentic Viking mead before you return to Stockholm.

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4.4 / 5

based on 623 reviews

Was an enjoyable experience for us as we were keen on the Viking history . Gabrielle was an amazing tour guide. Definitely recommend this tour

We saw a lot of mooses, the food was great and everything was just right. The price is a bit expensive

This was a great tour and George was a great guide! Beautiful views and amazing conversations.

Fun experience, guide was great! Good way to get an introduction to Stockholm.

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