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Riddarholmen: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour

1. 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.

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Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

2. 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.

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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! 

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Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

4. 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 873 reviews

We took part in the first Segway tour of the season and it was an incredible activity. Our tour guide Gina was really nice, showed us around the city giving fun facts and interesting pieces of information about the history of the city and the country + conducted us around the main islands of the city in an easy and relaxed way.

Interesting and educational tour also for Stockholmers. The guide filled in many gaps in our "Stockholm knowledge" and shed light on Stockholm's fantastic history.

Even as habitants of Stockholm we learned something new and discovered some new quarters not known to us, during the tour.

Received a very interesting explanation! Not exhausting and learned a lot about the history of Stockholm (Sweden)! Thanks

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