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Stockholm Archipelago: Half-Day Kayaking and Fika Tour

1. 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.

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Stockholm: 2-Hour Djurgården Sightseeing Tour

2. 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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Stockholm: Djurgården Segway Tour

3. Stockholm: Djurgården Segway Tour

Meet your guide and after a brief safety lesson and a practice go, strap on your helmet, step on your Segway, and prepare to zoom around this royal island.  With your feet steady on the Segway and the wind blowing in your hair, stop to hear tales about the Royal National City Park, the many museums on the island, the history of the Swedes and their way of life. On the western side of the island, see some of the city's most popular attractions including The Vasa Museum, the Gröna Lund amusement park, and the open-air museum of Skansen. As you travel further eastward on the island, leave the paved city lanes behind and roll along the quiet dirt paths, getting closer to nature. Try to spot a Swede in their natural habitat - the great outdoors! Enjoy the opportunity to explore areas you wouldn't usually get to on foot. Try to spot animals such as birds, horses, cows, and sheep. By the time you arrive back, you'll have experienced the green heart of Stockholm, feeling refreshed and astonished that a green area this big can be located right in the city center. 

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Stockholm: Self-Guided hiking in beautiful nature

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Stockholm

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

What an experience! The walk was intensive, yet really rewarding! There is absolutely no sound of the city at all, and we spotted a lot of wild animals during our hike. The organiser gave us plenty of food and beverages to take on our trip, and the sandwich tasted like heaven!

Fantastic experience. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the activity was terrific. Both of our instructors were lovely and excellent. Love the Fika also ;)

The guide told us a lot of interesting details about the local animals. We were a very small group

The tour was very well organized and the guide was very nice! I would definitely book again :))

Great landscape. Friendly, experienced guide with a lot of background on the area.