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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

Enjoy a tour of Stockholm by land and water on an amphibious bus tour. Learn about the history of the city from a variety of perspectives, seeing notable landmarks like Gröna Lund, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Island of Djurgården 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. Drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the nightclub 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 of cruising on the water, you will also hear the story behind the Royal Island of Djurgården. Pass the Vasa museum and Sweden’s oldest amusement park Gröna Lund. Get your camera ready for a postcard-like 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. 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. 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. 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: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

3. 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 Archipelago: 23-Hour Nordic Cruise & Breakfast

4. Stockholm Archipelago: 23-Hour Nordic Cruise & Breakfast

Enjoy the Baltic Sea and the Stockholm Archipelago on a 23-hour cruise from Stockholm to Turku and back. Your cruise starts at 19:30 in Stockholm on the beautiful Galaxy cruise boat. After your check in, visit your private sea-view cabin before enjoying a dinner at one of the 5 restaurants on board. Choose between various Scandinavian dishes, a wide range of international specialties, and fine-dining menus, creating by the ship’s chefs. After dinner, it’s time to explore the ship: take in one of several music performances, play at the casino, or dance at the disco.   The ship arrives at the port of Turku at 7:00, but there’s no need to get up so early: have a nice sleep in if you wish. The ship will depart Turku at 8:20 and start the route back to Stockholm. Take your time on the second day, enjoy the view from your cabin, or take advantage of some more amenities on board: breakfast at the Grande Buffet (included), enjoy a quiet hour with your book and cup of coffee on the sun deck, do some duty-free shopping at the tax free store, or take a sauna on deck 2.   At 18:15 Galaxy will arrive back in Stockholm.

From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

5. From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

Meet your guide a point that is easily accessible from the Stockholm metro. Start with and informational briefing and about how the evening is going to proceed. Depart in a comfortable minibus and relax on the drive into the woods. Start off with a hearty campfire dinner. Savor your food as your guide tells you about identifying and spotting woodland creatures like deer, wild boars, hares, and several species of birds. Head down the trail looking for tracks, signs, and the animals themselves. Breathe in the fresh air and stretch your legs in a natural setting. After the walk, hop back into the van to increase your chances of seeing wildlife by covering a larger area. Return to your meeting point in Stockholm by minivan at the end of your animal safari adventure.

Stockholm: 2-Hour RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

6. Stockholm: 2-Hour RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

The experienced crew pick you up from central Stockholm in our stable RIB boats "Rigid Inflatable Boats". As the boat leave Stockholm behind you'll see the Old Town, Södermalm and Nacka from the water. Passing the island of Fjäderholmarna we pick up speed on our way to experience the main waterways into Stockholm that been protected by Fortresses since the 16th Century. You will travel through magnificent landscapes made up of lush and rocky islands. Passing islands both inhabited and uninhabited. You will experience historic sites and summer houses. Before heading back to Stockholm we pass by Vaxholm, also called the Capital of the Archipelago, where many sailors come to proviant before heading out to sea. On the way back we go through the Djurgårdsbrunns canal and under the famous bridges. This is a truly genuine tour where one experiences the true archipelago where locals live and vacation. Summer houses here are passed down from generations to generations and many never come out on the open market.

Stockholm: Top Highlights Bike Tour

7. Stockholm: Top Highlights Bike Tour

Join a local guide for a relaxed and informative bike tour that takes you past Stockholm's most emblematic sights and attractions. Hop on your bike and get some authentic insight into what life in the Swedish capital is really about. Begin your tour at a convenient meeting point located in the heart of the city. Cycle between the city’s must-see attractions, including Gamla Stan (the old town), City Hall, and the Royal Palace. Visit the many islands that earned the city the nickname “Venice of the North.” Ride through the first national part in the world, a natural oasis in the midst of a bustling metropolis.  Make plenty of stops for photos and explanations by your knowledgeable guide. Learn about the city's history, culture, and lifestyle while witnessing it all firsthand. After the tour, chat with your guide to get some helpful insider tips that will benefit you during the rest of your stay.

Stockholm: Full–Day Kayaking Adventure

8. 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: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour in City Center

9. 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: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

10. 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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What people are saying about Stockholm

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 244 reviews

Great fun and good guide, however at the end of the tour we were just told to drop our helmets back into the bin we picked them up from. At this point we felt let down as the helmets are not being cleaned as they are being dropped back into the basket we selected from in the first place, had we known this we would have requested cleaning or hair net !

The boat was really lovely. Not too crowded and the staff was very friendly. We enjoyed seeing the beauty of the archipelago!

Very nice tour the captain and the tour leader entertained us also the most fun way to explore the city highly recommend

The show gave a lot in a short time and experiencing Stockholm's customs both on land and sea was a real highlight

Sehr schöne Tour, der Guide wusste eine Menge zu erzählen und hat es gut rüber gebracht.