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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: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

3. Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

Book a sightseeing tour and experience Stockholm from the water. Board your sightseeing vessel and listen to the recorded commentary available in 10 languages as you take in the iconic sights of this stunning city. Pass under several bridges and through a lock that connects the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren. Along the way see the sights of Stockholm’s inner city, the Old Town, Södermalm Island, Lilla Essingen, and Stora Essingen, the new area known as Hammarby Sjöstad, and the green areas of Royal Djurgården. 

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

4. 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: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

5. Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

Start your 1.5-hour guided ghost walk in Gamla Stan and end in the heart of the Old Town. Along the way, hear about Stockholm's beginnings and learn how the city developed. Discover the most important events in the city's history by visiting the locations where they took place. Leave the main streets behind and explore forgotten courtyards, touch the old walls, and let the city's history come alive. By the light of lantern, be entertained and horrified by tales of poltergeists, plagues, public executions, and murders. Experience the past brought back to life as you smell, taste, and see what medieval Stockholm might have been like.

Stockholm Bike Tour

6. Stockholm Bike Tour

See the highlights of Stockholm on a guided bicycle tour. Go island hopping and see sights like the Old Town, the Royal Palace, and the Parliament. Stay dry on rainy days with the included rain poncho and keep yourself safe with the included helmet. Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Peddle through the cobbled streets and colorful buildings in the Old Town on the island of Gamla Stan. Ride by the Royal Palace and learn about its history from your guide. Move quickly and easily from island to island along the the shores of the sea and the lake. Cruise over bridges and past sights such as the Parliament and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Admire the city’s beautiful gardens, picturesque 17th-century wooden houses, and the world’s first National City Park. Enjoy rolling down streets that are well-planned for safe cycling with many bicycle paths and green stretches where cars are not allowed.

Stockholm Archipelago: 23-Hour Nordic Cruise & Breakfast

7. 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.

Royal Canal Tour - Explore Stockholm by Boat

8. Royal Canal Tour - Explore Stockholm by Boat

Experience the greener parts of Stockholm on board a lovely canal boat and sail along the Djurgården Canal, separating Djurgården Island from the northern mainland. Built under the orders of King Charles XIV in 1825, the royal canal leaves behind the inner city from Nybrokajen, passing beautiful buildings en route to the peaceful canal. Audio guides are provided, with headsets, in over 11 languages, including English, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese. Get fabulous views of the Stockholm skyline as you head back to the city at the end of your 50-minute cruise, providing a different perspective of the Swedish capital.

From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

9. 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: Kungsholmen Canal Cruise in Old Mahogany Boat

10. Stockholm: Kungsholmen Canal Cruise in Old Mahogany Boat

Explore the waterways and canals of Stockholm from onboard a quaint, mahogany boat. With your tour guide and captain, take in various views of the city's landmarks from the comfortable vantage point of your open-boat vessel. Meet your friendly guide and captain at the start of your tour down by the pier. Once aboard the vessel set-off on a journey through the narrow canals of Stockholm. Experience the capital of Sweden from a unique perspective during this 55-minute tour. Relax as you are transported in an old mahogany boat dating back to the 1950s. Soak in the warm weather when the chapel is removed on board or sit comfortably inside and enjoy views of the city from the window during the colder months. Learn about the city from your Swedish and English-speaking guide as you pass along some of the city's main landmarks like the City Hall, Military Academy, the island of Långholmen, the old Birger Jarl's tower on Riddarholmen, and much more.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,542 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 !

Our guide, Joel’s, English was excellent. He did a great job explaining and highlighting the top sights of Gamla Stan and the Vasa Musuem.

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

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