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Stockholm: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions

1. Stockholm: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions

Discover Stockholm with an all-inclusive pass and visit as many attractions as you like for 1 to 5 days. This handy digital pass has got you covered with over 45 handpicked museums, historical sites, boat tours, and other iconic sites. Simply choose your pass duration from 1, 2, 3, or 5 days and download it to your mobile device. Browse the digital guide for information, including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction before your visit, and present your pass at each attraction or tour for entry. Enjoy planning your own Stockholm itinerary, and save money compared to buying individual tickets on the day. The Stockholm All-Inclusive Pass includes entry to the following activities: Tours and Experiences • Archipelago tour with guide • Under the Bridges of Stockholm boat tour (April to December) • Stockholm Winter Tour by Boat (January to March) • Hop-on hop-off green bus tour (April to October) • Moyagi karaoke • Tom Tits Experiment • Birka - The Viking City with boat trip (May to September) • Drottningholm boat trip (May to September) • Fjäderholmarna boat trip (May to September) • Gustavsberg boat trip (July to August) • Hop-on hop-off boat (June to August) • Artipelag boat trip (May to September) • Royal Canal tour (April to December) • Sigtuna boat trip (July to August) • Skokloster Castle and boat tour (July to August) • Vaxholm by boat • Mariefred return boat trip (July to August) • Stockholm in our Hearts - sightseeing boat trip (July to August) • Solve a Mystery - walking tour Museums and Places of Interest • Vasa Museum • Tekniska - National Museum of Science and Technology • Fotografiska - Photographic Museum • Nobel Prize Museum • Nordiska Museet - Nordic Museum • Museum of Spirits • SkyView Stockholm • Artipelag art gallery • Storkyrkan Stockholm Cathedral • The Viking Museum • Drottningholm Theatre (April to October) • K A Almgren Silk Weaving & Museum • Prince Eugens Waldemarsudde • Bergrummet - Stockholm Toy Museum • Bonniers Konsthall • Dansmuseet - Dance Museum • Judiska Museet- Jewish Museum • Millesgarden Museum • Strindberg Museum • Sven-Harrys Art Museum • Swedish Museum of Performing Arts • Färgfabriken - The Paint Factory • Butterfly House - Haga Ocean • Police Museum • Vaxholm Fortress Museum (June to September) • Casino Cosmopol Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions.

Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

2. Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

Your adventure begins at Skärgårdens Kanotcenter, where you’ll meet your guide and take part in a safety briefing. Your guide will help you to make some adjustments to the kayak if needed, and will also discuss the route. Once you’re familiar with the basic paddling and safety techniques, it's time to hop into your sea kayak to explore the winter 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 harbor, it's the perfect place to get the full archipelago experience. On the other side you'll find one of Stockholm's largest nature reserves. Whilst kayaking and exploring the islands from the water, listen to local stories about the area, which was once home to Vikings over 1,000 years ago. Soak up the scenic winter views and feel immersed in the tranquility, despite being just 30-minutes from Stockholm. 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 before warming up over a cup of coffee.

Stockholm: RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

3. Stockholm: RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

Jump into an RIB for a speedboat tour of the awesome Stockholm Archipelago. Admire the colorful 17th-century buildings of Gamla Stan from the water. Explore landscapes of lush rocky islands like Sodermalm and cruise under impressive bridges. Make your way to the waterway to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Climb into the RIB boat and feel the wind in your hair as you set off for the Archipelago. Pass by Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town, and watch the reflection of the colored houses in the water. Pick up speed until you enter the Archipelago and view the summer houses on inhabited islands. Cruise around the shore of Sodermalm island and the Nacka Municipality before being immersed in wild scenery of rocks and forests. Head back to Stockholm and enjoy views of Vaxholm as you drift under historic bridges.

Stockholm Archipelago: Half-Day Kayaking and Fika Tour

4. 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.

Stockholm Archipelago 1-Hour Tour by RIB Speed Boat

5. Stockholm Archipelago 1-Hour Tour by RIB Speed Boat

Experience adrenaline thrills in the Stockholm Archipelago on board an RIB speed boat, and enjoy a fast and exciting adventure on the Baltic Sea. Make your way to the Blaiseholmen Peninsula to meet your skipper and rigid inflatable boat (RIB). Listen to a short briefing on what to expect during the boat ride. Then, change into your waterproof gear and life jacket (provided). Hop into the boat and grab the railing - it's going to be a bumpy ride! Pass the Nationalmusem (Stockholm National Museum) and scenic urban coast as you leave the city. Take a loop around Djurgården to marvel at the Gröna Lund amusement park, Vasa Museum and Prince Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum. The boat will then pick-up speed as it races out towards the idyllic Stockholm Archipelago at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. (64 kilometers per hour). As you reach the island of Fjäderholmarnas, you've entered the heart of the archipelago. Look at the rocky, tree-covered islands that dot the Baltic Sea. Some are home to pastel-colored wooden dwellings and small fishing villages, but many are uninhabited. Slow down at the island of Vaxholm to appreciate the mammoth Vaxholm Fortress, constructed in the 1500s. After enjoying the bracing wind and salty water, head back to the start point.

Stockholm: Archipelago Self-Guided Camping and Kayaking Tour

6. Stockholm: Archipelago Self-Guided Camping and Kayaking Tour

There is no better way to discover the amazing Stockholm Archipelago than by kayak. It's one of the best sea kayaking destinations in Europe and a great place to spend your holidays and go camping. Let the archipelago delight you with islands views, the beautiful sea, and wonderful people. With the freedom to paddle and camp wherever you want, providing that you respect and protect the wilderness, you're sure to get a great sense of freedom. You’ll be given information on the rules and practices in regards to setting up camp, rubbish disposal, bird reserves, open fires etc. This kayak package includes everything you need for your kayaking holidays including fully-equipped sea kayaks and quality camping gear. You choose the date of the trip and the local partner will provide everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable adventure. Discuss together and plan the best route for your journey. From there, the adventure is all yours.  You will start your kayaking adventure from Vaxholm, which is one of the most popular islands in Sweden, and often referred to as the 'Capital of the Archipelagos.' There are more than 30,000 islands, islets, and skerries, and most of them are totally remote. Take advantage of the opportunity to see one of the highlights of the area from the sea, the old but well-preserved, Vaxholm fortress. The area offers a rich variety of wildlife, including beavers, badgers, seals and a large number of birds. Among others many different types of ducks, geese, gulls as well as ospreys, sea eagles and oystercatchers. So take this opportunity to explore this fascinating area, try wilderness cooking, go fishing, swimming, and sunbathing. At the end of each day, find your own island to make your home for the night on this exciting and unique tour.

Stockholm Archipelago 2-days Self-Guided Canoe and Camping

7. Stockholm Archipelago 2-days Self-Guided Canoe and Camping

Glide along in your canoe to discover the beauty of Stockholm Archipelago. At the end of the day find beautiful spot to make it home for the night. Jump into on our our canoes and paddle through maginificent Bogesund Nature Reserve – a place where for about 1000 years ago Vikings were living. Now it’s nature reserve with green meadows, old oak trees and farms with horses. Paddling silently by narrow fjord is great chance to spot beavers. Don’t forget to look around. An osprey or a white-tailed sea eagle may just fly above your head. You can also spot other coastal birds including oystercatchers, grey heron, lapwing, cormorant, seagulls. Sheltered water, without traffic of ferries and bigger vessels are beginners friendly and will be perfect choice for family canoe trip. There are nice places to make a break for BBQ, swimming spots, fishing and even hiking trails. It’s worth taking a break to stretch your legs, hike and perhaps pick up some berries in the woods. You choose the date of trip, we provide all you need to create your own unforgettable adventure. When you arrive, you will be provided with fully equipped canoe and camping equipment. Together we will go through safety briefing and discuss the plan for the best route for your journey. The adventure is now all yours! We can meet any time during the day when kayak center is open: week days 10 - 18, weekends 10 - 17 (please let us know about your estimated arrival time while booking).

From Vaxholm: Stockholm Archipelago Big Canoe Adventure

8. From Vaxholm: Stockholm Archipelago Big Canoe Adventure

Big canoe seating up to 15 people means big fun for the whole group! Big Canoe Adventure is ideal for families, school and company events, kick off and generally group adventure day. It quickly gets everyone working together and having fun. It requires no previous experience and is ideal for people of all ages and fitness level. Our leader will share some local stories and will help you to find paddling rythm and tempo. Great teambuilding activity in Stockholm Archipelago! After we’ve done some work out, it’s time to enjoy fika, also known as the Swedish coffee break. When we got back on board, we’ll watch out for native wildlife including beavers, seals, roe deers and coastal birds. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a unique experience into the wild. Immerse yourself in the spectacular natural environment, despite being just 30-minutes from Stockholm. Nothing brings people together more than a common adventure! After paddling, there is the opportunity to rent a sauna to add a little luxury to the experience. The private tour will allow your group to paddle at your own pace, explore what you’re excited about, and not worry about keeping up with the others.

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What people are saying about Vaxholm

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4.2 / 5

based on 613 reviews

Well organised activity. We felt safe the whole time and the guide shares a lot of history of Sweden during our activity. The clothing provided for the cold weather is perfect, and the guide is very helpful. We had a nice little fika break before we returned.

Es war ein unvergesslicher Tag. Alles war sehr gut organisiert und die Gastfreundlichkeit war Top! Am Ende konnte man in das eiskalte Wasser springen und dann direkt in der Sauna entspannen. Jeder sollte das mal erleben. Es war sehr schön.

This was a truly amazing experience. Andy was an incredible guide. It was magical to glide through the archipelago in a kayak! The fika, icy dip and sauna were unique and wonderful!

Wonderful and detailed guided experience with Teresa and Andy with well prepared Fika and clean equipment

Winter kayaking in stockholm was super fun, super adventures and also super safe thanks to our guides.