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Our most recommended Stockholm Archipelago Tours

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

1. 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: Half-Day Kayaking and Fika Tour

2. 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 Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

3. 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: 2-Hour RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

4. 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 Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

5. Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the Stockholm archipelago, just 45 minutes outside of Stockholm. Explore by kayak an environment formed of about 30,000 islands located in the calmness of the Baltic Sea where the surface of the water is overhung by domes made of rocks and trees creating a unique natural maze. Begin the tour, by meeting your guide at 9 AM in the South of Stockholm. Drive together to Dalarö, a charming little village, from where you'll embark on your kayak adventure. On the way, admire the magnificent little wooden red houses which have been discreetly built among the pines. Spend the entire day exploring different islands from the water. Stop on one of the deserted islands for a filling lunch cooked on an open fire. Take time here to rest, accompanied by the swell of the Baltic and the singing birds. At the end of the afternoon, paddle back towards Dalarö where you started from. Go around the other islands and get the opportunity to see other fantastic things on the more wild part of the archipelago. Keep your eyes peeled for circling sea eagles searching for prey. Try to spot numerous species of migratory birds including different types of goose or the famous great cormorant flying over the horizon heading north. At the end of the tour, return to Stockholm filled with memories and replenished by the fresh air. 

Stockholm Archipelago 1-Hour Tour by RIB Speed Boat

6. 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 Island Tour with Lunch via Sailboat

7. Stockholm: Archipelago Island Tour with Lunch via Sailboat

Sailing is a great way of seeing beautiful places where you can’t come otherwise, and Stockholm happens to have the perfect environment to do so. Embark on your sailing boat (usually a Scampi 30) and get ready to navigate though Stockholm's archipelago! The journey starts in Gålö, an island located 40 minutes drive away from central Stockholm. Sail off and learn how to to sail with an experienced skipper. The archipelago is inhabited by many species, encounter bird life such as white-tailed eagles, swans, cormorants and much more. Sometimes, grey seals can also be seen. Admire the view and enjoy boosting forward by nothing but wind power and experience life on a sailing vessel. After a while stop on one of the many islands, Nåttarö, Läcka, Utö, Ornö, Stora Rammklöv, Torö, we will let the wind decide.Allow yourself to relax during a well-appreciated lunch break in a sheltered bay, take a swim in the Baltic Sea or laze away in the sun. Discover the treasures of the islands and the beautiful views. Then hop on the boat again and keep on the sailing adventure going.

Stockholm: Winter Archipelago Kayak Tour with Warm Lunch

8. Stockholm: Winter Archipelago Kayak Tour with Warm Lunch

Discover the beauty of the Stockholm Archipelago in winter on this guided kayaking tour from the city of Stockholm. Have the option of choosing between a group tour and a private tour.  Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office in Stockholm. Listen to a safety briefing and get fitted with your dry suit and kayaking gear. Sit back and enjoy the ride to the tour's starting point.  Take the kayaks to the shore and set off on your Stockholm Archipelago adventure. Try to spot local wildlife, like curious winter seals. Paddle over icy seas with the sun warming your face and the dry suit keeping you warm. Cruise by a multitude of islands. Stop for a delicious warm lunch. Follow lunch with fika, the Swedish tradition of having a hot drink with a pastry. Continue kayaking around the islands for a little longer before heading back to the tour starting point in Stockholm. 

From Vaxholm: Stockholm Archipelago Big Canoe Adventure

9. 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 Stockholm Archipelago

It was raining a lot, but it was still a lot of fun! Our guide (Ruben) was easygoing, relaxed and friendly, he told us a lot about the archipelago and also about the animal life in the forests along the way - and even surprised us with a coffee and biscuits on the water. The tour was international (Switzerland, France, Germany), which was not an obstacle despite only rudimentary language skills, because everyone was able to communicate in English. Unfortunately, the promised photos (should come by mail) have not yet arrived.

Wonderful exciting trip through a very secluded beautiful Swedish nature. Kayaking and swimming in the Baltic Sea was fantastic! Shams was our guide. He was great! Very knowledgeable and fun! Thank you for stopping at the second secret beach, it was very much appreciated even though it got us back an hour late. I think the trip would have felt a little short without that second stop. Very well organized! Glad we had that experience! Thank you!

We had a great 1/2 day with our guide. much cultural and friendly sharing during this very playful moment. I recommend even with a low level of English

Amazing experience on the speed boat seeing the gorgeous sites of the Swedish Archipelago

A great way to see this seaside city from the water.