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Our most recommended Stockholm Seasonal & Holiday Activities

Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

1. 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.

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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.

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Stockholm: Skating on Natural Ice Introductory Tour

3. Stockholm: Skating on Natural Ice Introductory Tour

Experience a day of long-distance ice skating on the natural ice of Stockholm in an all-inclusive adventure that includes equipment and lessons. Join an experienced guide and head out to skate on some of the best natural ice in the world. This activity is suitable for a city break, urban adventure, or weekend visit to Stockholm. All you need is a normal level of fitness and health. For the beginner or novice interested in learning long-distance skating techniques, you will get training in what equipment is needed and how to use it. No prior knowledge or experience is needed, but note that the activity is not recommended for children under 15 years of age. Use the latest and safest skating equipment available, including a backpack filled with a full change of clothes, and enjoy a break for lunch with your fellow skaters.

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Stockholm: Christmas Spirit Walking Tour

4. Stockholm: Christmas Spirit Walking Tour

Do you want to enjoy the Christmas spirit in Stockholm's mythical Old Town? Then join us on this Christmas walking tour! Christmas is one of Sweden's most popular holidays and the preparations begin weeks in advance. Christmas trees are bought, carols are sung and toffee and sausages are made. The dark evening skies are lit up with Advent stars and beautiful chandeliers. Let your guide take you on a stroll through the Old Town and tell you all about how the Swedes celebrate Christmas today but also about how the same tradition was celebrated in ancient times. If time allows the guide will also talk about other traditions special to the Swedes. To finish off we enjoy some of the delicious local mulled wine and gingerbread. Come find your Christmas spirit with Stockholm Our Way, in the heart of Stockholm's Old Town!

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Stockholm: Winter Kayaking Tour with Lunch

5. Stockholm: Winter Kayaking Tour with Lunch

There is nothing quite like having the waterways of Stockholm to yourself. During wintertime, when the water isn’t frozen and busy with ice skaters, the waterways are left quiet and peaceful, which is just perfect for an invigorating paddle. The kayak dock is located right in the heart of the city only a few strokes away from the city's main landmarks. Your kayak tour guide will be a local that is qualified and experienced when it comes to Stockholm's waterways. At the beginning of the tour, you will switch into a dry-suit. Next, your instructor will run through some basic paddling techniques and safety information before you set off on your wintery adventure.  Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing paddle that will provide a unique perspective as you see the sites of the capital from your kayak. To ensure that you stay warm, a hearty lunch will be served during the tour, as well as warm drinks. Your guide will share insights about the history of Stockholm while showing you the best places.

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Private Professional Photo Shoot in Stockholm

6. Private Professional Photo Shoot in Stockholm

Experience Stockholm like never before, and hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session in front of some of the city’s most picturesque backdrops or local sites. Your personal photographer will create a photo-documentary portfolio that is just right for you. Perfect for capturing special occasions or the everyday moments of your vacation, the friendly and unobtrusive experience will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. Stockholm is a city that knows how to enjoy itself, and with a private photographer by your side, your souvenirs of your vacation will be every bit as enjoyable. Pose against the colorful buildings of medieval Gamla Stan. Enjoy a picnic in the park, or stroll the bike paths of Djurgården. Roam around the column sculptures of Millesgården. You are free to choose the location(s) that suits your style. Alternatively, your guide will provide great tips and guidance about where and what will work best for your requirements.

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Stockholm: Eco-Friendly Guided Kayaking Tour of the City

7. Stockholm: Eco-Friendly Guided Kayaking Tour of the City

Discover the city from the waterside and hop into a kayak to experience the city like a local. You’ll have some basic paddling techniques and safety instructions from your guide before setting off in a tandem kayak. In small personal groups, you'll be ready to paddle through the city on an eco-friendly guided tour.   Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you stories about Stockholm and offer insights into local customs. Paddle along Långholmen, Södermalm, Gamla Stan, Kungsholmen, and Lilla Essingen with great vantage points and photo opportunities along the way.

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Stockholm: Magical Christmas Tour

8. Stockholm: Magical Christmas Tour

See how the city of Stockholm celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Start the festivities at the meeting point in the heart of the city where you will meet your fun and knowledgeable guide. After a short meet and greet, set off on your adventure through the streets of Stockholm during its most decorative time of the year. Witness some of the city's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide. Listen to festive anecdotes and discover facts such as who invented the Christmas tree. Learn more about Sweden's Christmas traditions and visit a traditional Christmas market. At the market, sample some of the region's most renowned local products or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you soak up Stockholm's charming festive atmosphere.

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Stockholm: Christmas Private Walking Tour

9. Stockholm: Christmas Private Walking Tour

Discover chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir and folks dressed up like Eskimos. Get into the mood with a Christmas walking tour.  Forget about the turkey, during Christmas in Sweden it is all about the ham. In Stockholm, the locals happily indulge in the tradition of kissing underneath the mistletoe and the kids of Sweden definitely have a hard time sleeping while waiting for Santa, or as they say in Sweden: Tomten. Seize the opportunity to wander the cosy streets of the Old Town and get into the Christmas spirit on this tour. Along the way, you and your party will be treated to mulled wine and marvelous stories of the Swedish heritage that today make up the Christmas traditions of the Swedes. Both December and Christmas in Stockholm are magical.

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What people are saying about Stockholm

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 41 reviews

As someone who is a fan of kayaking in the summer months, I was at first skeptical of doing so in the winter However, I was very thankfully proven wrong. Not only are the islands of the archipelago absolutely breathtaking- I would paint them if I knew how to (so a photo will have to do for now)- but the guides themselves are excellent too. Milena was able to provide guidance, information and also set the pace for our expedition Having a guide made the experience far more cohesive, enjoyable and provided a sense of safety. She encouraged us to learn to navigate, disembark from kayaks on our own, and introduced the time-honored tradition of sitting fika to us. The equipment is obviously top of the line, and the experience is appropriate for even beginning kayakers.

This experience was really original and our guide, Andy, was very prepared, professional and friendly. The prepartion before the trip was perfect: to be ready with thermals. After we got well covered we were not so cold and paddling helped us keeping warm. It was nice to hear regarding the nature, history and culture especially of Vaxholm archipelago. The views in the middle of the water with snow surrounding it was one of a kind. The fika completed the experience with some hot chocolate, tea and chokladbollar. Finally, really recommended for people that love and know kayak already from summer experiences. It will give you new perspectives and an unforgettable winter view. Thank you

It was very successful. We went on a weekday evening now in early November. Our guide Majsan set the tone and tempo and captured us immediately. So accurate, interesting and entertaining and captured us participants in the stories in a really good way. Go on the trip! Highly recommended!

Definitely recommend this experience! Andy is a great guide with lots of knowledge about the region. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the interesting conversations with him. The group is also small, so it remains intimate.

Brilliant activity to do whilst in the Stockholm area! Milena was such a great guide and was on such a personable level that made the experience even better, cannot highly recommend enough! Thank you Milena.