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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.

From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

2. From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

At the meeting point your guide will be waiting for you. Here, you will also meet your fellow travelers for the day. The excursion starts with information and planning about how the evening is going to look. Depart in a comfortable minibus and head into the woods. Before you get active, start off with a campfire dinner during which you will get a more detailed picture of what animals you can see as well as their behavior and looks.   With a full belly, start off with a light hike in nature, looking for tracks, signs, and the animals themselves. After the walk, hop back into the van to increase your chances of seeing wildlife because you can cover a larger area in this way. After some successful wildlife sightings, head back to Stockholm. 

Stockholm: Evening Wildlife Safari with Midsummer Meal

3. Stockholm: Evening Wildlife Safari with Midsummer Meal

Enjoy a sunset trip into the wilds of Sweden in search of moose, deer, wild boar, and hare. Just 20 minutes from central Stockholm these wild animals roam undisturbed on meadows and in woodlands. With the expert guides on this tour the chances for spotting these wild creatures are excellent! You’ll board a small, comfortable bus in Stockholm and begin your adventure into the Swedish wilderness. After a short drive the city of Stockholm gives way to the beautiful and historical Swedish rural landscape. Along the way you’ll view lush meadows and hillsides, typical Swedish cottages, and classic manor houses. You’ll also see where Vikings raised rune stones, and many are still standing. Your expert guide will tell you about the natural history of Sweden and its animal inhabitants, including deer, wild boar, hare, and moose, and about the diverse birdlife. A short hike (of around 15 minutes) will get you out into the open air and forest. Enjoy a midsummer meal out served in the outdoor camp. This is sure to be an exciting evening in the land of the Vikings, where the forest kings graze!

Stockholm: Guided Kayak City Tour & Optional Midsummer Meal

4. Stockholm: Guided Kayak City Tour & Optional Midsummer Meal

For the morning tour, set off on your sightseeing tour in stable 2-person kayaks, accompanied by your English-speaking guide. Paddle close to land so you can enjoy all the sights, and not have to worry about tides or dangerous currents. This tour is suitable for beginners as well as those with kayaking experience. You won’t need much muscle-power to enjoy the excursion. This activity can be enjoyed by visitors as well as locals, and by the end, you'll feel that you’ve participated in something special. Alternatively, pick the evening tour and enjoy an evening paddle and a Swedish meal so you can feel the pulse of the city from a different perspective. This option includes dinner.

Full-Day Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Tour

5. Full-Day Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Tour

Explore some of the 24,000 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago on this full-day sailing cruise, only a short one-hour trip from central Stockholm. Many of these islands are uninhabited, and home to dense forests, rock formations and stunning natural beauty. Ranging in size from large islets to small rock formations, the untouched islands make for breathtaking scenery. You may even get the chance to steer and sail the yacht during the cruise under the watchful eye of one of our experienced captains. The Stockholm archipelago is home to legends of mystical characters and has influenced many Swedish authors and poets for centuries. See what many people find so inspiring when you visit this beautiful natural site. Join us for a memorable experience!

From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

6. From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

Get a good view of Viking historical sites and overview of the Viking history in Sweden and its effects on modern Scandinavian culture. This 8-hour tour starts from Stockholm with comfortable hotel pickup. Visit the most important Viking sites close to Stockholm, including Sigtuna and Old Uppsala, with transportation included from central Stockholm. During this tour, you will visit several Viking sites along the way:  Broby bro - one of Sweden’s most famous burial grounds. Learn about and visit some mighty Viking burials sites, both a pagan one and an early Christan one from the transition period between Christianity and old Norse religion. Learn about Estrid, a mighty Viking woman.  Jarlabanki's bridge - a partly reconstructed Viking bridge. Arkil Assembly site - a Viking Parliament. This stop focuses on Viking laws, on the construction of kinc groups and the use of that as a base in Viking society. Hear how the disputes could be settled in Sweden's history. Sigtuna - the oldest town in Sweden (guided city walk is included). Visit the beautiful wooden town of Sigtuna, known as a place for Swedes to go on weekend vacations and well-known as the oldest city in Sweden. Walk among several different medieval church ruins and visit the local museum. Old Uppsala and Vendel Era grave mounds - Visit the king's mounds at Old Uppsala dating back 200 years before the Viking age. This is one of Swedens most important historical eras. Visit the former medieval Cathedral at the sight and walk among the 11-meter high grave mounds. The guide will tell you all about its rich and long history. City of Uppsala - Take a walk around the biggest church of all the Nordic countries: The Uppsala Cathedral. Sneak inside Museum Gustavianum for a while before heading back to Stockholm.

Stockholm: SoFo E-Bike Tour

7. Stockholm: SoFo E-Bike Tour

Biking is certainly one of the best ways to discover Stockholm, and the Swedes’ favorite mode of transport when spring comes. Delve further into Stockholm and visit Sodermalm, known to the resident hipsters as "SoFo." This tour avoids the main attractions to the city. With your e-bike, you'll ride up and down SoFo's many hills without breaking a sweat. SoFo is steeped in history, has a vast array of beautiful architecture and is bursting with quirky cafes, bohemian shops, and vintage boutiques. It was voted the ‘coolest’ neighborhood in Europe by Vogue Magazine back in 2014, and anyone who visits will agree; it certainly does not lack character. Discover SoFo's charming atmosphere for yourself. It also some of the best views of the city.

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 Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

9. Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the Stockholm archipelago, just 45 minutes outside of Stockholm. The archipelago is formed of about 30,000 islands located in the calmness of the Baltic Sea. In the past, it was home to numerous farming and fishing shelters and was a Viking trading outpost. The surface of the water is overhung by domes made of rocks and trees creating a unique natural maze which is perfect to explore on a kayak.  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. 

Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

10. Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

You will start your 5-6 hour tour by being picked up at your centrally located hotel or by the Stockholm Central Station. From one of these locations the journey starts in a minivan taking you out into the Swedish countryside. The maximum group size of the tour is 16 persons. Have a nice time with the other members of your small group and enjoy the scenic ride togheter.  First stop at Broby bro, a Viking and Iron Age gravefield where people have been buried for more than 1000 years. Take a walk in the pagan gravefield with your Viking guide and uncover the Vikings burial traditions and mythology. Learn about how a person was buried. Also hear the story of Estrid - a Viking woman. In 1995 a skeleton was found in a Christian part of the gravefield, it was a 60-year old woman identified as Estrid. Get to know how the Stockholm County Museum were able to identify her and experience her life.  The next stop is Jarlabanki's causeway, a 11-th century Viking age bridge built by earl Jarlabanki. He was a cocky Viking who liked to show off his power. Take in the view of the 150-meter long causeway and learn about bridge-building and the development of roads and communication in that era. Head on to a Viking council, preserved on its original location for 1000 years. Get to understand the Viking culture, society and mentality through the guide's explantion at the council. Learn how the Vikings ruled their society. Venture further to the medieval Vallentuna church, dating back to the 12th century. It used to be the home of the Vallentuna Calendar, likely Sweden's oldest book. Have lunch after this stop before arriving in Sigtuna. Eat a tasty and fresh buffet of Swedish and international food for a typical Swedish lunch price (approx 10€).  The main attraction on this tour is Sigtuna (from the 1 January 2018, not included before this date). The little town of 8000 inhabitants is the oldest still existing town of Sweden and holds many historical gems both by the streets and inside the Sigtuna museum (you can visit the museum if you want to). Enjoy a guided walk in the town a have around 45 minutes of free time on your own. Catch nice views of the Sigtuna bay, the main streets 18th-century wooden houses and the 12-th century romantic church ruins. After Sigtuna, venture back to Stockholm and your hotel. Your guide can also drop you anywhere in Central Stockholm.  

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4.4 / 5

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Very nice 2.5h tour by boat through the archipelago. There is a lot of interesting information and very nice photo opportunities. If you want, you can even get a full lunch.

The tour at 2 p.m. (out in the light and back in the dark) was really great!! The crew, the Christmas lights on the ship, everything was great! Absolutely to suggest!!!

Nice tour along the different islands. Friendly crew. Clear explanation and nice that you could buy hot drinks and that blankets were available for outside.

very cold in the winter UT they have some blankets you can borrow. There is also a city island you can get off on and catch the afternoon tour back!

Great tour of the archipelago in a historic boat with a nice atmosphere. The tour guide was great.