Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

From $35.51 per person

Discover the beautiful city of Stockholm aboard an amphibious bus. Your guide will tell you fun and interesting stories on the 1 hour tour. The bus always has a live guide onboard and about 70% of the tour is on the water.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the historic center of Stockholm aboard an amphibious bus
  • Discover Stockholm from both land and water
  • Feel the thrill when the ten ton bus hits the water
  • See the Royal Palace, Royal Theatre, Stureplan, and Royal Island of Djurgarden
  • Be entertained by your live guide on the bus
Full description
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. After the theatre, drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the night club 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. This was once Stockholm’s slum area but today it is one of the most exclusive residential areas in the country. Drive by the museum of history and continue towards the diplomatic city. Here, find most of the embassies in Stockholm and beautiful villas facing the water. Arrive at Djurgården, which has been Royal ground since the 1400's. See Gärdet, which was once a military practice field and the highest buildings in Stockholm. 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 cruising on the water, the guide will give some additional info about how the bus works. You will also hear the story behind the Royal Island of Djurgården. Pass the Vasa museum and Sweden’s oldest amusement park Gröna Lund. It is time to bring out your camera for the postcard 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. Once a blue-collar area but today it ranks as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world. 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. If you are thirsty you can have a drink of water here. The captain focuses as he takes the vessel under the bridge connecting Blasieholmen and Skeppsholmen. The current can be strong during spring time when the ice is still melting. 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. The bus wobbles a little as the front wheels hit the ramp. Then 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.
Includes
  • Ticket to Ocean Bus Sightseeing
  • 1 hour tour
  • Guide
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

3 Strömgatan, 111 47, Stockholm. Between the Royal Opera and Grand Hotel and close to the Royal Palace.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please dress according to the weather
  • Please note you are not permitted to eat onboard
  • Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 522 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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We had so much fun! It was amazing. I loved the beautiful sights, the music, the sarcastic jokes... My friends and I were constantly laughing. We loved this tour and we definitely want to something like this again! :) Also, I loved our captain Johny and I forgot the name of our tourguide but he was sweet and handsome :)

November 4, 2020

Best Amphibus tour ever ... Johnny the captain and Ebba the guide were great, telling us about the city, famous people, landmarks as well as keeping things light and funny. Would strongly recommend booking this activity. Tip: Book a lot in advance using a site like GYG as it sells out and we saw like 50 people waiting at the stop trying to buy tickets and were disappointed... and this was low season October. Booking experience using this site was great, easy to book, safe payment, maybe too many emails and instructions + reminders about activity but overall great experience.

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October 28, 2019

Interesting, informative and fun way to see the city

Change of collection point on the day was poorly handled as the emailed us early in the morning but we didn’t have easy access to internet, text or phone call would have been better. However, they resolved this into a later tour without problem. The tour was enjoyable, the guide humorous and fun and we saw a good amount of the city.

September 7, 2019

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