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Our most recommended Stockholm Walking Tours

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: The Nordic Food Walk

3. Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk

Starting in the cozy, quaint confines of the classic Östermalmshallen, the old market hall of Stockholm, you’ll enjoy samples of local cheeses and meats, your first tastes on the tour. From here on your 4-hour tour, you’ll walk with your guide through the most modern areas of the city, sampling the best of healthy and classical foods with a twist. At Stockholm’s food market, you’ll sit down with a lunch plate filled with delectable Swedish seafood. No visit to Stockholm is complete without sampling this local specialty! After lunch it’s time for the sweets! In the very heart of the city you'll visit a local chocolate store, where the owners’ romantic story adds an even sweeter flavor to the locally made gourmet chocolate. Hötorgshallen, yet another of the city’s food markets, is also on the route. Stop for a chance to learn about the historical importance of the market and the shops, and for a few quick tastings as well. Continue with your guide to Gamla Stan, or Old Town, where you’ll admire some of Stockholm’s original houses. Stop at a tiny factory that makes polkagris, the most traditional of all Swedish candies. Your final stop is for coffee in a romantic courtyard, where you can enjoy the best cinnamon rolls in town.

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Stockholm: Winter Snowshoe Full-Day Hike

4. Stockholm: Winter Snowshoe Full-Day Hike

Get your adrenaline thrills on an 8-hour snowshoe hike from Stockholm, and discover a winter wonderland just moments from the city center. Following a pick-up in the city center, transfer by minivan to the best snow-covered landscape for the time of year. Meet new friends from around the globe as you get to know your guide and fellow travelers. Upon arrival at the start point of the snowshoe hike, your guide will give you safety instructions on how to walk on snow and ice. Make your way through nature as a group, learning about Swedish wildlife and the eco systems along the way. Hike through a snow-filled forest and over frozen lakes. When you get hungry, stop to enjoy a campfire lunch. With renewed energy, set out for some more beautiful scenery! Your guide will have an answer to most, if not all, of your curious questions about Sweden’s nature and animals. Transfer back to the meeting point for the end of the tour services.

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Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour

5. Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the city's founding fathers on this enlightening shared or private walking tour of Stockholm's Old Town. This eventful walk will reveal colorful stories and legends of early life in the city as you stroll along well-preserved cobbled alleyways.   See the grandeur of the Riddarholmen Church, the statue of Stockholm’s founder Birger Jarl, and regal palaces dating from the 1600s. You will also get to see panoramic views of picturesque Lake Mälaren and its surrounding countryside. This is a perfect introduction to Stockholm and its Old Town district.

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Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

6. Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

Old town, or “Gamla stan” as it is known locally, is by far the most mythical and legendary neighbourhood in all of Stockholm. As the city's historical center, this is where you find out about ancient events and hear fascinating stories and tales that will last for a lifetime! With this tour its like you step in to a time machine and are whisked back to the to middle ages where noblemen, princesses and dukes roamed the streets. Come find out about the Stockholm Blood Bath, the cannonball wedged in house façade and the legend of St George and the Dragon.

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Full Day of Ice Skating in Stockholm

7. Full Day of Ice Skating in Stockholm

Enjoy a fun day on the ice and meet new friends from all over the world on this 8-hour ice skating program. You’ll head off from the meeting point by minivan to find the best ice conditions of the day. After thorough safety instructions you’ll be ready to skate. Instruction on techniques will be provided, with a nice balance between practicing as a group and as individuals. You’ll progress faster than you might have expected! When everyone’s feeling more confident, the group will move on, making a stop along the way to enjoy some lunch. By the end of the day you’ll be gliding over the ice like you've done it many times before! Pleased with your new skating skills and pleasantly tired, you’ll make your way back to the meeting point.

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Stockholm Culinary Tour

8. Stockholm Culinary Tour

Start in the Östermalm area, which is popularised by the rich and the famous. Be introduced to the traditions of Swedish food from richly flavored exquisite cheeses to game meat. Sample beer that is crowned The Gold of The North. Get a red-carpet-like infusion into the world of Swedish delights at the high-end Östermalms Market Hall.  Head towards the heart of the city and indulge in a traditional Swedish lunch. Along the way, discover the crown jewel of the Nordic kitchen, the meatball. Learn what types of potatoes to serve with it and why there are specific jams for it.  Follow your guide through the beautiful Kings Garden. Pass the area that Vogue Magazine voted the as the third coolest district in the world. The tour will end in the Old Town, an area that dates back to the 13th-century and consists of medieval alleyways and architecture. Here be treated to traditional candy and sweets.

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Stockholm: Winter Nature Hike with Campfire Lunch

9. Stockholm: Winter Nature Hike with Campfire Lunch

Make your way to the meeting point and take a short 15-minute drive to a nature reserve in the Swedish wilderness. Upon arrival, put on your wooly hat and begin your adventure into the pristine snow. On the way, learn about plants, Scandinavian animals, and natural scenery. Avoid the paths as much as possible so you will get an appreciation for the depth of the forest and its secret spots. Take a break at around noon and build a fire to warm up. Cook lunch and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee or tea cooked on the open flames. In the Swedish winter, it won't be long before the sun sets on the horizon, so torch lamps will be needed for the last part of the hike. The afternoon is usually the best time to spot animals. If the temperature allows, walk on one of the frozen lakes on your way out of the nature reserve, before returning to the city full of memories.

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Welcome to Stockholm: Private Tour with a Local

10. Welcome to Stockholm: Private Tour with a Local

Get your keys to the city of Stockholm on a welcome tour with a friendly local. Discover why they are so passionate about their city as they share tips and tricks on what to see and do. Meet at a pre-arranged meeting point close to where you are staying so that you can get familiar with your neighborhood. Alternatively, you can meet at any centrally located landmark or intersection to explore a district you are especially interested in. Discover the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During your walking tour, you will have the option of using the public transport system or taking a taxi if you prefer. Mention if you’d like a private car included in your tour and that can be arranged too.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How do the free tours work?

    Free walking tours are a great way to see Stockholm on a stringent budget, and you'll likely be surprised by how good they are! That said, don't forget that this is how your guide makes a living, so don't forget to bring some cash for a tip at the end.

  • How hard is it?

    The archipelago makes Stockholm very flat and easy to traverse – not to mention scenic! Walking tours don't have to be grueling, with most taking about an hour and a half. Seeing beyond the key landmarks can add quite a bit of time, however, with longer tours averaging at about three hours.

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What people are saying about Stockholm

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,544 reviews

The guide was so lovely and the tour was excellent, I’m glad we did it at the beginning of our holiday as it made our visit much more enjoyable. We had a better understanding of Sweden and it’s surroundings. We went back to interesting places talked about on our tour. Would highly recommend

It is one fun activity and fully engaged. Learn lots of information about the city! If you read everything in the game, it will take you more than 42 minutes, as stated.

Fantastic experience. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the activity was terrific. Both of our instructors were lovely and excellent. Love the Fika also ;)

Nice guides and knowledge of the wildlife. Walk can also be done by beginners Campfire Lunch Nice intermezzo as well

Amazing guide and amazing tour. We found out so many new details about old town! It was really very interesting ♥️