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Stockholm: City Archipelago Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

1. Stockholm: City Archipelago Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

Experience the best of the Stockholm archipelago in a short period of time on a round-trip city cruise. With a guide on board, learn about the history of the different sights you pass. Enjoy a journey with beautiful sights and fascinating stories.  Start your tour from Strandvägen and jump onboard M/S Östanå I built in 1906, or S/S Stockholm built in 1931. Buy hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads, and pies from the onboard cafeteria. Watch as your guide points out the natural sites of the Stockholm archipelago, the second largest in the Baltic Sea.

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.

Stockholm: Winter Nature Hike with Campfire Lunch

3. 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.

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.

Full Day of Ice Skating in Stockholm

5. 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.

From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

6. From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

Meet your guide a point that is easily accessible from the Stockholm metro. Start with and informational briefing and about how the evening is going to proceed. Depart in a comfortable minibus and relax on the drive into the woods. Start off with a hearty campfire dinner. Savor your food as your guide tells you about identifying and spotting woodland creatures like deer, wild boars, hares, and several species of birds. Head down the trail looking for tracks and signs of the animals. Breathe in the fresh air and stretch your legs in a natural setting. After the walk, hop back into the van to increase your chances of seeing wildlife by covering a larger area and visiting several hotspots. Increase your chances of wildlife spotting with a guide that keeps track of the animals and how they move around throughout the season. Return to your meeting point in Stockholm by minivan at the end of your animal safari adventure.

Stockholm: Winter City Kayaking Tour

7. Stockholm: Winter City Kayaking Tour

There is nothing quite like having the waterways of Stockholm to yourself. During autumn and winter when the water is cold but not 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 or fika 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.

Stockholm: Evening Wildlife Safari with Midsummer Meal

8. 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. Spot wildlife with your guide in meadows and woodlands outside of Stockholm. Your guide welcomes you on board our small and comfortable minivan before heading out of the city and into one of Stockholm’s most wildlife-rich areas. Once out in nature and before starting the safari, get to know your safari companions. Enjoy a traditional Swedish midsummer meal at an outdoor camp. Your knowledgeable guide takes this time to explain more about the habitat surrounding you and the animals that inhabit it. You then navigate through rural landscapes characterized by traditional red cottages, classic manor houses, majestic forests and historical rune stones from the Viking age, searching for wildlife. Once the sun has set, you return to the city.

Stockholm Archipelago: Half-Day Kayaking and Fika Tour

9. 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: Self-Guided 1 or 2-Person Kayak Tour

10. Stockholm: Self-Guided 1 or 2-Person Kayak Tour

Arrive at the green island Långholmen (Södermalm) and be greeted by a professional instructor. Leave all unnecessary things at the rental and collect all of the equipment, such as lifejackets, and drybags. One of the instructors will go through everything you need to know about kayaking and where to go. On the water, explore the many canals of Stockholm. One of the more popular tours is to go around the islands Långholmen and Reimerisholme. Exploring Stockholm is more fun from a kayak since this city consists of islands. See the City Hall and parts of the Old Town. Choose between a single-person kayak or a 2-person kayak for the chance to sit close to your friend or loved one. For the latter option, the person in the front sets the pace, and the person in the back controls the steering.

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4.6 / 5

based on 244 reviews

This was a great was to view Stockholm and the surrounding area. It was a bit windy in October so it is good to bring some layers to keep warm if it is not sunny. You can reserve a place inside during the colder months which I did not know when I made the reservation. These places are at the tables which are part of the restaurant service.

Wir haben die Tour um 10:30 Uhr gemacht. Der Anlegeplatz war gut zu finden und die Crew war sehr freundlich. Man hat nach ca 1 1/2 Stunden Fahrt die Möglichkeit auf der Insel Vaxholm auszusteigen und es gibt später am Tag 2 Möglichkeiten wieder auf einem Boot zuzusteigen und zurück nach Stockholm zu fahren.

Amazing way to see the archipelago! 2 1/2 hours was a perfect amount of time, not too long but long enough to see lots of islands. Really great viewing spot at the front of the boat, great bar and snacks. The guide was brilliant and informative, and staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend!!

This is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Stockholm! The boat was in great condition and the guide was professional and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the sightseeimg very much! It was definitely worth the price as it was almost a 3 hr cruise.

hood trip around. commentary is a bit lacking in parts and if you can't always see what is being spoken about if on other side of boat. but a fun trip