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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 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: ABBA The Museum Entrance Ticket

2. Stockholm: ABBA The Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit the spectacular ABBA The Museum on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm and enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary experience with this entry ticket. See costumes belonging to the 4 group members, along with gold records, original items, memorabilia, and much more. At this museum you are an important part of the experience, so by the end, you will end up feeling like the 5th member of the band. Discover what you look like in their legendary stage costumes, and sing at the legendary Polar Studio, formed by ABBA musicians Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Experience the exciting 3D avatars and enter the stage with the band.

Stockholm: Paradox Museum Admission Ticket

3. Stockholm: Paradox Museum Admission Ticket

Experience the world’s largest collection of paradox-based exhibits with an all-access ticket to the Paradox Museum Stockholm. Immerse yourself in experimental modern art that is larger-than-life and capture interesting pictures of the mind-boggling optical effects. Follow the signs through a maze of exhibits that are designed to be experienced in a one-way flow system. Get incredible pictures of paradoxes with marked photo points that give you the best shot angle. Enjoy exhibit descriptions that explain 'what to do' and 'what’s going on'. Scan the QR codes to learn even more and feel free to ask questions to the staff. They can even snap some of your group photos for you. Before returning to reality, visit the Paradox Boutique, which sells a variety of games, clothing items, souvenirs, memorabilia, and gadgets.

Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

4. Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

Travel back in time at this authentic showcase of pre-industrial Sweden. Visit houses and homesteads from all over the country and experience traditional rural life firsthand. Experience the different social conditions in which people lived between the 16th and the first half of the 20th century. Discover the history of Sweden. Find out how the Swedes once lived through the changing seasons, traditions, work, celebrations, and everyday life of times past. Encounter animal life, including Nordic wild animals, rare breeds, domestic animals, and exotic creatures.  Enjoy a delicious meal (not included) at one of the restaurants that offer breathtaking views over Stockholm. Be sure to visit the museum shop as well, where you’ll find traditional handicrafts and Swedish-designed items. Let your children enjoy a Zoo featuring domestic animals such as cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Skansen is also home to 75 different species of animals, including wild animals such as lynx, elk, and brown bears, and several breeds of domestic animals. The museum changes decorations seasonally with different themes. This season, experience a historic Christmas market, dating back to 1903. Buy handicrafts, sweets, homemade candles, and Christmas presents. The Christmas Market is open from Friday to Sunday from 26 November until 19 December.

Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

5. Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

Enjoy a tour of Stockholm by land and water on an amphibious bus tour. Learn about the history of the city from a variety of perspectives, seeing notable landmarks like Gröna Lund, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Island of Djurgården 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. Drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the nightclub 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. 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 of cruising on the water, you will also hear the story behind the Royal Island of Djurgården. Pass the Vasa museum and Sweden’s oldest amusement park Gröna Lund. Get your camera ready for a postcard-like 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. 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. 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. 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.

Stockholm: All-Inclusive Pass with Tickets to 50+Attractions

6. Stockholm: All-Inclusive Pass with Tickets to 50+Attractions

Discover Stockholm with an all-inclusive pass and visit as many attractions as you like over 1 to 5 days. This handy digital pass has got you covered with over 50 handpicked museums, historical sites, boat tours, and other iconic sites. Simply choose your pass duration from 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days and download it to your mobile device. Browse the Go City app for information, including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction before your visit, and present your pass at each attraction or tour for entry. Enjoy planning your own Stockholm itinerary, and save up to 50%* compared to buying individual tickets on the day. The Stockholm All-Inclusive Pass includes entry to the following activities: • The Vasa Museum • The Royal Palace • Skansen • Hop-on hop-off green bus tour (April to October) • Storkyrkan Stockholm Cathedral • SkyView Stockholm Tours and Experiences • Under the Bridges of Stockholm boat tour (April to December) • Birka - The Viking City with boat trip (May to September) • Boat tour to Drottningholm Palace - singer or return ticket (May to September) • Fjäderholmarna boat trip (May to September) • Grand Archipelago Tour to Gustavsberg (July to August) • Hop-on hop-off boat (June to August) • Grand Artipelag Tour (May to September) • Royal Canal tour (April to December) • Lake Mälaren cruise to Sigtuna (July to August) • Skokloster Castle & Lake Mälaren Cruise to Skokloster (July to August) • Boat tour to the Archipelago City - Vaxholm • Stockholm City Canal Tour – Boat Sightseeing (July to August) • Solve a Mystery - Self-guided Murder Mystery Tour • Hip and Healthy Sandwich and Coffee at Fern & Fika • Traditional Swedish Fika at Systrarna Andersson • Drink at ICEBAR Stockholm • Vrak - Museum of Wrecks • Tom Tits Experiment • The Royal Armoury - Livrustkammaren Winter Activities • Stockholm Winter Tour by Boat (January to March) Summer Activities • Self-Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Adventure • Kayak Adventure in Central Stockholm or Pampas Marina • Adventure Golf at Kristineberg or Nacka Strand Golf Bar Museums and Places of Interest • Drottningholm Palace • Riddarholmen Church • Chinese Pavillion at Drottningholm Palace • Fotografiska - Photographic Museum • Nobel Prize Museum • Nordiska Museet - The Nordic Museum • Museum of Spirits • Artipelag art museum • The Viking Museum • Stockholm Toy Museum • Bonniers Konsthall • Dansmuseet - The Dance Museum • The Jewish Museum • Swedish Museum of Performing Arts • The Paint Factory • The Butterfly House - Haga Ocean • Vaxholm Fortress Museum (June to September) • Casino Cosmopol • The National Maritime Museum • The Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum • Nationalmuseum • The Royal Armoury - Livrustkammaren • The Hallwyl Museum Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions. *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website. 

Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

7. Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

Experience sightseeing with a splash during an amphibious bus tour of Gothenburg. Pass by the main highlights like Fish Church, Poseidon, Liseberg, and more while hearing about the history and culture of the city from your guide. Start the tour at Stora Teatern - a musical and theater building in the city center - where you will board the bus. Then, set off through central Gothenburg passing sights like Avenyn, Poseidon, Liseberg, Ullevi, and the Fish Church. As the surface beneath changes, the real fun begins and it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach as the 10-ton bus transforms into an amphibious boat and enters the river. Listen as the music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you're floating. After a couple of minutes of cruising on the water, the guide will give some additional info about how the bus works.  From the water, get a great view of the city and see big ships leaving and entering the city. After about 20 minutes in the water, head back to the pickup point passing some more incredible sights on the way.

Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Option

8. Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Option

See Stockholm’s most famous sights from along its streets and waterways with this hop-on hop-off tour. Choose to stay on the bus line or take the tour to the water with regular service between Stockholm's islands and city streets. Listen to commentary about Stockholm in your choice of 10 languages. Discover how pleasant and effortless a city trip can be. Choose a 24-hour ticket for the bus tour or the boat tour. A combination ticket gives you full access to both the bus and boat tours. See all the attractions in Stockholm at your own pace and hop on and off at any of the stops throughout the city. Go directly to the sights without any out of the way routes, stopping at attractions such as Skansen, the Royal Palace, Gröna Lund, the Vasa Museum, Fjällgatan, City Hall, the Abba Museum, the Ice Bar, Old Town, and several popular shopping districts.

Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

9. Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

Book a sightseeing tour and experience Stockholm from the water. Board your sightseeing vessel and listen to the recorded commentary available in 10 languages as you take in the iconic sights of this stunning city. Pass under several bridges and through a lock that connects the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren. Along the way see the sights of Stockholm’s inner city, the Old Town, Södermalm Island, Lilla Essingen, and Stora Essingen, the new area known as Hammarby Sjöstad, and the green areas of Royal Djurgården. 

From Copenhagen: Lund and Malmö 2-Country Tour

10. From Copenhagen: Lund and Malmö 2-Country Tour

Take a guided day trip from Copenhagen to the historic cities of Malmo and Lund in neighboring Sweden. Visit Hamlet's Castle, enjoy free time in Helsingør, take a boat ride across the Øresund, and explore the Lund Cathedral, before shopping in Malmo. Start your day of adventure by meeting your local guide in front of the Grand Hotel. After a short meet and greet, hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and set off on your day trip. Start your tour with a visit to Hamlet's Castle. Shortly after, take a scenic drive down the coastal road of Strandvejen and arrive in the charming old town of Helsingør, also known as Elsinor. Enjoy free time to stroll the streets of this beautiful city before boarding a boat to Sweden.  Set sail across the Øresund, traveling to the shores of Sweden. Upon arrival in Sweden, drive down the picturesque country roads to the ancient city of Lund. Visit the Lund Cathedral. Behind the Cathedral there is a chance to explore the tiny streets with houses that date back to the 1700s. Continue with a trip to Malmö with free time to do some shopping. With Sweden's lower purchase taxes this a great place to get bargains on goods to take home with you. End your tour back in Copenhagen, passing by the impressive Øresund Bridge on the return journey.

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Incredible activity, an absolute must! Easy to get to from central Stockholm using public transport. Max was very welcoming. The whole day was very relaxing. They provide full dry suits so you don’t get wet at all, and the views of the islands are unbeatable. We kayaked about 10km at a relaxed pace, and Max provided interesting information about the surroundings. After the kayaking everyone braved the 4 degree Celsius waters for a quick dip and then we were rewarded with the sauna at the end.

Great tour, helping us to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time. Guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Was great to zoom around so many different islands and stop for history and stories at key spots.

Really fun tour in the Swedish countryside. Lucas put a lot of effort in and gave us lots of information about the things we saw. We were also lucky enough to see a moose. I would highly recommend.

Really nice and fun experience. We had a good instruction and everything was really organized. Definetely would recommend it!

Asa was great!! Highlight of my trip to Copenhagen! Great to see the city riding the bicycle! Highly recommend! 😍