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Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with BBQ Dinner

1. Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with BBQ Dinner

Start with pickup from your hotel in Kiruna and travel to the village of Abisko. Your guide will get the fire started and prepare your BBQ dinner in a traditional Sami tent or cabin. After dinner, go in search of the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights. With your experienced guide, find the ideal location to catch a glimpse of vibrant colors dancing in the night sky. The location will vary and depends on local weather conditions. A professional photographer will take several photos and several videos of the Northern Lights, which will be sent to you after the tour. Enjoy a hot drink as you gather around the fire to admire the beautiful sky. Hear a little bit about the history of the region and associated legends. Once the tour is concluded, you will return back to Kiruna.

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Stockholm: Vasa Museum Entrance Ticket

2. Stockholm: Vasa Museum Entrance Ticket

Make your visit to the royal flagship Vasa on the island of Djurgården easier by buying your ticket in advance. See 11 exhibits and find out why the Vasa sank in Stockholm harbor in 1628 on its maiden voyage before it ever went to war. Show your admission ticket at the ticket counter and head straight inside to explore the museum. Start your tour with the documentary to get to know the ship. Then walk through 11 interesting exhibitions placed around the boat at your own pace. Take advantage of the multi-level exhibitions and viewing platforms to admire the well-preserved craftmanship of the ship from different angles. Stop at the restaurant or café on the ground floor for a break to contemplate what you have learned. On the way out, visit the museum shop for souvenirs.

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Stockholm: All-Inclusive City Pass with 45+ Attractions

3. Stockholm: All-Inclusive City Pass with 45+ Attractions

Discover Stockholm with an all-inclusive pass and visit as many attractions as you like for 1 to 5 days. This handy digital pass has got you covered with over 45 handpicked museums, historical sites, boat tours, and a sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus. Simply choose your pass duration from 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, download it to your mobile device, and present it at each attraction or tour for entry. Enjoy the freedom to choose what to do, when you want with no need to pre-choose attractions or tours. Step back in time at the Vasa Museum or explore the Royal Drottningholm Theatre and its beautiful gardens. Take a guided boat cruise around the Archipelago, discover a century of Nobel laureates at the Nobel Prize Museum, and much more.

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Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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Abisko: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour in Swedish Lapland

7. Abisko: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour in Swedish Lapland

Join the longest Northern Lights tour in the Swedish Lapland. Chase the iconic light phenomena alongside an experienced guide and photographer, enjoy a BBQ dinner, and benefit from roundtrip hotel pickup service from Abisko or Björkliden.  Start your journey with your hotel pickup and head over to feast on a delicious BBQ dinner, which will be served inside a traditional Sami tent. After dinner, get equipped with snowsuits and snow boots to ensure you stay nice and warm throughout the night and begin the chase for the Northern Lights.  In pursuit of the Northern Lights, the tour can lead to places like the fjords of Norway or the Arctic forests of Kiruna. If the weather allows, visit the Abisko National Park with a snowmobile.  Get tips and learn tricks on how to best capture the magnificent aurora borealis on your camera.  After your tour, receive a copy of the many pictures and videos during the night.

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Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

8. Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

Travel back in time at this authentic showcase of pre-industrial Sweden. Visit houses and farmsteads from all over the country, and experience firsthand the traditional, rural way of life. Discover Sweden’s history. Find out how Swedes once lived according to the changing seasons, through the customs and traditions, work, celebrations and everyday life of times gone by. Encounter animal life including Nordic wildlife, rare breeds, pets and exotic creatures. There's also a Children’s Zoo featuring domestic animals such as cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. Experience a unique place where history meets the present day, where Swedish traditions and craftsmanship live on, and where people of all ages come together.

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Stockholm: Winter Snowshoe Full-Day Hike

9. 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: Viking Museum Exhibition and Viking Ride

10. Stockholm: Viking Museum Exhibition and Viking Ride

Jump back to the 10th century and experience the fabled Viking era as if you were really there. Through hourly tours, conducted in either English or Swedish, get a real impression of what life was like for the Vikings — from bloody battles and vicious plundering, to idyllic farm life and a complex system of religious belief.  You’ll even come face to face with a model of life-sized Viking, created using DNA recovered from centuries-old remains, along with countless other artifacts and impressive reconstructions. Hop on the thrilling ride, Ragfrid’s Saga, to get a real taste of a Viking’s daily life, told from the perspective of a Viking warrior’s wife. To cap it all off, grab a bite at Glöd, the museum’s modern Nordic restaurant, with sweeping views of the Stockholm harbor.

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Whether your idea of a great vacation is taking in culture or experiencing the great outdoors, Sweden offers something for everyone!

The Ancient Forest of Tyresta National Park is Sweden's natural landscape at its most majestic. Surprisingly close to Stockholm, the park offers unparallelled hiking trails and views of its beautiful forests and lakes.

The Scandinavian Party Cruise from Stockholm is the quintessential weekend party. The cruise includes two nights on the largest archipelago in the world. Not only will you spend a day in Stockholm, but also a day Helsinki, capital of Finland!

For those wanting a closer view, Archipelago Kayak and Camping is a three-day adventure taking place in one of the archipelago's best paddling areas. It's a fun and exciting trip not to be missed!

The Stockholm Bike Tour is the ideal way to explore the capital city. See incredible sights like Stockholm Palace, historic Old Town and the Vasa Museum, where you can see the world's only preserved 17th century ship!

The Wildlife Safari in Stockholm is the best bet for those wanting to experience Sweden's wildlife. Only 20 minutes from Stockholm, the safari offers a chance to see Sweden's deer, wild boar, moose, birds, and more!

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