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Stockholm County

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Stockholm: City Archipelago Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

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

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

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

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

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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Option

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.

Arlanda Airport (ARN): Train Transfer to/from Stockholm

Arlanda Airport (ARN): Train Transfer to/from Stockholm

Relax on a spacious train with modern facilities on a smooth transfer between Stockholm Arlanda Airport Norra Station and Stockholm Central Train Station. Purchase a single or roundtrip ticket to the Arlanda Express and save yourself time and money on your airport transfers. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey. Instead, relax and enjoy the views of Stockholm from the comfort of your seat. Travel aboard wheelchair and bicycle-accessible trains with space for bulky luggage and an onboard toilet. Leave your worries behind and arrive on time at your destination promptly. Stay connected with your friends using onboard WiFi and power supplies located in every seat.

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

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 top activities including some of the most popular things to do in Stockholm: • The Vasa Museum • The Royal Palace • Gröna Lund Amusement Park (June to September) • Skansen • The Viking Museum • Royal Canal Tour (1 hour) (April to December) • Nobel Prize Museum • Drink at ICEBAR Stockholm • Stockholm Hop On-Hop Off Bus (April to October) • Nordiska museet • SkyView Stockholm • Traditional Swedish Fika at Systrarna Andersson • Drottningholm Palace • Storkyrkan - Stockholm Cathedral • Fotografiska - The Photographic Museum And more! Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the app or digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions (where applicable). *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website. 

Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

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.  Guiding via your own mobile phone and headphones or through the boat's guide system and headphones. Guided in 10 different languages, including English, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.

Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

By the light of lantern (during dark hours), be entertained and horrified by tales of poltergeists, plagues, public executions, and murders on this exhilarating walking tour of Stockholm. Watch the past come to life as you visit the sites of a mixture of great and gruesome events.  Start your walking 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. Experience the past brought back to life as you smell, taste, and see what medieval Stockholm might have been like.

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Really enjoyable evening excursion around a 6km stretch of the archipelago. Linnaea was a very helpful, informative guide and the half hour stop for fika really brought the group together. Highly recommended! 🤩

We thank Arthur, our guide, for a woderful walking tour. Considering that my son is 9 but he enjoyed every moment until the very end, I consider it a peformance.

Excellently conducted. The guide was especially funny, with little anecdotes of the city and its history! Would highly recommend it. 😇

The tour was at a relaxed pace & our guide Andre was very friendly & also helped us get great family pictures!!

Amazing and hilarious trip with Noah and Pele 100% recommend!!