Discover a Different Way To Explore Stockholm

Stockholm is relatively compact for a capital city
Stockholm is relatively compact for a capital city | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Culture Trip Travel Team

Stockholm is Scandinavia’s largest city, and has an average of nearly 5 million visitors per year. However, that doesn’t mean you have to follow the pack. These handpicked tours and experiences will take you away from the crowds and show you Sweden’s capital in a whole new light.

Stockholm has a long and fascinating history. A unique blend of varied geography, local Nordic culture and international influences have fused here to form what is perhaps the quintessential Scandinavian city. It straddles a scattered chain of islands known as the Stockholm Archipelago, so wherever you are in the city, the Baltic Ocean reminds you of its presence.

The best way to see Stockholm is by leaving the car behind. A sprawling waterfront connects the city’s various districts, and is bristling with bridges, historic docks and cultural sites. At the centre of all this, this island of Stockholm Old Town especially rewards exploration by boat, cycle and foot. Get a new perspective on Stockholm with these unique tours.

1. Skip the Line: Tekniska Museet Entry Ticket

Admission

– Explore possible life on Mars and see objects from NASA, ESA and SpaceX. The Design Museum’s critically acclaimed exhibition Moving to Mars makes the first stop on its international tour at the National Museum of Science and Technology (4 July 2020-7 March 2021).
– Explore AI, genome editing, artificial body parts and the dream of eternal life in Hyper Human (opens 21 March 2020).
– Enter a world of gaming in Play Beyond Play – 1,000 square metres of imaginative game environments and game stations. – Take a break in the museum restaurant Tekniska by Pontus, where innovation and sustainability are in focus. – Explore the world of maths in a playful way in the Mathematical Garden. – MegaMind is a place where you experiment your way to new smart ideas.

3. Introduction to Ice Skating Tour in Stockholm

Activities

Don’t worry if you’ve never tried ice skating before; anyone can do it! Come and join us for a very Swedish winter adventure; skating on natural ice in and around Stockholm. You really couldn’t be in more capable hands. It’s such a thrilling sensation gliding on the ice, and a truly unique experience that you will never forget!

4. Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour

Activities

Sail around Stockholm’s spectacular archipelago by yacht on this full-day sailing adventure As you cruise, try sailing the yacht yourself under the watchful eye of the skipper, and become one of the crew by helping to handle the vessel. Stop at a picture-postcard island to swim or explore, and enjoy a delicious lunch on board during your voyage. With expert guidance from the start and all the equipment you need supplied, you don’t need any prior sailing experience to take the helm or assist the crew; just lots of enthusiasm!

5. Stockholm Archipelago Tour by Kayak

Activities

Experience Stockholm’s 30,000 islands first row by sea kayak. Kayaking is a great way to see the nicest spots in our archipelago. Explore the islands and the Baltic Sea safely with a local sea kayaking guide. Paddle into a far stretched world that exists of 30,000 islands, and enjoy lunch on your own private one.

6. Hiking in Nature Reserve Stockholm

Tours

Walk through Stockholm’s Nature Reserve; this stunning protected area is just 20 minutes from the city centre. Spend the day out in nature and leave the busy city life behind you. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared on a campfire and maybe go for a swim in Sweden’s lakes.Highlights/Itinerary:​ – Eco-friendly tour operator​ – Nature hike with an experienced outdoor guide (10-12km) – Delicious freshly cooked meal on campfire (organic)​– Learn how to start a campfire – Try spotting wildlife – Swim in Swedish lakes – Escape city lifeSmall Groups: Personal groups size (small tour operator) Average 2-5 ppl per guideFitness level:– Easy to normal (no special requirements) – Approximately 10-12km distance

7. Stockholm at a Glance Bike Tour

Tours

Explore Stockholm and its beautiful central islands on two wheels on this 3-hour bike tour! Hop on your supplied, easy-to-ride bike and follow your guide around some of the Swedish capital’s famous sights and hidden gems, many of the latter inaccessible to cars and buses. Follow some of the city’s extensive cycle paths. pedal around Gamla Stan (Old Town), and cross bridges to roam idyllic islands and pretty shores. Add in fascinating commentary from your guide and there’s no better way to get oriented in the ‘Venice of the North’!

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