Discover a Different Way To Explore Stockholm
Stockholm is relatively compact for a capital city | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
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.
AdmissionSkip the Line: Tekniska Museet Entry Ticket
– 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.
AdmissionSkansen Open-Air Museum Ticket
At Skansen, you can discover Sweden’s history and 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.
ToursThe Nordic Food Walk Stockholm
Eat your way around Stockholm on this 4-hour walking tour with a local guide! Explore Stockholm and Gamla Stan (Old Town), and learn about the evolution of Swedish cuisine, from the days when smoked reindeer and elk were everyday staples to its contemporary cuisine. Treat your taste buds at the city’s oldest market, Östermalms Saluhall, and let them loose on ultra-rich hot chocolate, scrumptious seafood and your own ‘fika’ — Sweden’s favourite coffee and sweet treat combo.
ActivitiesIntroduction to Ice Skating Tour in Stockholm
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!
ActivitiesStockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour
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!
ActivitiesStockholm City Kayak Tour
Experience Stockholm’s city archipelago on this adventurous 2-hour kayaking tour that’s perfect for both experienced kayakers and beginners alike. Meet your expert guide and head to one of Stockholm’s most protected bays to learn how to paddle a kayak. Then, embark on your exciting kayak tour to take in the city's central islands and picturesque bridges while viewing its highlights from the water. Look out for Stockholm City Hall, Riddarholmen Kyrka, Gamla Stan, Södermalm and Långholmen.
ActivitiesStockholm Archipelago Tour by Kayak
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.
ToursHiking in Nature Reserve Stockholm
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
ToursStockholm at a Glance Bike Tour
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’!
Tours3-Hour Brunch Cruise Stockholm Archipelago
Enjoy a 3-hour brunch cruise experience on board the classic ship S/S Stockholm in Stockholm’s archipelago. From the table you can enjoy an amazing view over the Stockholm archipelago. The buffet offers traditional Swedish dishes as well as international classics made of Swedish primary produce, cold and warm meats, various salads, breads and other vegetarian alternatives. The cheese, sweets and dessert bar is something you don’t want to miss!