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Stockholm: Red Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat

1. Stockholm: Red Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat

The sightseeing boats and buses operate a regular service among Stockholm's islands and along the city’s streets. While you’re on board you’ll be able to listen to commentary about Stockholm in your choice of 10 languages. Choose from a 24 or 72-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 from the water and from land at your own pace.  The buses and boats take you directly to the sights without any long diversions, 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. You’ll enjoy free Wi-Fi on board both the bus and boat. The boat also features a small café, where you can purchase Swedish fika and soft drinks. List of Bus Stops: 1. Central Station 2. Gallerian 3. Gustav Adolfs Torg/The Royal Opera House 4. Old Town 5. Slussen (The Lock) 6. Fjällgatan 7. Viking Line and Cruise Berth S167 8. Skeppsbron 9. Royal Palace 10. Kungsträdgården 11. Nybroplan/Dramatic Theatre 12. Stryrmansgatan 13. Vasa Museum 14. Gröna Lund, Skansen & ABBA The Museum 15. Nordiska Museum 16. Karlaplan 17. Stureplan 18. Concert hall 19. City Terminal 20. Rådhuset 21. City Hall List of Boat Stops: 1. Royal Palace 2. Nybroplan 3. Vasa Museum 4. Skeppsholmen 5 Gröna Lund and ABBA The Museum 6. Cruise Berth S167 7. Fotografiska 8. Slussen

Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

2. 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 Christmas, Easter, and midsummer themes.

Stockholm: Bus or Bus & Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3. Stockholm: Bus or Bus & Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore the Swedish capital by open-top bus and boat. With regular departures at all stops, choose how much time you wish to spend immersed in the history and culture of each fascinating site. Stockholm boasts a 700-year-old history and is the epicenter of Swedish culture, dotted with grand public buildings and palaces. The 24-hour pass grants access to buses and boats that will take you to the highlights of the picturesque city's sightseeing circuit. Visit the vast Stockholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family, and the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Discover beautiful gothic churches and explore the city's key museums, including the Vasa Museum, home to the tragic 17th-century warship, and Skansen zoo. Buses cover the Old Town area and the trendy SoFo district at Södermalm, with its many bars and boutiques. Art and literature exhibitions abound, with readings and concerts at the controversially modern-looking Kulturhuset. Participants looking to splash out will enjoy the NK/Hamngatan shopping district. Strändvagen offers leading restaurants to quell the deserved appetites of the intrepid tourist, with regular boat cruises of the scenic archipelago to boot. Bus tour stops: 1. Strömgatan 2. The Royal Palace/Old Town 3. SoFo 4. Viking Line/Stadsgården Cruise Terminal 5. Fjällgatan 6. Medborgarplatsen 7. The Royal Palace / Slottet 8. Kungsträdgården / Shopping District 9. Strandvägen 10. The Vasa Museum 11. ABBA The Museum / Gröna Lund 12. Skansen 13. ABBA The Museum / Gröna Lund 14. The Vasa Museum 15. Museum Park 16. Historiska Museet / Karlaplan 17. Stureplan Entertainment District 18. Kungsgatan/ Hötorget Market Place 19. ICE Bar 20. Central Station / Cityterminalen 21. Rådhuset / Court House 22. City Hall

Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat: 24/72-Hour

4. Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat: 24/72-Hour

Experience Stockholm by land and water with a combined 24-hour or 72-hour ticket for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing boats and buses. Decide where you want to go and create your own itinerary in the Swedish capital. Choose between a variety of options offered: would you rather a 24-hour or a 72-hour ticket? Do you prefer bus or boat, or maybe both? Enjoy unlimited travel for the duration of your ticket's validity and jump on and off at any of the stops along the route. Discover famous attractions such as the Gröna Lund amusement park, the world’s oldest open-air museum at Skansen and the scenic district of Fjällgatan. Cool down at the Ice Bar, or admire historic monuments, such as City Hall, the Royal Palace, Vasa Museum and the enchanting buildings of Old Town. Experience Stockholm with maximum flexibility and minimum fuss! Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Stops: 1 Strömgatan / The Royal Opera 2 Riddarholms Church 3* Old Town (West) / Kornhamns Torg 4 Stadsgården cruise berth / Viking Line Terminal 5 Fjällgatan 6 Medborgarplatsen 7* Old Town (East) / Räntmästartrappan 8 The Royal Palace 9 Kungsträdgården 10 Strandvägen 11 Vasamuseet 12 ABBA the museum / Gröna Lund Tivoli 13 Skansen 14 a Historiska Museet 14 b Frihamnen cruise port / Silja Line terminal – on cruise days only 15 Stureplan 16 Kungsgatan 17 Ice bar 18* Central Station / Vasagatan 19 City Hall *Bus stops 7 is cancelled until further notice due to construction work. Hop-On, Hop-Off Boat Stops: • Royal Palace • Nybroplan (bus and boat connecting stop) • Vasa Museum (bus and boat connecting stop) • Skeppsholmen (bus and boat connecting stop) • Gröna Lund Tivoli (bus and boat connecting stop) • Stadsgården Cruise Berth / Viking Line Terminal (bus and boat connecting stop) • Fotografiska • Old Town / Gamla Stan (bus and boat connecting stop)

Stockholm: Hop-on Hop-off by Bus

5. Stockholm: Hop-on Hop-off by Bus

Hop aboard one of the comfortable hop-on hop-off buses and explore Stockholm and its sights at your own pace during 24 or 72 hours. The bus stops at famous attractions like Gröna Lund, Skansen, Fjällgatan, City Hall, Ice Bar, the Royal Palace, Old Town and several popular shopping districts. You can also combine your bus ticket with a hop-on hop-off boat tour for the ultimate sightseeing experience. Your ticket entitles you to various discounts. The bus stops at the following attractions: 1 Strömgatan / The Royal Opera 2 Riddarholms Church 3* Old Town (West) / Kornhamns Torg 4 Stadsgården cruise berth / Viking Line Terminal 5 Fjällgatan 6 Medborgarplatsen 7* Old Town (East) / Räntmästartrappan 8 The Royal Palace 9 Kungsträdgården 10 Strandvägen 11 Vasamuseet 12 ABBA the museum / Gröna Lund Tivoli 13 Skansen 14 a Historiska Museet 14 b Frihamnen cruise port / Silja Line terminal – on cruise days only 15 Stureplan 16 Kungsgatan 17 Ice bar 18* Central Station / Vasagatan 19 City Hall *Bus stops 3, 7 and 18 are cancelled until further notice due to construction work.

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What people are saying about Skansen

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 849 reviews

It was a great way to explore the city. However one wasn't sure of the bus intervals at every stop. This should be shared so one is more planned for how long to wait for another bus at any stop. Also there were many red buses around so it was hard to find which one was ours. We chose to do a combination of bus n boat which was great for the family.

Beautiful place. I enjoyed walking around and seeing the exhibit. Saxen somehow reminded Tallinn Rocalmare.

Very nice to get different impressions in a short time. Very nice location and very spacious

The bus is a great way to explore the city, I can only recommend it.

It was fun going around stockholm with hop off hop on.