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Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide

1. Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide

This is the perfect boat tour when you want to experience the best of Stockholm archipelago in a short period of time. During the 2.5 hour tour, a guide on board will tell you about the history of the different sights you pass. Enjoy a journey with beautiful sights and fascinating stories.  Tavel on board M/S Östanå I, built in 1906, or S/S Stockholm, built in 1931. Both ships are beauties and two of the older ships in the fleet. There is a cafeteria on board that serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads and pies. Your guide will explain the natural sites of the Stockholm archipelago, the second largest in the Baltic Sea.

Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

2. 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: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

3. 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. 

Royal Canal Tour - Explore Stockholm by Boat

4. Royal Canal Tour - Explore Stockholm by Boat

Experience the greener parts of Stockholm on board a lovely canal boat and sail along the Djurgården Canal, separating Djurgården Island from the northern mainland. Built under the orders of King Charles XIV in 1825, the royal canal leaves behind the inner city from Nybrokajen, passing beautiful buildings en route to the peaceful canal. Audio guides are provided, with headsets, in over 11 languages, including English, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese. Get fabulous views of the Stockholm skyline as you head back to the city at the end of your 50-minute cruise, providing a different perspective of the Swedish capital.

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

5. Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

See the sights of Stockholm from its waterways on a 1-hour cruise along the city’s canals and waterways. Cruise to the royal island of Djurgården, and enjoy panoramic views of the Stockholm skyline. Board the boat by the Royal Palace in the Old Town, and cruise along the narrow Djurgårds Canal. Head out into the open bays and shores of the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago, and marvel at the colorful buildings of the Gamla Stan. Pass the Royal Game Park of Djurgården island. Continue to the small islet of Riddarholmen (part of the Gamla Stan), and cruise past the trendy streets of Södermalm. Enjoy free Wi-Fi on board the mint condition boat, along with facilities such as toilets and a small café. Along the way, listen to an informative audio commentary with your complimentary earphones.

Stockholm: City Sightseeing Electric Boat Tour and Canals

6. Stockholm: City Sightseeing Electric Boat Tour and Canals

Take an electric boat trip through Stockholm and relax in comfort as you get to know the city from the water. Listen to commentary about each location and travel from the harbors to iconic attractions. See the outside of the Vasa Museum, Stockholm Palace, and Skansen. Make your way to the front of Stockholm Palace to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Climb aboard your boat and settle down as you start to drift further into the city. Cruise along the Djurgården Well Canal and admire the lush greenery as you sail under low bridges. Enjoy your own food and drinks as you listen to live commentary about each location. Immerse yourself in the story of Stockholm and feel the wonder of drifting by the spires of the Nordic Museum. Act out a little scene on the boat passing by the Royal Dramatic Theatre and sing a song outside ABBA The Museum.

Stockholm: 2-Hour RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

7. Stockholm: 2-Hour RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

The experienced crew pick you up from central Stockholm in our stable RIB boats "Rigid Inflatable Boats". As the boat leave Stockholm behind you'll see the Old Town, Södermalm and Nacka from the water. Passing the island of Fjäderholmarna we pick up speed on our way to experience the main waterways into Stockholm that been protected by Fortresses since the 16th Century. You will travel through magnificent landscapes made up of lush and rocky islands. Passing islands both inhabited and uninhabited. You will experience historic sites and summer houses. Before heading back to Stockholm we pass by Vaxholm, also called the Capital of the Archipelago, where many sailors come to proviant before heading out to sea. On the way back we go through the Djurgårdsbrunns canal and under the famous bridges. This is a truly genuine tour where one experiences the true archipelago where locals live and vacation. Summer houses here are passed down from generations to generations and many never come out on the open market.

Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

8. Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

Your tour begins at Stortorget, the main square of Old Town. Hear legends and stories about the city and the people that used to lived here. You’ll walk past some of the best-known landmarks of the area, such as the Royal Palace, the Coronation Church, and the statue of St. George and the Dragon. If you have chosen this option, board the Djurgården ferry for the short trip to the island of Djurgården. On the way you’ll be able to see parts of Stockholm from the water, including Old Town and the island of Södermalm. Stop at the Vasa Museum, the most visited maritime museum in the world. Marvel at the nearly 400-year-old wooden ship that is remarkably intact despite being under water for more than 300 years. Enjoy a 30-minute tour of the museum, which will be the end of the guided tour.

Stockholm: Archipelago Island Tour with Lunch via Sailboat

9. Stockholm: Archipelago Island Tour with Lunch via Sailboat

Sailing is a great way of seeing beautiful places where you can’t come otherwise, and Stockholm happens to have the perfect environment to do so. Embark on your sailing boat (usually a Scampi 30) and get ready to navigate though Stockholm's archipelago! The journey starts in Gålö, an island located 40 minutes drive away from central Stockholm. Sail off and learn how to to sail with an experienced skipper. The archipelago is inhabited by many species, encounter bird life such as white-tailed eagles, swans, cormorants and much more. Sometimes, grey seals can also be seen. Admire the view and enjoy boosting forward by nothing but wind power and experience life on a sailing vessel. After a while stop on one of the many islands, Nåttarö, Läcka, Utö, Ornö, Stora Rammklöv, Torö, we will let the wind decide.Allow yourself to relax during a well-appreciated lunch break in a sheltered bay, take a swim in the Baltic Sea or laze away in the sun. Discover the treasures of the islands and the beautiful views. Then hop on the boat again and keep on the sailing adventure going.

Stockholm: Old Town & Vasa Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

10. Stockholm: Old Town & Vasa Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Discover Stockholm's old town and enjoy priority access to its Vasa Museum on a combined tour. In just 2.5 hours you’ll take in the city’s most popular sights. On your guided walk through the old town you’ll learn how and why the Nobel Prize came to be, and where the Royal Family actually lives. You guide will also tell you what the residents used to do with their garbage, how narrow the narrowest alley in Stockholm is, how many live in the old town, and what the cost of living is there. Next you’ll board a ferry to the island of Djurgården. Enjoy spectacular views of Stockholm from the water, and en route you'll come to understand why Stockholm is sometimes referred to as the Venice of the North. Visit the Vasa Museum and discover how a ship that spent 333 years on the bottom of the sea could be so well preserved, how many people died as the ship sank, who was punished for this failure, and how it was salvaged. Learn all this and more and have your questions answered during a tour of the Museum. Once your tour has finished, you’re welcome to stay on longer to check out the exhibitions and watch a film about the Vasa.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,147 reviews

Lovely boat, interesting route and, best of all, the lady who narrated the tour. She was informative, clear, and had a wonderful turn of phrase - she should have her own radio show!. Highly recommended.

really fun, played good music and the guide was so funny. i think their names were bjorn and matz (the driver) very educational, would do again

Great to see the city from both land and water. The guide was wonderful.

the audio guide shared a lot of things about stockholm and sweden.

A great way to see this seaside city from the water.