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Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

1. Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

Your adventure begins at Skärgårdens Kanotcenter, where you’ll meet your guide and take part in a safety briefing. Your guide will help you to make some adjustments to the kayak if needed, and will also discuss the route. Once you’re familiar with the basic paddling and safety techniques, it's time to hop into your sea kayak to explore the winter archipelago from the perspective of the water. Follow your guide as you explore the beauty of Vaxholm and admire typical Swedish architecture. With its famous fortress that was used to defend Stockholm and traditional fishing cottages in the harbor, it's the perfect place to get the full archipelago experience. On the other side you'll find one of Stockholm's largest nature reserves. Whilst kayaking and exploring the islands from the water, listen to local stories about the area, which was once home to Vikings over 1,000 years ago. Soak up the scenic winter views and feel immersed in the tranquility, despite being just 30-minutes from Stockholm. At the end of an unforgettable experience, it’s time to begin the journey back to the starting point, admiring the last of the views along the way before warming up over a cup of coffee.

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Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk

2. Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk

Starting in the cozy, quaint confines of the classic Östermalmshallen, the old market hall of Stockholm, you’ll enjoy samples of local cheeses and meats, your first tastes on the tour. From here on your 4-hour tour, you’ll walk with your guide through the most modern areas of the city, sampling the best of healthy and classical foods with a twist. At Stockholm’s food market, you’ll sit down with a lunch plate filled with delectable Swedish seafood. No visit to Stockholm is complete without sampling this local specialty! After lunch it’s time for the sweets! In the very heart of the city you'll visit a local chocolate store, where the owners’ romantic story adds an even sweeter flavor to the locally made gourmet chocolate. Hötorgshallen, yet another of the city’s food markets, is also on the route. Stop for a chance to learn about the historical importance of the market and the shops, and for a few quick tastings as well. Continue with your guide to Gamla Stan, or Old Town, where you’ll admire some of Stockholm’s original houses. Stop at a tiny factory that makes polkagris, the most traditional of all Swedish candies. Your final stop is for coffee in a romantic courtyard, where you can enjoy the best cinnamon rolls in town.

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Stockholm: Winter Snowshoe Full-Day Hike

3. Stockholm: Winter Snowshoe Full-Day Hike

Get your adrenaline thrills on an 8-hour snowshoe hike from Stockholm, and discover a winter wonderland just moments from the city center. Following a pick-up in the city center, transfer by minivan to the best snow-covered landscape for the time of year. Meet new friends from around the globe as you get to know your guide and fellow travelers. Upon arrival at the start point of the snowshoe hike, your guide will give you safety instructions on how to walk on snow and ice. Make your way through nature as a group, learning about Swedish wildlife and the eco systems along the way. Hike through a snow-filled forest and over frozen lakes. When you get hungry, stop to enjoy a campfire lunch. With renewed energy, set out for some more beautiful scenery! Your guide will have an answer to most, if not all, of your curious questions about Sweden’s nature and animals. Transfer back to the meeting point for the end of the tour services.

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Full Day of Ice Skating in Stockholm

4. Full Day of Ice Skating in Stockholm

Enjoy a fun day on the ice and meet new friends from all over the world on this 8-hour ice skating program. You’ll head off from the meeting point by minivan to find the best ice conditions of the day. After thorough safety instructions you’ll be ready to skate. Instruction on techniques will be provided, with a nice balance between practicing as a group and as individuals. You’ll progress faster than you might have expected! When everyone’s feeling more confident, the group will move on, making a stop along the way to enjoy some lunch. By the end of the day you’ll be gliding over the ice like you've done it many times before! Pleased with your new skating skills and pleasantly tired, you’ll make your way back to the meeting point.

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Stockholm: Skating on Natural Ice Introductory Tour

5. Stockholm: Skating on Natural Ice Introductory Tour

Experience a day of long-distance ice skating on the natural ice of Stockholm in an all-inclusive adventure that includes equipment and lessons. Join an experienced guide and head out to skate on some of the best natural ice in the world. This activity is suitable for a city break, urban adventure, or weekend visit to Stockholm. All you need is a normal level of fitness and health. For the beginner or novice interested in learning long-distance skating techniques, you will get training in what equipment is needed and how to use it. No prior knowledge or experience is needed, but note that the activity is not recommended for children under 15 years of age. Use the latest and safest skating equipment available, including a backpack filled with a full change of clothes, and enjoy a break for lunch with your fellow skaters.

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Full-Day Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Tour

6. Full-Day Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Tour

Explore some of the 24,000 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago on this full-day sailing cruise, only a short one-hour trip from central Stockholm. Many of these islands are uninhabited, and home to dense forests, rock formations and stunning natural beauty. Ranging in size from large islets to small rock formations, the untouched islands make for breathtaking scenery. You may even get the chance to steer and sail the yacht during the cruise under the watchful eye of one of our experienced captains. The Stockholm archipelago is home to legends of mystical characters and has influenced many Swedish authors and poets for centuries. See what many people find so inspiring when you visit this beautiful natural site. Join us for a memorable experience!

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Stockholm Culinary Tour

7. Stockholm Culinary Tour

Start in the Östermalm area, which is popularised by the rich and the famous. Be introduced to the traditions of Swedish food from richly flavored exquisite cheeses to game meat. Sample beer that is crowned The Gold of The North. Get a red-carpet-like infusion into the world of Swedish delights at the high-end Östermalms Market Hall.  Head towards the heart of the city and indulge in a traditional Swedish lunch. Along the way, discover the crown jewel of the Nordic kitchen, the meatball. Learn what types of potatoes to serve with it and why there are specific jams for it.  Follow your guide through the beautiful Kings Garden. Pass the area that Vogue Magazine voted the as the third coolest district in the world. The tour will end in the Old Town, an area that dates back to the 13th-century and consists of medieval alleyways and architecture. Here be treated to traditional candy and sweets.

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Stockholm: Winter Nature Hike with Campfire Lunch

8. Stockholm: Winter Nature Hike with Campfire Lunch

Make your way to the meeting point and take a short 15-minute drive to a nature reserve in the Swedish wilderness. Upon arrival, put on your wooly hat and begin your adventure into the pristine snow. On the way, learn about plants, Scandinavian animals, and natural scenery. Avoid the paths as much as possible so you will get an appreciation for the depth of the forest and its secret spots. Take a break at around noon and build a fire to warm up. Cook lunch and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee or tea cooked on the open flames. In the Swedish winter, it won't be long before the sun sets on the horizon, so torch lamps will be needed for the last part of the hike. The afternoon is usually the best time to spot animals. If the temperature allows, walk on one of the frozen lakes on your way out of the nature reserve, before returning to the city full of memories.

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Stockholm: Evening Wildlife Safari with Midsummer Meal

9. Stockholm: Evening Wildlife Safari with Midsummer Meal

Enjoy a sunset trip into the wilds of Sweden in search of moose, deer, wild boar, and hare. Just 20 minutes from central Stockholm these wild animals roam undisturbed on meadows and in woodlands. With the expert guides on this tour the chances for spotting these wild creatures are excellent! You’ll board a small, comfortable bus in Stockholm and begin your adventure into the Swedish wilderness. After a short drive the city of Stockholm gives way to the beautiful and historical Swedish rural landscape. Along the way you’ll view lush meadows and hillsides, typical Swedish cottages, and classic manor houses. You’ll also see where Vikings raised rune stones, and many are still standing. Your expert guide will tell you about the natural history of Sweden and its animal inhabitants, including deer, wild boar, hare, and moose, and about the diverse birdlife. A short hike (of around 15 minutes) will get you out into the open air and forest. Enjoy a midsummer meal out served in the outdoor camp. This is sure to be an exciting evening in the land of the Vikings, where the forest kings graze!

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Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

10. Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the Stockholm archipelago, just 45 minutes outside of Stockholm. The archipelago is formed of about 30,000 islands located in the calmness of the Baltic Sea. In the past, it was home to numerous farming and fishing shelters and was a Viking trading outpost. The surface of the water is overhung by domes made of rocks and trees creating a unique natural maze which is perfect to explore on a kayak.  Begin the tour, by meeting your guide at 9 AM in the South of Stockholm. Drive together to Dalarö, a charming little village, from where you'll embark on your kayak adventure. On the way, admire the magnificent little wooden red houses which have been discreetly built among the pines. Spend the entire day exploring different islands from the water. Stop on one of the deserted islands for a filling lunch cooked on an open fire. Take time here to rest, accompanied by the swell of the Baltic and the singing birds. At the end of the afternoon, paddle back towards Dalarö where you started from. Go around the other islands and get the opportunity to see other fantastic things on the more wild part of the archipelago. Keep your eyes peeled for circling sea eagles searching for prey. Try to spot numerous species of migratory birds including different types of goose or the famous great cormorant flying over the horizon heading north. At the end of the tour, return to Stockholm filled with memories and replenished by the fresh air. 

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What people are saying about Stockholm

As someone who is a fan of kayaking in the summer months, I was at first skeptical of doing so in the winter However, I was very thankfully proven wrong. Not only are the islands of the archipelago absolutely breathtaking- I would paint them if I knew how to (so a photo will have to do for now)- but the guides themselves are excellent too. Milena was able to provide guidance, information and also set the pace for our expedition Having a guide made the experience far more cohesive, enjoyable and provided a sense of safety. She encouraged us to learn to navigate, disembark from kayaks on our own, and introduced the time-honored tradition of sitting fika to us. The equipment is obviously top of the line, and the experience is appropriate for even beginning kayakers.

This experience was really original and our guide, Andy, was very prepared, professional and friendly. The prepartion before the trip was perfect: to be ready with thermals. After we got well covered we were not so cold and paddling helped us keeping warm. It was nice to hear regarding the nature, history and culture especially of Vaxholm archipelago. The views in the middle of the water with snow surrounding it was one of a kind. The fika completed the experience with some hot chocolate, tea and chokladbollar. Finally, really recommended for people that love and know kayak already from summer experiences. It will give you new perspectives and an unforgettable winter view. Thank you

Definitely recommend this experience! Andy is a great guide with lots of knowledge about the region. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the interesting conversations with him. The group is also small, so it remains intimate.

Fantastic experience. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the activity was terrific. Both of our instructors were lovely and excellent. Love the Fika also ;)

Nice guides and knowledge of the wildlife. Walk can also be done by beginners Campfire Lunch Nice intermezzo as well