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Our most recommended Gamla Stan Activities

Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

1. Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

Start your 1.5-hour guided ghost walk in Gamla Stan and end in the heart of the Old Town. Along the way, hear about Stockholm's beginnings and learn how the city developed. Discover the most important events in the city's history by visiting the locations where they took place. Leave the main streets behind and explore forgotten courtyards, touch the old walls, and let the city's history come alive. By the light of lantern, be entertained and horrified by tales of poltergeists, plagues, public executions, and murders. Experience the past brought back to life as you smell, taste, and see what medieval Stockholm might have been like.

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Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

2. Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

Book this 2 hour and 15 minutes 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. The boat tour takes you under several bridges and you’ll pass through a lock that connects the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren. Along the way you’ll 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.  This is the perfect sightseeing choice when visiting Stockholm, and is suitable for families as well as adults.

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Stockholm Private Welcome Experience with a Local Host

3. Stockholm Private Welcome Experience with a Local Host

Meet the local host at your Stockholm accommodation and head out on a 3 to 8-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. The local supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Start by taking in some of the top attractions of the old town. Continue by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. You will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city. Please contact the supplier if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

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Stockholm: Operation Mindfall Augmented Reality City Game

4. Stockholm: Operation Mindfall Augmented Reality City Game

Experience Operation Mindfall, a digital GPS-based augmented reality (AR) outdoor game where your aim is to solve the tasks that are visible when you are in a certain GPS position. Get an Ipad with AR function and an Action Pack bag with lots of cool gadgets to use for solving the riddles of the game. Be greeted in our Adventure's Café/Shop and receive both iPad and Action Pack, as well as the instructions needed to play the game. Meet W.I.S.E., an independent, international intelligence organisation, operating at the highest level of secrecy to protect the world from danger. Read further: W.I.S.E. has discovered that Spider Technologies, a secret research company, has developed a virus for mind control and has already infected 20% of the world population. To stop Spider Tech, we have created Operation Mindfall act as a secret special agents to stop Spider Tech. Gain access to their servers, prevent the virus from spreading, and destroy Spider Tech. The survival of the world hangs in the balance. Fulfill the mission to save Stockholm and stop Spider Tech in less than 110 minutes. Hurry, the clock is ticking.

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Stockholm: Self-Guided Mystery Tour

5. Stockholm: Self-Guided Mystery Tour

This is a self-guided tour for mystery and crime fans. The goal is to solve the mystery at the Parliament House, which is inspired and based on real events from the late 1800s. Over 200 years ago, a prosperous and wealthy man has disappeared in the Old Town without a trace, and now it is your job as a responsible investigator to find out the truth about this heinous and bestial crime that has taken place.  Collect your starter kit from a designated and central location in Stockholm's Gamla Stan. From there the game begins. You will solve exciting tasks that lead you closer and closer to a solution.  Experience fantastic Stockholm and Old Town, well known for its history and breathtaking buildings and cozy cobblestoned alleys. The murder mystery is based and built around authentic events, giving you a glimpse into life in the 1800s. The game ends when you have solved the mystery.  Exploring the city through a mystery scavenger hunt is an interesting and unique way, perfectly suited for couples and families.

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Stockholm: Winter Kayaking Tour with Lunch

6. Stockholm: Winter Kayaking Tour with Lunch

There is nothing quite like having the waterways of Stockholm to yourself. During wintertime, when the water isn’t frozen and busy with ice skaters, the waterways are left quiet and peaceful, which is just perfect for an invigorating paddle. The kayak dock is located right in the heart of the city only a few strokes away from the city's main landmarks. Your kayak tour guide will be a local that is qualified and experienced when it comes to Stockholm's waterways. At the beginning of the tour, you will switch into a dry-suit. Next, your instructor will run through some basic paddling techniques and safety information before you set off on your wintery adventure.  Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing paddle that will provide a unique perspective as you see the sites of the capital from your kayak. To ensure that you stay warm, a hearty lunch will be served during the tour, as well as warm drinks. Your guide will share insights about the history of Stockholm while showing you the best places.

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Private Professional Photo Shoot in Stockholm

7. Private Professional Photo Shoot in Stockholm

Experience Stockholm like never before, and hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session in front of some of the city’s most picturesque backdrops or local sites. Your personal photographer will create a photo-documentary portfolio that is just right for you. Perfect for capturing special occasions or the everyday moments of your vacation, the friendly and unobtrusive experience will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. Stockholm is a city that knows how to enjoy itself, and with a private photographer by your side, your souvenirs of your vacation will be every bit as enjoyable. Pose against the colorful buildings of medieval Gamla Stan. Enjoy a picnic in the park, or stroll the bike paths of Djurgården. Roam around the column sculptures of Millesgården. You are free to choose the location(s) that suits your style. Alternatively, your guide will provide great tips and guidance about where and what will work best for your requirements.

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Stockholm: Eco-Friendly Guided Kayaking Tour of the City

8. Stockholm: Eco-Friendly Guided Kayaking Tour of the City

Discover the city from the waterside and hop into a kayak to experience the city like a local. You’ll have some basic paddling techniques and safety instructions from your guide before setting off in a tandem kayak. In small personal groups, you'll be ready to paddle through the city on an eco-friendly guided tour.   Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you stories about Stockholm and offer insights into local customs. Paddle along Långholmen, Södermalm, Gamla Stan, Kungsholmen, and Lilla Essingen with great vantage points and photo opportunities along the way.

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What people are saying about Gamla Stan

It was very successful. We went on a weekday evening now in early November. Our guide Majsan set the tone and tempo and captured us immediately. So accurate, interesting and entertaining and captured us participants in the stories in a really good way. Go on the trip! Highly recommended!

This is a fun and exciting "tour" recommended as a good activity in Stockholm to get some historical insight into the city. Suitable for both small and large groups,

It was a great tour with a very good guide. The tour is worthwhile to get to know Stockholm from its haunted side.

Calum was really interactive, and a great story teller. We loved every minute of it.

Informative and fun hike with fantastic guide! Will definitely do again!