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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: Guided Kayak City Tour & Optional Midsummer Meal

2. Stockholm: Guided Kayak City Tour & Optional Midsummer Meal

For the morning tour, set off on your sightseeing tour in stable 2-person kayaks, accompanied by your English-speaking guide. Paddle close to land so you can enjoy all the sights, and not have to worry about tides or dangerous currents. This tour is suitable for beginners as well as those with kayaking experience. You won’t need much muscle-power to enjoy the excursion. This activity can be enjoyed by visitors as well as locals, and by the end, you'll feel that you’ve participated in something special. Alternatively, pick the evening tour and enjoy an evening paddle and a Swedish meal so you can feel the pulse of the city from a different perspective. This option includes dinner.

From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

3. From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

Meet your guide a point that is easily accessible from the Stockholm metro. Start with and informational briefing and about how the evening is going to proceed. Depart in a comfortable minibus and relax on the drive into the woods. Start off with a hearty campfire dinner. Savor your food as your guide tells you about identifying and spotting woodland creatures like deer, wild boars, hares, and several species of birds. Head down the trail looking for tracks, signs, and the animals themselves. Breathe in the fresh air and stretch your legs in a natural setting. After the walk, hop back into the van to increase your chances of seeing wildlife by covering a larger area. Return to your meeting point in Stockholm by minivan at the end of your animal safari adventure.

Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

4. Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the Stockholm archipelago, just 45 minutes outside of Stockholm. Explore by kayak an environment formed of about 30,000 islands located in the calmness of the Baltic Sea where the surface of the water is overhung by domes made of rocks and trees creating a unique natural maze. 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. 

From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

5. From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

Get a good view of Viking historical sites and an overview of Viking history in Sweden and its effects on modern Scandinavian culture. This 8-hour tour starts from Stockholm with comfortable hotel pickup. Visit the most important Viking sites close to Stockholm, including Sigtuna and Old Uppsala, with transportation included from central Stockholm. During this tour, you will visit several Viking sites along the way such as Broby bro - one of Sweden’s most famous burial grounds. Learn about and visit some mighty Viking burials sites, both a pagan one and an early Christan one from the transition period between Christianity and old Norse religion. Learn about Estrid, a mighty Viking woman. See Jarlabanki's bridge, a partly reconstructed Viking bridge. Stop at the Arkil Assembly site - a Viking Parliament. Learn about Viking laws, the construction of kin groups, and the use of that as a base in Viking society. Hear how the disputes could be settled in Sweden's history. Explore Sigtuna, the oldest town in Sweden on a guided walking tour. Visit the beautiful wooden town of Sigtuna, known as a place for Swedes to go on weekend vacations and well-known as the oldest city in Sweden. Walk among several different medieval church ruins and visit the local museum. Visit the king's grave mounds at Old Uppsala dating back 1500 years in time. This is one of Sweden's most important historical sites. Visit the former medieval Cathedral at the site as well and walk around the 11-meter high grave mounds. The guide will tell you all about its rich and long history. Take a walk around the biggest church of all the Nordic countries: The Uppsala Cathedral. Sneak inside Museum Gustavianum for a while before heading back to Stockholm.

Full Day of Ice Skating in Stockholm

6. 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.

Stockholm: Full–Day Kayaking Adventure

7. Stockholm: Full–Day Kayaking Adventure

After pick–up from the center of Stockholm by minivan at 9:00 AM, meet your group from all over the world for the coming day. Drive from Stockholm's center for roughly 30 minutes to the areas where the kayaks are waiting for you. Start your kayak adventure by learning the basics of kayaking and how to do it safely. After this introduction, set out for the archipelago and discover its incredible natural beauty. Have lunch on a private island and enjoy the surroundings. During this trip, everything is well arranged and all is taken care off. All you need to do is kayak! Return to the city center at 5:00 PM. 

Private Guided Sigtuna Day Trip from Stockholm

8. Private Guided Sigtuna Day Trip from Stockholm

Visit Sigtuna, the oldest surviving town in Sweden, full of cozy traditional wooden houses. Walk along the main street with your guide and see one of the smallest town halls in Sweden built before 1750. Explore the history of the town from the Viking age to the Middle Ages to today. Admire the oldest stone churches from the early medieval period from before 1100. After exploring Sigtuna, visit Wenngarn Castle dating back to the 17th century. It is rumored to have the best preserved Baroque chapel in Europe. Hear about the castle’s history and the history of one of Sweden’s mightiest men: Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie. Stroll through the beautifully restored palace garden.  Finish the tour with a stop at Viby. The village, full of red cabins, looks like it did before the 1850s. Hotel pick up and drop off included. This is a private tour, customisation is therefore of course possible. Contact us in advance after booking or do smaller adjustments when on tour.

Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

9. Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

Start your tour by being picked up at your centrally located hotel or by the Stockholm Central Station. From one of these locations the journey starts in a minivan taking you out into the Swedish countryside. First stop at Broby bro, a Viking and Iron Age grave field where people have been buried for more than 1000 years. Take a walk in the pagan grave field with your Viking guide and uncover the Vikings' burial traditions and mythology. Learn about how a person was buried. Also hear the story of Estrid - a Viking woman. In 1995 a skeleton was found in a Christian part of the gravefield, it was a 60-year old woman identified as Estrid. Discover how the Stockholm County Museum were able to identify her and experience her life.  The next stop is Jarlabanki's causeway, an 11th century Viking age bridge built by Earl Jarlabanki. He was a cocky Viking who liked to show off his power. Take in the view of the 150-meter long causeway and learn about bridge-building and the development of roads and communication in that era.  Head on to a Viking council, preserved in its original location for 1000 years. Get to understand the Viking culture, society, and mentality through the guide's explanation at the council. Learn how the Vikings ruled their society. The main attraction on this tour is Sigtuna. The little town of 8000 inhabitants is the oldest still existing town in Sweden and holds many historical gems both on the streets and inside the Sigtuna Museum. Enjoy a guided walk in the town a have around 45 minutes of free time on your own. Catch nice views of Sigtuna bay, the main streets of 18th-century wooden houses, and the 12-th century romantic church ruins. After Sigtuna, venture back to Stockholm and your hotel. Your guide can also drop you anywhere in Central Stockholm.  

1-day Royal Palace and Castle Tour from Stockholm

10. 1-day Royal Palace and Castle Tour from Stockholm

Drive just outside of Stockholm and visit castle Drottningholm. This elegant royal palace was built in the 16th century for the Swedish royal family and became the regular summer residence of the Swedish royal court throughout the 18th century. Next, stop for lunch in Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town. Take a walk through its historic streets. Visit the Venngarn castle, a 13th-century palace most famously owned by the Swedish nobleman Gabriel De La Gardie. Learn about De La Gardie’s fascinating life story from your knowledgable guide. Once one of the richest men in all of Sweden, De La Gardie suffered a tragic reversal of fortunes and ended his life in destitution. Explore the Skokloster Palace, an impressive baroque palace which stands as a monument to the former Swedish Empire. Walk its scenic grounds and see its stately interiors. The palace also contains a wonderful collection of paintings, furniture, textiles, tableware, old books and historical weapons. When the Skokloster is closed during October through May, a different castle will be visited instead.

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To explore a new city from the water side gives the chance for a lot of different views. To do this by kayak adds the exercise point. Our tour was with Pete who managed to organise this sportive activity very well and safe so that everyone had an enjoyable afternoon. At several points of interest, e.g. the Stockholm City Hall, he provided us with funny stories and special information about the city. I would recommend such a tour to anyone who wants to do more to get to know new places.

Emily was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. Got to see a bunch of animals. Food was also great I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks for the experience.

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.

Fast paced in content and sightseeing. Excellent guide made all the difference. I really learned a lot about Vikings!

Great day. Well organised trip and good packed lunch !