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Södermalm: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

1. 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. 

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

2. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore the Swedish capital by open-top bus. 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 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. Slottet (The Royal Palace) 3. Viking Line / Stadsgarden Cruise Terminal 4. Fjallgatan / Tjarhovsplan 5. (l) Slussen (Old Town) 6. Slottet (The Royal Palace) 7. Kungstradgarden / Shoppin District 8. Strandvagen 9. The Vasa Museum 10. ABBA The Museum / Grona Lund 11. Skansen 12. ABBA The Museum / Grona Lund 13. The Vasa Museum 14. Historiska Museet / Karlaplan 15. Stureplan 16. Hotorget / Kungsgatan 17. ICE Bar 18. Central Station / Cityterminalen 19. Radhuset / Court House 20. City Hall

Stockholm: Self-Guided 1 or 2-Person Kayak Tour

4. Stockholm: Self-Guided 1 or 2-Person Kayak Tour

Arrive at the green island Långholmen (Södermalm) and be greeted by a professional instructor. Leave all unnecessary things at the rental and collect all of the equipment, such as lifejackets, and drybags. One of the instructors will go through everything you need to know about kayaking and where to go. On the water, explore the many canals of Stockholm. One of the more popular tours is to go around the islands Långholmen and Reimerisholme. Exploring Stockholm is more fun from a kayak since this city consists of islands. See the City Hall and parts of the Old Town. Choose between a single-person kayak or a 2-person kayak for the chance to sit close to your friend or loved one. For the latter option, the person in the front sets the pace, and the person in the back controls the steering.

Stockholm: RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

5. Stockholm: RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

Jump into an RIB for a speedboat tour of the awesome Stockholm Archipelago. Admire the colorful 17th-century buildings of the Old Town from the water. Explore landscapes of lush and rocky islands and cruise under impressive bridges. Make your way to the waterway to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Climb into the RIB boat and feel the wind in your hair as you set off for the Archipelago. Pass by Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town, and watch the reflection of the colored houses in the water. Pick up speed until you enter the Archipelago and view the summer houses on inhabited islands. Cruise around the shore of Sodermalm island and the Nacka Municipality before being immersed in wild scenery of rocks and forests. Head back to Stockholm and enjoy the beautiful view and the history of the Vaxholm Fortress before going under the historic bridges of the Djurgårdsbrunnscanal.

Stockholm: Witch Trials Self-guided Walking Tour Game

6. Stockholm: Witch Trials Self-guided Walking Tour Game

Step into the true story of Malin Matsdotter and the horrors of the Stockholm witch trials with this interactive walking tour game. The Swedish witch trials, commonly referred to as “The Great Noise”, culminated in Stockholm in 1676. A group of children and young maids had managed to create mass hysteria within just a few months, by claiming they had been abducted by local women and taken to meet the devil. Malin Matsdotter was one of many women accused and sacrificed through public executions, but she was the only one in Stockholm to be burned alive. Do you want to know more about what happened? Come take a walk through Stockholm as it was more than 300 years ago. This audio walking tour game takes you to several historical sites in Södermalm. The narrator of the tour is twelve-year-old Gertrud, who used to live next door to Malin Matsdotter. She is worried that people have forgotten the consequences of spreading false rumors, and she wants to share Malin’s story with you. This audio tour is self-guided via a GPS-based app downloaded to your smartphone. When you buy the tour you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the app which serves as your guide and narrator. Once you have the app installed, head out to the tour starting point, open the app, put your headphones on and get ready for your Stockholm adventure! You'll listen to the story while you walk, and sounds, illustrations, and game elements are triggered to show up on your mobile screen when you get close to them. The app shows you what the city used to look like and what the lives of the people involved were like. This walking tour is perfect for those who want to go sightseeing in Stockholm in a fun and independent way, as well as for people of all ages who enjoy historical storytelling. This experience is completely flexible: you can start, pause and end it whenever it suits you. Come step into the true story of the Stockholm witch trials!

Södermalm: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

7. Södermalm: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Voted by Vogue Magazine as “One of the 15 coolest areas in the world”, the neighborhood of Södermalm is a hip island south of the city center. It will be there that you can find vintage stores, trendy cafes, and some of the most breathtaking views of Stockholm. Throughout this tour you will get to explore "SoFo", which is considered Stockholm’s equivalent to New York's Soho. Whilst there you can indulge in world-class Swedish design, and will also be introduced to some of the most popular and secret city beaches. Along with your local guide you will uncover the best-kept secrets this district has to offer, taking in the bountiful views as you travel.

Stockholm: Custom Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

8. Stockholm: Custom Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Make the most of your time in Stockholm and go on a customized tour of the city with a local host. As someone who knows their home inside and out, your host can’t wait to share the essence of Stockholm with you. Spend the day as you would with a friend by chatting, laughing, and taking in the atmosphere of a truly magnificent city. The 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. Visit iconic venues such as the classical Royal Palace and the elegant Houses of Parliament. Wander the pretty streets of the old town and the famous Södermalm neighborhood, where you can dig deep into the city's unique character.  Part of a city’s culture is, of course, the cuisine. You may want to slow down and have fika, the Swedish ritual of taking a break and enjoying coffee and a bite to eat. Stop at a quaint cafe, restaurant, or eatery recommended by your host and relax with good company and good food. Alternatively, you can visit a food market nearby. 

Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

9. Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

The kayak dock is located right in the heart of the city, just 400 m from the Adventure Café, so you will start your self-guided tour in a prime location. Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing paddle that allows you a fabulous vantage point as you look in on the city from your kayak. Stockholm is lovingly known as “The Venice of the North” as it is situated over 14 islands and linked by 57 bridges, so exploring by kayak is a great way to see the city. Even better, paddle at your own pace on a self-guided tour. You'll be provided a brief introduction on kayaking and all the equipment needed for your adventure, then you can set sail on your adventure.

Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Södermalm

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4.5 / 5

based on 2,426 reviews

Relaxing two hour boat cruising around Stockholm, we enjoyed it absolutely. We were in winter season, there was no heating whoever it wasn't cold, just prepare for it. We could sit next to window, but there are 2 row x 4 seats on each side, so if you are unlucky you will see much less. Definitely recommend to arrive at least half an hour, because there was huge row to the boat.

Nice 2-hour tour where you see many sights from the water. I would recommend getting there on time so that you have a seat at the window and really get something out of the tour.

The guide explained to us in great detail and the tour was interesting and fun.

We had a very humorous and educated guide. Time flew by far too quickly!

Great trip at the end of November. Great guide and great service.