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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 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.

    This was way better than expected. Very informative about Stockholm & relevant Swedish history and of course the views were spectacular!

  • Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

    2. 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.

    Caroline was excellent,one guide did not turn up so she took us all. She was amazing the best we have ever had and well worth doing. She was very knowledgeable and very helpful to all. Well done a great experience. Please thank her as she did your company proud Cheers Brian Girdlestone

  • Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

    3. 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.

  • Södermalm: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    4. 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.

  • Bohemian Stockholm: Södermalm Island Walking Tour

    5. Bohemian Stockholm: Södermalm Island Walking Tour

    Explore the historic district of Södermalm Island on a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of one of Stockholm’s most bohemian areas. Dubbed SoFo (South of Folkungatan) as a play on Manhattan’s SoHo (South of Houston), today it is known as the trendiest area in Stockholm; home to the city’s hipsters, fashion brands, vintage shops, and excellent restaurants and cafés. Learn the history of the area, starting from when people moved to Södermalm after the Old Town ran out of space. Hear dark stories behind the beautiful views, including tales of executions and witch trials. Walk in the footsteps of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomqvist from the “Millennium” trilogy by Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson, now adapted for both Swedish TV and American film. See colorful houses, and learn how the area was regenerated from the working class cottages of the 18th century to the expensive apartments and bout...

  • Stockholm Syndrome: Private Walking Tour

    6. Stockholm Syndrome: Private Walking Tour

    Are you ready to fall in love? Experience Stockholm by foot. You will see all the main sights plus some secret gems! Stockholm Our Way invites you to take a walk on Stockholm’s wilder side – there is a lot more to Stockholm than just water and bridges! With 750 years of history, the city is never short of a story to tell. The 14 islands upon which Stockholm is founded each have something different to offer and each of the four seasons provider visitors with opportunities to experience the city from different perspectives. Taking in such sights as the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Parliament building, Riddarholmen, the City Hall, the Old Town, St George and the Dragon, Slussen and Södermalm, this tour gives you a great and environmentally friendly overview to the city sights – both old and new!

    The "Stockholm Syndrome" tour, guided by Natalie O´Sullivan (Stockholm our way), not only lead us to the well-known places of interest, but showed us cute little places and "unfamiliar" historic locations, too. She explained the facts, but also had to tell so many exciting stories and myths about "puzzle of life and history" of Sweden, Stockholm and its citizens that we plunged into the magic of this city. We were sorry when the tour was over after a 4 hours walk - but since then, we know what the "Stockholm Syndrome" feels like...

  • Stockholm: SoFo E-Bike Tour

    7. Stockholm: SoFo E-Bike Tour

    Biking is certainly one of the best ways to discover Stockholm, and the Swedes’ favorite mode of transport when spring comes. Delve further into Stockholm and visit Sodermalm, known to the resident hipsters as "SoFo." This tour avoids the main attractions to the city. With your e-bike, you'll ride up and down SoFo's many hills without breaking a sweat. SoFo is steeped in history, has a vast array of beautiful architecture and is bursting with quirky cafes, bohemian shops, and vintage boutiques. It was voted the ‘coolest’ neighborhood in Europe by Vogue Magazine back in 2014, and anyone who visits will agree; it certainly does not lack character. Discover SoFo's charming atmosphere for yourself. It also some of the best views of the city.

  • Stockholm Private Welcome Experience with a Local Host

    8. 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 attracti...

  • Stockholm: 3-Hour City Tour with Live Guide

    9. Stockholm: 3-Hour City Tour with Live Guide

    Enjoy your own private car tour with a driver/live guide. Throughout your tour, you can learn about both the city and Sweden in general. You will be able to tailor the topics of the tour by talking to your guide, as this tour is completely personalized. Included in your tour is a visit to the Vasa Museum, where you will be given a guided tour and some time in the museum on your own. Among some of the other sites you will visit will be a slow drive over the Western Bridge, which will provide you with scenery over Stockholm. You will spend 45 minutes in the Old Town, with this tour suiting anyone who wishes to receive a dense and information-packed tour in the capital of Sweden. Sights that you will see are the Royal Palace, the Old Town, the Vasa Museum, the Diplomatic City, Södermalm, östermalm, various churches, City Hall, and more.

  • Stockholm: 2.5-Hour Södermalm Segway Tour

    10. Stockholm: 2.5-Hour Södermalm Segway Tour

    Discover how Södermalm is practically built for riding a Segway, with its park roads and smaller paths. Since the surface is so smooth, you can relax and rest your eyes on a hipster or two on this Segway tour. During the 2.5-hour tour, you'll work your way around the heights and waterfront of the Södermalm District. Ride by the old neighborhoods of this beautiful inner city island, followed by the roads and small paths of the lovely recreational area, Vitabergsparken. Finally end up in the more trendy hipster area, SoFo. You’ll not only see the scenic sights of Stockholm on this tour, you’ll also have a fantastic Segway riding experience as you go up and down hills and negotiate the curvy paths of Södermalm.

    Brilliant Segway tour. Loved being on a Segway and found it very easy to use. I felt very safe on the cycle paths around the city. Lots of good stops for photographs and information.

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What people are saying about Södermalm

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,319 reviews

Interesting to hear about our country's history and Stockholm, our fine capital. So different to go and see the city from the water side. So beautiful!

This was way better than expected. Very informative about Stockholm & relevant Swedish history and of course the views were spectacular!

When it rains, it is an ideal and interesting pastime, especially with three puffing children.

Terrific commentary. Clean comfortable boat. Highly recommend.

The commentary was very interesting. Beautiful sites.