Add dates
Stockholm

Day Trips

Our most recommended Stockholm Day Trips

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.

From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

2. 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: Full–Day Kayaking Adventure

3. 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. 

Stockholm: Guided Kayak City Tour & Optional Midsummer Meal

4. 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.

Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

5. 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. 

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!

Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

7. 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.  

Stockholm: SoFo E-Bike Tour

8. 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.

From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

9. 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.

From Stockholm: Viking Culture and Heritage Small Group Tour

10. From Stockholm: Viking Culture and Heritage Small Group Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in central Stockholm, and then escape the hustle and bustle of city life as you head into the peaceful countryside. Stop at the famous burial ground of Broby bro (Jarlabanke Runestones) in the historic Uppland. Learn about Viking burial rites and hear stories of pagan and Christian traditions. Learn about the mighty Viking woman known as Estrid and see some of the famous runestones. Continue to the Jarlabanke Bridge at the entrance to the causeway. Marvel at more of the raised runestones typical of the Vikings and learn how they built their roads and bridges. Hear the story of the Viking chief, Jarlabanke and his clan. Next, visit the remains of a Viking parliament at Arkils tingstad and learn how Viking society was organized.

Frequently asked questions about Stockholm Day Trips

What are other things to do than Day Trips that are worth visiting in Stockholm?

The other unmissable things to do in Stockholm are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Stockholm

Want to discover all there is to do in Stockholm? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Stockholm

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,211 reviews

A very nice female Captain.. she told everything good and interesting! It was a friendly journey! The Archipel is very nice to look.. you can go out at waxholm, if you want! Or have coffee and everything else on the boat. By the next time in Stockholm i take this trip again. Only one thing, that was not good: we were standing outside in the hot sun for 45 minutes in Line-before they open the doors! Why cant they open a little bit earlier to have a seat?

We were indeed in the very best hands possible, our guide. Åsa, was most knowledgeable about every detail of Sigtuna and further delighted my daughter and I with a visit to Viby By. We are very pleased with every aspect of the tour.

Booking the tour worked without any problems. Tour was accompanied by a guide who explained the sights. There was additional information material on board. Was a nice experience for our first visit to Stockholm.

Great experience-suggest you arrive at least 30 minutes before to ensure you can get a seat on the upper deck which will provide best views

The boat was really lovely. Not too crowded and the staff was very friendly. We enjoyed seeing the beauty of the archipelago!