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Stockholm Old Town Outdoor Escape Game: Troll Escape

1. Stockholm Old Town Outdoor Escape Game: Troll Escape

Immerse yourself in a city exploration game and follow clues to discover hidden secrets and amazing spots in Stockholm. Get an insight into some of the many famous landmarks in the city. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about the city's royal history. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in 1 hour. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Stockholm: Sightseeing Tour by Segway

2. Stockholm: Sightseeing Tour by Segway

Explore Stockholm effortlessly on a Segway personal transporter. Join this 2 hour guided Segway tour around the favorite parts of the world's most beautiful city. During your ride you’ll see highlights of Stockholm that include the Royal Castle, the Nobel Museum, the Town Hall, the shipyard where the Vasa ship was built, the lovely shores of some of the city’s 14 islands, and much more. This is a great way to get an introduction to the city on your first visit to Stockholm. The informative first view will make it easier find your way around during the remainder of your stay! 

Gamla Stan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Stockholm’s Old City

3. Gamla Stan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Stockholm’s Old City

The cobbled streets of Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan, are layered with history. They tell the story of how the city became a medieval settlement forced through climate changes, a transit point for merchants heading to the eastern Baltic Sea, following the earlier Viking's routes. On this walking tour, I’ll introduce you to the fascinating old town that has attracted travelers for centuries. As you walk through the narrow streets of Gamla Stan, I’ll point out the four islands that form this area: Stadholmen, Riddarholmen, Strömsborg and Helgeandholmen. You’ll hear about the people that shaped the city like Birger Jarl, regarded as Stockholm’s founding father, and Gustav Vasa, the father of Swedish monarchy. On this circular tour, I’ll tell you about the current monarchy and its origins. You’ll hear about how the city transformed from a liberated nation to a European powerhouse and, finally, a democratic monarchy. Along the way, you’ll see: • Evert Taubes Terrass, a tranquil square named after the Swedish author, artist, composer and singer • Riddarholmen Church, the final resting place for Swedish monarchs • Storkyrkan, the pink St Nikolai Cathedral that’s been used for coronations as well as royal weddings, including Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling’s 2010 ceremony • Stortorget (the Great Square) where you’ll see the Nobel Museum and Library and hear about the gruesome decapitation of 91 nobles and a bishop in 1520 • Järnpojke, the Iron Child statue, with its head rubbed smooth by superstitious people hoping their wishes will come true • Stockholm Royal Palace and its 608 rooms • The intricate St George and the Dragon statue • Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, Stockholm’s narrowest street • Västerlånggatan, Gamla Stan’s longest commercial street. Join me on this 75-minute stroll down cobblestones alleys and streets to learn about Stockholm and Swedish architecture, artwork, and local cuisine. There are plenty of places along the way to treat yourself to some refreshments or to go window-shopping.

Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour w/ Vasa Museum & Boat Ride

4. Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour w/ Vasa Museum & Boat Ride

Meet your guide at the Slottsbacken Obelisk and begin your guided tour through the Old Town while you learn about its history. Gaze at iconic places such as the Royal Palace, Stortorget (the Grand Square), the Nobel Prize Museum, Old Town Runestone, and the Riddarhuset (House of Nobility). See the city from the water on a short ferry trip to the Djurgården Isle. Hear interesting facts about the old Stockholm Naval Base, the Nordic Museum, the Viking Museum, and the Museum of Wrecks as you pass them by. Finish your tour at the Vasa Museum and walk right in with skip-the-line tickets. Explore the museum with a guide and marvel at the amazingly well-preserved Vasa ship, once the flagship of the Swedish Navy. Learn about its tragic demise during its maiden voyage. Note: If starting the tour at 16:00/4 PM, the itinerary will be reversed due to the Vasa Museum opening hours.

Essential Tour of Stockholm: Gamla Stan

5. Essential Tour of Stockholm: Gamla Stan

Come with us to explore the Old Town of Stockholm, to enjoy the beautiful island of Gamla Stan and understand why the Swedish people chose this island to create their next capital. Our tour is designed chronologically so you can experience history just like the city did. We will start from the Viking Era, the German influence in the country and the Danish clash which led to the most important Swedish event: the Stockholm bloodbath in 1520 followed by the succession of Gustav Vasa. We will meet at Gustav Adolfs torg, the center of the city, and from here we will start our walking tour of Gamla Stan. Exploring the picturesque narrow and colorful streets of the Old Town, including the narrowest street of Stockholm, Mårten Trotzigs gränd. Walking along some of the most emblematic places in the island, such as the Stockholm Royal Palace, the statue of St. George and the Dragon and the famous main square, Stortorget. Embark on a journey with one of our dynamic and history-enthusiastic guides, each hailing from diverse backgrounds. These knowledgeable guides are eager to lead you through the intriguing tales of this island, providing insights not only from its past but the contemporary Swedish way of life. Feel free to inquire about anything that piques your curiosity, to make this tour a personalized adventure crafted for your interests and questions.

Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

6. 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.

Stockholm: Old Town Self-Guided Tour for iOS and Android

7. Stockholm: Old Town Self-Guided Tour for iOS and Android

Explore the best that Old Town Stockholm has to offer, from majestic castles to historical artefacts, all at your own pace. As you make your way through the old quarters your wits will be challenged and your attention to detail tested. The journey will take You through one of Stockholm’s most charming quarters to visit some of the city's most historic landmarks such as the Royal Palace, the Grand Square, and Saint George and the Dragon. Beyond the must-sees, the experience is filled with interesting stories. Like why there's a cannonball stuck in a wall or a runestone lodged into the base of a building. - A digital walking tour of about 1.5-2 hours - Filled with interesting stories and fun challenges - The Curiosa experience suits both the young and the mature - Languages: Swedish, English This digital walking tour caters to those who want to learn more about Stockholm's history, while experiencing the Old Town in a simple, educational, and fun way. Your journey begins in the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace. After purchasing the Self-guided tour, you will receive instructions on how to download the app and a quick overview of how it works.

Bloody Stockholm: ghosts, horror and dark folklore 2h

8. Bloody Stockholm: ghosts, horror and dark folklore 2h

Meet up by the entrance staircase of the Nobel Prize Museum by the main square (Stortorget) in the Old Town. Your guide will then take you back in time to explore bloody murders, historical horror stories and executions. You'll also travel to a time when the Swedes thought that all sorts of mystical creatures where inhabiting the world For example, you will learn about: * Mylingar, murded infants who came back to haunt the living. * Skogsrået, a beautiful but deadly female creature that lives in the forest. * Näcken, a naked male creature that wants to lure you into drowning. * Trolls, creatures who lives in the mountains and kidnapped women. * as well as a lot of bloody historical event like Stockholm bloodbath, the executioneers ally and murders at Stockholm Castle. You will get a lot of detail and educational explanations about the roots and functions of folklore in Swedish society and its connections with the ancient pagan beliefs of the Nordic countries. Book your spot now.

Stockholm 3h walking tour, small group max 10 people

9. Stockholm 3h walking tour, small group max 10 people

What To Expect Our Stockholm small group walking tour will allow you to explore Stockholm’s most exciting attractions and enjoy the most breathtaking views. Learn the city’s most iconic sights, fascinating stories about the kings, the Swedish mentality, as well as the customs and traditions of the Swedes. The tour starts at our central meeting point. The must-see landmarks of the tour include the oldest square Stortorget, the medieval city centre, Gamla stan, the Narrowest Street, and the most diminutive statue in Stockholm. You will also get to see and experience the lesser-known gems of Stockholm, such as the Viking stone built in a wall. What To Keep In Mind We operate in all weather conditions; therefore, we kindly ask you to dress appropriately. Please wear footwear suitable for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain. Stockholm can be lovely and sunny or windy and cold, all on the same day!

Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

10. Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour 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!

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What people are saying about Stortorget, Stockholm

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4.8 / 5

based on 372 reviews

Stockholm visited for the first and after visiting a number of the fantastic museums though a city tour would be nice. Found the GetYourGuide walking tour could be used on our phones. The app itself is great - after getting to the start point the information was both clear and informative. We particularly like the way that the next stop came automatically as we walked along. The narrator gave a good amount of information at the various stops and simple instructions to move to the next point. We also liked that you could pause the app when we wanted to browse where we were - coffee and cake. All in all we liked the app very much and for about £5 (UK) it was well worth the money. We might even use it whilst on UK trips. One thing to be aware - when browsing the area - it is best to return to where you left off - the GPS in the app will give the information from where you currently are - could be further along the tour.

Great tour to learn about the Stockholm Old City. The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, personable and with a great sense of humor!

Very good, Zoe the tour guide explained the history of the town in an exciting way which made it easy to understand. The tour was great.

Loved the tour! Very fun way to learn about the dark side of Swedish history!

Well explained, easy navigation, good pace, pleasant voice.