Our most recommended things to do in Sweden
1. Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus
Once everyone is aboard, head toward the Royal theatre. Your guide will give a short introduction about the bus before switching focus to the sights. After the theatre, drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the night club mecca of Stureplan. Continue to the Royal Library, see the 1912 Olympic stadium, and turn into the street Karlavägen to arrive at the beautiful area of Östermalm. This was once Stockholm’s slum area but today it is one of the most exclusive residential areas in the country. Drive by the museum of history and continue towards the diplomatic city. Here, find most of the embassies in Stockholm and beautiful villas facing the water. Arrive at Djurgården, which has been Royal ground since the 1400's. See Gärdet, which was once a military practice field and the highest buildings in Stockholm. Suddenly the tarmac beneath you turns to gravel and n...
Really fun, relaxing tour to take if you want a quick look of the central part of Stockholm along with some nice water views around Djurgården Island. Lots of neat info accompanied by great humor from the tour guide and captain.
2. 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.
Great way to see the area around Stockholm. Guide was sharing great insights. Enjoyed it a lot
3. Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour
Experience sightseeing with a splash during an amphibious bus tour of Gothenburg. Start the tour at Stora Teatern - a musical and a theater building in the city center - where you will board the bus. Then, set off through central Gothenburg passing sights like Avenyn, Poseidon, Liseberg, Ullevi, and the Fish Church. As the surface beneath changes, the real fun begins and it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach as the 10-ton bus transforms into an amphibious boat and enters the river. Listen as the music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you are floating. After a couple of minutes of cruising on the water, the guide will give some additional info about how the bus works. From the water, get a great view of the city and see big ships leaving and entering the city. A...
Nette Rundfahrt durch Göteborg zu Lande und zu Wasser. Sehr unterhaltsam und abwechslungsreich.
4. 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!
5. Stockholm: Vasa Museum Entrance Ticket
Make your visit to the royal flagship Vasa on the island of Djurgården easier by buying your ticket in advance. See 11 exhibits and find out why the Vasa sank in Stockholm harbor in 1628 on its maiden voyage before it ever went to war. Show your admission ticket at the ticket counter and head straight inside to explore the museum. Start your tour with the documentary to get to know the ship. Then walk through 11 interesting exhibitions placed around the boat at your own pace. Take advantage of the multi-level exhibitions and viewing platforms to admire the well-preserved craftmanship of the ship from different angles. Stop at the restaurant or café on the ground floor for a break to contemplate what you have learned. On the way out, visit the museum shop for souvenirs.
went there with the app ticket and they asked me to show where I bought the ticket, it worked perfectly
6. Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour
Start your 1.5-hour guided ghost walk in Gamla Stan and end in the heart of the Old Town. Along the way, hear about Stockholm's beginnings and learn how the city developed. Discover the most important events in the city's history by visiting the locations where they took place. Leave the main streets behind and explore forgotten courtyards, touch the old walls, and let the city's history come alive. By the light of lantern, be entertained and horrified by tales of poltergeists, plagues, public executions, and murders. Experience the past brought back to life as you smell, taste, and see what medieval Stockholm might have been like.
We had a lot of fun on this tour! It was something we hadn’t done before on our travels. Recommend :)
7. Royal Canal Tour - Explore Stockholm by Boat
Experience the greener parts of Stockholm on board a lovely canal boat and sail along the Djurgården Canal, separating Djurgården Island from the northern mainland. Built under the orders of King Charles XIV in 1825, the royal canal leaves behind the inner city from Nybrokajen, passing beautiful buildings en route to the peaceful canal. Audio guides are provided, with headsets, in over 11 languages, including English, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese. Get fabulous views of the Stockholm skyline as you head back to the city at the end of your 50-minute cruise, providing a different perspective of the Swedish capital.
It was fine. An average boat tour, but we had to wait in line a while before to get seats that would allow us to see any of the sights.
8. Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour
Follow in the footsteps of the city's founding fathers on this enlightening shared or private walking tour of Stockholm's Old Town. This eventful walk will reveal colorful stories and legends of early life in the city as you stroll along well-preserved cobbled alleyways. See the grandeur of the Riddarholmen Church, the statue of Stockholm’s founder Birger Jarl, and regal palaces dating from the 1600s. You will also get to see panoramic views of picturesque Lake Mälaren and its surrounding countryside. This is a perfect introduction to Stockholm and its Old Town district.
Cathrin is very nice, passionat and competent. But for my me she focused too much on history and not enough on the build, architecture of building by pointing out the styles. We walked without being encouraged to look up and at things. The rest was very nice.
9. Stockholm Archipelago 1-Hour Tour by RIB Speed Boat
Experience adrenaline thrills in the Stockholm Archipelago on board an RIB speed boat, and enjoy a fast and exciting adventure on the Baltic Sea. Make your way to the Blaiseholmen Peninsula to meet your skipper and rigid inflatable boat (RIB). Listen to a short briefing on what to expect during the boat ride. Then, change into your waterproof gear and life jacket (provided). Hop into the boat and grab the railing - it's going to be a bumpy ride! Pass the Nationalmusem (Stockholm National Museum) and scenic urban coast as you leave the city. Take a loop around Djurgården to marvel at the Gröna Lund amusement park, Vasa Museum and Prince Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum. The boat will then pick-up speed as it races out towards the idyllic Stockholm Archipelago at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. (64 kilometers per hour). As you reach the island of Fjäderholmarnas, you've entered the heart ...
I really enjoyed this. This activity is a great way to see a different side of Stockholm.
10. Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with BBQ Dinner
Start with pickup from your hotel in Kiruna and travel to the village of Abisko. Your guide will get the fire started and prepare your BBQ dinner in a traditional Sami tent or cabin. After dinner, go in search of the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights. With your experienced guide, find the ideal location to catch a glimpse of vibrant colors dancing in the night sky. The location will vary and depends on local weather conditions. A professional photographer will take several photos and several videos of the Northern Lights, which will be sent to you after the tour. Enjoy a hot drink as you gather around the fire to admire the beautiful sky. Hear a little bit about the history of the region and associated legends. Once the tour is concluded, you will return back to Kiruna.
The Ancient Forest of Tyresta National Park is Sweden's natural landscape at its most majestic. Surprisingly close to Stockholm, the park offers unparallelled hiking trails and views of its beautiful forests and lakes.
The Scandinavian Party Cruise from Stockholm is the quintessential weekend party. The cruise includes two nights on the largest archipelago in the world. Not only will you spend a day in Stockholm, but also a day Helsinki, capital of Finland!
For those wanting a closer view, Archipelago Kayak and Camping is a three-day adventure taking place in one of the archipelago's best paddling areas. It's a fun and exciting trip not to be missed!
The Stockholm Bike Tour is the ideal way to explore the capital city. See incredible sights like Stockholm Palace, historic Old Town and the Vasa Museum, where you can see the world's only preserved 17th century ship!
The Wildlife Safari in Stockholm is the best bet for those wanting to experience Sweden's wildlife. Only 20 minutes from Stockholm, the safari offers a chance to see Sweden's deer, wild boar, moose, birds, and more!
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