9 Best Tours In Stockholm: From Kayaking To Ghost Walks - Updated 2023

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Traveling to a new city can be a daunting experience if you haven’t got a clue what to see first. Mega stylish Stockholm, with its medieval centre and archipelago surroundings, has something to offer every kind of traveller. In case you need inspiration, we’ve listed some of Stockholm’s most fabulous tour experiences below.

1. Ghost Walk and Historical Tour (from USD 30.0)

Feeling adventurous and got 90 minutes to spare before heading out for dinner? The daily Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour, which departs early evenings, consistently gets stellar reviews. As you make your way through the narrow alleys of medieval Stockholm, your guide will tell you about past gruesome murders, plagues and unsolved mysteries that took place here.

“This was such a fun tour! Our guide was incredibly entertaining and provided all the facts, history, and humor I could have hoped for. The tour guide is very interactive with the group, so come prepared to join in.” - Rachel B on Viator.

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The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

757 reviews

2. Stockholm Food Tour (from USD 102.0)

This is not your ordinary culinary excursion. Prepare for 4 hours of deliciousness among Stockholm’s amazing food courts and cafés! You will get to taste the best of Sweden including the iconic meatballs, Swedish ‘fika’ with coffee and cinnamon buns, smoked reindeer and more. The guide will bring you to Stockholm’s oldest food market, a chocolate factory, an artisan cheese shop and many more places. Yum!

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Stockholm and Old Town Food-Tasting Walking Tour

Duration: 4 hours

393 reviews

3. Walking tour including the Vasa Museum (from USD 93.0)

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If you’ve got your sights set on the Royal Palace and the Vasa Museum, this great value walking tour could be just what you need. You’ll meet up with the rest of the group in the medieval Old Town, before exploring sites like the Royal Palace and the famous Coronation Church. Later, you will all take the ferry to Djurgården where the Vasa Museum is located. This is where the Vasa ship, which capsized in 1628, is kept. Without exaggeration, it’s one of the most impressive museums in Europe.

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Stockholm City Walking Tour with Vasa Museum Admission Ticket

Duration: 3 hours

201 reviews

4. Go on a brunch cruise (from 61.53 USD)

This 3-hour brunch cruise combines two of Stockholm’s main attractions - tasty food and the beauty of the archipelago. S/S Stockholm is your restaurant for the day, serving an impressive Swedish buffet featuring herring, salmon, desserts and more. There is also an audio guide if you want to find out more about the islands you spot from the ship.

Stockholm Archipelago 3-Hour Brunch Cruise

Price: from 61.53 USD

Duration: approximately 3 hours


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5. Kayaking tour of the archipelago (from USD 173.0)

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First-time kayaker or pro? Doesn’t matter, as anyone over the age of 16 can join this kayaking excursion in the mind-blowingly beautiful Stockholm Archipelago. All equipment is included, as well as a traditional Swedish ‘fika’ and lunch. Lunch will be provided on a remote island where you also can go for a swim if you feel like cooling off. All in all, the tour takes 8 hours and suits travelers who wish to see Stockholm from the seaside.

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Stockholm Archipelago Kayaking Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours

16 reviews

6. Archipelago Sailing Adventure (from USD 289.0)

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You, on a yacht somewhere in the Stockholm Archipelago. If this sounds like heaven on earth to you, you’ll love this full day excursion. Set sail from the island of Vaxholm and cruise your way through the stunning archipelago, with the expert skipper’s help of course! You will all help steer the boat and pick up the basics of compass reading. Lunch and beverages are included in the tour price, as well as sailing gear, but you need to make your own way to and from Vaxholm.

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Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours

49 reviews

7. Stockholm Bike Tour (from USD 45.0)

Burn off those meatballs with a 3-hour bike ride through the pretty streets of Stockholm. This city was simply made for biking, so if you prefer to stay active whilst enjoying the best of Stockholm, we can really recommend a biking tour. Some of the sites you’ll stop by include: the charming Old Town, the Royal Palace and the Parliament. It’s easily the best way to get off the beaten track and discover things you wouldn’t necessarily have seen otherwise.

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Stockholm at a Glance Bike Tour

Duration: 3 hours

353 reviews

8. Viking History Day Trip (from USD 187.0)

Get your Viking on with a day trip departing from central Stockholm. This tour will surely be the highlight of the trip for those interested in Nordic history and archaeology, as you will check out sacred sites and learn all there is to know about the Vikings. You’ll find several rune stones, a Viking parliament and impressive burial mounds on the agenda, while a visit to Uppsala Cathedral is an added bonus. Built in 1435, it’s the largest cathedral in Scandinavia.

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Viking History and Swedish Countryside Tour to Sigtuna & Uppsala

Duration: 9 hours

116 reviews

9. Stockholm in 1 day (from USD 51.0)

Cover Stockholm’s most popular attractions by boat and bus on this 2.5-hour tour. It’s the perfect choice if you’ve just arrived at the city and want to cover the basics before exploring by yourself, or if you’ve only got limited time to spend in Stockholm. Some of the highlights that you and your fellow travelers will see include Djurgården, the Royal Palace, City Hall and the epic Vasa Museum. The canal boat ride around Djurgården will be one for the books.

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Stockholm Panorama & Royal Canal Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

116 reviews

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With an abundance of interesting sights and attractions to choose from, where to begin? A tour is an excellent way to get the most out of your trip to Stockholm, whether you feel like hopping on a bike for a couple of hours or explore neighboring towns.

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