Boat Tours, Stockholm

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    Boat Trips

    by Mkwire Written Oct 16, 2014

    There are many companies offering scenic boat trips of Stockholm,and it is interesting to see the city from a different perspective.Trips leave from stromkajen,by the grand hotel,and vary in length and price.

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    Royal Canal Boat Tour

    by travelfrosch Updated Jun 29, 2014

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    This pleasant 50 minute tour works its way from Gamla Stan to South Djurgården, through a seldom-used canal, then back around Djurgården, finishing the round trip just outside the Grand Hotel. Headphones are provided with multi-channel tour narration options in several different languages. There are also special channels for children in both Swedish and English. Know it all about Stockholm? There's a special channel for locals, too.

    Boats depart hourly starting at 10:30, supposedly continuing to 19:30 May-August (the day we took it, the last boat was at 18:30. Of course, Sweden was playing in the World Cup that night, which might have had something to do with it...) Hours are shorter off-season; no boats run January-March.

    In 2014, the tour costs SEK 170. Children 6-11 years old may ride for half an adult fare. No fare for children 5 and under. Stockholm Card and Stockholm Pass are valid.

    South Djurg��rden The Grand Hotel This could be a Segway to a transportation tip... Back where we started!
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    cruise the fjord into the city

    by fred98115 Written Jun 23, 2011

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    We were on a cruise in the Baltic, and the trip through the fjord into and from Stockholm was outstanding. If you are in the city, consider looking for a way to get on the water and see the city from that perspective. Stockholm is built on 14 islands, so there is water everywhere.

    islet and buoy on the port side sunset in the fjord house on the water islets moonrise
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    Boat ride

    by jorgec25 Updated Aug 9, 2010

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    Boat rides are a wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of Stockholm central area, as well as the many islands of the archipelago that spreads outside Stockholm.

    I personally think that the Ferries that connect central Stockholm to the islands in the archipelago are the best choice for a boat ride in Stockholm.

    For a good perspective of the Old Town, from the sea, a good choice is the ferry connecting Skansen to the main Stockholm. And it's included on the daily or 3 day ticket for the public transportation.

    There are also a large number of sightseeing tours, but in this case you should look well before you choose one (see tourist traps).

    Stockholm from the Baltic Stockholm from the Baltic
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    Cruise to Finland

    by Turska Written Aug 26, 2008

    Every time we go to Stockholm,we sleep at ferry.Silja Line-ships are like little town on the water.They go from Helsinki to Stockholm all the time.You can sleep on nice cabin,eat well at ship restaurants and next morning you are at Helsinki or Stockholm-and you can buy tax-free sweets and wines and so on.
    We try to get a Silja-cabin,as on photo,but prices vary,and sometimes we have Promenade or Seaside-cabins,witch are nice too.Silja cabin is bigger,and has free drinks(coupple of beers,coupple of long drinks,coupple of small cava-bottles and something to taste-like 2cl gin-bottles or like that),othervice the others are good too.Seaside has a view to sea,and Promenade has view to ships promenade,witch is whole boat high space,with shops and restaurants on it.

    Unique Qualities: You have everything at boat-a spa,a sauna,hairdressers,gym,cinema etc..For the price witch is cheaper than hotels that have the same.They have all kinds of offers,so we have never paid the real price-usually around 100-200e for two nights at doubble-cabin,including one day at destination.
    At Silja-cabins you get a better breakfast at same price-there´s even parkling wine at breakfast-usually we don´t take it-it feels strange at morning.

    Check for Helsinki-tips,you´ll have 7hours to see the capital of Finland.Silja europe or silja galaxy can take you to Turku-Finlands old capital.

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    Boat tour with a Twist

    by agustath Updated Apr 1, 2008

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    We took a boat tour with the beautiful boat, S/S Stockholm, dating back to the 30’s. It took us on a 3 hours cruise that included a luscious and delicious brunch on board. And that is the twist, because it certainly added to our enjoyment, to sail on the cruise AND taste a typical Swedish buffet at the same time. The buffet both had warm and cold courses as well as a fabulous choice of desserts. Yes, I have a sweet tooth and LOVE desserts!

    It was amazing to sail through Stockholm’s inner archipelago, all the way to Vaxholm, a small island, receiving many summer guests. The sun was shining and the wind was blowing in our hair! I like castles very much, and at Vaxholm there is a big fortress at the harbour, that now holds a museum. Although we only stopped to let passangers off-board, I was very happy to see this beautiful and huge medival castle.

    The boat tour starts in front of the Diplomat Hotel, Strandvägen every Saturday and Sunday. You can go onboard the boat half an hour before departure, meaning at 11:30.

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    Stockholm Boat Tour

    by pure1942 Written Mar 2, 2008

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    A good way to see the city is by taking one of the boat tours on offer. The tours vary throughout the year but there is always at least one tour you can take.
    As I was in Stockholm in January I took the Stockholm Winter Tour. The tour took about 1hr. and 15mins and took me out of Stockholm Harbour and towards the archipelago. The tour takes a different course on the way back and passes the Vasa Museum and Nordiska Museum.
    The tour gives great views of Stockholm and it's archipelago and has a live English or Swedish speaking guide. The winter tour costs SEK 170 for the tour or SEK 230 for the tour + lunch.

    Archipelago Islands View of Stockholm from Boat Sodermalm from Boat Vasa and Nordiska Museums from Boat Sodemalm from boat

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    Sandhamn

    by MikeAtSea Written Aug 9, 2007

    An excursion that takes about two hours by boat and around thirty minutes by water plane is the resort town of Sandhamn. It is situated on the outer part of the archipelago with about 100 permanent inhabitants. Sandhamn is the headquarter for the Royal Stockholm Yacht Club and its history goes back to the 17th century.

    Sandhamn Sandhamn Sandhamn
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    Ferry to Helsinki!

    by travelfrosch Updated May 20, 2007

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    One of the least expensive ways to sleep in Scandinavia is to take advantage of the overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. If you book a cabin below car deck, you can really save money and have a great cruise. The best deal is to book "roundtrip," in which you get the same cabin for 2 consecutive nights, plus you get to tour Helsinki for 8 hours before the ship sails again.

    There are two ferry lines: Viking and Silja. My personal experience is with Silja, but I understand that Viking is just fine as well. Prices are very low, especially during the week. Prices are higher on weekends, especially during Summer. I recommend you book well ahead if you wish to travel on a Summer weekend.

    Pleasant island views on deck Very nice Wow Mariehamn, ��land Islands
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    take a boat trip to islands...

    by DzinQyiv Written Oct 11, 2006

    very nice view... landscape... fantastic experience. especially in summer when islands are populated, it is told more fun :) (at least you may find something to eat easily :)

    waxholm worths to see. very nice small town, less than 1 hr boat trip from stockholm.

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    River Cruise

    by rcsparty Written Apr 14, 2006

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    Don't do it.....while you will see great views of the city, it takes too much time. The first half of the ferry cruise was enjoyable and relaxing, by the end you couldn't wait to get off. About the time you are ready to jump off and swim, you hit the locks and have to wait for them. You can see the same views with a leisurely stroll along the water.

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  • Viking Boat Tours

    by peach93 Updated Mar 9, 2006

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    There are many boat tours that you can take in Stockholm, located on the water as it is. The one that I liked the best though was the one that you can take on a reproduction Viking longboat. This boat, as well as many others, is located on the pier across from the Royal Palace. See the operators for prices and sailing times.

    Me and the Viking Ship! Viking Ship out for a Sail
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    Boat ride under the bridges

    by Maline Updated Jun 20, 2005

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    Being a city of islands, of course Stockholm also should be seen from the water.
    Tourist boats depart several times a day from Strömkajen down town.
    The summer of 2003 I went on the trip called "under the bridges of Stockholm", a two hour boat trip with guiding in headphones. The tour takes you into lake Mälaren, and through two locks, one of them i Slussen. You get to see several islands and sights and the guiding was in various languages including english, french, german, italian and japanese.

    A bit costly though; 160 SEK per person, but I can definitely recommend this trip, I really enjyed it and saw many sights that I had so far missed in Stockholm.
    (this tip is also under transportation)

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    Get Out on the Water!

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Feb 20, 2005

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    As you can see in these pictures, nearly every one of them shows water nearby... So, if you travel here you must experience the water. Take a boat ride!

    One afternoon we decided to do just that and glad we did! It was warm and sunny and it was interesting to see the homes and other buildings as we passed them... so many Swedish flags flying! It made me wonder why there aren't more American flags flying in the U.S.

    The boat we took was clean and nice with an area to get snacks and yes, beer! ;-) It docked at 4 or 5 places and you could choose to get off and explore at any of them, but we chose the one that you see in this picture... this fortress is known as Vaxholms Fastning on the island of Vaxholmen (thanks again to Maline) and is one of the oldest defensive positions in Sweden. I would hate to have try to assault it! Maybe that's why it's still standing!

    We caught another boat back into Stockholm and it was a great way to have spent this afternoon! You should do this!

    Fortress Vaxholms Fastning
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    The "Royal Canal" one hour boat cruise

    by wadekorzan Updated Jun 3, 2004

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    If you decide to do the 2 hour "Under the bridges of Stockholm" cruise, then this one would not be necessary. But if the 2 hour cruise is too long for you, then I would recommend this one. It basically takes you around the island on which the Royal Garden (Djurgarden) is situated, but it's still nice and enjoyable, and costs 50 Krone less than the 2 hour cruise. Price of cruise (one hour is 110 Swedish Krone, and it leaves from Stromkajan and Nybrokajan. In the high season it also stops at the Royal Palace.

    View of Royal Garden from boat

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