We found Stockholm to be a very beautiful city (though I am told it is most beautiful in summer when we were there...not so pretty in the middle of winter).
One thing that I found a pleasant surprise was all the water! The city is scattered across a series of islands, and one of the most popular sightseeing methods is by water.
You can do relaxing boat tours around the city. We were tempted to do once such tour that takes place on a Viking longship, there are even burly Viking warriors on board for your entertainment....it sounded like fun, but unfortunately we ran out of time.
If you purchase the Stockholm Card, a free boat tour is included in the price. The tour isn't spectacular, but it's nice to relax and see the city from the waterside. It does give you the opportunity to see some things you may not otherwise visit. If you're more interested in history and such, a bus tour may be more suitable.
Either you are tired after the long walks on Stockholm streets, or you are short in time and can't search every city nook and cranny, take the boat trip. I took the Under the Bridges of Stockholm one and liked it very much having possibility to take a look at most of the big city areas. It's easier to find your feet in Stockholm after you saw it's main parts location from the water. Besides, floating on the ship board accompanied with the guide telling you historical facts about all the places
Stockholm Sightseeing runs a number of different boat tours on the water around Stockholm.
My recommendation is the 1 hour long "Royal Canal Tour". But please avoid the trip "Under the Bridges of Stockholm", I was quite bored after that two hour trip.
It would be hard not to go around Stockholm and not get on a boat somewhere. If you really want to see all the islands this is a great adventure. However, if you want to flare it up with some good ole Viking feel then you could take a longboat tour. They serve food on these boats as well.
Sightseeing around the city is a must!
Take your time to to this! Definitely!
I've been very lucky to find a marvellous morning that day. This town show all its beauty when kissed by the sun.
The Grand hotel taken for the opposite shore
Do a baot trip around the canals. I did a 1 hour one with 'Stockholm Sightseeing'. It was pretty crap, for 100KR(8GBP), but I reckon some of the others would be better.
Djurgården, is a park with zoo, and open air museum. On a nice day, its worth sitting and chilling out here.
Stradsholmen -check out the bars/clubs here.
Shopping - plenty of shops to check out.
Buildings - plenty of intersting buildings, mainly the royal palace.
Museusm - loads if youre into them.
STOCKHOLM DINNER CRUISE....
Will take 2,5 hrs.
Our dinner cruise, taking you under many of Stockholm's bridges and along narrow canals, is a perfect combination of anjoying a delicious four course dinner while gazing at the city's beautiful views passing by outside the sightseeing boat's windows.
Our multilingual host/hostess will be delighted to talk about the sights we pass - all making for a memorable evening.
SIGHTSEEING ANNO 1935
This tour will take 1 hour.
Join us for a round trip in the spirit of 1935.
Our open wooden boat, the m./s. STEGEHOLM, with her captain and our guide in typical uniforms of the era, all contribute to what is a rather special experience.
The tour takes us around the central ereas of Stockholm, through the harbour and under bridges.
The boat sails from the Statue of Gustav III, just by the Royal Palace and from Strömkajen.
Tour length appox. 1 hour.
DROTTNINGHOLM TOUR: TOUR LENGTHS
4 HOURS, Restaurant on board.
Departures from Stadshusbron
Meet the guide on 'STADSHUSBRON" in front of the TURN OF THE CENTURY SHIP, m./s.
Prins Carl Philip built in 1901.
During the boat ride the guide will explain about the route Stockholm's History and what will await you when you reach the castle.
Upon arrival you can visit the palace's exhibition floor, followed by the unique 18th Century Theatre where performances are still given during the summer.
On performance days we visit the China Palace instead, or take a walk through the magnificent palace grounds.
The tour is concluded with a boat trip back to Stockholm.
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