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3 Days in Stockholm: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

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Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and these Scandinavians know how to make good use of their environment. Built on 14 islands, Stockholm is known for its famously blue water, its terracotta coloured buildings, and cobblestone streets. Far from mere eye-candy, this capital city strives to be at the top of modern fashionista, night owl, and foodie lists.

Day 1: Welcome to Stockholm


Being built on 14 islands does things to Stockholm’s layout. Confusing things. Best to situate yourself alongside the modern city center on the main island, or in the middle of Gamla San,  the tiny island housing the historic Old Town. The oldest part of Stockholm is also its most beautiful, containing cobblestone streets, pretty old houses, vaulted cellar restaurants and the impressive Royal Palace. The Stockholm in a Nutshell tour will give you a good overview of the city, but if you’ve got more time to spare and would rather do things on your own, consider a hop-on hop-off boat tour and take advantage of the city’s lovely waterways. Either way, consider picking up a Stockholm Card which saves both time and money.

Day 2: Stockholm by Land and Water

Start the morning off with a Stockholm Bridges Cruise or the Royal Canal Tour and get intimate with those pellucid waterways. Good insider tip: those waters have beckoned to all that gaze upon them for centuries, and as their a source of any Stockholmsian’s pride, they are also open to the public. That means if it calls to you, jump on in!

After your time aboard, walk the old town, with an Old Town Walkabout, and get insider knowledge of the city’s vivid history. To switch things up, consider taking in the old town sites in a horse and carriage, or delight your paranormal fascinations with a late night ghost walk.

Day 3: Around Stockholm

The Swedes were no military pushovers, as you’ll hear about in detail on a day of Viking history and sailing. See how the Vikings lived, breathed, and died on this incredible journey. Or, if nature calls to you more than the trumpets of battle, take in Sweden’s stunning wildlife on a Wildlife Safari trip from Stockholm.

Tours & Tickets

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Viking History Half-Day Tour from Stockholm

4.5 star rating: Recommended 96 Reviews

Get a taste of Sweden’s fascinating Viking and medieval past on this half-day tour from Stockholm! As an expert guide unravels the country’s Viking history, ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.88

Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm Including Uppsala

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Lift the lid on Sweden’s rich Viking and medieval past on this enthralling full-day trip from Stockholm! Travel northward from the capital through Sweden’s ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $208.39

Stockholm in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

With limited time to spare, see Stockholm in a nutshell on this detailed 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. You'll get a comprehensive overview of the entire city ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.81

Stockholm Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Eat your way around Stockholm on this 4-hour walking tour with a local guide! Explore Stockholm and Gamla Stan (Old Town), and learn about the evolution of ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.58

Stockholm Royal Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Explore Sweden's royal family past and present on this sightseeing tour of Stockholm. Visit typical Swedish farms and churches and see where the royal family ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.96

Stockholm Grand Tour by Coach and Boat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 82 Reviews

Take the most comprehensive sightseeing tour of Stockholm available, combining panoramic coach travel and a boat cruise out to sea. Perfect for first-time ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.75

Best of Stockholm Photography and Sightseeing Tour

Your vacation photos will never look the same after a 3-hour photography and walking tour of Stockholm. A professional photographer guides you around the city ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.58

Stockholm RIB Sightseeing Cruise

Take off on an exhilarating journey around Stockholm’s waterways on this unforgettable 1.5-hour RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) cruise! Don a lifejacket and ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $67.11

Stockholm City Tour: In the Footsteps of Alfred Nobel

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Learn about Stockholm's amazing history and get as up close and personal as you ever will be to the famous Alfred Nobel. See where he lived, visit Nobel Museum ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $91.83

Segway Tour of Stockholm: Södermalm City Views

Explore Stockholm’s hip Södermalm neighborhood on a 2.5-hour Segway tour, and discover some of the city’s finest views that the tourist maps miss. Cruise ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.19

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