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3 Days in Stockholm: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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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 Day Trip from Stockholm Including Uppsala

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 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 $179.22

Viking History Half-Day Tour from Stockholm

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 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 $130.62

Stockholm in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

See Stockholm in a nutshell on this two-part sightseeing tour by bus and boat, ideal for those with limited time in Sweden's capital. Starting with a ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2.5 hours

From USD $51.03

Stockholm Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 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 $116.04

Kayaking Tour of Stockholm Archipelago

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Experience the picturesque Stockholm archipelago up close on this full-day kayaking tour, the most adventurous and eco-friendly way to explore the raw beauty ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $157.95

Stockholm Grand Tour by Coach and Boat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 89 Reviews

Perfect for first-time visitors, this 3.5-hour Stockholm sightseeing tour combines panoramic coach travel with a canal cruise for a comprehensive overview of ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 3.5 hours

From USD $54.68

Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Visit two must-see Stockholm sites, Gamla Stan,and the Vasa Museum, on a 2-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide! Starting from Gamla Stan (the ...  Read more

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

From USD $42.53

Christmas Walking Tour of Stockholm

See Stockholm at its most magical on a 1-hour Christmas walking tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide. Taking place in wintery December when the city glows ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.23

Private Tour: Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum

Admire three of Stockholm’s highlights on this absorbing 3-hour private walking tour. Led by a private guide, explore the charm-laden Gamla Stan (Stockholm Old ...  Read more

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

From USD $63.26

Central Stockholm City Kayak Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Experience Stockholm’s city archipelago on this adventurous 2-hour kayaking tour that’s perfect for both experienced kayakers and beginners alike. Meet your ...  Read more

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

From USD $54.68

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