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3 Days in Stockholm: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 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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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 $54.27

Stockholm Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 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 $104.14

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 $61.83

Stockholm Historical Walking Tour of Gamla Stan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, on a 1.5-hour historical walking tour. Dating back to the 1200s, the Old Town is awash with fascinating history and ...  Read more

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

From USD $20.61

Stockholm Grand Tour by Coach and Boat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 81 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 $59.08

Stockholm Sightseeing Tour by Kayak

This tour will introduce you to the city of Stockholm unlike any other sightseeing tour - from the water. Sweden's capital is made up by one-third of water ...  Read more

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

From USD $68.70

Stockholm Viking-Themed Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

This walking tour is your chance to go on a fun and unique journey in the beautiful city of Stockholm. Your local Viking guide will lead you past Stockholm's ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.48

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 $65.26

Stockholm City Helicopter Tour Including Optional Archipelago Upgrade

Behold bird’s-eye views of Stockholm on this exhilarating helicopter tour! Fly in a state-of-the-art helicopter for jaw-dropping aerial views of Sweden’s ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Approximately 10 minutes or 20 minutes if upgrade option selected

From USD $267.92

Stockholm By Night: Photography Walking Tour

Admire Stockholm at night and capture its sights on camera on this 3-hour photography and walking tour! A professional photographer guides you on how to shoot ...  Read more

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

From USD $109.92

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