See Stockholm by Boat

By Viator, September 2014

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Visitors to the so-called “Venice of the North” will find that Stockholm's beautiful canals and bridges definitely deserve to be described by a thusly flattering a moniker. A wide variety of boat tours exist to assists tourists and travelers in their efforts to tap the city's marvelous waterways. Choose from any number of combined boat and coach tours, ranging from a quick trip via air-conditioned vessel under a couple of bridges and past the islands of Kungsholmen, Langholmen and Reimersholme, up to and including more thorough explorations of all the bridges and locks, and many other area attractions.

For tourists interested in marrying a river tour with a visit to a few additional cultural institutions, “hop-on, hop-off” tours offer a chance to take in the canals and bridges along with intermittent stops at the Royal Palace for the changing of the guard, the Grona Lund amusement park, and the Vasa and Nordiska Museums respectively.

Another favorite is a 3.5-hour combined bus and boat tour through Stockholm that is billed as perfect for first time visitors, and features extended language-accessible narration features in English, Swedish, Italian, German, French and Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and even Finnish.

One 2-hour tour in particular is ideal for tourists who want to forgo peripheral attractions and focus primarily on 15 of the city's bridges, two of its locks, and a short cruise on Lake Malaren.

Pricing for all tours vary considerably, depending on the size of your tour group, the duration of your cruise, and the degree luxury. Hours of departure vary seasonal.

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Stockholm Bridges Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Soak up stunning views over the bridges and islands of central Stockholm on this leisurely 2-hour sightseeing cruise! Sit back and relax as you explore the ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 1.75 hours

From USD $29.48

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 $55.28

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 $58.35

Central Stockholm City Kayak Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 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 $60.81

Stockholm Historical Canal Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

This guided Historical Canal tour will boat you through Stockholm's historical canals and famous buildings.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.11

Kayaking Tour of Stockholm Archipelago

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Discover Sweden's must-see Archipelago, a cluster of over 24,000 islands just an hour away from Stockholm. Your day trip by paddle kayak is the most ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $159.70

Stockholm City Hop-on Hop-off Boat Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Experience Stockholm from the water on a Stockholm City Hop-on Hop-off Boat Tour. This boat tour shows you many of the "must see" sights of this ... 

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $20.88

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