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 40 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: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.85

Stockholm Grand Tour by Coach and Boat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 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 $55.54

Stockholm City Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 81 Reviews

Cruise Stockholm's picturesque waterways on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing boat tour. Admire the city's must-see attractions as you glide along the ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Ticket valid for 24 hours after time of first use

From USD $22.21

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 $60.47

Stockholm RIB Sightseeing Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Take off on an exhilarating journey around Stockholm’s waterways on this unforgettable 1-hour RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) cruise! Don a lifejacket and ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.16

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 $183.89

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 $61.71

Stockholm Historical Canal Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Get an overview of Stockholm's beautiful island archipelago in just under an hour on this sightseeing canal cruise. Starting from City Hall, cruise around the ...  Read more

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

From USD $23.45

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