Stockholm might not have an iconic lookout point like the London Eye or the Eiffel Tower, but there are still plenty of ways to get a view of the city, like strolling along the scenic Monteliusvägen promenade overlooking the Old Town or dining at the popular Gondolen restaurant 108 feet (33 meters) above the water. But for the ultimate city view, once you’ve scaled the 155-meter Kaknäs TV Tower (Stockholm’s highest observation deck) and ridden the glass gondola to the top of the Ericsson Globe arena, take to the skies in a helicopter and enjoy an unbeatable aerial view over the entire Stockholm archipelago.
Stockholm helicopter tours leave from the heliport in the Old Town of Gamla Stan and loop around the coast for a 12-minute tour of all the city’s top sights. You’ll soar over landmark sights like Stockholm City Hall and the Royal Palace and enjoy a unique perspective of the city from above, looking down over the maze of bridges and canal ways, matchbox houses and tiny islands, set against the deep blue canvas of the Baltic sea.
For the full experience, upgrade to a 20-minute archipelago tour and soar out over the Baltic coast, circling around the vast Stockholm archipelago – a rugged expanse of about 24,000 islands and isles, dotted with lighthouses, remote fishing villages and holiday resorts.