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

Central Stockholm City Kayak Tour

Experience Stockholm’s city archipelago on this adventurous 2-hour kayaking tour that’s perfect for both experienced kayakers and beginners alike. Meet your expert guide and head to one of Stockholm’s most protected bays to learn how to paddle a kayak. Then, embark on your exciting kayak tour to take in the city's central islands and picturesque bridges while viewing its highlights from the water. Look out for Stockholm City Hall, the Vasa Museum at Djurgården, Gröna Lund theme park and more.


  • 2-hour kayaking tour of Stockholm, tailored to all abilities
  • Explore Stockholm in a fun and unique way, by kayak
  • See the capital of Sweden from the water with an experienced guide
  • Look out for top Stockholm attractions including the Vasa Museum at Djurgården and Gröna Lund theme park
  • Paddle around Stockholm's central islands and bridges to see why it's known as the ‘Venice of the North’
  • Make use of kayaking equipment such as lifejackets

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What You Can Expect

Central Stockholm City Kayak Tour

Paddle past Stockholm's most famous sights

A kayak is the perfect way to explore the waterways of Stockholm — also known as the ‘Venice of the North’ — and to discover the city as it is rarely seen by visitors. After meeting your guide in central Stockholm, receive a safety briefing and training on how to paddle a kayak. Then, head to a protected bay to practice before heading out on the open waters. Your experienced guide will make sure you are comfortable with the wind and the waves before taking off.

Once you’re ready, paddle out and begin your kayak tour! Admire the skyline of Stockholm, seeing landmarks such as Kaknästornet (the TV tower), and note the interesting mix of modern and traditional architecture that makes Stockholm one of Europe’s finest cities. See the magnificent Stockholm City Hall where each year the coveted Nobel Prize is awarded to worthy recipients from all around the globe. Admire the elegant buildings lining the shores of Gamla Stan (Old Town), and the green beauty of Djurgården, where the popular Vasa Museum can be seen.

Stockholm’s stunning city archipelago is also home to the island of Gröna Lund, with its colorful theme park, and Skeppsholmen — both of which you will see on your tour. Once a military base, the island of Skeppsholmen is now full of museums and is the venue for the annual Stockholm Jazz Festival. After two hours exploring the waters, return to the start point where your kayaking experience finishes.

This kayak tour is suitable for all abilities, and your guide will ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Had a great time on this tour. I was the only one who showed up and they still took me out, so I got a personal paddle around the city. Learned a lot of interesting facts and had a lot of laughs. I would recommend this to anyone I knew going to Stockholm.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great! Morgan was a fantastic guide! In my opinion, only way to see Stockholm is by kayak!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Emily the guide was great! Fun way to see the harbors. Short trip so you wont get tired. It is a two person kayak and there are opportunities to take photos. I brought my camera in a ziplock bag.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was a quite satisfying experience,. Thank you.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This is a highly recommended activity for any group or solo traveler, regardless of previous kayaking experience. It is completely safe, easy to do, very relaxing, highly enjoyable, and you barely even get wet! You will be able to travel smoothly along Stockholm's shores, and the super fun, friendly, competent and knowledgeable guides will let you in on many secret details and quirks about the city, the sights, and the maritime history. Definite value for money, great fun, and a Stockholm you've never seen before.

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