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

Central Stockholm City Kayak Tour

Kayak through central Stockholm's islands during this 2-hour adventure. Whether you're a novice or an experienced kayaker, seeing Stockholm from the water is a fantastic way to tour the city's most important landmarks. Meet your expert guide in one of Stockholm's calm, protected bays to learn or brush up on how to maneuver a kayak, then set out through the city's central waterways. Pass the island of Djurgården, Gröna Lund amusement park, Stadshuset (City Hall) and the Vasa Museum on your waterborn tour of 'the Venice of the North'.

Highlights

  • 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

Find your way to the departure point in central Stockholm, where you'll meet your guide and participate in a short safety briefing and orientation on dry land. Whether you're an experienced kayaker or a novice, seeing Stockholm by water is a fantastic way to get a perspective that most tourists and visitors miss. Launch your kayak in one of the city's most protected bays to practice a bit before setting out on your adventure. Feel free to ask your expert guide any questions; their job is to ensure your comfort and safety.

Paddle out into the bay, admiring the interesting mix of modern and vintage architecture that makes up the city's eclectic neighborhoods. You'll see landmarks like Stadshuset (City Hall), Kaknästornet (the city's television tower), the medieval neighborhood of Gamla Stan and the verdant shores of Djurgården, home to the famous Vasa Museum. Pass Gröna Lund, with its colorful theme park, and Skeppsholmen, a former military base that now hosts the annual Stockholm Jazz Festival. 

After two hours of exploring one of Scandinavia's most vibrant cities by water, return to your departure point. 

Customer Reviews

Katharine T

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.

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Edward K

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.

Hakan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was a quite satisfying experience,. Thank you.

Amana Belgium

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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