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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

Meet your guide at Djurgården bridge 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

Chelsea Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I ended up being the only one on the tour, but it was a lot of fun. The guide was very knowledgeable and had lots of recommendations for things to do. Just a really cool opportunity, how many people can say they went kayaking in Sweden? Great tour, would definitely recommend!

Arshad H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great guide !

Daniel Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

One of the highlights of our visit to Stockholm. Wonderful way to see the city and learn about its history. The guide was phenomenal. Was not at all difficult.

JEAN J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I took this tour towards the end of my trip and am glad I did. Seeing Stockholm from the water was a great way to understand how the islands are connected and what I missed by walking and biking. So I used the last few days to get to things I learned about on this trip. Our tour guide was very helpful, informative and pleasant. We saw a variety of areas of Stockholm and learned much more about Stockholm's historic from the perspective of its water roots. I highly recommend this tour.

Ruth E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great way to see Stockholm, well organised and brilliant in great weather.

Walter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent. Our guide, Morgan, was extremely good not only in showing us how to paddle since we were all beginners but also took us around and provided a lot of useful information. I definitely recommend the tour.

Gianna A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

An excellent way to spend a beautiful morning and explore the region. We had a small group 5 plus our guide and an outstanding guide.

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.

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