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Explore Stockholm from the vantage point of its waterways on this 50-minute canal tour. Cruise through the central islands of the city's archipelago, relaxing while you chug past the neighborhoods of Södermalm and Slussen, then out to the leafy tranquil island of Djurgården, which is home to the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum and the Vasa Museum. Get views of Fjäderholmarna, the first island in the offshore archipelago, and a panoramic cityscape view on your way back to central Stockholm. Choose a time that fits your schedule; cruises depart every hour.

Highlights

  • Stockholm sightseeing canal cruise
  • Navigate the picturesque Stockholm archipelago and enjoy views that can only be seen from the water
  • See top Stockholm sights, islands and landmarks such as Djurgården, the Vasa Museum and Södermalm
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary available in 11 languages
  • Cruises depart every hour to work around your sightseeing schedule

What You Can Expect

Royal Canal Tour

Cruise along the beautiful canals of Stockholm

Choose a time that is convenient for your schedule, then make your way to Strömkajen. Boats leave every hour. Climb aboard and find a seat as the boat leaves port. Relax and enjoy the fresh air as you leave the city center behind, listening to the tour's audio commentary.

When the boat enters the Djurgården canal, view the tranquil, leafy shores of the island. Home to the Vasa Museum, a maritime museum that displays a 17th-century ship that sank on her maiden voyage, and the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum, this island is where many Stockholmers come to spend their leisure time.
Cruise around the island of Fjäderholmarna, the first island in the wider archipelago, which stretches into the Baltic Sea. On the way back to central Stockholm, pass through the bustling Södermalm neighborhood, one of the most densely populated urban areas in Scandinavia. Then view the hip, gritty district of Slussen, situated on a river connecting Södermalm and Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town. Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the city to end your 50-minute cruise.

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Customer Reviews

Oliver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A lovely 50-minute boat trip around the canals of Stockholm with a guided audio tour complete with an onboard bistro. Very easy to find on the main harbour, and with tours departing on the hour you can simply pick and choose your desired time to fit in with your schedule...couldn't be any easier!

Eileen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Aside from the land tour, we also wanted to see the city from the water. This is a good tour to take. We learned a lot of new information that we did not hear from the HOHO tour.

Igor B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

It was excellent! Most convenient to get audio comments on different languages.

Steven B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

This was a great way to see the city.

Diana T

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

Initially I had a hard time finding a boat tour at all signing up from the US before I got there, as Viator only listed days and dates that didn't really suit my planned activities in the fall, many museums and historic sites have abbreviated hours or are only open on the weekends or only on the weekdays so you end up juggling your schedule. I had signed up for this canal tour on a particular day, but when I was in Stockholm I ended up near the pier the day before after visiting a museum. On a chance I went to the office and asked if they would honor my ticket for the next day and let me go then and there, and they were very flexible. This made a huge difference to me I was able to go on long day trip the next day. So, very nice staff! You shouldn't leave Stockholm without a boat trip or six....It is such a beautiful city and you can't appreciate it fully without seeing it from the water. My one frustration is that parts of the actual canal part of the route are not the most thrilling. You do see some interesting things but there's a rather slow, dull stretch when you are smelling engine fumes. It's nicer when you are in more open water. However you do see some nice views of parts of the city you could see no other way. The best boat trips around Stockholm are mostly seasonal or were on days of the week when I was not there. Summer time is the best, tho I think there is one winter one that might be beautiful for hardy sorts.

Ernesto G

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

This was OK. In Scandinavian Countries that have a lot of sites and historical events related to their Canal systems, it is good to see this aspect.

Lorenext

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Nice way to see the city from the canals.

ALLYSON Y

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

Interesting and worth for money!!

Jane W

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

A great alternative way to see Stockholm. The commentary is pre-recorded but it synced perfectly with the locations. It was a very pretty and relaxing way to see Stockholm and the parks and countryside close by. The only problem we had was finding the actual ticket office and departure point. It is practically impossible to locate the sign from the street and the receipt's directions were somewhat vague and ambiguous. As there are multiple companies running similar canal tours, I would have appreciated clear and precise instructions and better signage. But all in all, a really enjoyable experience.

Narayanaswamy A

4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

Relaxing veiw of the main Stockholm sights.

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