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Stockholm Sightseeing offers cruise visitors a variety of tours of Sweden’s capital city.

Explore the city on a guided boat tour offered by Stockholm Sightseeing.

Boat Tours

One great way to see Stockholm is on a sightseeing boat tour along the city’s quays, and out to nearby islands. In addition to the popular Hop-On-Hop-Off boat tours, allowing cruise visitors the most flexibiliy, there are several others choices.

The Royal Canal Tour takes you through Djurgården canal

The Royal Canal Tour is a great choice for cruise visitors who want a quick overview of Stockholm from the water. The length of the tour is less than an hour. Depart from the city center and  motor to Djurgården canal, returning by Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s picturesque Old Town. Be sure to have your camera ready for the beautiful shots of Gamla Stan’s waterfront.

The  Historical Canal Tour features a look at Stockholm’s past. The Under the Bridges tour is the most comprehensive tour available, traveling under 15 bridges, seeing the following highlights: the inner city, Gamla Stan, the islands Södermalm, Lilla and Stora Essingen, and Djurgården.

Guides will point out scenic attractions along the route.

Archipelago Race starts off passing the Old Town, inner city islands and Djurgården before heading out to more open waters. Once more open waters are reached, the boat increases speed to 26 knots (50 km/h).

Good Morning Stockholm boat tour is for early risers who want to visit the close island of Fjäderholmarna, which is nearby and significant in Stockholm’s history.  The boat returns to the city by 11:00 am.

City sightseeing by land

Touring by boat is not the only way to see the sights in Stockholm. Guided land tours are also available from Stockholm Sightseeing.

Looking for a quick bus tour that hits the major highlights showcasing the city’s history? Consider the Stockholm Panorama option, which is a 75-minute bus tour that starts in city center. The Old Town Walkabout is a walking tour through the narrow cobblestone streets of Gamla Stan, including a visit to the main square, Stortorget. Another fun option is a tour of Kolmården Zoo.

In addition to the bus tours mentioned above, Stockholm Sightseeing offers Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tours. There are two routes to consider when buying a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus package.

If you can’t decide which option is best then consider purchasing the Combination Travel Pass that includes both.

  • Cindy Walker

    Arriving in Stockholm July of 2011 by cruise ship. How do we get to the Hop on Hop Off bus? I have taken these buses in many Euopean cities but never from a ship. Does Holland American have a shuttle to take people to the Gamla Stan?

  • Carrie Finley-Bajak

    If you are arriving to Stockholm on Holland America Line’s Prinsendam then you will be using the cruise quays at Stadsgarden. This area is very convenient to top attractions. There is an information center close to the docks that will be able to help you sort out logistics for the Hop-On/Hop-Off bus.