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Rooftop tours offer a combination of climbing adventure plus sightseeing

Baltic cruise visitors can get off the beaten-path and explore Sweden’s capital from 140 feet above the ground while traversing the roofline of the Old Parliament building on the island of Riddarholmen.


A unique historical tour of Sweden’s capital

According to the tour company Upplev Mer “a guided rooftop tour is a historical experience within a magnificent view!”

Cruise visitors who choose to participate in this 75-minute walk are treated to panoramic views of Stockholm, which include  Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, The Royal Palace and City Hall.

The rooftop tour company has laid a track of foot-wide metal catwalks six stories above the ground on the roof of the Old Parliament building. Participants attach a line that runs from their safety harness onto the rail of the track. The walking track covers about one city block and offers a variety of terrain: up, down, and zig-zag.

Riddarholmskyrkan, the church in the background is on the grounds of a former Franciscan monastery.

A rooftop tour is a good choice for cruisers who are at least 4.86-feet tall (we’d like to see the tape for that fine measure – a bad hair day could help those who are vertically challenged qualify) and who weigh less than 264 pounds. Children under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

This tour  accommodates only 15 people at a time. Check with your cruise line ahead of time and plan to pre-book since space is limited. Royal Caribbean is one cruise line that offers this excursion while visiting Stockholm.

Looking for more information? Check out our Popular Historic Attractions In Stockholm For Cruisers.

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  • Gary

    Thanks Carrie, very informative and helpful – we will be doing this in June 2013. Gary