Tips for the perfect sightseeing tour in Stockholm
Discover Stockholm in one day
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is spread over 14 small islands, which are connected by 53 bridges. The highlights of the city, such as the beautiful Old Town, the Ericsson Globe with the famous Skyview and Gamla Stan, can be discovered in one day. Those who do not plan their tour through Stockholm on their own, use one of the many sightseeing offers. From city tours on foot, boat trips to sightseeing tours with the Hop on Hop off bus, no wishes remain unfulfilled when sightseeing in Stockholm. Getting to know the city in one day is easiest with the Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Bus, which stops at all of Stockholm's attractions.
City tour by bus, by boat or on foot?
Who doesn't love to be driven through the busy streets and small alleys of a new city on foot. In Stockholm you can explore many sights and interesting places on a walk through the city. But not all the sights of the city are perfectly accessible on foot. A city walk to Drottningholm Castle would take more than 2 hours. Those who want to see as much as possible in one day or in a short time choose one of the numerous sightseeing tours by bus. Stockholm is most beautiful by boat! Lean back, enjoy the gentle breeze and marvel at the beautiful shores of Stockholm. Our tip: Hop on Hop off tours are available as a combination of bus and boat
Why a hop on hop off tour?
First time in Stockholm? Then the Hop on Hop off Stockholm tour is just the right thing! You will see the best attractions at close range in peace and quiet and, for all the other sights on the tour, you will comfortably sit back in the bus. Audio commentaries (also in German) will tell you everything worth knowing about the Swedish capital through comfortable headphones. At all stations you have the free choice to continue your exploration tour on foot and then continue with the next bus. Good to know: Tickets for these city tours are valid for 24 or 48 hours. The buses run about every 30 minutes and are also suitable for wheelchair users.
The alternative sightseeing tour
The classic bus tour is too boring for you? Take a city tour together with a local insider and use public transport. Take the tram along the sights of Stockholm and enjoy the ferry ride. You like it even more fancy? Do you dare to go on a guided tour over the rooftops of Stockholm?
Organize city tours on your own initiative
The sightseeing tour by sightseeing bus is not to everybody's taste, as the public transport in Stockholm is very well arranged for the tour on your own. Recommended for tours on your own: the Stockholm Pass. With the Sightseeing Pass you can really save money and time on your tours through the city. With the Stockholm Pass you can travel free on public transport and use the discount card as your ticket to more than 60 sights in Stockholm, including entrance to Drottningholm Castle, the Nobel Museum, the Vasa Museum, the Fotografiska Photography Museum and the famous Skyview at the Ericsson Globe.
City tour for cruisers
Stockholm is one of the main ports of call for cruise ships from all over the world and is one of Scandinavia's most attractive cities. Cruise visitors usually have only a short stay in the capital of Sweden, where they want to spend their time sensibly and without having to spend hours planning routes and sightseeing tours. Cruise guests have the possibility to book a city tour with individual route and pick up at the port. The tours are specially designed for the guests of the cruise ships, so that no one has to be afraid of missing their ship after the tour. Start your tour individually according to your personal wishes or join other cruise participants and celebrate your city trip together.
4 highlights on a tour of Stockholm
Whether on a round trip by bus or on a boat trip along the archipelago in Stockholm: some highlights should not be missing on your sightseeing tour. These include the Stadshus (Town Hall), the Abba Museum, the Djurgarden Park, Junibacken and the Abba Museum. These attractions are among our 3 must-sees in Stockholm:
1. The old town Gamla Stan
The beautiful old town of Stockholm is an absolute must on every sightseeing tour. In the former centre of the capital there is not only the smallest alleyway of Stockholm, which measures only 90 cm at its narrowest point, but also a wealth of top highlights. During your stroll through the historic old town, visit the royal castle, marvel at the famous changing of the guard, which takes place daily at lunchtime at around 12.15 pm and is even accompanied by the military orchestra in summer.
2. Vasa Museum
The Vasa Museum is at the top of every list of Stockholm's top attractions, and not without reason. The maritime museum, on the island of Djurgården, accommodates beside numerous smaller exhibits also the almost completely preserved wreck of the famous warship Vasa. With over a million visitors, this museum is definitely one of Stockholm's top highlights.
The Ericsson Globe, affectionately called "Globes" by the locals, is one of the largest spherical buildings in the world and should not be missed on any tour of Stockholm. The highlight of the visit is the Skyview. A glass elevator on the outside of the building will take you to the top of the city, offering a breathtaking view over all of Stockholm.