Stockholm shows its best side during the summer months. But with so much to do and so little time, we have selected some of the top destinations and excursions archipelago to make your choice a little easier. Here are five lovely day trips in the Stockholm archipelago you should not miss out on.
1. Thousand island cruise - a full-day excursion in the Stockholm archipelago
This is a perfect archipelago excursion for the summer. The thousand island cruise is a full-day cruise in the Stockholm archipelago where guided tours, coffee, lunch and dinner are all included. All food is cooked on board M / S Waxholm III with a hand-picked selection of fresh ingredients. In the bar you can buy a drink of your choice, so maybe a cooling beer or soda? During the journey, the boat stops on three archipelago islands, Kymmendö, Bullerö and Sandhamn, for a guided tour. Or for a dip in the blue for anyone who wants to. Read more about the thousand island cruise here.
2. Archipelago Dinner Cruise - a dinner cruise in beautiful archipelago environment
A culinary journey in a fantastic environment. Stromma's flagship, beautiful S/S Stockholm is a floating restaurant and this food cruise takes you to Vaxholm and back. On the á la carte menu there is a mix of classic favourites such as steak and traditional Swedish dishes with a twist. If you are a larger party, you can pre-book both menu and drink packages. The price includes a fantastic boat trip in the archipelago and a reserved table booking. Food and drink are bought for yourself. Read more about Dinner aboard S/S Stockholm here.
3. Brunch cruise - a lovely brunch buffet in the archipelago
Every Saturday and Sunday, S/S Stockholm departs for a three-hour brunch cruise in the archipelago. The buffet is filled with traditional dishes made of Swedish primary produce, cold and warm meats, various salads and breads. Make sure to leave some room for cheese, sweets and desserts. All food is prepared on board with high quality fresh ingredients. The flagship S/S Stockholm has bright airy lounges, a large dining room and a walking deck. From the table you have a first-class view while the boat crosses the Stockholm inner archipelago. Read more about Brunch Cruise here.
4. Day trip to Birka - live as a Viking for a day
Live like a Viking for a day on this lovely day trip to the Birka Viking City. The price includes boat trip round trip, entrance to the museum and a guided tour of the ancient area. Birka is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and is Sweden's first city. Here on scenic Björkö in the middle of Lake Mälaren, Birka was founded in the 750s – where goods were exchanged from near and far and even today the tracks of the people who lived here are visible. But Björkö is not only a historically interesting place, but also offers fantastic archipelago nature with nice walking paths and swimming opportunities. Read more about the Birka Viking City here.
5. Drottningholm courte theater - boat trip and opera
This is a food cruise that will take you to Drottningholm courte theater. During the boat trip, a specially composed two-course menu is served. This castle theater package includes boat trip to Drottningholm with our beautiful turn-of-the-century vessel, two-course dinner on board, ticket to Ariodante at Drottningholm courte theater and return journey by bus. In this summer's performance, the Mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg sings the title role in Handel's opera Ariodante. The opera premiered in 1735 at Covent Garden and was played for the first time in Sweden in 1964 at Drottningholm courte theater. Read more about Drottningholm courte theatre here.
By: Julia Grufving