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5 winter activities for Stockholmers and tourists


Tips for the best experiences by bus and boat in Stockholm

Gather your friends and family for a beautiful boat trip through the wintry Stockholm as the perfect way of getting to know the city! Hop aboard a icebreaker, experience the archipelago, cruise on the canals around Djurgården or enjoy a delicious brunch buffet aboard a beautiful ship decorated in the art déco style. Perfect for Stockholmers as well as tourists!

Sightseeing cruise Royal Canal Tour

Kungliga Djurdgården ranks among the most popular recreation areas for Stockholmers of all ages. Here, you find museum, beautiful nature, wild animals, cafés, and restaurants. The perfect way of getting to know the island of Djurgården is by taking a boat tour on the canals surrounding the islands and taking it all in at once. The boats even offer audio guides in a total of 11 languages!

The last departure of the Royal Canal Tour before the winter break is on January 1.

Archipelago tour with guide

This is one of Stockholm’s most popular excursions by boat. Aboard the two classic archipelago ships traversing this route, the M/S Öståna I and the S/S Stockholm, you’ll also find a sustainably run café and restaurant. Or you may choose to listen to our guide who will tell you all there is to know about Stockholm, its history, and the many sights we pass along the way in a fun and engaging way. On tours aboard the M/S Öståna, you can even book your tour with lunch in the onboard restaurant. Don’t miss out on chef Simon’s creations – they’re a pleasure for your eyes as well as your taste buds!

The archipelago tour with guide goes until January 6 and returns on March 20.

Brunch cruise in the archipelago

Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind weekend brunch with friends and family! On our buffet table, you’ll find dishes for all tastes and preferences – the sustainable restaurant on board has been awarded with the Swedish eco label KRAV and various vegetarian options are available. Brunch is served aboard the elegant archipelago ship S/S Stockholm, built 1931 and renovated in the style of the time. From the ship’s salons, you enjoy a tremendous view of the world’s perhaps most beautiful archipelago!

The brunch cruise goes Saturdays and Sundays at 12 A.M. from Strandvägen, berth 16.

Stockholm Winter Tour

If you’ve never taken a boat trip on an icebreaker, this is your chance – come aboard the M/S Angantyr, take a seat on the deck, and listen to the sound of ice breaking. You’ll have reindeer furs to sit on and blankets to wrap yourself in to keep you warm and cozy. In the ship’s salons, you can also enjoy some hot soup or indulge in a typical Swedish coffee break. Over the course of your trip, our guide will also tell you about the sights we pass in Swedish and English.

The Stockholm Winter Tour runs all winter until April 2.

Bus sightseeing – Hop On – Hop Off

If you’re looking for a way to experience and discover Stockholm in your very own way, then Hop On – Hop Off buses are perfect for you! Get a ticket for 24 or 72 hours and then get on and off as many times as you want to.
There area round 20 stops spread across the city, all close to such popular and famous attractions like the Royal castle, the Vasa museum, Skansen, and many more. Learn more about Stockholm and its history with the audio guide in 11 languages.

The Hop On – Hop Off buses go daily and all year around.

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