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Family things to do in Stockholm in May


Our top outings for the entire family to enjoy

The ices have melted and the sun is shining! According to many people the best way to experience Stockholm is on the water -.and we are inclined to agree.  Insta-moments guaranteed!

Cinderella boats in the Stockholm archipelago

The Cinderella boats are a Stockholm classic and the archipelago really opens up when the season starts. They will quickly and comfortably transport you out to the furthest edges of the archipelago and the famous island of Sandhamn. Sandhamn is a firm favourite with the Stockholm boating crowd, and it’s easy to see why. This picturesque island sports bars, cafes and restaurants as well as total tranquillity with still pine woods and quiet sandy beaches. A small piece of paradise for all ages!

Enjoy a guided lunch cruise

This cruise will show you one of the most beautiful routes in the archipelago. Turing the trip, the guide will tell you fascinating stories and facts about life in the archipelago and sights along the way. 
We highly recommend booking a table in the dining room aboard the historical archipelago ship from 1906. The food served onboard is highly rated by our guests, both old and young, and the dessert always gets a special mention. Children up to 5 years old travel for free and food can be ordered from or regular or children’s menu. Children between 6-15 travel and eat for half the price. 

Dining cruises with seasonal and local produce  

Enjoy and delicious dinner aboard a classic archipelago ship. S/S Stockholm is a grand Art Deco ship from 1931 that will take you out through the archipelago. M/S Prins Carl Philip is a smaller, cosier ship that travels through the beautiful surroundings of Lake Mälaren. Both ships focus on sustainable dining with seasonal and locally sourced produce and plenty of great vegetarian options. On the wine list you can find some exiting organic wines from independent producers.

Discover the archipelago town of Vaxholm

Vaxholm is a small town north east of Stockholm and is often referred to as the capital of the archipelago, go by boat to Vaxholm. Here you can find picturesque cobbled streets lined with traditional wooden houses and gardens filled with spring flowers. You can also take the ferry across to the Fortress of Vaxholm, originally built to defend Stockholm against invaders. From the tower you can see all of Vaxholm and as far as the Globe south of Stockholm. We recomend a visit in the museum.

Family friendly brunch with the best view in Stockholm

The brunch on board archipelago ship S/S Stockholm is one of the best in Stockholm – here you can find everything you want, and more! We definitely recommend saving room for dessert! During the crusie you will enjoy stunning views of the archipelago – the brunch cruise is 3 hours long so there is plenty of time to enjoy both the food and the views!

A fun sightseeing trip for both adults and children

The Royal Canal Tour is a sightseeing tour that will take you around the island of Djurgården, a part of the Royal National City Park. There is a special audio guide for children, fun and informative at the same time, whilst the regular audio guide is available in over 10 languages. If you are keen to explore more of Stockholm we recommend Under the bridges of Stockholm, which will show you the best sights of the city. This tour is also available in several languages and is highly recommended even if you live in Stockholm – you will be surprised at how different the city looks from the water!

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