If you’re a fan of guided tours, you can book yourself one of a variety of fantastic experiences and activities in Stockholm. Float over the city in a hot air balloon, take a walk along the rooftops, cruise through the city streets on a Segway, or enjoy a panoramic view of the city during a Stieg Larsson Millennium Tour, created in homage to the famous author’s trilogy of novels by the same name.
Hot Air Ballooning over Stockholm
Stockholm is one of only a select few cities in the world that permits a hot air balloon to land in the middle of the city. For a daringly different experience during your time in Stockholm, why not explore the city from the air? There are several companies offering hot air balloon trips. Scandinavian Balloons, founded in 1979, is Sweden’s oldest. Upp & Ner not only offers hot air balloon trips over Stockholm, but also boat trips around the archipelago islands and sailing safaris. Far & Flyg is one of Sweden’s best-known and most experienced hot air balloon companies, with thousands of flights to its name.
This unique rooftop walking tour takes you across Stockholm’s historic house roofs to gain a beautiful, breathtaking, and unique perspective. The tour includes Riddarholmen Island and a short walk over the roof of the Old Parliament House, which dates back to the 1200s. During the tour you are, of course, guided by an instructor and provided with a safety harness.
Hop on a Segway
Even though most of Stockholm’s sights are within walking distance of each other, you might find that a two- to three-hour Segway tour is a much quicker and more relaxing way to explore Stockholm: from Skeppsholmen and the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan to the areas around Södermalm.
Cycle Around Djurgården
The amazingly beautiful royal island of Djurgården has numerous museums, houses, gardens, and a charming sense of natural spirit. Hire your transportation from Stockholm City Bikes and use pedal power to take in all the sights around the park.
Recommended experiences and activities in Stockholm include Vasamuseet (the Vasa museum), showcasing the majestic Vasa warship which sank in 1628; Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum; Nordiska museet, where you can learn more about the history of Scandinavian culture; and Rosendal with its stunning biodynamic gardens.