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Riddarholmen: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

1. Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

See the sights of Stockholm from its waterways on a 1-hour cruise along the city’s canals and waterways. Cruise to the royal island of Djurgården, and enjoy panoramic views of the Stockholm skyline. Board the boat by the Royal Palace in the Old Town, and cruise along the narrow Djurgårds Canal. Head out into the open bays and shores of the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago, and marvel at the colorful buildings of the Gamla Stan. Pass the Royal Game Park of Djurgården island. Continue to the small islet of Riddarholmen (part of the Gamla Stan), and cruise past the trendy streets of Södermalm. Enjoy free Wi-Fi on board the mint condition boat, along with facilities such as toilets and a small café. Along the way, listen to an informative audio commentary with your complimentary earphones.

Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

2. Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the city's founding fathers on this enlightening shared or private walking tour of Stockholm's Old Town. This eventful walk reveals colorful stories and legends of early life in the city as you stroll along well-preserved cobbled alleyways.  Admire the grandeur of the Riddarholmen Church, the statue of Stockholm’s founder Birger Jarl, and the 16th-century royal palaces. Your guide will tell stories and legends about the city and the people who have lived here. Enjoy panoramic views of picturesque Lake Mälaren and the surrounding countryside. This is a perfect introduction to Stockholm and its Old Town district.

Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

3. Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

The kayak dock is located right in the heart of the city, just 400 m from the Adventure Café, so you will start your self-guided tour in a prime location. Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing paddle that allows you a fabulous vantage point as you look in on the city from your kayak. Stockholm is lovingly known as “The Venice of the North” as it is situated over 14 islands and linked by 57 bridges, so exploring by kayak is a great way to see the city. Even better, paddle at your own pace on a self-guided tour. You'll be provided a brief introduction on kayaking and all the equipment needed for your adventure, then you can set sail on your adventure.

Stockholm: Sightseeing Tour by Segway

4. Stockholm: Sightseeing Tour by Segway

Explore Stockholm effortlessly on a Segway personal transporter. Join this 2 hour guided Segway tour around the favorite parts of the world's most beautiful city. During your ride you’ll see highlights of Stockholm that include the Royal Castle, the Nobel Museum, the Town Hall, the shipyard where the Vasa ship was built, the lovely shores of some of the city’s 14 islands, and much more. This is a great way to get an introduction to the city on your first visit to Stockholm. The informative first view will make it easier find your way around during the remainder of your stay! 

Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Are you ready to fall in love? Experience Stockholm by foot. You will see all the main sights plus some secret gems! Stockholm Our Way invites you to take a walk on Stockholm’s wilder side – there is a lot more to Stockholm than just water and bridges! With 750 years of history, the city is never short of a story to tell. The 14 islands upon which Stockholm is founded each have something different to offer and each of the four seasons provider visitors with opportunities to experience the city from different perspectives. Taking in such sights as the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Parliament building, Riddarholmen, the City Hall, the Old Town, St George and the Dragon, Slussen and Södermalm, this tour gives you a great and environmentally friendly overview to the city sights – both old and new!

Stockholm: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

6. Stockholm: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Discover Stockholm's must-see treasures and top attractions on a full-day guided tour. Enjoy an all-inclusive sightseeing experience complete with hotel pickup, all entry tickets, lunch, and a professional blue badge guide. Join your guide as you set out to explore Stockholm's most iconic attractions. Visit the Old Town on a walking tour, enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Palace, and visit Riddarholmen Island. View the oldest church in Stockholm, Storkyrkan, form outside, and visit the Vasa Museum to discover the world's best-preserved 17th-century ship. Break for lunch at the Vasa Museum restaurant to refuel before heading to your next destination, Stockholm City Hall. Next, visit Drottningholm Palace for a guided tour. Admire Drottingholm's Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see Drottningholm's Slottsteater.  Other highlights on your day-long sightseeing adventure include the Swedish History Museum as well as a visit to a panorama site that provides breathtaking views of the city. Listen to your guide as they tell interesting stories about each of the places visited and discover hidden gems as you make your way around the city. 

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What people are saying about Riddarholmen

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,002 reviews

Great fun and good guide, however at the end of the tour we were just told to drop our helmets back into the bin we picked them up from. At this point we felt let down as the helmets are not being cleaned as they are being dropped back into the basket we selected from in the first place, had we known this we would have requested cleaning or hair net !

Our guide was able to convey very interesting details. The old town of Stockholm is worth such an intensive visit. There's so much history that you can't understand just by a local man. In our case, it was a nice older gentleman who originally came from Austria. Anytime gladly again!

Brilliant guide. Very knowledgeable and passionate about Stockholm. His energy level kept the whole group focused for the entire 8 hour trip.

Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and very friendly. Would definitely recommend this tour

Sehr schöne Tour, der Guide wusste eine Menge zu erzählen und hat es gut rüber gebracht.