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About Stockholm

One of the most beautiful cities in Scandinavia, Sweden's capital and cruise port Stockholm - where the Baltic meets lovely Lake Malaren - is approached through a necklace of 14 islands and myriad small islets set in sparkling seas, as you will discover on our Stockholm cruises.

The heart of this famous city is its medieval quarter, Gamla Stan, which dates from the 13th Century. Here you can stroll through narrow cobbled streets lined with quirky shops and atmospheric cafés. Embark on one of our cruises to Stockholm for the opportunity to explore the spooky Gothic cathedral of Storkyran, discover the elaborate 17th Century Nessin Palace and visit Sweden's oldest museum, the Livrustkammaren - home to five centuries' worth of royal carriages, clothes and weaponry (its most unusual exhibit is Streiff - the stuffed stallion which once carried King Gustav II into battle).

With the variety of attractions Stockholm cruise tours take in, don't dally too long, though - make time to explore the city's many waterways in a glass-topped sightseeing boat, which will give you the best views of Stockholm's dazzling architecture and some of the 40 elaborate bridges which link its islands.

 

Shore excursions in Stockholm

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Stockholm and Skyview

Activity low

Duration: 3 hours

Ride one of the most remarkable attractions in Sweden, the SkyView and experience spectacular views of Stockholm.

The Ericsson Globe Arena, resembling a giant golf ball, is the largest spherical building in the world. An exhilarating 2 minute glass gondola ride will take you to the top of the Globe. Make sure you remember your camera as when you reach 426 feet above sea level, the ‘bubble’ will make a brief stop for you to admire the magnificent views over the city and take some panoramic photos.

Once back on firm ground enjoy a panoramic tour of the City’s main sights. Admire the enchanting medieval Old Town, Gamla Stan and the Royal Palace overlooking Stockholm’s inner harbour. You’ll also pass by the island of Djurgården, regarded as Stockholm’s amusement and recreation centre with great parklands, beautiful gardens and numerous museums including the world famous Vasa Museum. On the island of Kungsholmen, enjoy impressive views of City Hall, renowned for its architecture, mosaics and for being the site of the annual Nobel Prize Banquet.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. This tour has very little walking included however passengers must be able to negotiate the steps of the coach and 30 steps at the entrance to the SkyView.

The Life of Vikings

Activity medium

Duration: 4 hours

Discover what life was like during the Viking age, at ine of Stockholm’s newest attraction 'The Life of Viking’s Exhibition’, Vikingaliv.

Your tour begins with a visit to the Swedish History Museum. Here you’ll view their Viking Exhibition which displays over 4,000 pieces from the Viking age, depicting the everyday activities of that era. During your guided visit you’ll also see the fabulous Gold Room which contains Sweden’s most prized gold and silver treasures, boasting around 52 kilograms of gold, and an even greater quantity of silver.

Continue to Stockholm’s newest attraction ‘The Life of Viking’s Exhibition’ at Vikingaliv where, through an innovative exhibition, the Viking age will unfold before you. A highlight of your visit will be Ragnfrid’s Saga, where you’ll board your 6 persons cart and embark on an exhilarating ride in the dark. During your dramatised journey, the main characters Harald and his wife Ragnfrid will provide you with an insight into the life of their Viking family and the dramatic events that they endured.

Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, before a panoramic drive passing some of Stockholm’s highlights brings you back to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 2 hours of walking required on this tour, as well as around 25 steps to negotiate. Ragnfrid’s Saga is not recommended for children under the age of 7. Passengers are advised to carry a credit card if they wish to make purchases at the Swedish History Museum, as they do not accept cash.

 

A selection of cruises to Stockholm

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