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    5 day - Be charmed by the sea and sailing in these Swedish islands.

    No trip to Stockholm in summer is complete without a couple of days savouring the charm of Stockholm’s Skärgård (archipelago). Just an hour from the hustle of Stockholm by boat and you are out among the islands, sailing boats, pristine blue waters and fresh air of the archipelago.

    This Stockholm extension is planned to give you a taste of the best of the archipelago. We strongly recommend you spend the extra days…

    Highlights include

    • Travel on a classic old steamship or local ferry
    • Enjoy delicious seafood at local inns and restaurants on the pier
    • Experience the authentic Swedish archipelago lifestyle
    Day 1
    Arrive Stockholm and enjoy the ambiance of this buzzing city
    Day 2
    Guided Tour of the Stockholm with your private guide
    Day 3
    Introducing the archipelago
    Day 4
    Island hopping in ‘Stockholmskärgården’ independently
    Day 5
    Return to Stockholm
    Start/End Place
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Country Visited
    Sweden
    Duration
    5 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included
    Code
    50DN0900

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

    Details

    Transportation

    Archipelago boats - vintage steamships & modern vessels.

    Included
    • Accommodation in a 4-star style local inn including breakfast and dinner during the Archipelago stay
    • Boutique accommodation in Stockholm in shared double/twin room with private facilities
    • Private city tour on Day 2 of Stockholm
    • Return boat from Stockholm to Archipelago, Vaxholm (please ask us if you are interested in the steamships or optional activities)
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    International flights to/from Stockholm, arrival and departure airport transfers in Stockholm, optional excursions on day 3, meals other than specified, items of personal nature & beverages.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Stockholm and enjoy the ambiance of this buzzing city

    Arrive in Stockholm and make your way to your centrally located hotel.

    Sweden's capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water - hence its nickname, Venice of the North! Stockholm offers interesting museums and castles; the city offers a warm atmosphere and the old town has charming small alleyways boasting several famous restaurants.

    On one of your afternoons here, be sure to make time for a visit to the ABBA museum with great interactive exhibits - a glass of champagne (for Dutch courage to get on stage & the pure fun of it) to accompany your tour is recommended! On the other hand, take the serious option & visit the Nobel Prize museum in the Old town.

    Accommodation
    Hotel Rival
    Restaurants
    Meatballs for the People
    Restaurants in Stockholm

    Day 2 - Guided Tour of the Stockholm with your private guide

    After breakfast, enjoy a fantastic tour of the Swedish capital with a private guide. Start in Stockholm's old town of Gamla Stan, one of the city’s 14 islands. It is the medieval part of the city, where everything began, the first buildings dating around 1200. This is not simply a museum area, but a lively part of the city where Stockholmers live, work, shop and go to school. The Old Town has narrow alleys and streets with cobbled stones, where your guide will introduce you to interesting historical sites, and tell you the story of how the city of Stockholm was founded and how Stockholmers live today.

    See the Royal Palace and visit the island of Riddarholmen, passing by Riddarholmen Church, which was built by Franciscan monks in the 1200s. Stop for a traditional Swedish cinnamon bun at a local bakery, and see old-fashioned hard candy being made at Polkagris Kokeri. You can sample some for yourself and pick up some to take home with you.

    In the late afternoon, stroll the shopping districts or perhaps add an optional rooftop tour.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast

    Day 3 - Introducing the archipelago

    Take the boat from central Stockholm and sail out into the archipelago. If you are a boating aficionado, we are happy to ensure you are on one of the classic old steamships, which adds that bit of extra charm to the trip.

    Tonight we have booked you a room at one of the traditional hotels on an island in the archipelago. Enjoy the dish of the day at the inn or at the local restaurants on the pier.

    Meals
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Local archipelago hotel with breakfast

    Day 4 - Island hopping in ‘Stockholmskärgården’ independently

    Spend the day island hopping - head to Grinda to explore the forest, go for a local walk along the foreshore or hire a kayak to enjoy some “self-time” on the water. Enjoy a long lunch at the manor, picnic looking out over the sea or enjoy icecream at the small kiosks.

    You can boat to the outer archipelago – the yachtsmen’s playground, visiting Sandhamn or smaller remote islands.

    Please note these are optional excursions and activities.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Local archipelago hotel with breakfast

    Day 5 - Return to Stockholm

    Wake up with the sea breeze in your face and a long lazy breakfast. Wander the shops and enjoy coffee & cake at Hembygdsgård. Take the boat back to Stockholm (approx. 1 hour). Your archipelago trip ends upon arrival in Stockholm.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    1 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    USD 975
    On request
    Standard
    1 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    1 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    USD 366
    On request
    Extra for Single
    1 Jul 2025
    31 Aug 2025
    1 Jul 2025
    31 Aug 2025
    USD 1,053
    On request
    Standard
    1 Jul 2025
    31 Aug 2025
    1 Jul 2025
    31 Aug 2025
    USD 395
    On request
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    If you enjoy the summer buzz, we recommend visiting in the height of summer or weekends as many of the smaller cafes and restaurants close down during the quieter months.

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