Sightseeing in Stockholm with Strömma 2018

by on 14/04/18 at 9:19 am

This past Monday, I was invited (along with other Stockholm hotel staff) to the annual presentation of the year’s sightseeing options by the Strömma company ahead of the busy summer season. Strömma is the largest sightseeing operator in the Nordic countries, running tours in Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Helsinki and… Stockholm! Here in Stockholm, there are other smaller sightseeing companies, but Strömma’s portfolio of tours cannot be beat. They offer everything from day excursions, Hop On/Off tours, sightseeing by boat and bus, walking tours to dining cruises and much more.

S/S Stockholm, photo by Gustav Kaiser.

The summer is the high season for tourism in Stockholm (with a mini high season in December as well) and it is short and intensive! There are, of course, sightseeing options year-round but most tours are only available during the high season. However, starting already in April, some tours start for the season… albeit with fewer departure times/days than the high season. There was a slight delay for a few of the boat tours as winter stayed late this year and some canals only became ice free last week! Some notable tours that have started are the Royal Canal boat tour, In a Nutshell bus/boat combination tour and Under the Bridges boat tour (only Fri-Sun so far, starting daily on April 27th).

Under the Bridges boat tour

The Hop On/Off busses run year round (with a higher frequency of departures in the summer months), however the Hop On/Off boats start their season on April 28th. Combination bus/boat tickets available then as well. Other year-round tours of note are the Panorama bus tour and the Little Archipelago boat tour. Strömma has some great full and half day excursions as well (palaces, castles, Viking villages, art museums, archipelago and more). Boat trips to Drottningholm have started already (weekends only now, daily from April 27th), with other excursions starting their seasons in May and June. Check the options here. One fun thing to do during the warmer months is to explore the archipelago on your own using the Cinderella boats (with start April 27th). Finally, Strömma has a wide variety of dining cruises (lunch, brunch, afternoon tea and dinner) available as well.

Exploring the archipelago with Cinderella

These tours are all bookable via their website (linked throughout this article) or can be purchased at tourist information centers or Strömma’s ticket offices at StrömkajenGustaf Adolfs TorgStadshusbron and Nybroplan. Some tickets to tours can be purchased at the bus/boat when space is available (in case you want to keep your options open). Or, if you are staying at the Rival Hotel, you can book directly with me at the hotel. One good option is to purchase the Stockholm Pass, which not only includes entrance to almost all of Stockholm’s main attractions but also gives you access to most of Strömma’s sightseeing tours. We will be selling the 1, 2 and 3 day passes for adults to our hotel guests starting on May 1st. All pictures in this article are press images provided by Strömma.

Bus/boat combination tours.