April 12, 2012

City Sightseeing by Boat

Photo: Gomer Swahn, Strömma
Tourist season is gearing up! One of the most popular ways to see Stockholm is by boat, especially the sightseeing boats run by the Strömma company. They offer three different tours in the central part of the city. The Royal Canal Tour, around the island of Djurgården, started its season on April 5th with daily departures. Next out is the grand dame of sightseeing boat tours: Under the Bridges. My personal favorite, this tour is the most comprehensive boat tour of Stockholm. They do a soft start in April with weekend departures only (Fri-Sun); daily tours starting on April 28th. The third tour, the Historical Canal Tour (around the island of Kungsholmen), starts with daily tours on June 2nd.
Photo: Strömma.se 
The onset of the sightseeing boat tour season means that the bus/boat combination tours have also started! Stockholm in a Nutshell is the name of the tour, a combination of the Royal Canal Boat tour and the Panorama bus tour. Daily departures since April 5th! Strömma has ticket offices at the tour departure points, otherwise you can buy tickets on their website (linked above) or at the Tourist Information Center. If you are staying at the Rival Hotel, talk with me directly about purchasing a tour voucher.

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