April 7, 2017

Sightseeing in Stockholm with Strömma

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. Strömma is the largest sightseeing operator in the Nordic countries, running tours in Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Helsinki and... Stockholm! Here in Stockholm, there are smaller sightseeing companies, but Strömma's portfolio of tours cannot be beat. They offer everything from day trips, Hop On/Off tours, sightseeing by boat and bus, walking tours, 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) 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. Some notable starts this month are the Royal Canal boat tour (daily from April 3rd), In a Nutshell bus/boat combination tour (daily from April 3rd) and Under the Bridges boat tour (only Fri-Sun so far, with start on April 14th).
Under the Bridges boat tour
The Hop On/Off busses run year round, however the Hop On/Off boats start their season on April 29th. 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, 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. 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 Strömkajen, Gustaf Adolfs Torg, Stadshusbron 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 many of Stockholm's main attractions but also gives you access to most of Strömma's sightseeing tours. All pictures in this article are Strömma press images.
Bus/boat combination tours.

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