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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 tours
Country Visited
Sweden tours
Duration
5 Days
Type
Self Guided
Suitability
Easy
Code
50DN0900

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
  • Booking with Confidence- we want you to be confident in booking with 50 Degrees North, and we will always have your best interest and safety in mind. In these times of uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis, we have put in place further measures to make booking with us easier and more flexible.
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 2023
31 Aug 2023
1 Jun 2023
31 Aug 2023
AUD 1,337
Limited availability
Standard
1 Jun 2024
31 Aug 2024
1 Jun 2024
31 Aug 2024
AUD 1,431
Available
Standard
1 Jun 2024
31 Aug 2024
1 Jun 2024
31 Aug 2024
AUD 663
Available
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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