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Captain Kaj is such a great guide, easy going, nice information, very considerate. He knows the waters really well and the boat is immaculate and the top deck a great place to take it all in. This is boat country and the views from a boat are stunning. The Captain, the Boat and the islands are massively recommended
Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden. It’s an archipelago of thousands of islands and is a gorgeous city of canals and inlets, situated on the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. It’s rich in history and culture, with great museums, restaurants, and things to do and enjoy, especially if you visit in the summer.
Due to its extreme northern position, Stockholm sees long summer days. It’s a great place to visit in the summer, with sunny, warm weather and lots of daylight. The winter months are freezing, with short days and are not the time to visit if you want to spend your trip on a boat.
To get to Stockholm, you can take a flight directly to its international airport and take a bus to the city center, which takes about 45-minutes. You can also arrive from other parts of Sweden and Scandinavia by train, ferry, or bus depending on which city you'll be coming from, so check out various options online.
Stockholm is surrounded by water, with lots of little islands, canals, and inlets shaping the city. It's the perfect place to take a boat tour to see the city from a new perspective. Amphibious Bus Tours, Canal Boats, and Water Taxis can take you to the best spots around the city. Hop aboard and marvel at the stunning architecture and learn more about Sweden and the history of Stockholm. These water tours are also a great option for elderly travelers or those with less mobility who still want to see a lot of the old city.
If you’d prefer to rent a boat on your own, there are lots of boat options in Stockholm. Motor yachts, sailing catamarans and monohulls, and inflatable rib boats are all available, so gather your travel crew and head out on a boat for a day. Charter a boat with a seasoned captain to take you around on a private tour of Stockholm or in the Baltic. Sail by wind power around Stockholm, and enjoy a liberating day with the wind on your face as you relax on your boat.
If you’re an avid angler who would prefer a day of adventure outside of the bustle of the city, check out flyfishing trips you can book from Stockholm. Paddle out in a canoe with a guide and spend a day casting off and reeling in fish in one of Stockholm’s many rivers, lakes, or streams.
If you’d like to try watersports while in Stockholm, check out your available options on GetMyBoat, and book a fun adventure. Try scuba diving, or take a certification course. Try the crazy sport of flyboarding to cross this wild activity off your bucket list. Whatever your interest, there’s no shortage of things to try while in Stockholm.
For a fast-paced, exciting tour, check out jet boat tours in Stockholm for a thrilling ride.
A notable boating event that takes place in Stockholm is the ÅF Offshore Race, formerly called the Gotland Runt. It’s an exciting sailing regatta that takes place right through the city center. Another major boating event in Stockholm is the Stockholm International Boat Show. It's an exciting event for boat vendors and marine exhibitors that attracts boating enthusiasts from all backgrounds. People come to see the exhibitors, to buy, or to admire the boats featured in the show.
To combine your boating experience with your accommodation booking in Stockholm, look into options for sleep aboard boat tours. These will enable you to stay on your boat for up to a week. Choose to have a crew and captain for a full-service experience. They can take you around and sort out all the details.
While on land in Stockholm, there is plenty to see and experience. Walk through the old town of Gamla Stan on a historical walking tour and learn about the deep history of Stockholm. Visit the Vasa Museum and see the impressive ship that sunk in the harbor of Stockholm in the 1600s. If you love photography, be sure to check out Fotografiska museum.
Be sure to try some Swedish food while in Stockholm. Swedish meatballs, lingonberries, and many other dishes and pastries are delicious and a must-try while in this city. For retail therapy and shopping, head to Drottninggatan, a bustling commercial street with lots of stores.
Some of the top marinas in Stockholm are Karlbergskanalens Marina AB, Frihamnspiren, and the Stockholm Cruise Center. The marinas are scattered throughout the city center and are easily accessible no matter where you’re staying. They have nearby accommodation and restaurants. The marina staff can provide you with maps of the waterways of Stockholm and give boating advice for this complex archipelago city.
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