One tour leaves from Djurgårdsbrunn, just on the edge of Stockholm’s Royal Park Djurgården three times a day and runs about two hours. The tour is in English and perfect for all ages and abilities. Once you receive some basic instruction it’s into the water you go, where your tour guide will take you down along Djurgårds canal before moving back into the city center.
You get a perfect view of the City Hall from your kayak
Stockholm sightseeing from the kayak
The groups are small – up to eight people – and as you paddle your tour guide will bring your attention to points of interest along the way, such as Vasa Museum and Junibacken. You’ll cross vast swaths of water, glide under bridges, and get close enough to swans and other birds on the water to reach out and touch – but don’t do it: the swans in Stockholm are as ill-tempered as everywhere else and yes, they bite.
Enjoy kayaking through Stockholm!