Stockholm hiking tour, Hotel Birger Jarl

Explore the most beautiful areas of the city and its surroundings by foot.

Sweden’s capital city is stretched across 14 Baltic Sea islands and 53 bridges. Therefore it’s no surprise that Stockholm is also well-known as Venice of the North. Water accompanies you constantly during this tour and gives the city this very special character. Look forward to a pleasant climate, UNESCO world heritage, nature as far as the eye can see, numerous archipelago islands as well as culinary highlights. During this trip you do not only get to know the most beautiful corners of the city, but also its lovely surroundings. 

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  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • self-guided
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Itinerary

Take a first stroll through Sweden ́s capital and explore some of the many sights and tourist attractions. 

Stockholm is stretched across 14 islands, today you explore three of them: Kungsholmen, Södermalm and old town Gamla Stan. Look forward to highlights such as the town hall (stadshuset), where the annual Nobel prize dinner takes place or the impressive Västerbron bridge, which connects Kungsholmen with Södermalm, the biggest of all islands. Your route leads mostly along water, just perfect for one or more bathing stops along the way. Last, but not least old town Gamla Stan is awaiting you with its huge royal palace, the smallest alley in the city, the oldest (sometimes even leaning) houses and many lovely cafés and restaurants - just perfect to taste yourself through the first, Swedish delicacies. Try for example a räkmacka (toast with salad, mayonnaise and shrimps), pickled herring in different styles or köttbullar, which are thanks to Ikea even well-known abroad (of course they taste so much better in Sweden).

ca. 4,5 hours
17 km
100 m
100 m

A visit of the wonderful archipelago is a must if you are in Stockholm! You start your day with a bus- and boat trip to the western part of island Vaxön. About 1,5 hours later you start your walking tour through a beautiful forest and with views onto the sea towards Vaxholm, the “capital city” of the archipelago. Its name is probably a bit misleading, as the city only has about 5.000 inhabitants, the small town is however very popular amongst citizens and tourists. Once you have reached Vaxholm we recommend having a typical, Swedish fika, a coffee- and cake pause in one of the cafes in the harbour. Try for example kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) or prinsesstårta (princess cake). A visit of the fortress from the 16th century is also worth it, before you return by boat to Stockholm. 

ca. 4,5 hours
16 km
60 m
50 m

It’s getting royal! Today you visit the island of Lovön, where Drottningholm palace is located. The UNESCO world cultural heritage from the 17th century is the best preserved palace of all palaces in Sweden and residence of the royal couple Carl-Gustaf and Silvia. Stroll through the impressive rooms and visit the huge park with its exotic Chinese pavilion and theatre, or have lunch or a coffee break at the café and restaurant (tip: try the waffles!). By boat (not included, in low season by bus) you return back to Stockholm. 

ca. 4,5 hours
17 km
100 m
110 m

The greenest of all Stockholm islands delights locals and visitors with its huge national city park that also hosts numerous museums. The most well-known museums are the Vasa museum with it’s well preserved boat from the 16th century or Skansen, the oldest open-air museum in the world. If you prefer to have it a bit more edgy we recommend to visit the ABBA museum (with lots of information about Sweden’s most successful band from the 70ies), the Nordiska museet (Scandinavia's biggest historic museum), Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde (art museum and former residence of Prince Eugen), the Spritmuseum (with worth-knowing about Swede’s and their association with alcohol) or the viking museum Vikingaliv. Island Djurgården, which means “zoological garden” was a part of the royal hunting grounds in earlier times, until today you see a lot of flora and fauna along the way. Halfway we recommend to visit Rosendals café. The green pearl in the middle of Djurgården thrills its visitors with the ecologic cultivation of flowers and vegetables, an inviting shop and tasty pastries and dishes from the café. Perfect for a break! 

ca. 4 hours
15 km
40 m
40 m

After breakfast your walking holiday ends. We are happy to extend your stay with extra nights. 

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Place of arrival: Stockholm
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26.05.2024 - 01.06.2024
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Stockholm hiking tour, Hotel Birger Jarl, 6 days, SE-STWAR-06
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6 699
7 199
7 699
Surcharge single room 3 799 3 799 3 799
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Jun 16, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
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Stockholm hiking tour, Hotel Birger Jarl, 6 days, SE-STWAR-06
Base price
Surcharge single room
6 699
3 799
7 199
3 799
7 699
3 799
Season 1
May 26, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024
Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024
Season 2
Jun 2, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
Aug 18, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
Season 3
Jun 16, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
Stockholm
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
999
700
999
700
999
700
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Stockholm
  Season 1
May 26, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024
Sep 1, 2024 |
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 2, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
Aug 18, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 3
Jun 16, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024

Arrival daily
Stockholm
Double room p.P. 999 999 999
Surcharge single room 700 700 700
Prices per person in SEK

Services and extras

Services included

Services included:

  • Overnights in Hotel Birger Jarl****
  • Breakfast
  • Carefully elaborated route instructions
  • Detailed travel information: Route maps, route description, tourist attractions and sights, important telephone numbers (1x per booked room)
  • Navigations-App och GPS filer
  • Service hotline 

Not included:

  • Bus- and boat ride till Frösvik
  • Boat trip Vaxholm-Stockholm and Drottningholm palace-Stockholm (in low season bus trip)
  • Travel insurance
  • all services not mentioned under "Services included"

Sustainability at Active Scandinavia:

  • Contribute together with us to even more sustainability and decide for our digital route book and thus against the printed version. As a small thank you, you will receive a discount of 250 SEK per room.
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Arrival / Parking / Return journey:

  • By flight: Airport Arlanda, by Arlanda Express (fast train) or Flygbuss (airport bus) to the main train station of Stockholm (duration ca. 30-45 minutes). Continue by subway (Tunnelbana), more information: www.sl.se
  • By train: Stockholm main train station.
  • By car: Hotel garage from 310 SEK (ca. 30 Euro) per day, reservation not possible, payable on spot. 

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