The Swedish capital Stockholm has so much more to offer than just standard city life. For those who have seen the city after a few days, a wide range of day trips await to explore rural Sweden. Mr Nordic listed the most popular day trips around Stockholm for you.
Stockholm wildlife safari
Sweden is good known for its wildlife. Enjoy a trip to the wilderness of Sweden in search of elk, deer, wild boar and hare. Just 20 minutes from downtown Stockholm these animals roam undisturbed in meadows and forest areas. With the expert guides of this tour you have a great chance to see these wild animals!
You board a comfortable van in Stockholm and begin your journey into the Swedish wilderness. After a short drive, the city changes into the beautiful and historic Swedish rural landscape. Along the way you will see lush meadows and slopes, typical Swedish wooden houses and classic mansions. You also come across places where the Vikings have set up rune stones, many of which are still standing.
If you go on safari at sunset, you are more likely to encounter different animals. These are often the most active around the start and end of the day.
Your expert guide will tell you all about the natural history of Sweden and the animals that live there such as deer, wild boar, hare, elk and a wide variety of birds. You take a short walk through the forest and enjoy a midsummer meal in the open air. A nice change from life in the busy city and a great way to discover the nature of Sweden alongside city life during a city trip.
A day of kayaking in the Stockholm archipelago
The Stocholm archipelago consists of many thousands of islands, most of which are uninhabited. The islands form a unique gateway from the sea to the Swedish capital. Many residents of Stockholm also have a summer house on one of the islands to escape the busy city life. A kayak is a perfect way to actively explore the Stockholm archipelago.
After being picked up from the center of Stockholm by a minivan at 9:00 am, you will meet your group from all over the world for the day ahead. Drive about 30 minutes from central Stockholm to the areas where the kayaks await you. Start your kayaking adventure by learning the basics of kayaking and how to do it safely.
It is also possible to take a tent with you and set it up after a day of kayaking on the water on an uninhabited island in the Stockholm archipelago.
After this introduction you will set off for the archipelago and discover its incredible natural beauty. Lunch on a private island and enjoy the surroundings. During this trip everything is well arranged and everything is taken care of. All you have to do is kayak! Return to the city center at 5 p.m.
Explore the Viking culture and heritage
From the center of Stockholm you can dive in no time into the rich past of Swedish vikings. In and around the city there are several age-old references to this unique period in Scandinavian history. This tour is very suitable for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the history of Sweden.
Stop at the famous Broby bro Cemetery (Jarlabanke Runestones) in historic Uppland. Learn about Viking funeral rituals and listen to stories about pagan and Christian traditions. Learn about the powerful Viking woman known as Estrid and view some of the famous runestones.
During the tour you will discover the history of Viking and their remains such as runestones, bridges and ancient villages in the Stockholm area.
Continue to the Jarlabanke bridge at the entrance to the elevated road. Admire more of the elevated runestones characteristic of the Vikings and learn how they have laid out their roads and bridges. Hear the story of the Viking leader, Jarlabanke and his clan.
Then visit the remains of a Viking parliament in Arkil’s ting city and learn how the Viking society was organized. Get the chance to try an authentic Viking meadow before you return to Stockholm.
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