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Activities in Stockholm

Free Tour of Skeppsholmen

6 reviews | 41 travellers
The tour with Teresa has been exceptional, highly recommended. They have given us a lot of information about the entire area that we have traveled, and it has put us fully into the Swedish way of life, their mentality, way of life, very dynamic and friendly,
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Explore the essential sights in Skeppsholmen with this free tour, and discover why it's known as the isle of boats.

Explore the essential sights in Skeppsholmen with this free tour, and discover why it's known as the isle of boats.

Free Tour of Skeppsholmen

The very first thing you see when you arrive to Stockholm by sea is the Skeppsholmen island. If your interest has been awakened, and you're dying to discover the island, meet your guide at the National Museum and begin this free tour!

We'll cross the Skeppsholmen bridge, famous for its gold colour, and explore the quiet streets of the island. From there, you'll enjoy some of the best views of the historic centre of Stockholm, with the Palace and Cathedral rising above the rooftops of the Sweedish capital, as well as the bhoemian Södermalm area and Djurgården, also known as museum island.

On the island itself, we'll pass by the Moderna Museet, sure to stand out for the monstrous technicolour sculptures in front. Then following the tour we'll make our way to the Alf Champan boat. No idea why it's so important? Soon you'll know just why!

Then it's on to the home of the famous Charles XII of Sweden, where he lived along with his 200 bodyguards. As we discover Skeppsholmen, you'll hear fascinating stories of its history, from King Frederik and his tigers and lions, or the bunker that became a toy museum!

To put an end to the free tour of Skeppsholm, the tour crosses a little bridge, to visit the Kastellholmen island castle. Did you know that this is the place that holds the key to whether Sweden is at peace or war? Up high in its tower you'll find the answer! 

Finally, following two hours exploring the island, we'll finish the guided tour alongside the golden crown of the Skeppsholmsbron bridge.

Maximum group size

It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour for groups of more than 6 people. If your group is larger, we recommend booking this private tour of Stockholm.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

A minimum of 6 people is required to book the activity.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

National Museum