Dubbed the ‘Venice of the North’, Stockholm is made up of some of the most picturesque canals in the world. A trip along the city’s waterways has been a popular visitor activity for decades and is an excellent way to discover Stockholm’s 14 islands and their many attractions.
Float along the waterThese lovely waterways have played an important part in the history of the city and are integral to its character. Experience a unique side to the Swedish capitol by traveling along the many waterways and catching intriguing views of many of its main attractions.
A trip along the canals will in many cases allow you to get off in the beautiful district of Södermalm. Located on its own island, this bohemian area is overflowing with trendy boutiques, shops and fashionable art galleries. See the Katarina Church and have a stroll among the allotment gardens and tiny cottages of Tantolunden Park. If you would like to do some shopping, then head to Bruno Galleria shopping center and pick up something special to take home with you.
Hop on a guided tour by boatA tour along one of Stockholm’s canals is a great way to spend a day, allowing many beautiful sights as you drift by. There are a number of companies offering trips around the city via water. If you are traveling with children then take the Royal Canal Tour by Strömma. This tour covers the best parts of the city by boat and offers 11 languages to choose from for those who would like an audio tour. Drawing and coloring material is given to children to keep them occupied while you enjoy the sites.
Delve into Stockholm’s canals from the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm. The hotel provides a comfortable and relaxing room to return to after an exciting day travelling on the canals.