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Royal Canal Tour Stockholm (1-hour Canal Cruise Stockholm)

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Cruise along the canals of Stockholm and take in the panoramic views of the city on a royal canal tour. Listen to an audio-guide and checkout the city’s landmarks from the waterways. Learn why Stockholm’s canal system is referred to as the “Venice of the North” as you travel around the archipelago of islands that surround the city.

Marvel at the trendy streets of Södermalm, cruise past the Royal Game Park at Djurgården, and listen to the complimentary audio commentary on board.

Know before you book:

  • Boats depart every hour starting at 10.30am
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance
  • Snacks and drinks are available on board for purchase
  • There is free WI-FI onboard
  • There are toilets onboard


  • Explore Stockholm’s canals and waterways on a panoramic boat tour
  • See Stockholm from a different perspective
  • Fun and educational

Stockholm canal tours are the perfect way to explore the city’s many waterways and islands. These tours highlight key points in the city and offer breathtaking views. Sit back and relax as your audio-guide narrates your journey through the Swedish seas!

Sail past picturesque islands and enjoy panoramic views of the Stockholm skyline. Each tour offers guests an audio-set and headphones so you can listen to historical facts about Stockholm as you enjoy your Stockholm canal tour. Audio-guides are offered in many different languages, select the tour in the language you prefer.

The canal boats offer free WI-FI onboard and have bathroom facilities. There is also a cafe where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Have a coffee or a glass of wine as you enjoy your leisurely boat ride, or try a traditional Swedish “fika” which is coffee and cake.

Keep your camera handy as you sail past the natural beauty of the Swedish landscape. Enjoy the fresh open air and take in all the fascinating views on these unique Stockholm canal tours!

Royal Canal Tour Stockholm Prices

The cost of the tickets start at about USD $22.00 per person and go up to USD $50.00 depending on length of time and tour inclusions. Pick the tour and time-frame that works best for your schedule.

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Tour the greener parts of Stockholm on board a canal boat and cruise for 50 minutes along the Djurgården Canal, departing from Strömkajen in the center of the city. See historic sights from the water while listening to an informative audio guide.
Royal Canal Tour - Explore Stockholm by Boat
Glide through Stockholm's scenic canals during this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Cruise by all the city's important landmarks like Kungliga Slottet (the Royal Palace), Gamla Stan (Old Town), the Gröna Lund amusement park and the Vasa Museum. Disembark at any of the 8 waterfront stops and...
24h Hop On Hop Off Boat Stockholm


All boat tours run daily and start at 10:30 am. The finishing time for each day depends on the season.

Monday – Sunday:

  • 4 Apr – 26 Apr: 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • 27 Apr – 18 Jun: 10:30am – 6:30pm
  • 19 Jun – 18 Aug: 10:30am – 7:30pm
  • 19 Aug – 1 Sep: 10:30am – 5:30pm
  • 2 Sep – 30 Sep: 10:30am – 3:30pm
  • 1 Oct – 30 Oct: 10:30am – 2:30pm
  • 1 Nov – 15 Dec: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Best Time to Go

The best time to take a Stockholm canals tour is from early summer to early fall (May – September). The temperatures will still be pleasant which will allow you to better enjoy this scenic water cruise.

Royal Sightseeing Stockholm Tour Options

There are a few options for you to choose from when booking your Stockholm canal tour.
Guests can choose between a 1-hour tour or a 1-day pass that’s good all day.

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

This 1-hour tour option will provide you with just enough time to see the beautiful Stockholm canals. You’ll be able to learn a brief history of the canal system and neighboring islands and get acquainted with the rest of the city.

These round-trip tours have the same departure and end point, – you’ll be dropped off right where you started. These stops are in a prime location, so you can get on with the rest of your day and sightseeing in Stockholm before or after your canal tour.

What we liked: With this tour option you’ll glide along Stockholm’s scenic canal route and see all the city’s important landmarks.
  • 1-hour cruise along the city’s canals and waterways
  • Audio guide (available in 14 languages)
  • Earphones

  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Stockholm City Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

This hop-on hop-off Stockholm boat tour will provide you with unlimited access to the Stockholm canal system for the whole day. This tour includes eight well placed waterfront stops along the Stockholm canal system that guests are invited to hop-on or hop-off at as many times as they choose.

Spend as much time as you like exploring on-land before hopping back onboard and sailing to your next destination. This ticket also allows discounted admission to other attractions in Stockholm.

What we liked: Forget buses and busy streets, this tour lets you travel across the city by boat, and it’s valid all day!
  • Hop-on hop-off boat tour
  • Audio commentary on board (available in english)
  • Earphones
  • 8 stops around Stockholm
  • You can board the boat at any of the 8 stops around Stockholm

  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Stockholm in a Nutshell by Bus and Boat

See Stockholm’s main attractions on this 2.5-hour combination tour. Take in the natural beauty of Stockholm’s landscape from the water and on land. Start with a guided sightseeing bus tour that passes all the city’s must-see attractions. Sights include the Royal Palace, Stockholm City Hall, Old Town, and more!

Afterwards, enjoy a Stockholm sightseeing boat tour. As you travel along the canals you’ll pass historic buildings and museums. Take in the panoramic views of Stockholm’s scenic waterways and marvel at the stunning skyline. Audio guides will narrate your whole trip with interesting historical commentary.

What we liked: Guests will get a real feel for the city’s layout with this bus and boat tour combo.
  • Sightseeing by bus
  • Sightseeing by boat
  • Audio guide in 10 languages
  • Earphones

  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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9.7Expert Score
Stockholm canal tours are entertaining and insightful. You'll learn about Stockholm's history while taking in the stunning views of the city's picturesque landscape.
Value for money
  • Well organized
  • Free WI-FI on board
  • Toilets on the boat
  • An audio guide to provide you commentary
  • Audio guide available in different languages (depending on tour)
  • The running hours of the canal tours change seasonally

Specification: Royal Canal Tour Stockholm (1-hour Canal Cruise Stockholm)


1 day, 1 hr


Food and drinks, Hotel pick-up/drop-off


Audio guide, Boat cruise/tour, Headsets

Meals & Drinks

Meals not included (available for purchase)


Not Provided

Suitable For

Everyone, Families

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    A good start to get to know a city. The recording with different languages, which are selected via headset, is a bit dated and needs to be renewed. The staff didn't even know that an overview card had to be handed out so that the numbering could be assigned in the lecture. Too bad.

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    Very good cruise on the canal, the presentation in French is very good, this allows you to visit corners of Stockholm that will not be visited on a short weekend. By cons on the site it is said that there was little space while the boat was almost empty 🙂

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