Stockholm

Welcome to my green world! I am Stefan, an authorized and licensed professional tour guide in Stockholm. Here you find all the tours in English. Experience our royal capital with all it has to offer. Here are three world heritage sites, unique cultural landmarks and one of the world´s most island rich-archipelagos. For those of you traveling with the family, we recommend a trip to Djurgården, where you will find Gröna Lund, Junibacken and Skansen, among other interesting things. Or why not take an educational and exciting excursion to the National Museum of Natural History? If it´s a cultural trip you´re looking for, we recommend the Vasa Museum and ABBA the Museum. The city also has a large selection of galleries and historical sites. Stockholm simply has something for everyone. With its idyllic location next to Lake Mälaren, Stockholm offers guided tours with sightseeing boats. We recommend a boat trip to the charming small archipelago island of Fjäderholmarna. Here there are several studios, a smokehouse, a trade stall and restaurants.If you are interested to visit Uppsala or Västerås, just click the links and I can tell you more. 


Old Town City Walk 90 minutes

PUBLIC TOUR FOR A MAXIMUM OF 10 PERSONS

Embark on a whirlwind adventure through Old Town Stockholm with me in just 60 minutes! Discover centuries of history, enchanting cobblestone streets, and iconic landmarks. Let me be your guide to the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, and the vibrant Stortorget square. Uncover hidden gems and fascinating tales that breathe life into every corner. Perfect for the time-conscious explorer, this express tour ensures you don't miss the essence of Old Town's charm. Join me for an unforgettable journey through time and culture – in just 90 minutes!

Important information

  • Price 360 SEK per person.
  • Duration 1 1/2 hours (90 minutes)
  • Meeting point: In front of the Nobility House, Riddarhustorget 10
  • The majority of this tour takes place in areas where you will have to walk on cobblestones. You can best enjoy this tour wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Tour will take place in all weather conditions, so please dress for the season. An umbrella or raincoat is always helpful. Streets are cobble stone, but the walking tour is at an easy, casual pace and does not include a lot of stairs or steep hills.  
  • End the tour with a Swedish fika indoor. 
  • This is a cooperation between Stefan Maurbakken and Visitto
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    • Architectural details
    • Old Town through 800 years
    • Royal Palace
    • Stockholm Cathedral
    • Swedish fika included

    Scenic Views and Hidden Treasures

    A STROLL THROUGH SÖDERMALM SPLENDORS

    Embark on a captivating journey for the ultimate panoramic and Instagram-worthy experience! If you have an affinity for breathtaking viewpoints, exquisite houses, and uncovering hidden gems, look no further – this is the tour crafted just for you.

    Capture the perfect shot with your camera or smartphone as we delve into the enchanting world of Södermalm and its scenographic wonders. Marvel at the stunning landscapes, immerse yourself in the charm of beautiful houses, and uncover the secrets of hidden gems that add a touch of mystique to this vibrant district.

    This isn't just a tour; it's a visual feast designed for those who appreciate the artistry of a well-framed photo and the allure of unique discoveries. Every corner of Södermalm tells a story, and we're here to help you capture those moments that will elevate your social media game to new heights.

    Join us on this adventure, where every viewpoint is a potential masterpiece, every house is a work of art, and every hidden gem is a treasure waiting to be unveiled. Seize the opportunity to make your Instagram feed a gallery of awe-inspiring images. Book your spot on the Södermalm Scenographic Tour now and let the beauty unfold before your lens!

    Important information 

  • Price 360 SEK per person.
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of Hotel Rival, Mariatorget
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera
  • Tour will take place in all weather conditions, so please dress for the season. An umbrella or raincoat is always helpful. Streets are cobble stone, but the walking tour is at an easy, casual pace and does not include a lot of stairs or steep hills.  
  • This is a cooperation between Stefan Maurbakken and Visitto
  • HIGHLIGHTS
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    Culinary Walk at Djurgården

    A Public Tour With a Local Guide 

    Welcome to the culinary exploration of Djurgården! Immerse yourself in a taste experience like no other while discovering some of Stockholm's most breathtaking sights. Our journey begins at the Nordic Museum, where you'll delve into the history of dining from the 1500s onward.

    After indulging in a delectable appetizer at the museum's restaurant, we continue to the Vasa Museum. Here, explore the world's best-preserved 17th-century ship and relish a main course crafted with exquisite Swedish ingredients in the museum's restaurant.

    As we wander, explore crops and plants in Vasa's own garden and stroll along Djurgårdsstrand. At the Spirit Museum, near the Absolut Renat exhibit with Lars Olsson Smith, you'll receive a lesson in Swedish spirits.

    Our city stroll takes us to the charming wooden buildings of Old Djurgården, where highlights include the old fire station, Mjölnargården, Apotekshuset, and Breda gatan.

    We conclude the day with a delightful afternoon fika (coffee/tea and pastry), leaving you thoroughly satisfied after savoring all the delicious dishes. The price includes all courses and a water bottle provided at the start. Should you desire additional beverages, opportunities await at the visited restaurants. So, come hungry and experience Stockholm in a whole new way!

    Important information

  • Price 995 SEK per person, with a minimum of 4 persons per booking. Maximum 14 participants. 
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Visitor Center, Royal Djurgården
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera
  • Tour will take place in all weather conditions, so please dress for the season. An umbrella or raincoat is always helpful. Streets are cobble stone, but the walking tour is at an easy, casual pace and does not include stairs or steep hills.  
  • This is a cooperation between Stefan Maurbakken and Visitto
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    • A bottle of water
    • Starter served at Nordiska
    • Skip-the-line-to Vasa Museum
    • Main course served at Vasa
    • A stroll in green gardens
    • Coffee and cake at a local bakery

    Cultural Walk in Stockholm

    Public With a Local Guide

    The best way to visit a city is through the lens of a Local Guide. Let yourself be transported into the beauty of Stockholm by passing through some of the most exciting places the city offers. 

    The tour starts in front of the iconic City Hall at Kungsholmen island. It is indeed a masterpiece of architecture. Your guide will unveil the secrets of the Blue Hall, the prestigious venue for the Nobel Prize banquet held annually on December 10th here. Immerse yourself in the grandeur and significance of this historic site. Continue the city walk at Riddarholmen, reached by a tiny bridge that almost is floating on the lake of Mälaren. 

    Next, wander through the charming cobblestone streets of Gamla Stan, the Old Town, surrounded by brilliantly painted buildings that breathe life into Stockholm's past. Traverse this picturesque district and soak in its timeless charm, with the flexibility to tailor your experience to your preferences.

    The grand finale awaits at the Royal Palace, one of Europe's largest and most captivating palaces. Let your guide regale you with tales of royalty as you explore the opulent chambers and majestic grounds.

    What sets our private tour apart is the personalized touch. This isn't just a set itinerary; it's a journey crafted around your interests. If you find yourself captivated by the allure of the City Hall and wish to linger there, or if the historic charm of Gamla Stan beckons you more strongly, simply let your guide know. This exclusive experience is yours to customize, ensuring every moment caters to your desires.

    Indulge in the luxury of discovery, where every step reveals a new facet of Stockholm's allure. Book your private walking tour now and let the stories of this enchanting city unfold at your own pace.

    Important information

  • Price 1350 SEK per person.
  • Duration 2 hours.
  • Meeting point: Under the tree at the courtyard of the City Hall, Hantverkargatan 1.
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera
  • Tour will take place in all weather conditions, so please dress for the season. An umbrella or raincoat is always helpful. Streets are cobble stone, but the walking tour is at an easy, casual pace and does not include a lot of stairs or steep hills.  
  • This is a cooperation between Stefan Maurbakken and PassePartours/Get Your Guide
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    • The City Hall 
    • Riddarholmen 
    • Old Town narrow alleys
    • Stortorget
    • The Cathedral
    • The Royal Palace

    The Beauty of Stockholm

    WITH A PRIVATE LOCAL GUIDE - LIMITED TO 6 PARTICIPANTS

    The best way to visit a city is through the lens of a Local Guide. Let yourself be transported into the beauty of Stockholm by passing through some of the most exciting places the city offers. We start the tour at the popular Mariatorget before we head up towards Ivar Lo Park to admire the beauty of the city from above. We pass via Riddarholmen and Gamla before we take a boat over to Djurgården. Grand Finale is the visit to the Vasa Museum. 

    Important information

  • Price 2145 SEK per person.
  • Duration 3 hours.
  • Meeting point: Mariatorget, in front of the fountain
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera
  • Tour will take place in all weather conditions, so please dress for the season. An umbrella or raincoat is always helpful. Streets are cobble stone, but the walking tour is at an easy, casual pace and does not include a lot of stairs or steep hills.  
  • This is a cooperation between Stefan Maurbakken and PassePartours/Get Your Guide
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    • Mariatorget, Södermalm
    • Ivar Lo park
    • Gamla stan
    • A boat ride to Djurgården
    • Skip the line entrance to Vasa Museum

    Explore The alleys of Old Town

    A PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

    A city walk through Europe's best-preserved medieval city center!


    Explore Stockholm's history and everyday life and get an in-depth and effective presentation of the city with both a historical perspective and contemporary everyday life?

    Join me on a fascinating walk through the picturesque streets and alleys of the Old Town and hear the story of why the city was founded right here on this island.

    During the tour, you will pass some of Stockholm's most iconic sites, including the magnificent cathedral where the royals have held their weddings, the majestic Royal Palace, the Nobel Price Museum and the historic Stortorget where it all once began in 1252.

    Important information

    • Price 283 USD per tour for up to 10 people. 
    • Duration 2 hours. 
    • Meeting point: Railway- or bus station, Cruise Ship Port or Guide Suggestion: Slottsbacken 1, / the obelisk in front of the Cathedral. 
    • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera
    • Tour will take place in all weather conditions, so please dress for the season. An umbrella or raincoat is always helpful. Streets are cobble stone, but the walking tour is at an easy, casual pace and does not include a lot of stairs or steep hills.  
    • This is a cooperation between Stefan Maurbakken and Tours by Locals. 
    HIGHLIGHTS
    • The Cathedral + the obelisk 
    • The Royal Palace
    • The Finnish church/Ironboy
    • Stortorget 
    • The Runestone
    • Mårten Trotzigs gränd 
    • Järntorget
    • Kornhamnstorg
    • Stora Nygatan
    • Gåstorget
    • Brantingtorget
    • The Royal Palace Courtyard

    Three Islands of Stockholm

    PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

    Explore the heart of Stockholm with a licensed guide!


    100 years ago, Södermalm was a poor district with cramped residential buildings for workers. Today, Södermalm is a trendy area with restaurants and shops.

    I'll show you lush environments and charming houses from the 1750s. I'll tell about the people who lived here and about their everyday life in both joy and sorrow.

    A footbridge leads over to the small island of Riddarholmen, where Riddarholm Church is located. Today, this place is a museum with many Swedish kings buried under it. Also under the church are the remains of a monastery from the 13th century.

    On the next island is Gamla Stan, one of the best preserved medieval cities. We'll wander along the narrow cobbled streets with buildings painted in gold. I also want to show you some of Stockholm's most beautiful doors, and the Great Church as well as the royal palace.

    Important information

  • Price 378 USD per tour for up to 10 people.
  • Duration 4 hours.
  • Meeting point: Railway- or bus station, Cruise Ship Port or Guide Suggestion: Mariatorget, in front of the fountain.
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera
  • Tour will take place in all weather conditions, so please dress for the season. An umbrella or raincoat is always helpful. Streets are cobble stone, but the walking tour is at an easy, casual pace and does not include a lot of stairs or steep hills.  
  • This is a cooperation between Stefan Maurbakken and Tours by Locals.
  • HIGHLIGHTS 
    • Mariatorget, Södermalm
    • Ivar Lo park
    • St Marys church, Södermalm
    • Riddarholmen church
    • House of Nobility
    • The Cathedral + obelisk
    • Royal Palace
    • Stortorget
    • Swedish Fika (coffee and a cinnamon bun or similar).

    Sustainable Stockholm with Stefan

    HALF DAY TOUR

    Stockholm tour on feet, by boat, subway and tram!


    You may know that Kungsholmen is one of Stockholm's larger islands, and here stands the city's symbol: City Hall. Stockholm's subway system has more than 110 kilometers of art along its stations. We see three of these stations when we travel from the Town Hall via Centralen to Kungsträdgården.

    Kungsträdgården is Stockholmers' own living room. Here, we arrange many different events throughout the year.

    Gamla Stan is a living museum with attractions, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Alongside the charming cobbled streets are Stockholm Cathedral, the Nobel Prize Museum and the Royal Palace.

    Djurgården is a green oasis in the middle of Stockholm. The city's most famous museums and cultural attractions are here, including the Vasa Museum, the Viking Museum and Skansen.

    The Vasa is the world's best-preserved 17th-century ship and a unique art treasure. More than 98 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures.

    Important information

  • Price 472 USD per tour for up to 8 people.
  • Duration 5 hours.
  • Meeting point: Railway- or bus station, Cruise Ship Port or Guide Suggestion: In front of the main railway station. 
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera
  • Tour will take place in all weather conditions, so please dress for the season. An umbrella or raincoat is always helpful. Streets are cobble stone, but the walking tour is at an easy, casual pace and does not include a lot of stairs or steep hills.  
  • This is a cooperation between Stefan Maurbakken and Tours by Locals.
  • highlights
    • The City Hall
    • Metro Magic with 2 splendid stations to visit
    • Kungsträdgården
    • The Opera House
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
    • Royal Palace, the Cathedral
    • Boat ride to Djurgården
    • The Vasa Museum - skip - the - line - entrance
    • The tram will take us back to the railway statioin

    Full Day Excursion to Old & New Uppsala

    Exploring Uppsala and the Viking history together

    Uppsala is one of Sweden's largest and oldest cities, and until the 13th century, it was called Östra Aros. Today, it's world-renowned for its university, magnificent cathedral and the legacy of emeritus scholar Carl Linnaeus.

    5 km north of today's Uppsala, was the old Uppsala. 1, 500 years ago, it was a place of trade and of worship where we sailed around by boat. It was also an important center for trade and meetings. Even today, we see remains of the place where the assembly met and created laws, as well as some burial mounds from the 6th century where kings were buried.

    Sweden only became Christian in the 12th century, and in 1164 Uppsala became the country's religious center. The church was destroyed in a fire and a rise in land made it impossible to continue sailing here. The Archbishop's office moved 5 km south to Östra Aros and in 1286 we founded the new Uppsala. A new cathedral was built and consecrated in 1435. Uppsala has many green parks and nice cafes to discover too.

    Important information

  • Price 1048 USD per tour for up to 8 people.
  • Duration 9 hours.
  • Meeting point: Railway- or bus station, Cruise Ship Port or Guide Suggestion: In front of the main railway station.
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera
  • Tour will take place in all weather conditions, so please dress for the season. An umbrella or raincoat is always helpful. Streets are cobble stone, but the walking tour is at an easy, casual pace and does not include a lot of stairs or steep hills.  
  • This is a cooperation between Stefan Maurbakken and Tours by Locals.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    • Return ticket Stockholm - Uppsala (40 min one way)
    • Return ticket with Local bus (15 min) to Gamla Uppsala
    • Visit the Museum
    • Listen to stories about Vikings
    • See Sweden´s first Cathedral
    • City walk in modern town of Uppsala
    • Visit to University Library (Carolina Rediviva)
    • A stroll through the Botanical Garden
    • A visit to the Cathedral
    • Time on your own