Historical and Cultural Urban Walk

  • Get to know another side of Stockholm and Swedish culture during this unique walk.

  • Duration icon2h
    Participants icon1 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Historical and Cultural Urban Walk

  • Get to know another side of Stockholm and Swedish culture during this unique walk.

  • Duration icon2h
    Participants icon1 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Offered in English
  • Meet your host, Ryan K
    Photo of Ryan K

    A tour guide since 2009, I have taken hundreds of thousands of travellers around the streets of Stockholm and Amsterdam. I genuinely enjoy meeting new people and the challenge of connecting like minded travellers through historical storytelling. I have 100s of five-star reviews across the internet but I am not the average tour guide. I don't stand in front of a building telling the year it was built. I don't like that style of tour guiding. Instead I focus on extracting the turning points in history in a light-hearted and humorous way. After the tour join me for a beer or coffee and a chat.

  • What you will see and do

    What Stockholm lacks in stereotypical landmarks it makes up in unique and hilarious stories of its citizens past and present. The difference in my tour compared to others is that we avoid the heavily touristy area of Gamla Stan. Also, we investigate and analyze in depth the reasons why Swedish history has unfolded the way it has. Find out the consequences of this history on the present day.

    This is a story of Stockholm written over 5 years to give you an entertaining overview of modern Swedish history. Along the way, we see local inner city living - Stockholm style. Walk with me learning how a collection of simple twists of fate evolved into significant historical figures who helped shape Stockholm (and Sweden) culturally, politically and geographically.

    Unlike most tours in Stockholm we do not walk the streets of the Old Town, instead, we will walk through streets, squares and parks most tourists will never have the pleasure of experiencing themselves. Some of these places and stories are unknown to locals as well.

    This is storytelling first by me, a native English speaker, and tour guiding second.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    If you want to have a quick coffee or non-alcoholic drink halfway through I will buy you one!
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Refreshments and snacks after the tour, tips (accepted but not necessary)
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • We meet on the steps of Operan which is located opposite the big equestrian statue on Gustav Adolfs Torg. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before scheduled start time as the walk leaves no later than 5 minutes past the start time.

  • Stockholm  » History