Christmas Spirit Walking Tour - in Stockholm - LikeALocal Guide

Christmas Spirit Walking Tour

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35 EUR

A Christmas market, the sweet scent of warm, delicious mulled wine, candlelit windows and Stockholm’s medieval Old Town. Trust us when we say, there is no better place to experience Stockholm’s Christmas Spirit.

Duration: 1.3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • French,
  • Swedish
The Christmas Spirit tour was the first thing we did upon our arrival in Stockholm. We were met by Natalie, who guided us around the cobblestoned streets of Gamla Stan by lantern light, telling us about Swedish Christmas traditions. She took us through the Christmas market and to a charming candy shop, where we watched candy canes being made while enjoying mulled wine and ginger snaps - a wonderful way to warm up after being outside in the wintry cold. Stockholm Our Way had also taken care of booking a Julbord dinner for us at Sjatte Tunnan, a fun medieval themed restaurant. We ended our tour there, but first Natalie made sure that our dinner reservation was in order, then wished us a Merry Christmas and left us to our feast. Overall, a very delightful and memorable evening. Thanks to Stockholm Our Way for such a lovely welcoming introduction to their beautiful city.
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Highlights

  • “Julklappsrim”, “Kalle Anka” and “lussebulle”, Swedish Christmas traditions are not complete without them.
  • See Den Gyldene Freden, one of the oldest restaurants in Stockholm and a popular spot for “julbord”
  • Take in candelabras glowing in the windows while you stroll down the cobblestone streets of the Old Town
  • Christmas Market on the main square, Stortorget, where the smell of roasted almonds and warmed glögg fill the air
  • Learn about Lucia Day traditions celebrated on December 13th, including the “Lucia train”.

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Description

Have you ever experienced Christmas in Stockholm? The falling snowflakes light up the Nordic winter darkness and the smell of roasted almonds hit you as you wander down the streets of Stockholm. The Christmas bells rattle in the wind, a choir is singing somewhere nearby. Has your Christmas spirit arrived yet? Get to know the Swedish way of celebrating this special time of year and what Christmas in Stockholm is really like.

During your walking tour of the cosy winter laden Old Town, you will learn about where the custom of placing advent candelabras in the window comes from, what is found on a traditional Swedish julbord, who the bearer of light is and what Swedish Santa Claus looks like. In other words - what Christmas in Stockholm is all about, and how the Swedes awaken their Christmas spirit. No Christmas walking tour would be complete without a stop to a local Christmas market, and it just so happens that the main square in the Old Town, Stortorget, has their very own (which we recommend to return to after the tour). Lucky us!
 
When the wintry breeze of Jack Frost’s breath hits your skin, we’ll make a stop inside, treating you to a taste of non-alcoholic glögg, or mulled wine

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly local guide
  • Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine (Glögg)
  • Transport
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

Järntorget, next to the Christmas tree in the middle of the square - located in the Old Town (Järntorget)

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

Delightful
Katrina was very charming, informative and friendly! We had a great time on this tour.
K
The Christmas Spirit tour was the first thing we did upon our arrival in Stockholm. We were met by Natalie, who guided us around the cobblestoned streets of Gamla Stan by lantern light, telling us about Swedish Christmas traditions. She took us through the Christmas market and to a charming candy shop, where we watched candy canes being made while enjoying mulled wine and ginger snaps - a wonderful way to warm up after being outside in the wintry cold. Stockholm Our Way had also taken care of booking a Julbord dinner for us at Sjatte Tunnan, a fun medieval themed restaurant. We ended our tour there, but first Natalie made sure that our dinner reservation was in order, then wished us a Merry Christmas and left us to our feast. Overall, a very delightful and memorable evening. Thanks to Stockholm Our Way for such a lovely welcoming introduction to their beautiful city.
A
I got a tour of Gamla Stan this December. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. She answered all of my random questions and was very nice. Even though the tour was Christmas oriented it included all sorts of cool information from the City. It was a reasonable price and even included pepparkakor and glogg at the end! A must-do if you are in Stockholm at Christmas.

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4.9/5

George was awesome!
We had a fantastic tour of Gamla Stan and many interesting facts were shared. Our tour guide was very personable, energetic, and knew the answers to everyone's questions. He also did a great job shooing away those not on our tour but who were trying to get in on some free tidbits! We loved the ferry over to the Vasa and learning more about the ship and its misfortunes. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Stockholm!
Entertaining Segway tour with a great guide
We thoroughly enjoyed our Segway tour with our guide Elin. She was informative, funny and took us on a very interesting route giving out lots of fascinating local knowledge along the way.
Thoroughly recommended.
A great way to orient yourself to the city!
Our tour guide George was full of information and interesting facts. It was a great tour to do on my first day in Stockholm as a solo traveler to situate myself and learn a bit about the city's interesting history. Definitely recommend doing this.
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Tour operated by: OURWAY Sweden