Christmas Spirit Walking Tour - in Stockholm - LikeALocal Guide

Christmas Spirit Walking Tour

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350 SEK

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.

This operator has 17 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

P
Great tour guide.
Your company were excellent from the off! Even when we accidentally cancelled the trip, you made it happen and Marc was an excellent guide. To be honest my wife and I could have just chatted with Marc all day as he is a very knowledgable well travelled guide and is a credit to your company. I especially found the Devil's book story hillarious.

I will definitely recommend to all, and would promote Marc (if not already) as your lead English tour guide. Many thanks for an enjoyable tour and would definitely use your company again.

Paul and Tash
Muy interesante y ameno
Mi guía no hablaba español pero sí un inglés muy accesible. Muy simpática, amable , abierta a que se le pregunte lo que sea y eso que me interesaba saber sobre la la inmigración actual , por ejemplo
Se ven variadas cosas y con mucha información pero de manera amena y con el tiempo suficiente
Great job
Our guide did a great job. He was super friendly, very knowledgeable and truly excited about the city - something so important to inspire tourists about it. Would highly recommend the tour and the guide.
K
My favorite day of my entire Sweden/Denmark vacation was the day we took a bike tour with this company. Lisa was a fabulous guide, despite having a cold, and provided us with a great deal of information and ideas for things to do after our tour concluded. The bike tour is a great way to start your vacation in Stockholm as it provides you with a start to knowing where everything is and helps you get your bearings. It also gives you a good idea of where you want to return. In addition, the bike rental is good for two additional days after the day you take the tour! I would highly recommend his tour to anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors and is in moderately good shape. Lisa was very attentive to the different needs of everyone in our group and adjusted her speed accordingly. Perfect day!
C
We had a great tour, Lisa, our Tour guide showed us the old Town ( Gamle Stan ) and the Vasa
In the meanwhile telling funny stories about the past (e.g. medieval punishments) and the present ( the Royals and their relatives )All related to the spots we were visitng. The tour included Vasa VIP entrance so we could beat the queue in front of the desk. Not the most important thing but losing 30minutes in a queue in the sun is not what you like to meet! The tour last 3 hours and includes the ferry to Djurgardens. Good value for money!
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Tour operated by: OURWAY Sweden