Ocean Bus Stockholm – a land & water tour of Stockholm

Ocean Bus, Stockholm

Stockholm from the water

That’s right; an Ocean Bus, a bus that turns into a boat. 

My sister told me about this before we went, and we saw the bus / boat (named Estelle, after the Swedish Princess, Estelle) in the harbour and booked for a couple of days later when my sister and her friend had arrived. 

The Ocean Bus is impossible to miss at the bus stop at harbour; it’s a boat that’s wrapped in a seascape, which really stands out from the red and green tourist buses. 

We hopped aboard and chose our seats. The windows go all the way down so you get a really good view, and can take photos without getting annoying reflections off the window. 

The tour lasts 75 minutes and is run by two brothers, Paul and Max, who clearly know their stuff, and have got a sense of humour. 

We started off on land and headed through an area we hadn’t even had time to explore and didn’t end up exploring, so it was nice to see that and find out more about it. 

Turning into a boat was really strange; the bus goes down a ramp and through some wizardry, it becomes a boat and continues on it’s way. 

Stockholm from the water

You spend the same amount of time in the water as you do on land, which is nice and means you get to see the sights without people, buses, or traffic in the way. 

The Vasa Museum from the water

Grona Lund from the water

It goes past all the main tourist attractions, so it was a great way for us to see part of the city we hadn’t had chance to see it. It was perfect for my sister and her friend as they’d only got two full days in the Stockholm. 

  • Djurgarden
  • Strandvagen
  • The Royal Palace
  • The Royal Dramatic Theater 
  • Stureplan 
  • Vasa Museum 
  • Diplomatic City 
  • Grona Lund 
  • Skansen 
  • Skeppsholmen 

The Royal Palace, Stockholm

If you’re going to Stockholm, I would definitely recommend the Ocean Bus. It’s a really fun and unique way to see and learn about the city, which is perfect because there’s so much to do in Stockholm that you’ll probably be strapped for time.  

 

Costs

As people are curious about the cost of being a tourist in Stockholm, I’m sharing prices to help you get a good idea. 

Tickets were 250SEK, which is about £19. 

 

Have you ever been on an amphibious boat? 

 

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  • a bus that turns into a boat… now that’s pretty cool! I have never been on one before. Sure sounds like it would be an adventure!

  • I love the idea of amphibious tours, although I’ve never been on one!
    And I most definitely love Stockholm’s architecture. 🙂

    • It’s so beautiful isn’t it? When you walk around most European cities you can’t help but wonder why our cities aren’t so grand and ridiculously fancy. Birmingham needs to up it’s game.

  • Love these beautiful pictures! I totally would go on a bus that turns into a boat! Sounds fun!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

  • Sarah Albertson

    Ok. A water bus sounds awesome. I will definitely be doing this when I hopefully visit Stockholm one day!

  • This sounds like it was really fun and interesting, I would have been nervous about driving into water though, bet it’s a strange feeling!

  • carlyvanwatts

    Okay, this looks really fun! I can imagine it being a strange sensation when it finally turns into a boat – sorta like you’re just driving a regular bus into a river! All of these pictures are beautiful too, I’d love to visit Stockholm! xx