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Ferry at sunset
Brännö is a small town and island outside Gothenburg. Due to its geographical location, Brännö has throughout the centuries been a strategic location for seafarers, from both Sweden and the adjacent Norway and Denmark.
Photo credit: Per Pixel Petersson/

Coast ferries

Coastal ferries are the best way to see Sweden’s islands and archipelagos.

Sweden’s coastline and archipelagos are unique and the Swedes have a particularly intimate and loving relationship with both. Both the Stockholm archipelago and the Gothenburg archipelago are easy to reach with coastal ferries. Fjäderholmarna the closest of the islands are just a mere 30 min boat trip away from central Stockholm.

The archipelagos embrace a wide range of ecosystems, plant and animal biotopes. The natural beauty, the distinctive cultural heritage and the variety of landscapes make them very valuable for outdoor activities and recreation. The archipelagos of Stockholm and Gothenburg are probably the most well known Swedish archipelagos but there are archipelagos from north to south. Find out more about Sweden's other archipelagos.

Boat journey in Bohuslän

Ferry Drott in the archipelago of Bohuslän in West Sweden.

Photo: Roger Borgelid