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Archipelago, Stockholm archipelago
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Stockholm archipelago

The Stockholm archipelago of 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks starts very close to the city and spreadings 80 km east into the Baltic Sea.

Explore the archipelago year round 

The most popular way to see the archipelago, called the 'skärgården' by locals, is by ferry. You can buy tickets from ferry service Cinderella and ferry company Waxholmsbolaget.


You can boat, hike, fish, sea kayak, bike and swim and even ice yacht in the archipelago. Forage for wild berries and mushrooms in early autumn, cook your own fish at BBQ stations at camp sites, or go gourmet at some of the well known restaurants on Fjäderholmarna, Grinda and Värmdö.

Where to stay

Once refuge of farmers and fishermen, the Stockholm archipelago – the largest in Sweden – is now home to some of the poshest Stockholmers and has over 50,000 holiday homes ranging from red timber, one-room cottages to full-scale 'I’ve-won-the-lottery' villas. But you don’t have to be a local to stay overnight. You can stay at a campsite or hostel and cottage rentals are common, and you can also stay in traditional country guesthouses, as well as swish hotels.