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Lush, populated islands, deserted isles and rocky barren skerries dot Sweden’s archipelagos from the far north in Swedish Lapland, wrapping around the coastline of the deep south, before stretching up the west coast.
Archipelagos in northern Sweden
The archipelagos of Stockholm and Gothenburg are probably the most well known Swedish archipelagos. But northern Sweden has archipelagos too. Off the northern Swedish cities of Luleå and Piteå lie groups of islands in the Gulf of Bothnia, known for their natural beauty and unique cultural heritage.
The Östgöta Archipelago
There is also the The Östgöta Archipelago off the east coast of Sweden, which is actually three archipelagos: Gryt, and Tjust, St. Anna and Arkösund. Beautiful, verdant isles hug the east coast, while the outlying islands tend to be barren, rocky affairs. All are naturally gorgeous of course, with beaches, bathing spots, some with natural or guest harbours and a lively food scene. Accommodation options include hotels, guesthouses, youth hostels, campsites and camping with your own tent.
South east coast archipelago
Sweden’s south east coast archipelago is 10,000 islands strong, stretching out from coastal towns Västervik, Oskarshamn, Mönsterås and Kalmar. The biggest island here is Öland, a favourite among Swedish holidaymakers for its sun, sea and fantastic white beaches/shallow coastal waters. Öland is also famous for its windmills, Borgholm Castle and ancient sites. The most southerly archipelago in Sweden is the Blekinge archipelago. This archipelago is made up of 1,650 islands, islets and skerries – from Hasslö in the west to Utlängan in the east.
Socialising, picking berries and mushrooms and living the country life.Launch Experience