Comprising of 30,000 islands and islets, it makes for a popular holiday destination with both locals and visitors looking for a nice place to swim, a beautiful backdrop for their picnic or fun activities. It stretches from Grisselhamn in the north to Landsort in the south, and each island has its very own character.
Attractions and activities
Whether you are looking for peace and relaxation, or vibrant nightlife and culture, you will find it only a few minutes away from the city center. The Stockholm Archipelago offers a wealth of activities to keep every type of holidaymaker entertained. Dine in first class restaurants and indulge in a little souvenir shopping on a day trip to Sandhamn, Fjäderholmarna or Vaxholm islands. The latter also offers a scary night walk through the islands oldest neighborhood, where you can hear about the city’s dark past.
Wildlife and parties
No trip to the Swedish capital would be complete without taking in the sights, sounds and colorful wildlife found by the ocean. Get active on Svartsö, Nåttarö or Grinda where you can hire bikes and rowboats to explore the islands, in between taking dips in the serene swimming lakes. As the sun goes down, join Stockholm’s elite in partying the night away in the popular Sandhamn marina, located on the outer archipelago, offering both bare rocks and long, white sand beaches.
Experience the wilderness on Bullerö, Svartlöga or Huvudskär islands where nature is untouched and you'll find a bird reserve, seals and old boathouses. Cruises between here and Helsinki in Finland are popular during the summer months, thanks to the glorious sunsets that can be caught late in the evening. Stay at the central Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm and have quick and easy access to the many experiences of both the archipelago and the rest of this exciting city.