A Full Day Sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago

A Full Day Sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: Swedish, English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super flexibleFREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • Meeting point:
    SÖDERHAMNSPLAN 1, 185 31 Vaxholm
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Climb on board of a luxury 40-48.5″ yacht for a full day sailing in the Stockholm archipelago. Sailing almost 30,000 islands, there’s plenty to see and there’s no more relaxing way to do it!

You will meet your Captain at the harbor in the pretty coastal town of Vaxholm, on the edge of the Stockholm archipelago. Once on board, you will receive a safety briefing and then set off on your adventure! You will sail through narrow straits, lined with beautiful Scandinavian architecture; an eclectic mix of 19th-century homes and modern luxury villas, before crossing larger bays to reach more wild and uninhabited islands.

As you cruise through the maze of islands and skerries, you’ll soon understand how legends have emerged about the islands’ fairies and elves, and why parts of the archipelago are nominated for UNESCO World Heritage and National Park status.

The wildlife, rugged scenery and serenity of the archipelago will blow you away!  Some of the islands will be big enough to house a village, some just a single homestead and others so small they have room for only one tree on them! There will be towering cliffs, narrow straits, plenty of forest and wildlife in abundance! The wildlife and nature are astonishing! Moose, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer, and Red Foxes live on the larger islands and during the summer months, they swim between them. White-tailed/Sea eagles, Canadian Geese, Eider, Loons, Arctic Terns, Ospreys, Great Cormorants, and other migratory birds can be seen all summer out in the archipelago. You may even get lucky and see grey seals out fishing in the waters!

For lunch, you’ll pick the sunniest most picturesque island to stop and whilst taking a break you can explore ashore, search for wildlife, go for a swim and enjoy a delicious freshly prepared meal.

Should you wish, the Captain will show you how to man the Yacht and let you sail some of the ways under his careful supervision.

There is no set route for this tour, it is the wind and your curiosity that decide!

Itinerary

You will meet your Captain at the harbor in the pretty coastal town of Vaxholm, on the edge of the Stockholm archipelago at 9;15. You will return to Vaxholm approximately 17:00-18:00, so you will likely be back in the city approximately 18:30-19:30.

Included
  • Delicious traditional Swedish food
  • Qualified English-speaking Captain
Meeting point
SÖDERHAMNSPLAN 1, 185 31 Vaxholm Get directions

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