Vaxholm is the "capital" of the northern archipelago, a hub for many boat routes, also accessible by public transport buses.
The archipelago can be accessed from downtown Stockholm.
The two major shipping companies are the public-transport Waxholmsbolaget, and the private-owned Strömma.
Waxholmsbolaget's regular boats stop at most docks. Strömma is aimed at major tourist destinations, faster but costlier.
The Baltic Sea ferries offer an elevated view of the archipelago.
Most boats in regular traffic have a simple bar, offering regular beer and wine.