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Stockholm archipelago

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Stockholm archipelago

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The Stockholm archipelago, Stockholms skärgård or skärgården, is a group of thousands of islands in Sweden, accessible from Stockholm as well as the towns of Vaxholm and Norrtälje.


Värmdö is a big and diverse island, accessible by car and SL buses. Gustavsberg is the main town. Stavsnäs is the main ferry terminal for the southern archipelago.

Vaxholm is a quaint town center accessible by car and SL buses, with some shopping, and a major boat terminal.

Sandhamn is a resort island in the outer archipelago.

Get in

The archipelago can be accessed from downtown Stockholm.

Get around

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.




Outdoor bathing.

Rod fishing is generally allowed, without a license.



Most boats in regular traffic have a simple bar, offering regular beer and wine.

Stay safe

Ticks, fästingar, are common in grassy areas of the archipelago.

Get out

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