Island hopping

Stockholm archipelago

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Why locals love it

Located to the east of the city, the Stockholm archipelago boasts beautiful nature, tens of thousands of islands and even more summer cottages. Swedes come here when the sun is shining to kick back and relax, sail and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

Why you should visit it

Escape the bustle of the city and head to one of Stockholm’s many magical islands for a day of swimming, sunning and strolling. Ferries and steamboat tours depart from Strömkajen near Kungsträdgården subway station. Popular islands include Vaxholm, Utö and Sandhamn. Prices vary depending on the destination.

Special tip

If one day isn't enough, Waxholmsbolaget’s “Island Hopping” travel pass (420 kr) gives you five days of unlimited transport between the islands.

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4 Comments

Take the ferry to Vaxholm for sunday lunch!
Elin
Local
June 8, 2017
Romantic for a walk at the small beach. Pretty cold but beautiful scenery in winter.
Karina
Local
February 2, 2017
How can I go to Stockholm archipelago islands using public transportation?
Marina
Traveller
July 7, 2016
Waxholms bolaget works with the local public transport system to go to the archipelago .
Zitra
Traveller
July 14, 2017
A tip is to go by bus from Slussen out to either Vaxholm or Nacka (depending on where you're headed) and then catch the boat from there. The fee for the boat will be less and the bus usually is faster. And you should be prepared to dedicate some time if you're planning on visiting the archipelago, minimum one day.
Filiz
Local Expert
July 2, 2016

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