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