Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Adventure

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Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Adventure information and booking

8 hours
Departs from
Vaxholm, Stockholm
Returns to
Returns to original departure point. The tour will finish at approximately 6pm in Vaxholm, and you will be back in Stockholm between 7:30pm and 8pm by ferry.
Time of departure
Ferries to Vaxholm depart from the Strömkajen ferry terminal in central Stockholm at 8am (8:30am on Sundays)
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Tour description provided by Viator

Sail around Stockholm’s spectacular archipelago by yacht on this full-day sailing adventure! As you cruise, try sailing the yacht yourself under the watchful eye of the skipper, and become one of the crew by helping to handle the vessel. Stop at a picture-postcard island to swim or explore, and enjoy a delicious lunch on board during your voyage. With expert guidance from the start and all the equipment you need supplied, you don't need any prior sailing experience to take the helm or assist the crew: just lots of enthusiasm!

Make your own way by ferry or bus from central Stockholm to Vaxholm, a pretty coastal town edging the stunning Stockholm Archipelago. Meet your skipper for the day at the ferry port and board your beautiful yach at approximately 10am.

Receive a safety briefing and watch as the crew navigates the yacht into the archipelago! Europe’s largest archipelago is a lovely collection of 24,000 natural islands and skerries that's crying out to be explored. As you cruise, 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.

Glide narrow straits lined with 19th-century houses and traverse bigger bays to reach more remote islands. Many are uninhabited yet accessible for landing, giving your yacht the freedom to roam anywhere!

Refuel with a traditional fika of coffee and snacks and assist the crew in handling the vessel. Then, take the helm guided by the professionals around you! Pick up the basics of navigation and hear about the history and wildlife of the archipelago from your skipper.

Later, your yacht will stop at a picturesque island. Go ashore to explore or swim in the crisp waters, and then enjoy a tasty lunch prepared on board, accompanied by refreshing drinks.

Continue sailing after lunch and return to Vaxholm at around 6pm, where your sailing adventure ends. Return to Stockholm straightaway, enjoy dinner in Vaxholm (own expense) and return later, or perhaps hop on the classic steamboat dinner cruise that sails from Vaxholm back to the capital (own expense).

What's included

  • 8-hour sailing experience aboard a modern yacht
  • Supervision from a professional yachting crew
  • Use of an inflatable life jacket and sailing equipment
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Coffee and snacks

What isn't included

  • Transportation to/from vaxholm port
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off