Welcome to Stockholm Archipelago


Exactly how many islands there are is debatable, with the count ranging from 14,000 to 100,000 (the general consensus is 24,000). Whatever the number, it’s an unmissable area, unique in the world and much closer to the city than many visitors imagine, with regular ferry services and various tours. And while you can see most of the islands on day trips, it's worth staying overnight to soak up the ethereal tranquility.

Most islands have good boat connections, provided you check timings in advance – although there are worse places in the world to get stranded!


Top experiences in Stockholm Archipelago

Travel guides

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Stockholm Archipelago activities

$25.33 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Royal Canal Tour

Board your sightseeing cruise at Strömkajen at your chosen time. Sit back, relax and listen to your audio commentary as you leave the city center behind and glide through the Stockholm archipelago, a cluster of some 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks spreading east into the Baltic Sea.Enter the peaceful Djurgården canal, where you’ll pass several historical buildings, museums and lovely green areas. As the canal opens out into the sea, return toward the city and pass the island of Fjaderholmarna and the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, the scenic former home of the Swedish Prince Eugen. Skirting the island of Djurgården, view the Vasa Museum, a maritime museum that displays the only almost fully intact 17th-century ship that has ever been salvaged, the Vasa warship that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. Admire the large, bustling island of Södermalm, whose district of the same name is one of the most densely populated districts of Scandinavia. Then view the locks and bridges around the central area of Slussen, situated on the Söderström river connecting Södermalm and Gamla stan. The area is named after the locks between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.Soak up a beautiful Stockholm city panorama before returning to the dock to end your 50-minute cruise.

$86.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Stockholm RIB Sightseeing Cruise

Meet your skipper Strandvägen and receive a short briefing on your boat and the ride ahead. Then, don a lifejacket and waterproof gear, and board your modern RIB. Take your seat and hold the clutch rail as your skipper gets ready to go!Hold on tight and ogle the views over Stockholm, including the impressive Stockholm National Museum (Nationalmuseum), from the water as your boat picks up speed through the water. Glide past the city’s soldierly rows of russet and ocher townhouses, all beautifully reflected in the clear waters.Heading eastward, cruise past the castle-like turrets of the Prince Eugens Waldemarsudde museum and then feel the wind gather strength and your adrenalin race as you head into the Stockholm archipelago.Pass the island of Fjäderholmarnas and enter the archipelago, zooming past pine-cloaked headlands, rocky ridges and islands peppered with pastel-colored wooden houses. As your RIB reaches speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64km per hour), feel the cold spray of the Baltic waters on your face — it’s an experience you won't forget!After a while, reach the island of Vaxholm, edging the open Baltic Sea. Here, slow down to admire the mammoth walls of Vaxholm Fortress, a fortified outpost first built in the 16th century and reconstructed some 300 years later to defend the main sea route into Stockholm.When the time comes, start retracing your route back to the start point. After around 1 hour in total, hop back onto dry land, where your cruise ends.

$478.98 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Helicopter Charter over Stockholm 20 Min

Go where you want with Mr. Charles Helicopter StockholmEnjoy the convenience of being able to go almost anywhere in next to no time. Avoid waiting in queues on crowded streets or airports. Forget about delayed flights and inconvenient connections. Our top modern helicopters are operated by a highly professional crew that will make you feel comfortable at all times. Take control of your time and fly with Mr. Charles helicopter service when in Stockholm! Efficient connections within Stockholm and beyondTravel efficiently with Mr. Charles Helicopter Rental within the Stockholm region and archipelago. Our fully flexible booking options allow you to fly also to other cities within Sweden, neighbouring countries or on the near continent. The Stockholm private helicopter charter market has seen an immense increase in demand lately. Make use of your time wisely and let Mr. Charles take you to your next destination by air! You decide the itinerary, we do the planningMost clients choose to conveniently depart from Bromma Airport. We also operate from Arlanda Airport and a wide range of private helipads in Stockholm. In fact, you may decide on any location is Sweden for your departure or arrival. Just let us know your point of departure and destination. We will do all the planning. Stockholm Helicopter TourLife is not only business. We offer a wide range of Stockholm helicopter tours to give your visit to the capital of Sweden an amazing perspective. Our shortest helicopter tours give you a 20-minute sight-seeing of central Stockholm. You will see the Stockholm City Hall, the Globen arena, the city centre with its many streets and churches and more. Mr. Charles recommends taking a longer tour to also see the Stockholm archipelago by air. Have a perfectly composed lunch at one of the cosy archipelago restaurants before flying back to the city.

$627.63 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Helicopter Charter over Stockholm 30 Min

Go where you want with Mr. Charles Helicopter StockholmEnjoy the convenience of being able to go almost anywhere in next to no time. Avoid waiting in queues on crowded streets or airports. Forget about delayed flights and inconvenient connections. Our top modern helicopters are operated by a highly professional crew that will make you feel comfortable at all times. Take control of your time and fly with Mr. Charles helicopter service when in Stockholm!Efficient connections within Stockholm and beyondTravel efficiently with Mr. Charles Helicopter Rental within the Stockholm region and archipelago. Our fully flexible booking options allow you to fly also to other cities within Sweden, neighbouring countries or on the near continent. The Stockholm private helicopter charter market has seen an immense increase in demand lately. Make use of your time wisely and let Mr. Charles take you to your next destination by air!You decide the itinerary, we do the planningMost clients choose to conveniently depart from Bromma Airport. We also operate from Arlanda Airport and a wide range of private helipads in Stockholm. In fact, you may decide on any location is Sweden for your departure or arrival. Just let us know your point of departure and destination. We will do all the planning.Stockholm Helicopter TourLife is not only business. We offer a wide range of Stockholm helicopter tours to give your visit to the capital of Sweden an amazing perspective. Our shortest helicopter tours give you a 20-minute sight-seeing of central Stockholm. You will see the Stockholm City Hall, the Globen arena, the city centre with its many streets and churches and more. Mr. Charles recommends taking a longer tour to also see the Stockholm archipelago by air. Have a perfectly composed lunch at one of the cosy archipelago restaurants before flying back to the city.

$1013.01 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Helicopter Charter over Stockholm 60 Min

Go where you want with Mr. Charles Helicopter StockholmEnjoy the convenience of being able to go almost anywhere in next to no time. Avoid waiting in queues on crowded streets or airports. Forget about delayed flights and inconvenient connections. Our top modern helicopters are operated by a highly professional crew that will make you feel comfortable at all times. Take control of your time and fly with Mr. Charles helicopter service when in Stockholm!Efficient connections within Stockholm and beyondTravel efficiently with Mr. Charles Helicopter Rental within the Stockholm region and archipelago. Our fully flexible booking options allow you to fly also to other cities within Sweden, neighbouring countries or on the near continent. The Stockholm private helicopter charter market has seen an immense increase in demand lately. Make use of your time wisely and let Mr. Charles take you to your next destination by air!You decide the itinerary, we do the planningMost clients choose to conveniently depart from Bromma Airport. We also operate from Arlanda Airport and a wide range of private helipads in Stockholm. In fact, you may decide on any location is Sweden for your departure or arrival. Just let us know your point of departure and destination. We will do all the planning.Stockholm Helicopter TourLife is not only business. We offer a wide range of Stockholm helicopter tours to give your visit to the capital of Sweden an amazing perspective. Our shortest helicopter tours give you a 20-minute sight-seeing of central Stockholm. You will see the Stockholm City Hall, the Globen arena, the city centre with its many streets and churches and more. Mr. Charles recommends taking a longer tour to also see the Stockholm archipelago by air. Have a perfectly composed lunch at one of the cosy archipelago restaurants before flying back to the city.

$633.13 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Helicopter Charter over Stockholm 20 Min

Go where you want with Mr. Charles Helicopter StockholmEnjoy the convenience of being able to go almost anywhere in next to no time. Avoid waiting in queues on crowded streets or airports. Forget about delayed flights and inconvenient connections. Our top modern helicopters are operated by a highly professional crew that will make you feel comfortable at all times. Take control of your time and fly with Mr. Charles helicopter service when in Stockholm! Efficient connections within Stockholm and beyondTravel efficiently with Mr. Charles Helicopter Rental within the Stockholm region and archipelago. Our fully flexible booking options allow you to fly also to other cities within Sweden, neighbouring countries or on the near continent. The Stockholm private helicopter charter market has seen an immense increase in demand lately. Make use of your time wisely and let Mr. Charles take you to your next destination by air! You decide the itinerary, we do the planningMost clients choose to conveniently depart from Bromma Airport. We also operate from Arlanda Airport and a wide range of private helipads in Stockholm. In fact, you may decide on any location is Sweden for your departure or arrival. Just let us know your point of departure and destination. We will do all the planning.Stockholm Helicopter TourLife is not only business. We offer a wide range of Stockholm helicopter tours to give your visit to the capital of Sweden an amazing perspective. Our shortest helicopter tours give you a 20-minute sight-seeing of central Stockholm. You will see the Stockholm City Hall, the Globen arena, the city centre with its many streets and churches and more. Mr. Charles recommends taking a longer tour to also see the Stockholm archipelago by air. Have a perfectly composed lunch at one of the cosy archipelago restaurants before flying back to the city.

Stockholm Archipelago in detail