Just you, your skipper and 24,000 islands
Spend your days sailing among some of the 24,000 islands of the spectacular Stockholm Archipelago on your own private sailing boat with local skipper.
Stop for lunch during the day (quite possibly moored at your own private island!), and spend your nights aboard ship with the gentle lap of the water to lull you to sleep.
The boat can accommodate up to four guests so is ideal for couples, families or small groups. Photo: VOV.
Under the expert guidance of your local skipper, you will spend three days sailing through world-class island scenery, beginning with a late afternon departure on Day 1 and returning to port at 17.00 on Day 3.
Relax or learn - the choice is yours
Sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago is suitable for a wide range of participants - whether you are looking primarily for a relaxing and enjoyable way to experience the archipelago, or have a particular interest in sailing, as the voyage is both holiday and sailing course!
Novice sailors will learn a great deal about the basics of sailing and navigation, while the more experienced can hone their skills and have a chance to learn something of the special challenges and considerations of navigating in the archipelago.
Everyone takes part both in the sailing of the boat and in the various tasks on board such as helping with the cooking and food preparation.
A private sailing tour as couple, family or group of friends
Sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago is a wonderful way to combine the beauty of the archipelago landscape with a sailing adventure. In the evenings, you will moor in a natural harbour to provide a safe and comfortable night's sleep aboard ship.
For those who wish, the trip provides a wonderful opportunity to learn to sail or improve your skills. Photo: VOV.
This experience is suitable for couples, families* or small groups of friends and up to five guests can be accommodated on board. The boat has full facilities including galley, WC and fresh water shower.
Choose an exclusive sailing adventure as a couple or bring along friends or the children - price is based on a minimum for two persons with additional persons at much reduced cost, making the per person price substantially lower for families or groups.
*Max. 2 children aged 5-15. For safety reasons, number of children cannot exceed number of adult guests.
You begin from the harbour where your boat will be waiting at 17.00.
Depending on the boat available for your chosen dates, there are two possible start/end points for the tour:
- Option 1 (most common): Travel to the harbour at Dalarö, approx. 70 mins by public transport from central Stockholm with regular connections.
- Option 2 (alternative availability): You begin from the harbour in the attractive coastal town of Åkersberga. Åkersberga can be conveniently be reached by public transport from Stockholm and, if arriving by car, offers free parking. Alternatively, pick-up can be arranged from the nearby town of Vaxholm, which can be even more convenient by public transport from Stockholm. Travel time from Stockholm is around 45 minutes in either case.
This day you will do a short sail to overnight spot.
Your exploration of the archipelago continues. You will moor for lunch during the day at a suitable spot and in the evenings in natural harbours. Route taken is adjusted to weather and wind conditions as well as the needs of the participants.
Return to Dalarö or Åkersberga (depending on the boat used for your tour - see under "Arrival") approx. 17.00 after a full day's sailing.
Dates & Prices»
Flexible dates by arrangement between start 1st May and end 30th September. Sailings in early October may also be possible by request.
As a private experience, availability is very limited, especially during the main summer season, and we strongly advise booking as far in advance as possible.
Min. duration 3 days/2 nights (extra nights optional).
NB: Early and late in the season can be stunning and extremely quiet times to be out in the archipelago. If choosing dates at the beginning or end of the season, you should be prepared for cooler conditions and the water may be too cold for swimming in May/September. In early spring, there are more hours of daylight and winds are usually lighter than in autumn, though autumn offers stunning colours on the forested islands and cosy evenings. The boat has a cover for the whole cockpit for wet weather, which makes the living space larger and gives space for wet weather gear to dry. In case of cold or wet weather, it may also be possible to moor overnight at location offering sauna (additional charge payable locally for use of sauna).
NB: Max. 2 children (for safety reasons, no. of children cannot be greater than no. of adult guests).
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|Sailing extra day, total base price for 2 persons||GBP|
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What's Included »
- Two days' sailing Day 2 and Day 3 plus short sailing Day 1 including instruction and two overnights aboard ship.
- Local skipper.
- Fuel for boat.
- All meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on end day (e.g. for 3 days/2 nights: 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner + additional snacks, coffee, fruit, sweets, etc). Please advise in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.
- Bedding and towels.
- Foul weather outer clothing and sailing gloves (NB: adult sizes only - children must bring own rainproof jacket/trousers and sailing gloves).
- Life vests for adults and children.
The boats have full safety and security equipment on board including fire extinguisher, liferaft, lifesling, first aid kit, seasickness treatment, lifelines, communication equipment and emergency signals. Most importantly, your skipper will always adapt the route to take account both of wind/weather conditions and the needs of guests.
The boat is normally a Linjett 35 (as described below) or equivalent with similar specifications and is suitable for up to max. 4 guests.
- Sleeping accommodation (max. 4 guests + skipper). There are 2 cabins with 2 beds in each (depending on the boat used, the forward cabin is usually particularly suitable for couples). The living area has 2 comfortable, spacious beds for additional 2 persons. All beds are full length (2m). Living area has standing height of 1.85m.
- WC with tank
- Fresh water (warm and cold)
- Barbecue grill for use on land
- Kitchen with oven
- Fresh water shower in cockpit
- Spacious cockpit and living area
- USB 12V contact for mobile phones. NB: We recommend you also bring additional power bank(s), as capacity to charge multiple devices on board can be limited depending on number of guests.
- Stand-up paddleboard and dinghy (no engine). NB: Please let us know in advance if you particularly wish one or both of these to be available for your tour, as to maximise available space they may not be taken unless requested.
Plan of Linjett 35 boat
Interior of Linjett 35 showing living area (top left), galley (bottom left) and sleeping quarters (right)
- Alcoholic drinks.
Good To Know »
General good health and fitness. You should enjoy life on the water and be comfortable living closely with others (this is a private experience, so persons on board will be only yourselves + skipper). Swimming ability required by all persons including children. Min. age 5 years. Max 2 children per group.
NB: This experience may not be suitable for guests who are very sensitive/allergic to cat hair. When the boat is not out on a trip, a cat spends time on the boat and there may be traces of cat hair in the cabin. The cat of course will not be on board during a tour.
What makes this "Easy"?
The tour is a private, guided and catered experience with local skipper. The level of challenge can be adapted to a certain extent depending on the ability and wishes of the participants as well of course depending on weather and wind conditions.
NB: Perception of difficulty is very subjective. What is hard to one person may be easy for another and vice versa, depending on factors including level of fitness, age and previous experience. Weather conditions/temperatures can also dramatically affect the actual level of challenge encountered.
Ticks and TBE:
Note: Ticks occur mostly in grassy areas.
As in the UK and other areas, there are ticks in the Nordic forests which can carry diseases such as Borrelia. You should check for ticks at the end of a day in the outdoors. If you find a tick, remove it as soon as possible by pulling the tick out straight, carefully and slowly, with the tweezers as close to the skin as possible. Ensure that you do not leave any of the insect's mouth parts attached to your skin. Wash the bite area with soap and water. In the unlikely event that you feel unwell or notice anything unusual around the area of the bite in the coming days, consult your doctor.
As in large areas of mainland Europe, in some small, localised areas of the Nordic countries (mostly in the Stockholm Archipelago), the ticks are known to carry TBE, or Tick-borne encephalitis, and locals spending extended periods in affected areas often choose to vaccinate themselves. For more information and latest updates, please see Zecken. For current advice on TBE and inoculations for the area you are visiting, please consult your doctor or see Travel Health Pro.
For information on any equipment and/or clothing included as standard for this experience, please see under "What's Included".
A detailed recommended packing list for personal items to bring will be sent with your booking documentation.
NB: We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing. Note of course that the most appropriate clothing to use as well as the level of challenge experienced during any outdoor activity may vary significantly depending on factors such as the time of year and the particular weather/temperature conditions during your trip.
Preparing for your trip:
For further reading, we also have a number of general information articles to get you ready for your trip, covering a wide variety of topics from what to do on a city break before/after your tour, advice on packing, eyewear for winter and considerations for female travellers.
Combine This With
This experience makes a good combination with the following:
- Hike and Bike in the Stockholm Archipelago (4 days, start/end Stockholm)
- Hike, Bike and Paddle Stockholm's Lakes and Islands (4 or 5 days, start/end Stockholm)
- Island Hopping and Hiking in the Stockholm Archipelago (6 days, start/end Stockholm)
The boat can acccommodate up to 4 guests.
This provider has a written environmental policy.
Getting There »
See below for a summary of travel options. To learn more about how to travel to this experience, please get in touch!
Detailed information on travel will be provided in response to your enquiry. We are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey.
NB: Please ensure that you make a booking with us first and wait for confirmation that your spaces are reserved before making any travel arrangements.
Fly to Stockholm. Public transport from central Stockholm to Dalarö (Option 1, approx. 70 mins) or Åkersberga/Vaxholm (Option 2, approx. 45 mins) depending on the boat available for your chosen dates.
Ferry Dover-Dunkirk or Newcastle-Amsterdam for onward connections to Dalarö or Åkersberga/Vaxholm.