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Sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago (Sweden)

Enjoy beautiful archipelago islands on a private sailing experience with skipper

  • Guided
  • Easy
  • From £/two persons
  • May-Sep, 3 or more days
  • Adults, Families (min age 5), Groups

Highlights:

  • Private experience with own skipper
  • Improve your sailing knowledge or just relax
  • Lower per person price when 3+
  • For couples, families or small groups (max. 4)
  • Flexible duration and itinerary
  • Sleep aboard while exploring the archipelago

Description »

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.

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.

Family sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago

The boat can accommodate up to five guests so is ideal for couples, families or small groups. Photo: VOV.

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.

Navigating in the Stockholm Archipelago

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.

Itinerary »

Arrival

You begin from the harbour in the attractive coastal town of Åkersberga at 17.00. 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.

Following Days

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.

Departure

Return to Åkersberga approx. 17.00 after a full day's sailing.

Dates»

Dates 2022

Flexible dates by arrangement between start 1st May and end 30th September. Sailings in early October may also be possible by request.

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).

Prices»

Prices 2022

NB: Max. 2 children (for safety reasons, no. of children cannot be greater than no. of adult guests).

Standard Prices  
   
Boat: Linjett 35 (max. 4 persons)  
Sailing 3 days/2 nights, total base price for 2 personsGBP
Each additional adultGBP
Each additional child aged 5-15GBP
   
Sailing extra day, total base price for 2 personsGBP
Each additional adult per extra dayGBP
Each additional child per extra day aged 5-15 GBP

What's Included »

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 an 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. Adults have inflatable life vests, while children up to 40kg have coloured lifevests with collar.

Boat facilities:

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 used for 4 persons is normally a Linjett 35 (as described below) or equivalent with similar specifications.

  • Sleeping accommodation for six persons (five guests + skipper). There are 2 cabins with 2 beds in each. The stern cabin is particularly suitable for couples. The living area has two comfortable, spacious beds for additional two persons. All beds are full length (2m). Living area has standing height of 1.85m.
  • WC with tank
  • Heater
  • Fridge
  • Fresh water (warm and cold)
  • Barbecue grill for use on land
  • Kitchen with oven
  • Fresh water shower in cockpit
  • Spacious cockpit and living area
  • Rubber dinghy with electric engine
  • USB 12V contact for mobile phones
  • Stand-up paddleboard
Plan of Linjett 35

Plan of Linjett 35 boat

Linjett 35 interior

Interior of Linjett 35 showing living area (top left), galley (bottom left) and sleeping quarters (right)

Not Included

  • Alcoholic drinks.

Good To Know »

Required

Health requirements/experience:

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.

Equipment/clothes needed:

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:

Groups

The boat can acccommodate up to 4 guests. For larger groups, sailings using a second boat with similar capacity, or possibly one slightly larger boat with capacity for 5 guests, can also be arranged - please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Eco Info

This provider has a written environmental policy.

Getting There »

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.

Travel Summary:

By Air:

Fly to Stockholm. Public transport from central Stockholm to Åkersberga or Vaxholm (approx. 45 mins).

Without Flying:

Ferry Dover-Dunkirk or Newcastle-Amsterdam for onward connections to Åkersberga or Vaxholm.

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