Stockholm’s archipelago is fantastic. There are about 25,000 islands here, the number varies a little depending on who you ask and which demarcation you make. The most common demarcation is the approx. 80 nautical miles between Arholma and Landsort. The names of what we generally call islands are, in order of size, islands, islets, kobbs and skerries.
My personal favorites are: Nåttarö, Huvudskär, Utö, Svartsö, Sandhamn, Möja, Finnhamn, Grinda. But most of all, I want to find an island of my own where you can be completely alone and swim in calm water.
Today there are only about 10,000 permanent residents in the Stockholm archipelago, but in the summer the archipelago comes alive when all 50,000 holiday homes are filled with people who want to enjoy the archipelago. Some of them choose to rent a boat with a captain to get out to their holiday home.
The Stockholm archipelago has long been important both militarily and commercially. There are only a few places to get into Stockholm: Baggensstäket, Vaxholm and Södertälje. These three places have been and still are important.
In 1719, large parts of the archipelago were burned down by the Russians to force Sweden to make peace, but it was at Baggensstäket and Vaxholm that the Swedish defense managed to stop the Russians.
When you rent a boat with a captain from us, we can give you interesting information about the different islands and places we pass.