If you are looking for a fast and easy way to travel in the Stockholm archipelago, the Cinderella Boats is one of the best options available. In this post we have gathered everything you need to know when exploring the archipelago with the Cinderella Boats – read our guide for best tips and inspiration. You can see the location of the islands on the map at the bottom of this page.
The Cinderella Boats is a fast and easy way to travel to the many gems in the Stockholm archipelago. Wondering which islands to visit? We have made a short guide with an introduction to some of the most popular destinations in the Stockholm archipelago.
Family friendly Grinda
From central Stockholm it will take you about an hour to reach the archipelago island of Grinda if you travel with the Cinderella Boats. The island has plenty of child-friendly beaches or rocks to swim from. The island sports a lovely scenery with nature and grazing animals. You can stop to eat at Grinda Wärdshus or. Framfickan.
Did you now that Stromma used to run a development project with WWF and Skärgårdsstiftelsen for several years with the purpose of preserving and restoring the nature on the island? There are several hiking trails with signs were you can read about the environmental work being done there.
Archipelago gem Sandhamn
In the outer parts of the archipelago you can find the island of Sandhamn, a popular destination for excursions and a firm favourite with the sailing crowd. On the south side of the island you can find the white sandy beach of Trouville – perfect for a spot of sunbathing. The island also has plenty of shops and restaurants.
Vaxholm – the capital of the archipelago
The picturesque town of Vaxholm is located only an hour from central Stockholm. Here you can stroll along the cobbled streets, admire the wooden houses in the older parts of town, look in the shops, enjoy an ice cream on the quay or bite to eat in one of the many restaurants. Don’t forget to take the line ferry across to historical Vaxholm’s Kastell.
Idyllic island Gällnö
Gällnö is a well preserved island with old houses and lush meadows were animals graze freely. Enjoy a dip in the sea or hike along the 4 kilometre long trail Gällnöstigen. At Gällnö Bar you can grab a bite to eat and drink.
Möja – classic archipelago island
The island of Möja can be explored on bike – it will take you 30 minutes to cycle from Berg on the southern part of the island to Långvik in the north. There are bikes available for hire at Möja Vandrarhem. Don’t miss the views from Vårdkaseberget, a visit to the old wooden church and dining at well renowned fish restaurant Wikström’s Fisk.
Experience nature on lush Svartsö
Here you can hike, bike eat and enjoy the lush nature. If you think the sea is too cold you can enjoy a dip in one of the lakes on Svartsö. The island hosts many resident artists and a local community association. Enjoy a bite to eat at Svartsö krog or Bistro Sågen.
Activities on Södra Ingmarsö
Södra Ingmarsö is the perfect destination if you crave adventure and activities. Here you can hire a bike, kayak or boat, fish or hike along one of the many trails. There are spots to swim and restaurants, shop and a bakery. The island also has many lakes like Storträsk, Lillträsk, Bergmar and Maren.
Cosy island Finnhamn
Fancy a dip? The bays or rocks at Finnhamn are the perfect place for a swim. Visit Idholmens Gård, where the chickens live in caravans, and peak in to the small farm shop. The nature on Finnhamn is fantastic with flourishing meadows and stunning deciduous trees. Finnhamn’s Krog is a must visit when on the island.
On certain departures you can enjoy lunch or dinner in the restaurant onboard. All food is cooked in the ship’s own kitchen using seasonal and local produce. If you want to book a dining cruise they depart from central Stockholm and take you around the archipelago and then back to Stockholm. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the views and the delicious food. You can also enjoy lunch or dinner to or from your archipelago destination. The dining cruises include the price of the boat trip and the daily special. You can also treat yourself to something from the à la carte menu onboard.
If you want to guarantee your space onboard we recommend that you book your ticket online in advance. If you have a prebooked ticket you need to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure, as all guests with prebooked tickets get priority boarding.
Planning on travelling a lot in the archipelago this summer? To make your travel easier you can now buy a seasonal ticket or discounted travel card with the Cinderella Boats. The season ticket allows you unlimited travel all through the season and the discount card Cinderellaklippet gives you 10 trips at a discounted price to use at any time during the season.