5th of June marks the opening of the archipelago summer season. Here you can find a cruise to suit all tastes and interests – nature, art, dining, Vikings and stunning archipelago views!
Discover the archipelago in a miniature format at Fjäderholmarna – the island closest to Stockholm city centre. Here you can buy handcrafted goods and watch glass blowers, ceramics and textile artists practising their craft. On the island you can find plenty of cosy restaurants and cafes, rocks basking in the sun, boule courts and stunning nature views. The perfect destination for a family day out! Pre book your ticket to secure your place on the boat!
On the way to Sandhamn you can see the true variation on the archipelago – statuesque villas, green islands, wild waves and smooth cliffs. Once you arrive at Sandhamn you will discover a bustling archipelago town with a mixed crowd of preppy sailors, summer guests and permanent residents. Here you can find plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques and wide-reaching beaches. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity there is plenty to be found. Head out for a walk along the winding woodland paths across the island and find your own little beach.
The Cinderella boats will take you all the way from Stockholm to Sandhamn in only 2 hours. There is a restaurant and café onboard. Make sure to pre book your ticket!
Birka is a popular destination for all ages and you don’t have to be a historical wiz to appreciate a visit to the Viking island. You travel here by boat through the scenic Lake Mälaren. Onboard there is a café serving coffee, tea, snacks and lighter dishes. There is also an outdoor sundeck where you can enjoy the views and sea breeze. Once you arrive at Birka you can join a guided tour, walk through the reconstructed Viking village and see the brand-new exciting exhibition. On the island there is plenty of beautiful nature with some great spots for swimming. There are one café and one restaurant on the island and a shop in the museum where you can buy a unique memory. Book you ticket online.
A visit to Vaxholm, often called the capital of the archipelago, is a great tip for anyone looking to take a boat trip and enjoy the archipelago atmosphere. Vaxholm is a small picturesque town that really comes alive during the summer. Here you can find shopping, restaurants and cafés as well as walks and swimming spots with archipelago views. A visit to the historical fortress of Vaxholm’s Kastell is a must when you are here. Here you can find a museum, galleries, exciting activities and a café overlooking the sea. Book your ticket to Vaxholm with classic archipelago ship S/S Stockholm from 1931.
Onboard beautiful art deco ship S/S Stockholm you can enjoy a delicious meal made with seasonal and local produce, with the best archipelago views in Stockholm. The Shrimp Cruise is a firm favourite with the locals in Stockholm and a must if you are looking for an authentic dining experience! Start with a glass of bubbly, preferably outside on the sundeck, before you enjoy a table served shrimp buffet with traditional accompaniments. The cruise takes you out through the archipelago and will treat you to beautiful sunset views.