5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location:Stockholm, Sweden
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Adventure

Sail around Stockholm’s spectacular archipelago by yacht on this full-day sailing adventure! As you cruise, try sailing the yacht yourself under the watchful eye of the skipper, and become one of the crew by helping to handle the vessel. Stop at a picture-postcard island to swim or explore, and enjoy a delicious lunch on board during your voyage. With expert guidance from the start and all the equipment you need supplied, you don't need any prior sailing experience to take the helm or assist the crew: just lots of enthusiasm!


  • 8-hour sailing adventure around stunning Stockholm Archipelago
  • Absorb the views as your yacht explores beautiful straits, bays and uninhabited islands
  • Try sailing the yacht guided by the crew, and help them handle the vessel
  • Learn the basics of navigation, charts and compass reading
  • Savor a delicious included lunch and drinks on board
  • Stop at a picturesque island to go ashore or swim
  • Get everything provided, with a lifejacket and sailing gear all supplied

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What You Can Expect

Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Adventure

Stop at an island to swim or explore on your sailing adventure!

Make your own way by ferry or bus from central Stockholm to Vaxholm, a pretty coastal town edging the stunning Stockholm Archipelago. Meet your skipper for the day at the ferry port and board your beautiful yach at approximately 10am.

Receive a safety briefing and watch as the crew navigates the yacht into the archipelago! Europe’s largest archipelago is a lovely collection of 24,000 natural islands and skerries that's crying out to be explored. As you cruise, you’ll soon understand how legends have emerged about the islands’ fairies and elves, and why parts of the archipelago are nominated for UNESCO World Heritage and National Park status.

Glide narrow straits lined with 19th-century houses and traverse bigger bays to reach more remote islands. Many are uninhabited yet accessible for landing, giving your yacht the freedom to roam anywhere!

Refuel with a traditional fika of coffee and snacks and assist the crew in handling the vessel. Then, take the helm guided by the professionals around you! Pick up the basics of navigation and hear about the history and wildlife of the archipelago from your skipper.

Later, your yacht will stop at a picturesque island. Go ashore to explore or swim in the crisp waters, and then enjoy a tasty lunch prepared on board, accompanied by refreshing drinks.

Continue sailing after lunch and return to Vaxholm at around 6pm, where your sailing adventure ends. Return to Stockholm straightaway, enjoy dinner in Vaxholm (own expense) and return later, or perhaps hop on the classic steamboat dinner cruise that sails from Vaxholm back to the capital (own expense).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a great day out on the boat. The boat was equipped with rain gear so that we were able to enjoy the trip even when it was raining. When the sun came out we had lunch on the boat. All of us were busy helping with the sailing. Great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Amazing- Martin was a superb host/yachtsman- so accommodating, kind-hearted and knowledgeable. We loved being able to participate in sailing and in the scenic beauty of the archipelagos.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great day out on the boat and friendly captain. Enjoyed it immensely and my kids and hubby were crazy enough to go for a swim. Only problem was with the meet up. we received conflicting information from Viator as the captain had left the marina and had to come back especially for us. It wasn't very clear where to get the ferry from in stockholm either and then my phone decided not to have any service so it is a miracle we actually got to enjoy this wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

I absolutely loved this tour! Häkon and Lisa were fantastic hosts. The lunch was great and the small group numbers meant that we could decide what we wanted to do and share all the food easily. We ended up going from Vaxholm to Sandhamn so ask if that's what you want to do. A fantastic day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Ralph and his wife were absolutely fantastic. Could not more-highly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We went in late June so it was warm. This is highly recommended. It was a very lazy day, just sailing around the islands. Our skipper was very pleasant, a good sailor and lunch was excellent.
If you like the outdoors then do this. Swimming optional as too cold for us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We spent a wonderful day on the sailing boat with Erik and Susan. Erik is a great skipper and Susan a great cook. We were able to sail ourselves under Eriks supervision and for lunch we stopped in a nice area in the middle of the "Schären-islands" for eating and swimming. This was one of the best days I had during my one week sweden holiday! I recommend this trip to all! Thanks a lot!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

This was my first trip to Stockholm so my expectations were very high, given all I'd heard. This tour totally over exceeded my expectations, and the couple that owned and operated the sail boat were extremely passionate, and flexible throughout the day. We loved their hospitability, and of course the typical Swedish meal we shared with them on the boat. A great sight of a major portion of the Archipelego, where they show you on the map and you can choose where to go. We were lucky the wind worked in our favor and were able to sail most of the journey. We loved that we helped with the sailing as well, so we did not only see amazing scenery, we were able to learn sailing at the same time. They are also happy to stop at any island you may want to visit, we stopped at one and took a beautiful walk, then continued our journey. I would definitely do this again on my next trip!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Amiable captain, lovely weather. Quite an enjoyable time that was like my previous experience in Stockholm staying with Swedish friends and visiting in the Archipelago. A little pricey but worth it as my daughter had a blast steering the boat as we tacked in the gentle breezes.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Great host and itinerary. It was unlucky that there was hardly any wind for sailing that day.

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