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Spend the day on a yacht in Stockholm's scenic archipelago during this full-day excursion from Vaxholm. All hands are on deck as you help steer and crew the ship yourself under the direction of an expert skipper. Disembark on a picturesque island to explore its rocky shores and swim in the bracing ocean. Enjoy a traditional Swedish lunch on board the boat. No sailing experience is necessary to enjoy this day on the water, and all equipment is provided.

Highlights

  • 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!

Find your way by bus or ferry from central Stockholm to Vaxholm, a coastal town on the edge of the Stockholm archipelago. At the ferry port, meet your skipper at approximately 10 am and transfer to your yacht for the day.

Climb on board to meet the crew and receive a short safety briefing and introduction to the sailboat. Then, set sail into Europe's largest archipelago, a collection of 24,000 islands, part of which has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status. As you sail, hear the legends about the elves and fairies that live on these islands.

Some of the islands have homes and residents, but many are uninhabited. Take a turn at the ship's helm, then pause for a traditional Swedish fika, or coffee and pastry break. Learn the basics of navigation, the natural history of the area and its flora and fauna from your knowledgeable skipper as you sail.

Stop at a small island for some exploration on foot and a dip in the refreshing water. Enjoy a traditional Swedish lunch on board the boat.

Spend the afternoon sailing and exploring some of the more remote islands, or checking out some of the small fishing villages that inhabit some of the larger islands. Return to Vaxholm around 6 pm and make your own way back to Stockholm.

Customer Reviews

Kimberly B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

6 of us and two additional passengers sailed with Martin for the day. We learned a bit of sailing, had a great lunch and overall had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend spending the day doing this. You we a part of Sweden you would otherwise miss.

Beth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an ideal sailing day with Martin of Stickholm Advenrures! The boat Galo was lovely and had everything you could need. I can and #39;t wait to do it again

Walter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Martin the skipper was amazing. He took us round many islands and nice spots in the archipelago. It is well worth it.

Sam O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing day out in Stockholm. Our hosts were great, food was fantastic! Highly recommended

Heike S

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.

Eric H

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.

phillips.cassidy

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.

Claire G

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!

Andrew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

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

Anthony D

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.

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