Stockholm archipelago

Discover The Magical World of 25,000 Islands.

One of the world's best kayaking destination

Our wonderful archipelago is one of the largest in the world which makes it great kayaking destination. You will find here both calm, sheltered waters with many rocks and island around as well as open sea with more challenging conditions. We don't have tides in Baltic sea which makes kayaking easier for beginners. 

Get the taste of island-hopping

Stretching to 60 km further east, it changes in character towards the open sea. With 25,000 islands, it is a perfect place for island-hopping and trips with overnight. Spectacular view of islands have inspired several writers and painters alike.

So close and yet so far

Unforgettable archipelago experience in a world of 25,000 islands begins just 30 minutes away from Stockholm. That is where our center is located. It is easy to get here with public transport and car. The nearest airport is Stockholm Arlanda and Stockholm Skavsta.

Go wild camping

At the end of kayaking day find your own island to make it home for the night. There is thousands of islands to choose from. Most of them are totally remote and you can find nothing but woodlands and bare rocks. Very few people live in archipelago all year round.

Amazing nature so close

The area offers a rich wildlife, including beavers, badgers, seals and large number of coastal birds. Among others many different types of ducks, common eider, geese, common sandpiper, great crested grebe, mute swan, seagulls, grey heronas well as ospreys and our biggest predator birds - white tailed eagles.

Wilderness cooking at its best

There is something special about gathering around the fire for a meal. Sharing food outdoors makes everything taste better.

Archipelago all year round

We are kayaking all year round, unless there is ice - then we switch kayaks for ice skates. Visit us off-season when the summer crowds depart. After ourdoor activities we offer relax in wood-burning sauna. We provide drysuits and euipment for winter adventures.

Points of interest

Most people who come here to start their sea kayaking adventure often wish they had more time before and after their kayak trip to stay and explore Resarö, Vaxholm and neighbouring islands. If you have the time, stay for a while, you won't regret it.

Resarö Island and Ytterby Minethe only place in the world with four elements named after it makes the tiny town of Ytterby the periodic table’s most important place in the world.

Norrhammen - traditional fishing cottages located in the north harbour on Vaxholm. Museum and summer cafeHembygdsgården known for its homemade cakes and pastries.

Bogesunds Castle (Bogesund Slott) was build by Per Brahe, finished in the 1650s and the towers were built by Nils von Höpken in the 1860s. Later the castle has been abandoned and today offers historical guided tours and other events.

 

Bogesundslandet is one of Stockholm's largest nature reserves. Outstanding wildlife, farms with horses, green meadows and old oak trees.Hiking and biking areas with marked trails, golf courses.

Viking runestones - for about 1000 years ago there were Vikingsliving in Bogesund. Today we can still see the gravefields and runestones from the Viking age at Bogesund.

 

Vaxholm Fortress (Vaxholms fästning) dating back to the 1500s, the Vaxholm Citadel, located between Vaxholm and Rindö, was used to defend Stockholm. Built by King Gustav Vasa.

 

Stegesund and Hästholmen constitute a single island, but since 1899 they are separated by a narrow channel. The island has a permanent population of about 20 people.

Grinda is a charming island,a blissful archipelago setting, in a nature reserve. Good swimming in summer. Grinda has hotels, cabins, a youth hostel, and campground.

Vaxholm fortification line was between 1914 and 1925 the main fortress line in the Stockholm archipelago. Consists of 23 battery and mining locks.