Why visit archipelago

Let the archipelago delight you. Enjoy your perfect getaway at the Baltic Sea in Sweden.

Adventure is calling

Whether you are a family, a group of friends, a company team or a school class there is plenty to experience. Let the archipelago delight you with the islands views, the beautiful sea, wonderful people, and abundance of recreational opportunities. Enjoy a little bit of our paradise.

Kayaking holidays in Sweden

Stockholm Archipelago with some 25 000 islands, skerries and rocks is one of the best sea kayaking destinations in Europe.

Enjoy your own island

Find your own island to make your home for the night. There is thousands of islands to choose from. Most of them are totally remote.

Wildlife so close

The area offers a rich wildlife, including beavers, badgers, seals and large number of birds. Among others many different types of ducks, geese, gulls as well as ospreys, sea eagles and oyster catchers. 

Wilderness cooking at its best

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

The calm, sheltered and tide-less waters

The inner archipelago is calm and suitable for beginners paddlers. On the other hand, the outer archipelago is not so far. Only few hours of paddling and you will be there.

Only 30 minutes away from Stockholm

Unforgettable archipelago experience in a world of 25 000 islands begins just 30 minutes away from Stockholm.

Archipelago all year round

Visit us off-season when the summer crowds depart. It's great time for autumn canoeing, winter hiking, snowshoeing, sauna retreat and simply enjoying tranquility.

Roam freely in nature

The unique Right of Public Access gives you the freedomto paddle and camp wherever you like with the obligation to respect and protect the wild.

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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.

Which adventure suits you?

We offer guided and self guided tours, kayak, canoe, SUP and bike rentals. If you need full camping gear and food package for your adventure choose our All inclusive tours. We recommend you to book early!

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