“We could sail like this for days. It is as if it would never end. It is no longer an archipelago we are sailing through. It is an ocean of archipelagos.” – G.E. du Rietz

Stockholm’s magnificent archipelago indeed seems endless, and offers endless possibilities to the adventurous sailor looking to explore this gem of a cruising ground. Nearly 30,000 islands dot the seascape along Sweden’s east coast, extending seaward from the historic harbors and waterways of Stockholm city. The vast archipelago offers experiences to suit everyone, from adventurous sailing, hiking and exploring in remote, uninhabited wilderness, to contemporary cuisine by the fireside of a rustic seaside café. In short, Stockholm’s archipelago delivers an enormous variety of experiences to the cruising sailor, set within one of the most unique environments on the planet.

Today, 170 islands in the Stockholm archipelago (without land connection or bridges) are inhabited, mostly seasonally by vacationers and Stockholmers with summer homes in the archipelago. Nearly 150,000 leisure boats ply the waters around the archipelago, and visitors are treated to the choice of over 100 restaurants & cafes. The islands offer escape from the city to an untouched peacefulness that only nature can provide. Clean water, unspoiled landscapes and fresh air abound in the archipelago, making these cruising grounds so enjoyable.


From our base in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, the archipelago is at your fingertips. Saltsjö-Duvnäs is perfectly situated between Stockholm’s Gamla Stan (Old City) and the untouched islands of the archipelago – you can experience both under sail, regardless of your time frame. Browse our suggested itineraries below to get a feel for how your cruise in the archipelago might shape up.

3 days:

Saltsjö-Duvnäs – Wasa Harbour – Vaxholm – Saltsjö-Duvnäs

7 days:

Saltsjö-Duvnäs – Ägnö (Napoleonviken) – Utö – Sandhamn – Finnhamn  – Wasa Harbour – Saltsjöbaden (Hotellviken) – Saltsjö-Duvnäs

14 days:

Saltsjö-Duvnäs –Träskö Storö– Fejan – Arholma (Österhamn) – Rödlöga – Möja (Kyrkviken) –– Sandhamn –Lilla Nassa (Sprickopp) –Bullerö – Huvudskär – Nåttarö(Östermar) – Trosa –Landsort – Utö –Saltsjöbaden (Hotellviken) – Saltsjö-Duvnäs