Stockholm Archipelago in Sweden

Sweden’s Stockholm Archipelago is a “magical, breathtakingly beautiful isle-scape” with more than 24,000 islands, islets and skerries, where only about a thousand is inhabited.

It’s the summer paradise for boaters and canoers. The archipelago spans a distance of more than 100 kilometres (~ 62 miles) across, from north to south, with lots of restaurants, hotels, hostels and campgrounds.

Visiting around Christmas time to enjoy the archipelago in the winter is also a great idea. You can tour the islands on your own or depart from central Stockholm on one of the classic 19th century white ferries.

Just imaging canoeing in the archipelago, in between thousands of islands … Photo above is by Malcolm Hanes/Johner.


photo: Ola Ericson/Stockholmsfoto


photo: Ola Ericson/Stockholmsfoto


photo: Henrik Trygg/

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.