Discover Stockholm: The Archipelago

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ESCToday in collaboration with the City of Stockholm will be bringing you a series of articles leading up to the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in order to showcase and introduce the 2016 Eurovision host city Stockholm to our readers. Today we will have a look at Stockholm’s stunning archipelago.


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Stockholm’s Archipelago (photo credit: Henrik Trygg)

You can’t come to Stockholm and not visit the city’s amazing archipelago. You can enjoy a boat trip and island hop to your leisure.

Stockholm’s archipelago consists of more than 30,000 islands, isles and and rocks. The Swedish capital is internationally acclaimed for its spectacular scenic landscapes and archipelago. Most of the islands are inhabited and there are many resturants, cafes, hotels, hostels and shops to visit.

You can enjoy the beautiful Swedish nature, go on seal safari, see historical dwellings and sights, hike, cycle, paddle and you can indulge in the many delicious local dishes!

If you wanna take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, then a day trip to the archipelago is highly recommended.

Dalarö, Finnhamn, Nässlingen, Grinda, Husarö, Ingarö, Isö, Ljusterö, Möja, Nämdö, Rödlöga, Tynningö, Utö, Svartsö, Sandham, Gallno, Djuro,  and Värmdö are amongst the most popular islands.

Nynäshamn, Vaxholm and Norrtälje are the biggest towns in the archipelago after Stockholm.  Grisslehamn is an authentic Swedish fishing village on Vaddo.

Vaxholm is also a very popular destination and is a trip here is highly recommended. Here you can admire the unique architecture of the wooden houses which have been magnificently preserved showcasing the archipelago’s culture and heritage.


Archipelago Map ( photo credit:

You can take a ferry boat to the islands from downton Stockholm. You can take one of the following ferries to explore Stockholm’s Archipelago.

(Cover photo: Ola Ericsson/

So get ready and let’s go on an island hopping excursion and explore Stockholm’s magnificent archipelago!

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