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Stockholm Archipelago Island tours

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Stockholm: RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

1. Stockholm: RIB Speed Boat Tour of the Archipelago

Jump into an RIB for a speedboat tour of the awesome Stockholm Archipelago. Admire the colorful 17th-century buildings of the Old Town from the water. Explore landscapes of lush rocky islands and cruise under impressive bridges. Make your way to the waterway to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Climb into the RIB boat and feel the wind in your hair as you set off for the Archipelago. Pass by Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town, and watch the reflection of the colored houses in the water. Pick up speed until you enter the Archipelago and view the summer houses on inhabited islands. Cruise around the shore of Sodermalm island and the Nacka Municipality before being immersed in wild scenery of rocks and forests. Head back to Stockholm and enjoy views of Vaxholm as you drift under historic bridges.

Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

2. Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the Stockholm archipelago, just 45 minutes outside of Stockholm. Explore by kayak an environment formed of about 30,000 islands located in the calmness of the Baltic Sea where the surface of the water is overhung by domes made of rocks and trees creating a unique natural maze. Begin the tour, by meeting your guide at 9 AM in the South of Stockholm. Drive together to Dalarö, a charming little village, from where you'll embark on your kayak adventure. On the way, admire the magnificent little wooden red houses which have been discreetly built among the pines. Spend the entire day exploring different islands from the water. Stop on one of the deserted islands for a filling lunch cooked on an open fire. Take time here to rest, accompanied by the swell of the Baltic and the singing birds. At the end of the afternoon, paddle back towards Dalarö where you started from. Go around the other islands and get the opportunity to see other fantastic things on the more wild part of the archipelago. Keep your eyes peeled for circling sea eagles searching for prey. Try to spot numerous species of migratory birds including different types of goose or the famous great cormorant flying over the horizon heading north. At the end of the tour, return to Stockholm filled with memories and replenished by the fresh air. 

Stockholm: Archipelago Island Tour with Lunch via Sailboat

3. Stockholm: Archipelago Island Tour with Lunch via Sailboat

Sailing is a great way of seeing beautiful places where you can’t come otherwise, and Stockholm happens to have the perfect environment to do so. Embark on your sailing boat (usually a Scampi 30) and get ready to navigate though Stockholm's archipelago! The journey starts in Gålö, an island located 40 minutes drive away from central Stockholm. Sail off and learn how to to sail with an experienced skipper. The archipelago is inhabited by many species, encounter bird life such as white-tailed eagles, swans, cormorants and much more. Sometimes, grey seals can also be seen. Admire the view and enjoy boosting forward by nothing but wind power and experience life on a sailing vessel. After a while stop on one of the many islands, Nåttarö, Läcka, Utö, Ornö, Stora Rammklöv, Torö, we will let the wind decide.Allow yourself to relax during a well-appreciated lunch break in a sheltered bay, take a swim in the Baltic Sea or laze away in the sun. Discover the treasures of the islands and the beautiful views. Then hop on the boat again and keep on the sailing adventure going.

Stockholm: Archipelago Self-Guided Camping and Kayaking Tour

4. Stockholm: Archipelago Self-Guided Camping and Kayaking Tour

There is no better way to discover the amazing Stockholm Archipelago than by kayak. It's one of the best sea kayaking destinations in Europe and a great place to spend your holidays and go camping. Let the archipelago delight you with islands views, the beautiful sea, and wonderful people. With the freedom to paddle and camp wherever you want, providing that you respect and protect the wilderness, you're sure to get a great sense of freedom. You’ll be given information on the rules and practices in regards to setting up camp, rubbish disposal, bird reserves, open fires etc. This kayak package includes everything you need for your kayaking holidays including fully-equipped sea kayaks and quality camping gear. You choose the date of the trip and the local partner will provide everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable adventure. Discuss together and plan the best route for your journey. From there, the adventure is all yours.  You will start your kayaking adventure from Vaxholm, which is one of the most popular islands in Sweden, and often referred to as the 'Capital of the Archipelagos.' There are more than 30,000 islands, islets, and skerries, and most of them are totally remote. Take advantage of the opportunity to see one of the highlights of the area from the sea, the old but well-preserved, Vaxholm fortress. The area offers a rich variety of wildlife, including beavers, badgers, seals and a large number of birds. Among others many different types of ducks, geese, gulls as well as ospreys, sea eagles and oystercatchers. So take this opportunity to explore this fascinating area, try wilderness cooking, go fishing, swimming, and sunbathing. At the end of each day, find your own island to make your home for the night on this exciting and unique tour.

Stockholm: 2-Day Archipelago Kayaking and Camping

5. Stockholm: 2-Day Archipelago Kayaking and Camping

Day 1: You will begin by traveling for 45-60 minutes to the Central Archipelago. From there the departure point and route will be adjusted to weather conditions as well as the experience of the level of the group. Before the tour starts, all camping equipment, food, and water will need to be packed in the correct manner, following which you will receive advanced safety instructions and paddling techniques. The group will then leave the kayak station at around 10:30AM, assuming an easy paddling speed so that everyone can get used to their kayak. Following approximately 2 hours of paddling it will be time for your first lunch break on a small, secluded island which could have a beach and the opportunity to swim. You will stop for about 1.5 hours and prepare lunch on an open fire, after which the tour continues paddling for about 2 hours. On the way you will see bird life and stunning natural scenery, before taking a second break accompanied by some snacks to keep your energy levels up. When you’re ready, you’ll finish the last paddle for the day whilst looking out for the perfect wild camping location somewhere along the shoreline. From there you can enjoy the sunset and spend the evening next to the fire, a perfect ending of the day. Day 2: The following morning, breakfast will be ready at around 8:00AM. You can enjoy your breakfast whilst taking in some stunning views of the ocean, after which it will be time to pack the equipment and get back into your kayak. The morning usually offers the best kayaking conditions, throughout which your paddling will make you feel like you are kayaking on a giant lake. After around 2–3 hours of kayaking you will prepare lunch before taking a small hike to receive some stunning views of the area. Following that, prepare yourself for the final 2 hours of kayaking between the small islands. Your tour will then end at around 3:00PM, at which point you will travel back into town where you will arrive by approximately 5:00PM.

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What people are saying about Stockholm Archipelago

We had a really nice day. Perfect to see something other than the Swedish city. The tour is absolutely suitable for beginners. Oskar our Quide was in a great mood and very competent. All very uncomplicated with transport from the organizer's office to the starting point and back. Great, well equipped and comfortable kayaks. Procedure (of course this can vary for you): After the transport to the starting point, we prepared our kayaks, adjusted the seats, etc. and received a short briefing and then we started, we drove the kayaks along various islands and have a few of the "typical Swedish red wooden houses". We all took a break together on a small, deserted island and were able to go swimming while Oskar prepared the meal at the campfire. It was a simple but very tasty meal. Then we sailed back. All in all we felt very comfortable.

The best activity of our trip! A dream come true! Oscar, our guide was fantastic! He explained and showed us lots of things from the surroundings, villages, islands, transportation, vegetation and wild animals. We saw deers and swans ! We ate lunch in an uninhabited island, Oscar himself made a fire and cook and prepared a delicious food (vegan for me). After lunch he made us a tour around the island and showed us the different kind of trees, fruits and moss. We returned by a different route right in time, not without first racing to the finish line! ;-)

Dream day with Sofia our skipper, we took part in the maneuvers when it was our first time on a sailboat and I will never forget the welcome of my autistic son who was warm to make the cruise unforgettable, the lunch at board, the cookies after the break on the island of Natturo where we were able to swim. We were with a couple of young Germans who were also very nice. Thank you very much The Green Trails! And more specifically Sofia of course ;-) Kévin & Agnès

Wonderful exciting trip through a very secluded beautiful Swedish nature. Kayaking and swimming in the Baltic Sea was fantastic! Shams was our guide. He was great! Very knowledgeable and fun! Thank you for stopping at the second secret beach, it was very much appreciated even though it got us back an hour late. I think the trip would have felt a little short without that second stop. Very well organized! Glad we had that experience! Thank you!

It was a very peaceful and calm sailing with Sofia, my skipper for the day. The wind was a bit weak initially but it really picked up when we were sailing back. Sofia is very active and an excellent skipper and a very good guide and pointed lot of different types of boats to me, the meaning of the horns. The island we went to was hilly and a very small beach and we had a good lunch there.