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Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Spend the day on a yacht in Stockholm's scenic archipelago during this full-day excursion from Vaxholm. All hands are on deck as you help steer and crew the ship yourself under the direction of an expert skipper. Disembark on a picturesque island to explore its rocky shores and swim in the bracing ocean. Enjoy a traditional Swedish lunch on board the boat. No sailing experience is necessary to enjoy this day on the water, and all equipment is provided.
  • 8-hour sailing adventure around stunning Stockholm Archipelago
  • Absorb the views as your yacht explores beautiful straits, bays and uninhabited islands
  • Try sailing the yacht guided by the crew, and help them handle the vessel
  • Learn the basics of navigation, charts and compass reading
  • Savor a delicious included lunch and drinks on board
  • Stop at a picturesque island to go ashore or swim
  • Get everything provided, with a lifejacket and sailing gear all supplied

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

There’s enough time on this tour to stop at one or more islands to swim.
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8-hour sailing experience aboard a modern yacht
Supervision from a professional yachting crew
Use of an inflatable life jacket and sailing equipment
Rain gear (if needed)
Lunch and drinks
Coffee and snacks
Ferry/Transportation to/from Vaxholm Harbour
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Waxholmsbolaget , Hamngatan 2, 185 32 Vaxholm, Sweden

Waxholmbolagets Waiting Room, Hamngatan 2, 185 32 Vaxholm Vaxholm Harbour (about 1h from Stockholm) The Captain will meet you at the Waxholmsbolaget waiting room, where the ferry lands & the bus stops, look out for our ‘Stockholm Adventures’ flag on our boats. Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Find your way by bus or ferry from central Stockholm to Vaxholm, a coastal town on the edge of the Stockholm archipelago. At the ferry port, meet your skipper at approximately 10 am and transfer to your yacht for the day.

Climb on board to meet the crew and receive a short safety briefing and introduction to the sailboat. Then, set sail into Europe's largest archipelago, a collection of 24,000 islands, part of which has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status. As you sail, hear the legends about the elves and fairies that live on these islands.

Some of the islands have homes and residents, but many are uninhabited. Take a turn at the ship's helm, then pause for a traditional Swedish fika, or coffee and pastry break. Learn the basics of navigation, the natural history of the area and its flora and fauna from your knowledgeable skipper as you sail.

Stop at a small island for some exploration on foot and a dip in the refreshing water. Enjoy a traditional Swedish lunch on board the boat.

Spend the afternoon sailing and exploring some of the more remote islands, or checking out some of the small fishing villages that inhabit some of the larger islands. Return to Vaxholm around 6 pm and make your own way back to Stockholm.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • In case of changeable weather, it is recommended you bring an extra set of clothes
  • Bring warm outerwear, a swimsuit, a towel, sensible footwear, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Children must be at least 12 years old to join the tour
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to operate, in the event that number is not reached you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • Maximum weight: 150 kg
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Stockholm Adventures ICEguide
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour.

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Great trip. Having the...
Tonie_M
, Jun 2022
Great trip. Having the Swedish Navy intercepting the journey was truly special. NATO Carrier at the end was the cherry on the trip.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Tonie, We are glad you enjoyed your Sailing trip. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Best Regards, The Stockholm Adventures Team
star-5
Perfect!
Kerstin_M
, Aug 2021
A perfect day — Martin is a wonderful captain and host! I highly recommend this trip. We would love to make a return trip one day.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi, We are glad you enjoyed the Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour. Thanks for the kind words and review. Hope to see you again in another occasion. Best Regards, The Stockholm Adventures Team
star-5
Magnificent sail, worth the money!
Kara_D
, Aug 2021
Overall, a fantastic day day of sailing in the archipelago. Martin was a fantastic host. The boat was beautiful, lunch was good, weather cooperated. Highly highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi, We are glad you enjoyed the Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour. Thanks for the kind words and review. Hope to see you in another occasion. Best Regards, The Stockholm Adventures Team
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Madli_N
, May 2021
We were lucky enough to have just me, my boyfriend and the captain. It was so much fun, regardless the weather wasn't perfect for sailing. It took some time before the wind came. We still got to sail, the food was amazing, the captain was really fun and we had a lot of interesting conversations. It was over all a very relaxing and fun experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Mandli, We are glad you had a great time Sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago! Thanks for you nice review! Hope to see you at Stockholm Adventures for any other activity in the future! Best Regards, The Stockholm Adventures Team
star-5
This is a wonderful tour for anyone...
sandra
, Sep 2017
This is a wonderful tour for anyone who loves the sea and loves sailing. I had no idea there were so many islands in the archipelago and that Sweden had so many sailing boats.
star-5
This was an ideal sailing day with...
Beth H
, Jul 2016
This was an ideal sailing day with Martin of Stickholm Advenrures! The boat Galo was lovely and had everything you could need. I can't wait to do it again
star-5
Martin the skipper was amazing. He...
Walter C
, Jul 2016
Martin the skipper was amazing. He took us round many islands and nice spots in the archipelago. It is well worth it.
star-5
Amazing day out in Stockholm. Our...
Sam O
, Jun 2016
Amazing day out in Stockholm. Our hosts were great, food was fantastic! Highly recommended
star-4
Amiable captain, lovely weather...
Michael I
, Sep 2015
Amiable captain, lovely weather. Quite an enjoyable time that was like my previous experience in Stockholm staying with Swedish friends and visiting in the Archipelago. A little pricey but worth it as my daughter had a blast steering the boat as we tacked in the gentle breezes.
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It was OK. I thought it was very...
Truth Teller
, Sep 2015
It was OK. I thought it was very expensive for the actual experience itself, but I guess that's the nature of sailing around in somebody's private boat. I think the company which runs the holiday has several different private boat owners who run the day, so you get whichever boat owner has been allocated for that day. I quite enjoyed it as I like being on water, but might try just getting the ferry-hopping in the archipelago next time. Note: Whatever the weather before you get on the boat, you should be prepared for very stong sun, very strong wind, and cold.
star-4
Great host and itinerary. It was...
Jeffrey C
, Aug 2015
Great host and itinerary. It was unlucky that there was hardly any wind for sailing that day.
star-5
It was a great day out on the boat...
Heike S
, Aug 2015
It was a great day out on the boat. The boat was equipped with rain gear so that we were able to enjoy the trip even when it was raining. When the sun came out we had lunch on the boat. All of us were busy helping with the sailing. Great experience.
star-4
We had a great time with our boat...
Steve K
, Jun 2015
We had a great time with our boat captain. For us it may have been a little more hands on than we expected but it wasn't a problem as there were others who really wanted to learn or help sail. It was a beautiful day and the trip was lovely - maybe an hour too long but again we thoroughly enjoyed it.
star-5
Amazing- Martin was a superb...
Eric H
, Aug 2014
Amazing- Martin was a superb host/yachtsman- so accommodating, kind-hearted and knowledgeable. We loved being able to participate in sailing and in the scenic beauty of the archipelagos.
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star-5
Great day out on the boat and...
phillips.cassidy
, Jul 2014
Great day out on the boat and friendly captain. Enjoyed it immensely and my kids and hubby were crazy enough to go for a swim. Only problem was with the meet up. we received conflicting information from Viator as the captain had left the marina and had to come back especially for us. It wasn't very clear where to get the ferry from in stockholm either and then my phone decided not to have any service so it is a miracle we actually got to enjoy this wonderful day.
star-5
I absolutely loved this tour! Häkon...
Claire G
, Jun 2014
I absolutely loved this tour! Häkon and Lisa were fantastic hosts. The lunch was great and the small group numbers meant that we could decide what we wanted to do and share all the food easily. We ended up going from Vaxholm to Sandhamn so ask if that's what you want to do. A fantastic day!
star-5
Ralph and his wife were absolutely...
Andrew C
, Aug 2013
Ralph and his wife were absolutely fantastic. Could not more-highly recommend this trip.
star-5
We went in late June so it was warm...
Anthony D
, Jul 2013
We went in late June so it was warm. This is highly recommended. It was a very lazy day, just sailing around the islands. Our skipper was very pleasant, a good sailor and lunch was excellent. If you like the outdoors then do this. Swimming optional as too cold for us.
star-5
We spent a wonderful day on the...
Natasha C
, Jul 2013
We spent a wonderful day on the sailing boat with Erik and Susan. Erik is a great skipper and Susan a great cook. We were able to sail ourselves under Eriks supervision and for lunch we stopped in a nice area in the middle of the "Schären-islands" for eating and swimming. This was one of the best days I had during my one week sweden holiday! I recommend this trip to all! Thanks a lot!
star-5
This was my first trip to Stockholm...
Daniel M
, Jul 2012
This was my first trip to Stockholm so my expectations were very high, given all I'd heard. This tour totally over exceeded my expectations, and the couple that owned and operated the sail boat were extremely passionate, and flexible throughout the day. We loved their hospitability, and of course the typical Swedish meal we shared with them on the boat. A great sight of a major portion of the Archipelego, where they show you on the map and you can choose where to go. We were lucky the wind worked in our favor and were able to sail most of the journey. We loved that we helped with the sailing as well, so we did not only see amazing scenery, we were able to learn sailing at the same time. They are also happy to stop at any island you may want to visit, we stopped at one and took a beautiful walk, then continued our journey. I would definitely do this again on my next trip!

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