Kayaking in the Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm is one of the most attractive cities in Europe, but to visit here without taking in the nearby Archipelago would be to miss out on a major part of Stockholmers’ lives.

Victoria is here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

May - Oct

Flight from London London

2:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

In summer, the 25,000 islands that compromise the Archipelago are an (extremely beautiful) adventure playground for the city's inhabitants to enjoy, with some of the bigger, inhabited islands hosting regular sailing regattas, and colourful clapboard houses used as weekend retreats dotted around in secluded bays.

It's all rather perfect, but we think there is one particularly lovely way to explore - kayaking. This easiest of activities to pick up is ideal in the calm waters that stretch between islands, and we can arrange day trips or trips including makeshift overnight camping on deserted and remote islands, all either guided, or self-guided.

On a self-guided overnight trip, we provide kayaks, instruction, camping equipment and food, and this is a truly original and romantic way to experience these wonderful surroundings.


Original Highlight

Image of Tom Barber

Getting well and truly away from the crowds on one of the smaller islands, watching the sunset with a well-earned beer and camping down for the night.

Tom, Original Traveller

Where to stay

Lydmar Hotel

Lydmar Hotel

Once upon a time (that time being the 90’s) the Lydmar Hotel was achingly hip and trendy; so hip and trendy in fact, that it was destined to go the way of most of that decade’s fashions. However the Lydmar is back once again, and is an altogether more elegant affair this time round.

Bar at  Nobis Hotel, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

Nobis Hotel

Despite being housed in two historic 19th Century buildings in Norrmalmstorg, Nobis Hotel remains thoroughly modern.

Meeting room at Hotel J, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

Hotel J

Standing on the edge of Nacka Strand Marina and with a recurrent nautical theme throughout, Hotel J is Stockholm’s answer to Newport, Rhode Island.

Hotel Skeppsholmen, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

Hotel Skeppsholmen

The Hotel Skeppsholmen expertly combines a stylish modern design interior with a historic and beautiful 18th Century exterior.

Start creating your tailored trip today

Victoria is our Stockholm expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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