Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Day Tour

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  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Söderhamnsplan, Söderhamnen 4, 185 31 Vaxholm, Sweden
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Sail around Stockholms spectacular archipelago by yacht on this full-day sailing adventure! As you cruise, try sailing the yacht yourself under the watchful eye of the skipper, and become one of the crew by helping to handle the vessel. Stop at a picture-postcard island to swim or explore, and enjoy a delicious lunch on board during your voyage. With expert guidance from the start and all the equipment you need supplied, you don't need any prior sailing experience to take the helm or assist the crew: just lots of enthusiasm!


Close encounter with wildlife

Get inside tips from a local

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

See native wildlife in their natural environment

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Make your own way by ferry or bus from central Stockholm to Vaxholm, a pretty coastal town edging the stunning Stockholm archipelago. Meet your skipper for the day at the ferry port at 9.30am.

Receive a safety briefing and watch as the crew navigates the yacht into the archipelago! Europes largest archipelago is a lovely collection of 30,000 natural islands and skerries that are crying out to be explored. As you cruise, youll soon understand how legends have emerged about the islands fairies and elves, and why parts of the archipelago are nominated for UNESCO World Heritage and National Park status.

Glide narrow straits lined with 19th-century houses and traverse bigger bays to reach more remote islands. Many are uninhabited yet accessible for landing, giving your yacht the freedom to roam anywhere!

Refuel with a traditional fika of coffee and snacks, and assist the crew in handling the vessel. Then, take the helm guided by the professionals around you! Pick up the basics of navigation and hear about the history and wildlife of the archipelago from your skipper.

Later, your yacht will stop at a picturesque island where you can go ashore and explore, swim in the freshwaters, and then enjoy a tasty lunch prepared on board, accompanied by refreshing drinks.

Continue sailing after lunch and return to Vaxholm at around 6pm, where your sailing adventure ends. Return to Stockholm straightaway, enjoy dinner in Vaxholm (own expense) and return later, or perhaps hop on the classic steamboat dinner cruise that sails from Vaxholm back to the capital (own expense).


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


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-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.

  • 27-Jan-2017

    Unbeatable. Best tour I've taken on Viator!

  • 10-Jul-2016

    6 of us and two additional passengers sailed with Martin for the day. We learned a bit of sailing, had a great lunch and overall had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend spending the day doing this. You we a part of Sweden you would otherwise miss.

  • 07-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

  • 04-Jul-2016

    Martin the skipper was amazing. He took us round many islands and nice spots in the archipelago. It is well worth it.

  • 12-Jun-2016

    Amazing day out in Stockholm. Our hosts were great, food was fantastic! Highly recommended

  • 21-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.

  • 20-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.

  • 12-Aug-2015

    Great host and itinerary. It was unlucky that there was hardly any wind for sailing that day.

  • 08-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.

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