As the capital city, Stockholm is the epicenter of Swedish culture. The city is cosmopolitan and can be very posh and upscale. However there’s much more than meets the eye - the Stockholm archipelago has thousands of little islands, making the surrounding waters the dream sailing playground. From Stockholm you can reach Ingarö, Ljusterö, Värmdö. You can slalom and weave between them, making each stretch between land nice and short. As the islands are close together, they are unaffected by the tides making sailing very simple. Enjoy beautiful pristine nature and warm friendly culture at each stop along the way with Sweden sailing. Sweden’s simple scandinavian culture will be a refreshing and rejuvenating experience.
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To start your Sweden boat rental, you will have to get to Arlanda airport ARN. It is very easy to get many different international flight and the airport is well connected to the city center.
To get to the base from the airport you can either take the Arlanda Express train, which operates every 15 minutes and takes about 20 minutes. Tickets onboard cost more, so pre-book ahead, here! There’s also commuter trains that depart every 30 minutes and take around 45 minutes.
If you’d like to take the bus, the Flygbussarna Airport Coaches depart every 10-15 minutes and takes about 35-45 minutes. There’s also a Flixbus route that goes directly to/from Terminal 5 and the City Center.
Transfer times by car or taxi are as follows:
Arlanda - Transfer Time to base: 40-45 minutes
Yacht4Less can provide airport transfers to the base, if needed. Just speak with your charter consultant, and provide your travel itinerary details.
For weather, Sweden will have a surprisingly pleasant climate, despite its northern location, because of the Gulf Stream influence. Also, with the Baltic’s narrow entrance, there will be almost no tides to account for making sailing easy!
Sweden’s sailing season runs between June and September, which will catch the lovely warm summer temperatures, usually between 12 and 25°C. Winters in Sweden are extremely cold and temperatures regularly drop below freezing. If you are planning to do a Sweden boat rental during the winter, you should make sure you have the right specialist gear to handle the weather.
Remember that during the summer, the daylight hours will be long. Winds will be good and in the summer months, there’s a 25% chance that winds reach Force 5. Make sure you check the weather reports frequently!
The local currency is the Swedish Krona, however Sweden is one of the most cashless societies on the planet, so credit cards are generally accepted everywhere. If you’d like to have some cash on hand, you can exchange in the airport or prior to your departure.
Also good to note - while sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago is generally very easy, strong navigation will be important. There are hidden rocks in the water, and many little islets that can sneak up if you are not on the lookout. Make sure you have an autopilot, and all the usual charts to avoid any disasters!
⚓ Day 1. Stokholm (check in)
⚓ Day 2. Grinda (14nm)
⚓ Day 3. Finnhamn (12nm)
⚓ Day 4. Sandhamn (16nm)
⚓ Day 5. Malma Kvarn (12nm)
⚓ Day 6. Wasahamnen (24nm)
⚓ Day 7. Stokholm