Sweden offers relaxed sailing on the east or west coast, both with islands of outstanding natural beauty.
"Just to say that if there is only one place in the world that you should charter make it the Stockholm Archipelago! The beauty and interest factor is stunning. Overall it's easy sailing, in most places like sailing on very large lakes. The closer you get to the open water of the Baltic, the quieter it became and nowhere did it ever seem crowded. Guest harbours all superb and natural harbours stunning. Every night the water became glass like and we had the quietest nights on board ever. A memorable and thoroughly enjoyable charter." P.M. 2015
Charter a yacht and explore the hundreds of offshore islands off the east coast of Sweden from Stockholm. These archipelagos form a necklace of islands with sheltered natural harbours and traditional fishing villages.
From the marina at Saltsjo-Duvnas you can sail into the Stockholm Archipelago, which stretches about 60km to the east. It consists of around 24,000 islands and islets, perfect to explore on a sailing holiday. Visit the larger islands of Möja, Runmarö and Nämdö and on the eastern edge of the archipelago is Sandhamn, the area’s most popular spot, with a picturesque marina, good restaurants and an excellent beach.
A sailing holiday allows you to visit quaint fishing villages, with cafes and restaurants serving fresh seafood. Explore islands with small fishing communities and islands which are completely deserted – one thing is certain, a yacht charter holiday in Sweden will be entirely unique.
Embark at Saltsjo-Duvnas. The restaurant in the marina is very popular and there are supermarkets within a short taxi ride.
Grinda has a nice guest harbour with 2 restaurants, showers and shops. Framfickan Bistro is a great place to eat on the edge of the shore.
A group of 3 islands bordering the open sea "Stora Jolpen", "Lilla Jolpen" and Idholmen. You can swim from the rocks or from small sandy beaches. There is a nice restuarant Finnhamns Cafe & Krog with a lovely seaview and a supermarket open during summer.
A summer resort and a popular sailing destination in the outer archipelago-often called "Cowes of the North". Moor in the main marina or in Lokholmen with ferry link to Sandhamn. The harbour is very attractive with restaurants, cafes and shops. A short walk across the island takes you to sandy beaches.
A small harbour with a cosy restaurant, much loved by clients. The approach is simple through Orsundet to the southeast.
In the harbour here you are in the heart of Stockholm City with museums, art galleries and restaurants all within walking distance.
Return to the base. From here you can catch the train very easily to central Stockholm.
During the short summer season June, July & August the winds are Force 2-4. Summer temperatures around 22°C are similar to southern England but with a lot more hours of sunshine as the sun sets very late.
We have rated this destination a 'Level 1-2' (levels info) and you will need RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualification for bareboat charters in Sweden.
If you are at all unsure about a destination then please get in touch and our sales team will be more than happy to make their recommendations for you.
BA and SAS have flights from London Heathrow. Norewgian Air have flights from Gatwick. EasyJet have flights from Luton.
The transfer time from Stockholm Arlanda airport to Saltsjo-Duvnas is approximately 45 minutes.
"Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed last weeks sailing around the Stockholm archipelago. The boat was by far the best we have ever chartered. As a cruising area it's definitely on the return list !!"
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Dufour 360 Liberty(2020)||Dufour 390 GL(2023)||Oceanis 38.1(2017)|
|Dates||3 cabins/1WC||3 cabins/2WC||3 cabins/2WC|
|27 May-02 Jun||3219||3710||3219|
|29 Jul-11 Aug||4224||4857||4224|
|26 Aug-01 Sep||2148||2467||2148|
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Dufour 460 GL - 5 cab.(2019)||Sun Odyssey 469(2013)|
|Dates||5 cabins/3WC||4 cabins/4WC|
|27 May-02 Jun||4438||3552|
|29 Jul-11 Aug||6676||5343|
|26 Aug-01 Sep||3248||2600|
Extras payable on embarkation:
Starter pack and handling fees €45
Optional extras: (i.e Outboard, SUP's etc) available on request.
Prices may be subject to change.
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Seychelles the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.