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Archipelago in Stockholm
Archipelago with 25 000 islands
Archipelagos means many islands outside a coast line. Stockholms Archipelago in the Baltic see is where I have spent almost every summer in my life.
Some of the rocks are washed by water for centuries and they are smooth like a floor. When the sun is warm I love being there. You can sunbath and jump into the water when ever you feel like it.
Some archipelago photos I loveClick thumbnail to view full-size
Boats in traffic all over the place
Some say that these white boats all over the archipelago and Stockholm, look like swans. Some say they are like seagulls. What ever is true - they are a certain sign of Swedens boat traffic!
Most of these white boats leave from downtown Stockholm, just outside the Grand Hotel
"Vision of the seas"
Take a cruise in the Archipelago - On board this ship you have all included!
Here is the link in English:
Arholma is far up north in the Stockholm Archipelago. Here is a shop for food, a fantastic viewpoint and a cafÃ©! If you go from Stockholm city it takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to get here. But the trip in itself is so beautiful! GO!
- Bergby gÃ¥rd
Bergby GÃ¥rd provides quality accommodation, social events and other activities for conference and private guests, in peaceful, rural surroundings, beside the lake at VÃ¤ddÃ¶viken -and at a very reasonable price.
- All the hostels in the Archipelago with telephone numbers
Remember that everybody speaks English in Sweden. Just call and ask for accommodation
- The archipelago foundation
With lots of information about the guided tour of the areas. The photos will tempt you I know for a fact
- Best youth hostels in Stockholms archipelago
Maps, facts and help to stay in the Archipelago hostels
The Right of Public Access
In Sweden, the AllemansrÃ¤tt (lit. All men's right) has existed for many centuries only as a customary law. But since 1994 it is part of the Swedish constitution. As in other Nordic countries, the Swedish right to roam comes with an equal emphasis being placed upon the responsibility to look after the countryside; the maxim is "Do not disturb, do not destroy".
The AllemansrÃ¤tt gives a person the right to access, walk, cycle, ride, ski, and camp on any land - with the exception of private gardens, the immediate vicinity of a dwelling house and land under cultivation, and with restrictions for nature reserves and other protected areas. It also gives the right to pick wildflowers, mushrooms and berries provided one knows they are not legally protected, as well as the right to visit beaches, to swim in any lake and put an unpowered boat on any water. Exception if the beach belongs to a private garden. Permission to build a private house is usually not given so close to the beach that this right is obstructed. Private piers are not free to use for boats or bathing.
Fishing remains essentially private - apart from on the biggest five lakes and the coast of the Baltic Sea, the Sound, Kattegat and Skagerrak - and access to land by means of motor vehicles can be limited or restricted. At certain times of the year, and with certain restrictions, both fires and dogs are also permitted.
It is not free to drive a car on a private road, or to camp in a caravan on such roads, or on private parking places. This means in reality that caravan camping is best done on camping places (or rest areas along roads, even though it is not recommended).
Animals you can see in Stockholm area
He is the biggest owl we have in Sweden. You can hear his HooHoo in the evenings. I have heard him many times on the way home from a day in the Archipelago
A majestic bird that are more and more common in the Stockholm Arhipelago. I have seen a pair once very close to our boat and I tell you - that was awesome. The big wingspan is so silent when they fly. Close to the hostel at FjÃ¤rdlÃ¥ng is a protected area where they nest.
Where these birds are nesting, the trees die. The droppings are so strong.They can acually swim under water. It is so fun to watch them drying their wings after diving down into the water.
The gray seal
These animals are causing trouble for the fishermen. They get stuck in the nets when they hunt for fish to eat. Sometimes you can see many of them basking in the sun on the smooth cliffs.
Beautiful Baltic sea
If you have questions about the Stockholm Archipelago - feel free to ask me.