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Archipelago in Stockholm

Updated on January 17, 2015

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.

Stockholms skargard

Some archipelago photos I love

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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:

Vision of the seas

The Right of Public Access


In Sweden, the Allemansrätt (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 Allemansrätt 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

Eagle Owl

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

Sea Eagle

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 Fjärdlång 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.

Welcome to see the Archipelago of Stockholm! - litterary

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    • randomthings lm profile image

      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      What a beautiful area...and I love boats. Thanks for sharing.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      The archipelago of Stockholm is somewhere I would love to visit - love your photos and descriptions ~blessed~

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      Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      You've captured the beauty of the archipelago of Stockholm in this lovely lens!

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      The Stockholm archipelago is really nicely presented here, well done!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens a lot of info I don't know so I enjoy the lens, Blessings

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      YourFirstTime 5 years ago

      Adding it to the bucket list.

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      nicks44 5 years ago

      This is so lovely, I do not know why, but I always held great respect for the wild north ... Just simply amazing!

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      What an amazing place, I really enjoyed your tribute to the Archipelago of Stockholm

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Beautiful! Would love to visit.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Interesting lens. Thank you!

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      Cameron Poe - YES I have been there many winters too. Sea Speed skating (my lens) and of course winter fishing. We made a hole and got the dinner =D

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      Archipelago looks like a beautiful place to visit...great lens

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      Seems like a grand place to visit. But have you been there during winter?

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      What a beautiful place. Thanks for showing us!

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Stockholm Archipelago sure looks like a beautiful place, well worth visiting. I was especially interested in reading the Swedish rules for public access. I like them! Nice lens... :)

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      candy47 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your front page feature. Beautiful Archipelago of Stockholm lens and worthy of the honor.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Thank you for the tour of these beautiful sights.

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      Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      It looks like a beautiful place! I would love to be able to visit!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This place is so calm, beautiful, happy and relaxed that people who visited were probably blessed;)

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Lovely décor

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I really like all the photos you have here, I feel like I have been there on this virtual tour and it is such a lovely place.

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      What a beautiful place! I'd love to visit. Wonderful lens.

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      GramaBarb 5 years ago from Vancouver

      I'm so happy for you that this lens was featured on the frontpage of Squidoo. I love the Stockholm Archipelago too.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Looks like a wonderful place o live and visit. Congrats on making the front page.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Very beautiful ... I can see why you love it so much. Thanks for sharing this part of the world.

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      kindoak 5 years ago

      Hej, nice lens about our archipelago! :)

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      MaggiePowell 5 years ago

      Lovely,Sweden is already on my to-visit list.... now I want to see even more.I love the Allemansrtt..what a wonderful idea

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      What a beautiful place - I'd love to visit someday!

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      aksem 5 years ago

      Beautiful land!

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      wheresthekarma 6 years ago

      Really pretty pictures, I can see why you like it so much.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      This is lovely - utomordentlig. Somehow whenever I see the sea around Stockholm I am haunted by the story of the Vasa (1628) - I don't know whether I have some mystical connection.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      awesome lens. thanks for the info about auchipelago. ~blessed~

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      Krafick 6 years ago

      I spend half my time in an archipelago: New Zealand.

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      rwoman 6 years ago

      Lovely lens. Makes me want to take a trip!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Wow, that water in the archipeligo is smooth, This is a beautiful lens and lovely pics. Your passion for the landscape and environment shines through. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust,

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      Bellezza-Decor 7 years ago from Canada

      I'd love to visit Sweden some day.

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      Norbert Isles 7 years ago from Philippines

      Really beautiful, makes me want to visit them especially during summer.

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      Jhangora LM 7 years ago

      Really beautiful pics, posters, and videos. The only thing stopping me from visiting Stockholm is the lack of finances :)

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      The photos and video are amazing. This looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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      Michey LM 7 years ago

      Great photos and presentation, and excellent place to visit.Regards

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      This is wonderful and very tempting.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      OMG! Such fabulously beautiful pictures that capture the essence of the sight. Love to visit it someday.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The archipelago of Stockholm looks a great place to rejuvenate and relax. You are quite fortunate to spend your summer there.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These are wonderfully beautiful!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Beautiful photos! Stunning landscape!