Stockholm is Sweden’s capital, and largest city, with over 1.3 million inhabitants. The “Venice of the North” is well known for its beautiful setting, fine architecture, clean water and many green spaces, gardens and canals, making yacht charter in Stockholm a serious option for your holidays this summer.
The capital of Sweden also has the largest archipelago in Sweden, and one of the largest in the Baltic Sea. The Stockholm archipelago has over 24,000 islands and islets, distributed between the coasts of Uppland and Södermanland, and it has been calculated that in total, there are only 50,000 houses constructed on the islands. What better way to enjoy sailing in Sweden than discovering this enormous archipelago?
In addition to the Swedish capital’s clear affinity for all things nautical, and sailing, Stockholm also has exquisite cuisine, rich in seafood such as shellfish, and an enviable culture. The city is very cosmopolitan, with many different languages spoken by its population, and a large foreign population. There are also a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Site listed buildings in the city, and in 1998, unsurprisingly the city was named as European Capital of Culture.
The locals like to gather at this beach on weekends. It is located on an island of the same name, which used to house one of the biggest prisons in the country. That allowed the island to be preserved from urbanization and now it is nice and green.
You can visit the seventh largest island of the city and anchor in Hornstull to enjoy of a beach surrounded by vegetation with beautiful vistas of the city’s bridges. You can have a picnic or eat at the bar located right on the beach.
On top of the passion that the Swedish capital shows for ships and the world of sailing, the Venice of the North, has an exquisite gastronomy, rich in sea products, as well as all kinds of meat, smoked, grilled, roasted…
Discovering Stockholm by boat is a magical adventure. Its countless islands, lakes and secluded spots only accessible by water make hiring a boat the best way to spend your holidays in this Scandinavian city.
Stockholm experiences the harsh Nordic climate, with warm summers and very cold winters, although somewhat warmer than other places on the same latitudes, thanks to the Gulf Stream.
During winter, temperatures hover around 0ºC, frequently dropping to negative values, which causes a large amount of snowfall. Daylight hours are scarce, with just six hours of sunlight a day.
Spring and autumn have much more pleasant temperatures, with an average nighttime temperature of 7ºC and daytime temperature of 16ºC. Daylight hours in spring continue to increase until summer, where they reach a high of 21 hours daily.
June, July and August are the hottest months, with the most hours of sunlight, and therefore the best time for a sailing holiday in Stockholm. At this time, maximum temperatures can be 27-28ºC, with lows of 20ºC at night and an average of 24ºC. Very dark nights don’t exist during summer in the Swedish capital.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport is Sweden’s main international airport, and located just 40km from Stockholm, with flights operated by all the world’s major airlines.
The Öresund bridge has greatly improved land transport in Sweden and connects the Danish capital of Copenhagen with the Swedish city of Mälmo. It is a four-lane motorway bridge, with an adjoining rail line. If you choose to travel by bus, the city’s bus station has daily routes from Oslo and twice a week from Berlin. There is also a bus from Copenhagen.
Stockholm is the main Swedish port on the Baltic Sea. Over 12 million passengers come in to the city’s port each year, with cruises and ferries the most popular options to reach the city by water. Ferry services link Stockholm with Helsinki, Mariehamn and Turku in Finland. Riga (Latvia) and Tallin have daily connections with the city.
Stockholm Central Station, the city’s main train station has daily long distance services to large foreign cities such as Copenhagen, Oslo and Brussels.
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