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The ultimate guide to exploring Stockholm's archipelago islands

Vaxholm, the 'capital' of the archipelago. Photo: Catherine Edwards

Published: 13.Apr.2018 16:44 hrs

This week's warmer weather means it's the perfect time to get outside and onto the water to explore Stockholm's archipelago. Thousands of islands – some boasting towns of picture-perfect wooden cottages, others emptier and more remote – are scattered through the Baltic Sea. Our in-depth guide will help you travel like a true Stockholmer, with tips on where to go and what to do there.

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Historically home to farmers and fishermen, the Stockholm archipelago is today a major tourism destination, with many city-dwellers owning second homes there and a wide choice of hostels and hotels on many of the islands.

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