1) Stockholm’s Archipelago
The Stockholm Archipelago is the largest archipelago in Sweden. It is the second-largest archipelago in the ‘Baltic Sea’. The archipelago extends from Stockholm roughly 60 kilometers (37 miles) to the east.
It mainly follows the coastline of the Södermanland and Uppland provinces. It is separated from Åland by a stretch of water named ‘South Kvarken’. The Stockholm archipelago is a joint valley landscape. Authors, Artists, and Poets are fascinated by the Stockholm archipelago. In the winter skaters make excursions over the ice. The shipping routes from the Baltic to Stockholm pass through the archipelago. The islands rise by about three millimeters each year. Boating is an extremely popular activity. There is a popular sailing race Ornö runt. This annual race is organized by the ‘Tyresö Boat Club’. The water has a pH value of 7.0 (neutral) or slightly lower, to be compared with approximately 8.0 for seawater.
- It is easy to visit the larger islands in the archipelago all year round. But during the winter period, the routes depend on the ice conditions. Taxi boats are also available. There is the largest ship owner company named “Waxholmsbolaget” which is owned by the Stockholm County government.