Sailing Holidays in Sweden
Fancy a change from the Mediterranean? During June, July & August a sailing holiday in Sweden offers relaxed sailing in a setting of stunning beauty.
CHarter a yacht and explore the hundreds of offshore islands off the west coast of Sweden from Marstrand or off the east coast from Stockholm. These archipelagos form a necklace of islands with sheltered natural harbours and traditional fishing villages.
Explore islands with small fishing communities and islands which are completely deserted – a yacht charter holiday in Sweden will be entirely unique.
Sailing in Sweden
Start your yacht charter at Gashaga, just outside Stockholm, on the East coast of Sweden. Visit the larger islands in the central archipelago, Möja, Runmarö and Nämdö. Right of the edge of the archipelago is Sandhamn, one of the area´s most popular spots, with restaurants and excellent beaches. Other well known islands to discover on your sailing holiday are: Dalarö, Finnhamn, Grinda, Husarö, Ingarö, Isö, Ljusterö, Nämndö, Tynninge, Utö, Svartsö and Värmdö.
The Stockholm Archipelago stretches from Stockholm to about 60 km to the east, bordering Åland. It consists of approximately 24,000 islands and islets, perfect to explore on a sailing holiday. Today the archipelago is a popular holiday destination with some 50,000 holiday cottages (owned mainly by Stockholmers) and sailing is an extremely popular activity. Some of the communities on these islands are virtually suburbs of Stockholm, and many residents commute into the city daily.
Or charter a yacht from the new marina at Wallhamn near Marstrand on the West coast of Sweden where you'll find a glorious sailing area with some 60 harbours along the coast and a large number of anchorages. Marstrand is Scandinavia’s yacht charter capital, and each year hosts several regattas. With such a wealth of beautiful houses, elegant boutiques, cafes and restaurants, it’s easy to understand why sailors flock to Marstrand.
The west coast of Sweden is renowned for its sailing, fishing villages and the smooth, rocky coastline and islands. A sailing holiday in this area allows you to visit all the picturesque fishing villages with an enormous range of restaurants with fresh seafood, excellent shopping and a genuine archipelago culture. Each community has its own character. Why not stop off and buy fresh prawns, a speciality in this region, or buy live crab and lobster and boil onboard for a tantalising lunch al fresco in one of the beautiful anchorages.
Most of these picturesque harbors have their own website most often in English - click on the name. All have secure mooring and restaurants. There are also hundreds of anchorages along this route
DAY 1 : Embarkation at Gashaga Marina. The small marina has 2 restaurants and a supermarket within walking distance. The train connects you to central Stockholm.
DAY 2 : Grinda Gästhamnen, the Guest Harbour,is located in Hemviken on the northwest side of Grinda, only a few metres away from the Framfickan bistro and holds about 100 boats.
DAY 3 :Finnhamn is a group of 3 islands bodering the open sea "stora Jolpen", "Lilla Jolpen" and Idholmen. You can swim from the rocks or from small sandy beaches. There is a nice restuarant with a lovely seaview and a supermarket open during summer.
DAY 4 : Sandhamn is a summer resort and a popular sailing destination in the outer archipelago. The harbour is very attractive with restaurants, cafes and shops. A short walk across the island takes you to sandy beaches.
DAY 5 : Utö has a larger harbour, many restaurants, shops, bars, showers, very popular with kids. Take a stroll down the charming slope of "Lurgatan" lined with old miner homes, or bicycle your way through winding country roads to Ålö, a neighbouring island.
DAY 6 : In Wasahamnen guest harbour you are close to Stockholm City centre, as well as museums, art galleries, restaurants, amusements and strolling areas - all within walking distance.
DAY 7 : Return to Gashaga Marina.
DAY 1 : Embarkation at Wallhamn, a new marina just north of Marstrand, Scandinavia’s sailing capital.
DAY 2 : Gullholmen (20nm). At the far west of the Bohuslän archipelago is Gullholmen, one of the most beautiful fishing villages on the west coast.
DAY 3 : Hunnebostrand (19nm). One of Bohuslän’s oldest coastal towns, dating from 13th century and a popular holiday spot with a good harbour, nice beaches and lots of street life in summer.
DAY 4 : Grundsund (20nm). A small fishing village on the edge of the Skaftö island which flourished in the late 19th century when the deep sea fishing for mackerel was very lucrative.
DAY 5 : Käringön (17nm). Typical fishing village and a vibrant island scene.
DAY 6 : Åstol (7nm). An island of rock, Åstol sits off Tjörn in
southern Bohuslän. In the port is the well-known smokehouse, Åstol Rökeri and restaurant which holds music nights.
DAY 7 : Return to Marstrand (20nm)
During June, July & August a sailing holiday in Sweden offers relaxed sailing in a setting of stunning beauty. Explore islands with small fishing communities and islands which are completely deserted – a yacht charter holiday in Sweden will be entirely unique. Experience level 1.
Yacht charter from Sweden - Stockholm & Marstrand
Yachts are based at Gashaga Marina near Stockholm on the east coast and at Wallhamn Marina near Marstrand on the west coast.
Click on the yacht names below to view yacht layout & specification
Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights.
If you want a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.
FLIGHTS TO STOCKHOLM (ARLANDA):
BA, SAS and bmi have flights from London Heathrow. SAS also have flights from Edinburgh and Manchester (via Copenhagen).
FLIGHTS TO GOTHENBURG:
BA, SAS and bmi have flights from London Heathrow. EasyJet have flightsfrom Gatwick and Manchester. Transfer time to Marstrand 35 minutes.