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Sweden offers relaxed sailing on the east or west coast, both with islands of outstanding natural beauty.

"Just to say that if there is only one place in the world that you should charter make it the Stockholm Archipelago! The beauty and interest factor is stunning. Overall it's easy sailing, in most places like sailing on very large lakes. The closer you get to the open water of the Baltic, the quieter it became and nowhere did it ever seem crowded. Guest harbours all superb and natural harbours stunning. Every night the water became glass like and we had the quietest nights on board ever. A memorable and thoroughly enjoyable charter." P.M. 2015

Charter a yacht and explore the hundreds of offshore islands off the east coast of Sweden from Stockholm or off the west coast from Gothenburg. These archipelagos form a necklace of islands with sheltered natural harbours and traditional fishing villages.

From the marina at Saltsjo-Duvnas you can sail into the Stockholm Archipelago, which stretches about 60km to the east. It consists of around 24,000 islands and islets, perfect to explore on a sailing holiday. Visit the larger islands of Möja, Runmarö and Nämdö and on the eastern edge of the archipelago is Sandhamn, the area’s most popular spot, with a picturesque marina, good restaurants and an excellent beach.

Charter from Gothenburg on the West coast of Sweden and discover a glorious sailing area with some 60 harbours on the coast and a large number of anchorages on the islands. The west coast of Sweden is renowned for its sailing, fishing villages and the smooth, rocky coastline and islands.

A sailing holiday allows you to visit quaint fishing villages, with cafes and restaurants serving fresh seafood. Explore islands with small fishing communities and islands which are completely deserted – one thing is certain, a yacht charter holiday in Sweden will be entirely unique.

Sweden Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    Sandhamn Harbour

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    Stockholm Old Town

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    Astol Harbour

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    Sailing holidays in Sweden

    • Saturday flights with BA, EasyJet & Norwegian Air
    • Start your charter from Stockholm or Gothenburg
    • Explore the picturesque fishing villages & wonderful seafood restaurants
    • Average distances of 15nm/day
    • Level 1 sailing
    • Average summer temperatures of around 22 degrees
    • Average winds force 2-4
    • Great for those looking to explore a unique sailing area
    • Mostly harbour moorings in this area
    • Saturday-Saturday charters
  • 1 Wk Stockholm

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Stockholm

    DAY 1 : Saltsjo-Duvnas

    Embark at Saltsjo-Duvnas. The restaurant in the marina is very popular and there are supermarkets within a short taxi ride.

    DAY 2 : Grinda (14nm)

    Grinda has a nice guest harbour with 2 restaurants, showers and shops. Framfickan Bistro is a great place to eat on the edge of the shore.

    DAY 3 : Finnhamn (12nm)

    A group of 3 islands bordering 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 Finnhamns Cafe & Krog with a lovely seaview and a supermarket open during summer.

    DAY 4 : Sandhamn (16nm)

    A summer resort and a popular sailing destination in the outer archipelago-often called "Cowes of the North". Moor in the main marina or in Lokholmen with ferry link to Sandhamn. The harbour is very attractive with restaurants, cafes and shops. A short walk across the island takes you to sandy beaches.

    DAY 5 : Malma Kvarn (12nm)

    A small harbour with a cosy restaurant, much loved by clients. The approach is simple through Orsundet to the southeast.

    DAY 6 : Wasahamnen (24nm)

    In the harbour here you are in the heart of Stockholm City with museums, art galleries and restaurants all within walking distance.

    DAY 7: Saltsjo-Duvnas (7nm)

    Return to the base. From here you can catch the train very easily to central Stockholm.

    Stockholm 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • 1 Wk Gothenburg

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Gothenburg

    DAY 1 : Gothenburg

    Gothenburg is the gateway to the stunning archipelago on the West Coast of Sweden. The city is also Scandinavia’s largest and busiest port, and seafaring culture is very evident throughout the area.

    DAY 2 : Marstrand (19nm)

    The sailing centre of Sweden's west coast. A small town built on the herring trade, it became a popular seaside resort in the 19th century and now hosts many sailing regattas.

    DAY 3 : Gullholmen (20nm)

    At the far west of the Bohuslän archipelago is Gullholmen, one of the most beautiful fishing villages on the west coast.

    DAY 4 : 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 5 : Käringön (17nm)

    A typical fishing village with 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 : Gothenburg (20nm)Gothenburg 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Sweden

    During the short summer season June, July & August the winds are Force 2-4. Summer temperatures around 22°C are similar to southern England but with a lot more hours of sunshine as the sun sets very late.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 1-2' (levels info) and you will need RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualification for bareboat charters in Sweden.

    If you are at all unsure about a destination then please get in touch and our sales team will be more than happy to make their recommendations for you.

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Stockholm (Arlanda)

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016BA and SAS have flights from London Heathrow. Norewgian Air have flights from Gatwick. EasyJet have flights from Luton.

    Flights to Gothenburg

    BA have flights from London Heathrow. Norewgian Air have flights from Gatwick. BMI have flights from Birmingham.

    Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday then 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.

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"Had such a great time in Sardinia. The marina contact, Matteo was superb. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Boat was excellent, clean, equipped, no issues. Great location and will come back."

Sardinia 2014 - P.R.

Sweden Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from Stockholm Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

Yacht details Before 02 Jun
After 01 Sep
2-9 June
25 Aug - 01 Sep
9-16 June
18-25 Aug
16 Jun - 07 Jul
11-18 Aug
7-21 Jul 21 Jul-11 Aug
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Yachts from Gothenburg Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

Yacht details Before 02 Jun
25 Aug - 29 Sep
2-30 Jun
11-25 Aug
30 Jun-21 Jul
4-11 Aug
21 Jul-4 Aug
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Yachts from Stockholm Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

Yacht details Before 02 Jun
After 01 Sep
2-9 June
25 Aug - 01 Sep
9-16 June
18-25 Aug
16 Jun - 07 Jul
11-18 Aug
7-21 Jul 21 Jul-11 Aug
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Yachts from Gothenburg Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

Yacht details Before 02 Jun
25 Aug - 29 Sep
2-30 Jun
11-25 Aug
30 Jun-21 Jul
4-11 Aug
21 Jul-4 Aug
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

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Yachts from Stockholm Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

Yacht details Before 02 Jun
After 01 Sep
2-9 June
25 Aug - 01 Sep
9-16 June
18-25 Aug
16 Jun - 07 Jul
11-18 Aug
7-21 Jul 21 Jul-11 Aug
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

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Yachts from Gothenburg Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

Yacht details Before 02 Jun
25 Aug - 29 Sep
2-30 Jun
11-25 Aug
30 Jun-21 Jul
4-11 Aug
21 Jul-4 Aug
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Yachts from Stockholm

Extras payable on embarkation:

YACHT SECURITY:
Refundable deposit €1500-3000
EXTRAS:
End cleaning €160 for 2cabin yachts, €210 for 3 cabin yachts, €260 for 4 cabin yachts, €300 for 5 cabin yachts
Fuel used (fill up on return)
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Dinghy €90/week
Optional extras (i.e Outboard, SUP's etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: €1400/week + food and drink + own cabin

Yachts from Gothenburg

Extras payable on embarkation:

YACHT SECURITY:
Refundable deposit €2000-3000
EXTRAS:
End cleaning €160 for 2cabin yachts, €210 for 3 cabin yachts, €260 for 4 cabin yachts, €300 for 5 cabin yachts
Fuel used (fill up on return)
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Dinghy €80/week
Optional extras (i.e Outboard, SUP's etc) available on request.

SKIPPER: €1400/week + food and drink + own cabin

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.