Looking for an Island to Visit in the Stockholm Archipelago? Try Svartsö!

Looking for an Island to Visit in the Stockholm Archipelago? Try Svartsö!

When researching a trip to Stockholm, all the guides and websites tell you to ferry out to the MANY islands of the Stockholm archipelago, but information on which island to go to, how to get there and where to stay can be scarce to say the least.

My partner and I had our tent in hand and were eager to try out Sweden's rule of Allemansrätt (outdoor access right whereby you can camp anywhere in Sweden provided you only stay for one night and if you are on private property you do not stay within view of the main house).

We happened upon word of an island called Svartsö, so we visited the largest tourist information centre we could find in central Stockholm and were given helpful advice on which ferry to catch. The ferry is the Cinderella line and it takes around an hour and a half to Svartsö, weaving through the archipelago, which is dotted with pine trees and Swedish summer homes.

It didn't take us long to find an idyllic (free!) camping spot right on our own private little beach.

Over two days we hiked around the island, dined at the incredible Svartsö Krog (the main restaurant on the island - an absolute gem with a great wine list too!), lazed by the campsite and ate pastries and ice-cream by the shore.

It is now one of our favourite places and we can't wait to return!

 

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