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Walking Stockholm's Archipelago

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.8 Read 5 reviews
  • Exploring Stockholm and its archipelago on foot and by boat.
  • The forests, lakes and beaches of Sörmland, a nature lover's paradise.
  • The charming 17th century town of Trosa on the banks of the Baltic Sea.
  • Easy walking along coastal paths, quiet trails and beside sandy beaches.
  • Relaxing in the spa at Nynäshamn, with views across the ocean!
Just a stone’s throw away from the charming city of Stockholm, you will find Sweden’s southernmost wilderness, Sörmland, and the sprawling archipelago of 24,000 islands spreading far out into the Baltic waters. After spending a night in ‘Venice of the North’, Stockholm, head out to the countryside. Following easy coastal paths and well-marked trails, discover numerous nature reserves, hidden sandy beaches, tranquil forests, colourful clapboard cottages, and regal manor houses dating back to the 17th century.

What To Expect

This tour is perfect if you like your walking holidays to be a combination of city and countryside! Sörmland is just a stone’s throw away from Stockholm and perfect for nature lovers with its forests, lakes and beaches. The Stockholm archipelago stretches deep into the Baltic waters and offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Multi Centre Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking holiday

This trip is suitable for:

Families, Multi-Generational, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Wellness & Spa
  • Coastal & Island

Grade & Terrain

The grade is easy-moderate and the longest day is 19km (can be shortened). The walking is not considered challenging although it is an undulating landscape with many shorter hills and some stretches may be marshy if there has been rain recently but it is within most people’s abilities.

Navigation

There is good way-marking on all of the walks on this tour, and we will also provide comprehensive route notes and maps so you shouldn't have any problem finding your way. 

Accommodation Information

7 nights accommodation in 3* and 4* standard hotels is included in your trip. We carefully select small friendly hotels that offer great value, food and welcomes. The accommodation we normally use is detailed in the itinerary. You can add extra nights at any point during your stay, and we particularly recommend extending your stay in Stockholm as there is so much to see and do.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

We will be happy to accommodate your party with single rooms if requested, and a single supplement applies. This trip is not available to solo walkers as it would be cost prohibitive.

Accommodation Location

We will always try and accommodate you at the locations detailed in the itinerary, but because of limited availability we may have to accommodate you at an alternative location. Alternative details will be noted on your accommodation sheet.

Extra Nights in Stockholm

We are happy to arrange additional nights in Stockholm, for which prices vary throughout the season. Please contact us for more information.

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Most of your accommodations will more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival. Alternatively you can buy lunch at local shops or stop in a café. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs or restaurants.

Included
  • 7 Nights in 3 and 4 star hotels.
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Bus on Day 5
  • Boat trips & transfers as per itinerary
  • Spa facilities at Nynashamn
  • Luggage transfers
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack, route notes and local maps
  • 24/7 telephone support from our UK office and local partner
Excluded
  • Travel to and from Stockholm.
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal Equipment.
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage.
Extras
  • Extra nights before, during and after your walk.

When To Go

This tour is available to start on specific departure dates from June to mid-August. Any time during this period is ideal for walking.

Getting to the Start

Several airlines fly regularly to Stockholm. British Airways and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) fly to Arlanda Airport. The Arlanda express train takes you from Arlanda Airport to the city centre in about 20 minutes. Ryanair offer low cost flights to Skavsta Airport, which is approx 100km south of Stockholm. Flygbussarna Airport Coaches run buses from Skavsta Airport to the centre of Stockholm and it takes about 80 minutes.

Getting from the End

Your tour finishes in Stockholm. Use one of the options mentioned above for your onward travel or add some additional nights in Stockholm to experience more it has to offer. 

Baggage Transfer

Baggage transfers are included on this tour as per the itinerary, so you only need to walk with a small back-pack. You will need to put the bags on the boats yourself.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jackets and pants), sun hat and sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking/cycling gear such as good walking shoes or boots, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm Day 2: Transfer to Tullgarn Palace, Walk to Trosa 12 miles / 19 km Day 3: Stendörren & Sävö 8 miles / 12 km Day 4: Free Day in Trosa, Boat to Nynäshamn 4 miles / 6 km Day 5: Walking on Häringe-Hammersta Nature Reserve 10 miles / 15 km Day 6: Walking on Nåttarö & Alö islands 8 miles / 12 km Day 7: Boat to Fjärdlång, Loop Walk to Tysta Klint, Boat to Stockholm 10 miles / 15 km Day 8: Onward Travel

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