Stockholm Archipelago tours and experiences
The Stockholm Archipelago is a group of around 30,000 islands located a few minutes from the city of Stockholm. Of the 30,000 islands, only about 200 ...In the top 5 attractions for Stockholm
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The Stockholm Archipelago is a group of around 30,000 islands located a few minutes from the city of Stockholm. Of the 30,000 islands, only about 200 of them are inhabited. It is the largest archipelago in Sweden and ranges from Nynäshamn in the south to Norrtälje in the north. The calmness of the area and breath-taking settings along the coast give the archipelago its uniqueness compared to the bustling city life of Stockholm.
From the Middle Ages until the end of the Cold War, the Swedish military had troops, ships and fortifications in the archipelago to defend Stockholm from attacks. However, in the beginning of the 18th century, the Russian fleet attacked and burned many islands and towns along the coast before the Swedish were able to counterattack. You can still find some of the fortifications on the islands of Arholma, Vaxholm, Landsort and Siaröfortet.