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Old 05-12-2019, 13:08   #16
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If you are about to sail along the Swedish coast (both the Baltic and the westcoast), let me know if you have any questions or want some tips and local guidance of great spots you just can't miss. I've both sailed and sea kayaked the whole coast of Sweden so I know it by heart

One destination you really should explore is the archipelago of *Misterhult*, the belt of islands starting from city Oskarshamn up to city Västervik. My abosulte favorite spot along the whole coast of Sweden. BUT, it's also the most complicated and rockiest archipelago in the country - so I really suggest you to use updated plotter charts/paper charts from the Swedish Maritime Administration (Start - Sjofartsverket) Once sailed thru this archipelago you can just proceed along the whole belt up to Stockholm, with about 2000-4000 islands in every Municipality. Alot to explore! One great sailing route is from Kalmar, along the coast up to the foot of Misterhult archipelago north of Oskarshamn, sailing north along the belt of Gryt-, St.Anna, Arkösund-, Stendörren archipelagos.

Another top destination is ofcourse the High Coast, in the northern regions. Known for its perfect sailing waters and great depth so close almost all islands in the archipelago. It is the place on Earth with highest land raise. It also has the highest island in Sweden, called *Mjältön* (great port, so its worth a visit to climb te top )
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If you are about to sail along the Swedish coast (both the Baltic and the westcoast), let me know if you have any questions or want some tips and local guidance of great spots you just can't miss. I've both sailed and sea kayaked the whole coast of Sweden so I know it by heart

One destination you really should explore is the archipelago of *Misterhult*, the belt of islands starting from city Oskarshamn up to city Västervik. My abosulte favorite spot along the whole coast of Sweden. BUT, it's also the most complicated and rockiest archipelago in the country - so I really suggest you to use updated plotter charts/paper charts from the Swedish Maritime Administration (Start - Sjofartsverket) Once sailed thru this archipelago you can just proceed along the whole belt up to Stockholm, with about 2000-4000 islands in every Municipality. Alot to explore! One great sailing route is from Kalmar, along the coast up to the foot of Misterhult archipelago north of Oskarshamn, sailing north along the belt of Gryt-, St.Anna, Arkösund-, Stendörren archipelagos.

Another top destination is ofcourse the High Coast, in the northern regions. Known for its perfect sailing waters and great depth so close almost all islands in the archipelago. It is the place on Earth with highest land raise. It also has the highest island in Sweden, called *Mjältön* (great port, so its worth a visit to climb te top )

The Swedish coast is fabulous and I have cruised multiple times the South and East coasts, and besides that Gotland and Faro. I know Misterhult. This part October when my boat was in Kalmar for a week I even did some "land cruising" -- rented a car and drove all over the island of Oeland. I have a good friend with a house on the High Coast and might go up there this summer. I don't know the West Coast (other than Malmo) but hear that North of Gothenburg is another fabulous archipelago.


Sweden and Finland are top cruising grounds. I guess I haven't seen anything better anywhere in the world. Denmark is also nice, but for gorgeous natural beauty plus as much wilderness as you want but with access to very unobtrusive civilization if you want or need it, Sweden and Finland are the best.
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Hello, we are a group from Madrid and we are thinking of sailing a week (last August) through Sweden, renting a boat in Stockholm. The idea is to sail during the day and dock on different islands. You can suggest me recommendations about routes, information about rock danger. Is Navionics appropriate?
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Hello, we are a group from Madrid and we are thinking of sailing a week (last August) through Sweden, renting a boat in Stockholm. The idea is to sail during the day and dock on different islands. You can suggest me recommendations about routes, information about rock danger. Is Navionics appropriate?
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A week isn't nearly enough to sail "through Sweden", the coast is probably 1000 miles long. You'd need a whole summer just to scratch the surface. So if a week is all you have, just pick a place and get a little taste of it -- that's the best you can do in that amount of time.


This would be a good place:
https://www.yachtcharter-connection....%C3%A4stervik/


Or Aland, or Stockholm Archipelago.


You will be mostly anchoring, not docking. The charter base can give you tips on where to go and how to avoid the rocks.
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Thanks for the recommendation and the information, unfortunately we only have one week to navigate the Stockholm archipelago
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Thanks for the recommendation and the information, unfortunately we only have one week to navigate the Stockholm archipelago

Well there are 1000's of islands in the Stockholm archi. You won't "navigate it". You'll just get a little taste. Choose a charter base first and then ask them for recommendations in that specific location. Best choose a base which is not in Stockholm itself but already out in the islands, because it's a whole day to get out of Stockholm and into the archi. Some place like Sandhamn; you can take a ferry there.
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Well there are 1000's of islands in the Stockholm archi. You won't "navigate it". You'll just get a little taste. Choose a charter base first and then ask them for recommendations in that specific location. Best choose a base which is not in Stockholm itself but already out in the islands, because it's a whole day to get out of Stockholm and into the archi. Some place like Sandhamn; you can take a ferry there.
Thanks a lot. The idea is to go from one island to another that have moorings. You are right, it is not a place to navigate. I take note of your suggestions.
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Thanks a lot. The idea is to go from one island to another that have moorings. You are right, it is not a place to navigate. I take note of your suggestions.

You will mostly be at anchor. There are 1000's of islands but few harbours.
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As for harbours in Sweden (above question) - may I throw in the https://www.gasthamnsguiden.se/ ?
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As for harbours in Sweden (above question) - may I throw in the https://www.gasthamnsguiden.se/ ?
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