Welcome to the Stockholm Archipelago

– so close to the city - yet so far away

The Archipelago Foundation is happy to announce the launch of a complete guide to our nature reserves in English. You will find everything you need for a visit to the Stockholm archipelago at www.archipelagofoundation.se.

The Archipelago Foundation owns and manages 40 nature reserves in the Stockholm archipelago, from Örskär in the north to Landsort in the south. These areas offer recreation and experiences of the natural world in a unique landscape formed by the Ice Age and land uplifts.

– The Foundation’s aim is to make the archipelago and the unique experiences it offers accessible to everyone. Our new English website enables us to provide a better service to people who don’t speak Swedish,
says Lena Nyberg, chief executive at the Archipelago Foundation.

We want the new website to give as complete a picture as possible of what awaits the first-time visitor. And we want to reveal new treasures for the initiated. The Stockholm archipelago is a project for a lifetime: it consists of nearly 30,000 islands. The website has maps, phone numbers and links to services, details of accommodation, restaurants, cafés and hotels. There are also detailed descriptions of all the areas, including natural harbours and points of interest.

– We hope that www.archipelagofoundation.se will attract visitors from far and wide and arouse their curiosity. People often say to us, "Why haven’t you told anyone about this before?" That’s what we’re doing now, and we hope it will give people a taste for more. Don’t miss the films of our rangers and entrepreneurs – they include English subtitles now. These films can make you feel as if you are actually there, says Ulrika Palmblad, information officer at the Archipelago Foundation.

The map of our nature reserves is divided into those that you can reach by car and bus, those that you can reach by the scheduled ferry services, and those that you can only get to with your own boat or by water taxi. The Archipelago Foundation’s nature reserves consists of a wide range of attractions, where some islands have a range of services and are accessible all the year, while others can only be reached if you have your own boat and the weather is good.

The Archipelago Foundation in the county of Stockholm
Address: Box 7669, 103 94 Stockholm, Visiting address: Svensksundsvägen 5, Skeppsholmen
Information officer Ulrika Palmblad, e-mail: ulrika.palmblad@skargardsstiftelsen.se
Tel: +46 (0)8-440 56 00, cell phone: +46 (0)70-377 07 13