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Best Archipelago Islands

I am taking my family (me, fifty something wife, 22 year old son and 20 year old daughter) to Stockholm for five days in early August. I am working on our itinerary and tentatively am scheduling two full days to explore the Archipelago - separate day trips to Vaxholm and Siarofortet. We are looking for a little of everything - history, nature (walking trails and/or biking) and cafes.

Are these island worth full day trips? Are there other alternative islands that are better to visit? Should I be pairing islands for full day trips? Any insights into the Archipelago is greatly appreciated.


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We took a ferry out to Fjaderholmarna, 30 minute trip from Nybroplan, for lunch, a nice day trip.

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We are doing Grinda. There are other cheaper boats that go to different archipelago but we booked a trip from Stromma. Have read that Sandhamn is very beautiful but we don't have that much time to explore that one.

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Grinda was lovely for quiet hikes and exploring the shore. We stopped at Vaxholm for a few hours on the way to the airport. It was a nice enough place, but it was very, very crowded and commercial in comparison. With only 5 days in Stockholm I would take one day trip to one quiet island to enjoy the pristine nature as a contrast from Stockholm and to recharge for the rest of the trip or for the flight home.

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I took a canal tour to Sandhamm. Very scenic and enjoyable.