Stockholm is surrounded by water and there are 30,000 islands to explore in the surrounding archipelago. Travelers can spend a day or more cruising in ships that come with their own chefs on board, or grab a ferry and island hop for a few days like a member of the glitterati. And once your feet touch land, activities on the islands include hiking, kayaking and camping.
If cruising far from the city center isn’t on the itinerary, jump right into the water in the center of town. Locals converge on swimming spots along the beaches of Långholmsbadet, Reimersholme and Rålambshovsbadet.