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Two young women in swimming suits, backs to the camera, sit on the wharf at Långholmen after a swim in Lake Mälaren. There are several great places for a swim in Stockholm; even in the heart of the city!

Photo: Tove Freij

Categories: Activities

Swimming in the city

Publish date: 26 April 2022

Enjoy a cool summer swim, either in the archipelago or in the middle of Stockholm.

The waterways of Stockholm are not only beautiful to look at, they are so clean and clear you can take a dip right in the middle of town. There are not a lot of cities in the world that can make that claim! There are several lovely beaches to bask on and cliffs to jump from, in and around the city. Here are a few examples.

Water quality
The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management does regular testings of the water quality at the EU bathing sites in the country. Their website features an up-to-date interactive map showing the quality of the water.