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Guided boat rental in Sweden
It enchants with its unique landscape full of wild corners, plenty of lakes and bays and offshore islands. Sweden is a land of picturesque fjords and characteristic skerries – rocky islets that were formed in the process of destruction of the bedrock by a glacier. Unique archipelagos, secluded beaches and stretches of pine forests create a unique atmosphere that is simply worth experiencing.
Dreaming of a peaceful holiday? Want your vacation to allow you to draw breath, disconnect from everyday life, commune with wild nature, try freshly caught grilled fish and enjoy the open space surrounding the ports? A guided boat rental in Sweden will definitely meet your expectations. We recommend this destination to all sailing enthusiasts who prefer a slightly more intimate atmosphere and do not consider 30-degree heat to be a recipe for an enjoyable holiday. The north is more and more often seen as an alternative to the Mediterranean marinas which are unfortunately becoming crowded, full of yachts and somewhat overwhelmed by the extensive tourist infrastructure.
Boat rental in Sweden – the perfect destination for nature lovers
Want to go on a cruise among one thousand and one islands, where the varied shoreline surprises at every bend and the water sparkles with clear blue? Renting a boat in Sweden will allow you to plan an unforgettable cruise through beautiful landscapes and learn about the traditions of a country in which the sea has been an important part of the culture for centuries. In Sweden, not only charming towns are located by the sea, but also the largest cities such as Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg. The towns located on the offshore islands are perfect places to make a stop, get to know the mentality of native Swedes, taste the local cuisine and explore the interesting surroundings.
Love being close to wildlife? Sweden is famous not only for its beautiful landscapes, but also for its exceptional care for nature. In between hitting the waterways, you can visit one of Sweden’s 23 national parks, where you might spot the tracks of many wild animals. Whole herds of roe deer and reindeer live here. Swedes love communing with nature, which is why (as one of the few countries in Europe) they allow… wild camping.
Guided boat rental in Sweden – get to know the ports
The nautical coastline of Sweden is about 8 thousand kilometres long. The waterways run along the shores of tens of thousands of islands and islets. In addition, the country is famous for its numerous lakes and other inland reservoirs. Many people do not associate the cold climate of Scandinavia with yacht cruises. However, the south of the country lies in the warm temperate climate zone, with the North Atlantic Current ensuring really mild summers. In July, the temperature here ranges from 15 to 17 degrees Celsius (in winter it drops to about 1 degree Celsius). June, July and August are excellent months to rent a guided boat. Sweden should appeal to people who do not like tropical heat and prefer a slightly more active holiday than sunbathing on the beach.
The most famous ports in Sweden are:
- Stockholm – often referred to as the “Venice of the North”, as the city is spread over 14 islands. Stockholm is vibrant, modern and has a rich tourist and entertainment infrastructure. During your cruise, you can plan a slightly longer stop here and visit the local sights. The landmarks of the city include the Old Town, the Royal Palace and the Vasa ship from 1628,
- Gothenburg – the port sprawls over the Kattegat strait. The city impresses with its vast parks and wide avenues, modern infrastructure and as many as two airports. You can visit the Götaplatsen square with Poseidon and the city arsenal of Kronhuset. Many visitors go shopping in exclusive boutiques on Kungsportsavenyn. The suburbs (Lindholmen) are the starting point for cruises,
- Karlshamn – the port is located in the south of Sweden. The city is famous for the Baltic Song Contest,
- Västervik – a typical tourist resort surrounded by 4,500 skerries that stretch along the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. The city is famous not only among sailing enthusiasts, but also rafting and fishing lovers. The base in the town of Loftahammar consists of natural harbours that hum with life in the summer,
- Stockholm archipelago – several hundred islets that attract many yachts-people. The most famous island is Vaxholm. Its hallmark is the intoxicating scent of pine trees that cover the land here.
Sweden – tips and trivia:
Planning a trip to Sweden, renting a guided boat and a cruise along the picturesque Scandinavian coast? Learn proven tips and interesting facts about Sweden and sailing in local waters:
- you can get from Poland to Sweden very conveniently by ferries that run from Świnoujście and Gdynia. The final stop is Stockholm and Ystad and Karlskrona,
- flights to Sweden are available from the airports in Warsaw, Cracow, Katowice, Wrocław and Poznań,
- budget airlines are operated by the airport in Skavsta, which is located about 100 kilometres from Stockholm,
- Swedish airports are well connected with ports, so you can easily get to your destination by bus or train,
- the currency of Sweden is the krona and öre (1 krona is 100 öre),
- in the north of Sweden, the midnight sun shines for two months. In Kiruna, the sun shines from May to July, and in winter there are polar nights here,
- in Sweden, mooring is available on the shores outside designated areas, wild camping and swimming in the surrounding waters is also allowed. However, it is worth knowing that Swedes value nature and privacy very much, so you cannot destroy anything or get too close to the buildings,
- sailing here requires a lot of experience, because it is necessary to navigate efficiently between the numerous islands and islets. You can encounter sunken warehouses, narrow passes between rocks or underwater hills (the beauty of the Swedish coast is unfortunately treacherous),
- Västervik and the surrounding archipelago are an ideal place for fishing enthusiasts. The local fisheries are famous all over Europe for pike (fish weighing over 10 kilograms are not uncommon) and perch.
- In July, the Baltic Song Contest takes place in Karlshamn, and in September in Skåne you can take part in the “Eel Festival”.
- While in Sweden, try the local delicacies made of fresh fish: shrimp salad, marinated salmon and herring served sweet. A rather extreme rarity for true connoisseurs is Surströmming, i.e. fermented herring.
Want to enjoy the mysteries of Sweden’s coasts, harbours and islets? We recommend renting a guided boat at Tridon – with us, you will go on an unforgettable cruise on the waters of the northern Baltic Sea, marvel at hundreds of rocky islands and islets and relax in a wilderness filled with the resinous scent of pine trees.