Sweden is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula located in the Northern Europe. It is bordered with Norway to the West and Finland to the northeast. Sweden has much to offer to its visitors during their visit in the area. The country is dotted with great cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo which are complemented well by the wilderness and the numerous wide open spaces that can be found in the area. The most distinctive features of Sweden is its midnight sun, snowbound winters, meatballs, herring, the famous Vikings and Volvos and all of these are bound to confirm that it is a worth to see country. Sweden is a diverse country and the holidays options are varied and numerous, strolls through the Swedish countryside will often lead you to some ancient king’s burial mound, cycling routes will lead you to ship-shaped stone graves and in most of the cities , you will find rune stones which staunchly declare the historical equivalent of that the ‘’Ingmar was here’’.
Sweden is also a renowned yacht charter destination and offers some excellent cruising ground for the sailors. The Swedish capital city, Stockholm lies amid a huge archipelago which is located halfway up to the Baltic coast and is the main hub. Yacht charterers will find that most of the buildings are low-rise in the area and all are divided up by water. Stockholm offers a perfect blend of shopping, dining and sightseeing options. During a yacht charter break in the area, it is highly recommended to visit the most famous spots like the city (T-Centralen) downtown which is dotted with numerous fine buildings and also the Old town (Gamla Stan) with its cobblestone alleys and old buildings. If you sail to the relaxing island of Djurgården, and the bohemian Södermalm, you will find a huge collection of galleries to visit and numerous cafes and pubs.
In Gothenburg, Swedish second largest city, yacht charterers will find endless shopping options, together with the popular café culture, numerous intricate landmarks and will be fall in love with its picturesque harbor. The harbor of Gothenburg offers many fun attractions and there is also an opera house nearby. Malmo is also an interesting city to visit and is considered as the gateway to the southern part of the country where you can easily reach Denmark.
Yacht chartering in the Swedish waters promises to be an unforgettable sailing experience for most sailors. The area is an excellent cruising ground and the yacht charterers will have the unique opportunity to explore the labyrinth of islands, the numerous islets and the rock formations which are just above or below the crystal clear blue water. The Skerries (cliffs) are considered as the most popular sailing waters in the area and to the East of Stockholm, you can sail towards the 24,000 islands and Cairns, where many of them are inhabited. The West coast is also a very interesting spot to charter a yacht especially in Kattegat, near Gothenburg and in Marstrand in the South near Karlshamn, Karlskrona and the island of Öland. The island of Gotland is also worth a visit when yacht chartering in the area.