We don't think much about it, but Stockholm, this "star of ice of the north" has a temperate climate, very pleasant during the summer. This archipelago is nicknamed the “Venice of the North” and offers many possibilities for aquatic and nautical activities. We have made for you a tour of the best places to swim in Stockholm in the summer.
Lounging on the beach in Sweden is unusual and exotic! The most pleasant site for a lazy afternoon, on the shores of the Baltic Sea, is on the island of Långholmen.Meet at Långholmsbadet beach. It is integrated into the Långholsparken park and benefits from a green setting, very close to the city.
Near the Port of Östermalm, on the main street of Strandvägen, the Nobel parken is at the water's edge. You will find small coves there, with charming beaches. Not only will you be able to swim there, but also watch the ballet of pleasure boats, or even walk in this natural space, criss-crossed by forest paths.
To the north of the city, you will find quieter sites, far from the urban bustle. In Solna, the Haga Park is located on the shore of Lake Brunnsviken. This freshwater lake is a change from your seawater bathing. In the park, you will also take nature walks.
Canoeing on the Baltic Sea around the island of Skeppsholmen
Want to do some canoeing in Sweden? The closest to the city center and Gamla Stan is on the island of Skeppsholmen. On the other hand, maritime traffic is quite intense around the island and the waves can be strong there. It is therefore not an ideal site for beginners or for families looking for peaceful walks. It is rather recommended for sportsmen and good navigators.
Kanotklubben Strömstararna rents canoes around the island.
Kungsholmen Island is located in the western part of the city of Stockholm. In the north of the island, you can go for walks on the canal. To the south of the island, you find the Baltic Sea and the ferry route. It is therefore another spot for sports enthusiasts and experienced kayakers.
The Klara Sjö channel crosses the city and separates Vasastan and the island of Kungsholmen. Canoe trips on the canal are very popular with families, as there is no danger and no particular difficulty. For beginners, the exercise is easy and only requires good physical condition. Driving along the Vasastan district, you will enjoy the view of Swedish monuments and architecture. Then at Norrmalm, don't miss the charming Nora Bantorget garden for a break.
The “Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen” canal, in the Djurgården Park, is also very quiet for a family outing. You are sailing in the heart of a veritable green setting. Nestled in the middle of the forest, there are museums, art galleries, which are inspired by this exotic nature, while remaining close to the city. Children can even have fun in an amusement park.
Would you like to take a short tour of the islet of Reimersholme? This is an unusual outing, to do after a shopping session in the trendy district of Södermalm. To stay in trend, get on a Stand Up Paddle: a SUP, or a windsurf board. Then all you have to do is do a little sport in the middle of the boats, with a view of the city.
South of Stockholm, it is in the Johanneshov district that you will discover Lake Järlasjön. This lake is famous in winter for ice skating, but in summer, swimming is very pleasant. You will live an amazing nature experience, in the middle of the Swedish forest.
Solna is the countryside west of Stockholm. The Port of Solna is a pretty marina. It is a calmer area of the Baltic Sea. You will appreciate the view of the port and the boats from the sea. There are also many green spaces and you feel very far from the city, even though you are at the exit of Vasastan!