Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm Archipelago - The 50 Best Harbours


Anders Hellberg, Kerstin Benckert, Gustaf Hannar

The English edition of our new harbour guide to the Stockholm Archipelago was published in April 2022.

It is our first guide in English, and currenty the only available harbour guide in English to the Stockholm Archipelago. To the Swedish edition.

Here the yachtsman can find a mixture of well-established guest harbours, beautiful natural harbours and small, little-known gems – all presented with aerial photos, charts, pictures, texts and advice on how and where to anchor.

It also includes special advice concerning the sailing waters of the Stockholm Archipelago – which differs from almost any other sailing water in the world.

And no one has to worry about the tide.

The new guide will be available at online book store Bokus - - and Stockholm book store Kartbutiken - - and online shop Bryggboden, for delivery to most European countries.

In central Stockholm, this guide could be purchased at marine supplies shop Captains in Kommendörsgatan and in Mariehamn, Åland Islands, at book store Mariehamns Bokhandel, Torggatan.
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Yachting Monthly:

"This recently published guide to the 50 best harbours in the Stockholm archipelago is the only one available in English.

Two of its authors – Anders Hellberg and Kerstin Benckert – are the joint skippers of the Brixham trawler Tibnor which provides the logo for their publishing house.

They are specialist publishers of pilot books and travel guides, but this is their first volume to be translated into English.

It looks likely to become indispensable, at least to the less experienced visitor.

The authors offer a clear introduction to the Nordic style of shore mooring as well as indicating where conventional anchoring would be a better choice.

The cruising ground is divided into six areas: Inner and Central Archipelago, Farusund Fairway, Outer Archipelago (North), Outer Archipelago (South), Southern Archipelago (Inner), Southern Archipelago (Outer).

The layout is very clear with extremely good shelter diagrams in every entry as well as pictorial assessments of child-friendliness and swimming opportunities.

Chartlets, distances, plus and minus factors as well as availability of basic harbour services are included for every entry as well as photographs which may inspire the reader to set sail at once.

A thoroughly useful, well-presented book."

Die Yacht:

"Der neue Revierführer Stockholmer Schären des schwedischen Kleinverlags Brixhamn Books fasst fünfzig Häfen und Buchten quer durch den Schärengarten zusammen. Damit ist das Buch bei Weitem nicht vollständig, verspricht aber die lohnendsten Ziele vorzustellen, und zwar umso detaillierter. Für jeden Hafen und jede Ankerbucht sind es vier Seiten. Neben einer Luftaufnahme und Detailkarte finden sich Beschreibungen der Ansteuerung und der Liegemöglichkeiten. Bei Naturhäfen wird auch auf die Bodenbeschaffenheit und die Wassertiefen eingegangen. Außerdem werden die besten Plätze ausgewiesen, um, typisch schwedisch, direkt am Felsen festzumachen."