Renting a boat and exploring Stockholm from its waterways is probably one of the best things you can do. Sweden is mostly known for hosting thousands of lakes with incredible views and its optimal sailing seascape. The capital of the country surely isn’t an exception, the Stockholm archipelago has over 30 000 islands of all shapes and sizes to discover by renting a boat. The city itself has many rivers and canals that you can cruise on.
The best time to hire a boat in Stockholm is during summer. This time of the year is by far the warmest and has a lot more sunshine than the rest of the year. June and July are the months with the best weather, with temperatures averaging around 21 degrees celsius. On the other hand, winter is very cold, with freezing temperatures. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you visit during summertime. Make sure you book your yacht charter well in advance as prices usually increase with the higher demand.
You can find a really good deal for a yacht charter in Stockholm. The average price to hire a boat in the capital being around 1000€ our platform has the best offers with prices starting from 160€ per day for a motorboat and 220€ per day for a sailboat. We strongly recommend that you hire a boat in advance as the prices increase during the high season and there is a lot less availability due to high demand.
It used to be quite easy to rent a boat in the Swedish waterways before they got overcrowded. The authorities have now toughened the laws and regulations.
For small sailboats you do not need a licence. But for bigger and more powerful boats a licence is mandatory:
For boats bigger than 10 metres in length and faster than 15 knots.
Motorboats faster than 30 knots
You will find 14 islands just in the city of Stockholm. You can explore most of these by crossing bridges built on purpose, there are more than 50 of them. It’s a beautiful city, built on cobblestone, with colourful streets and iconic buildings and museums . It’s truly a fantastic place to hire a boat and admire the scenery from the water. Cruise through canals, rivers and go on a day trip around the different islands of Stockholm on a sunny day.
The perfect way to visit is to charter a yacht in Sweden, during summer take a day trip and watch the sunset at the end of the day. If you happen to be there in winter, you could be lucky enough to see the northern lights!