Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. 80 km out from the city and is some 24,000 islands big. The nearest islands of Fjäderholmarna and fortress town of Vaxholm are less than an hour away by boat. The larger populated islands, for example; Sandhamn, Blidö and Utö have hotels, holiday homes, restaurants, marinas and offer loads of activities. Most of the islands are small and uninhabited.
AUGUST: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Scandinavia is having a moment. (Um, hygge, much?) Head to cosmopolitan Stockholm for cutting-edge art and design, as well as that new Nordic cuisine the entire world is copying. The best time to visit is during the summer, when you can traverse the archipelago by bike and take advantage of the city’s many public parks.