Sweden Yacht Charter, Europe
Journey north on a Sweden luxury yacht charter and witness the Northern Lights or the Midnight Sun in awe-striking surroundings. This Nordic holiday destination is a recent magnet for explorer yachts, motor yachts and sailing yachts, who choose Sweden for its compelling history and natural beauty that is just as rich although starkly different to the lifestyle of the Mediterranean.
Sweden is bordered by Finland to the east and Norway to the west, and a Scandinavian holiday could easily involve more than one country to take in the region's most remarkable sights.
Malmo, Gothenburg and Stockholm are the main cities to visit for shopping, culture and an upbeat nightlife in a country famed for its Volvos, Vikings, snowbound wintry conditions, herring and meatballs. With the archipelagos surrounding Stockholm there are myriad private anchorages for sunbathing, swimming or holding an exclusive party.
The peninsulas are excellent for exploration by kayak, paddleboard of jet ski, and those on board hoping to fish for their supper will be delighted by the Baltic Sea inundated with cod, salmon and lobster. Scuba divers can head down to see these species swimming freely through the waters, all while visiting one wreck after another that sank more than a century ago.
Sweden offers a diverse set of yacht charter possibilities, and this makes this Nordic country an excellent and perfect base for seasoned sailors who want to visit the most important and popular sights and attractions in the region. Stockholm is a main maritime hub and provides convenient access to several attractions within the Baltic coast. In line with this, there has been an increase in large luxury yachts and superyachts - both private and available for charter - visiting Sweden and Northern Europe.
There are plenty of ways to spend a week in Sweden to make your holiday an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. Contact CharterWorld to find out more about luxury yacht charter itineraries and vessel options for this incredible and relatively undiscovered destination.
Five quick reasons to visit Sweden:
Unforgettable natural phenomena (Midnight Sun, Aurora Borealis), Stunning waterfalls, Impressive forts and castles, Active outdoor lifestyle, Thriving flora and fauna
More about this part of Europe
Sweden is surrounded by the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. With its close proximity to Norway a luxury yacht itinerary could easily include a visit to the mystical Norwegian Fjords, where the waterfalls are frozen solid over winter in a fantastic icy display.
Sample Belgium's delectable chocolates and stop by at Antwerp for its famous diamond district, or keep your eye out as you pass by the Dutch shipyards. To the east, you can cruise through the Baltic Sea and visit St. Petersburg, renowned for its art and cafe culture.
Sweden Yacht Charter Experiences
Your yacht charter holiday experience in Sweden is an eclectic mix of the old charm which pervades in several old towns and the cosmopolitan character of modern cities. An important destination for yacht charter holidaymakers is Gothenburg, which is the second biggest city of Sweden. It is famous for its diverse shopping opportunities, dining treats and sightseeing choices.
The beautiful city of Gothenburg is styled with boulevards and broad canals that exude a magical and romantic vibe. An evening in Gothenburg can be spent sampling the local craft beers and wines at the bars and clubs along the waterfront, but during the day there are world-class museums to explore, including the Museum of Fine Art, Museum of Natural History, the Maritime Museum with an Aquarium and the Museum of World Culture. Take in the fresh air with a stroll through the Botanical Garden, and this modern city has a fantastic array of modern boutiques and shopping malls.
North of Malmo the bays have beautiful sandy beaches for games and water sports, and the nearby peninsula is the Kullenberg Nature Reserve which is a popular spot for Scuba divers because of the range of shallow and deep sites. Herring is often spotted along with cod, salmon and lobster and a basking shark might occasionally be sighted in the area as well.
In Malmo itself there are some excellent hidden bars and Michelin-starred restaurants to end a day of sunbathing on the local beaches or exploring the sights: Malmö Castle, Little Square, St. Peter's Church, Malmö Konsthall and Moderna Museet Malmö are close to the large local parks and are best explored by bike.
Skane at the southern tip of Sweden is referred to as the Swedish Riviera and the most popular area between Osterlen to Kristianstad is renowned for its long soft crescent beaches and clear waters. The bays make excellent anchorages on a stop along the coastline and wind conditions are ideal for windsurfers, kite surfers and sailing dinghys.
The picturesque and well-loved yacht charter holiday destinations in the charming Nordic country include the Stockholm archipelago and the Bohuslan region. Stockholm holds the enviable distinction of being the world’s largest archipelago. Ideal places to visit include premier tourist spots like Marstand and Nykoping, where you can immerse yourself in everyday life in a typical Swedish fishing village.
The capital city of Stockholm has enough to keep you in the city for days, to name but a few: The palace/museum 'Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde', the Vasa Museum which holds the well-preserved wreck of a 17th Century ship, the ABBA Museum and the Thielska Galleriet, which has an extensive collection that includes the paintings of Edvard Munch. The Old Town on the island of Gamla Stan is colourful, atmospheric and culturally rich with even more museums detailing medieval culture and royal life. The T-Centralen is also more than just a railways station – it’s an underground art exhibition and should be seen regardless of whether you intend to hop on a train.
There are walking tours of the city that tell of its captivating history and ghost stories, as well as tours taking you on tasting sessions for wine and craft beers. There are exceptional restaurants in Stockholm - including the three-starred Michelin restaurant Frantzén - for a sensational dining treat to make an anniversary or special occasion even more unforgettable.
Some Interesting Attractions and Important Destinations for Yachting Visitors to Sweden
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
The main summer months of July and August tend to experience a high of 20°C and winter temperatures that can reach a low of -3°C. The wettest month is November which sees about 65mm of rainfall, while the driest month of February sees 35mm. experience the Midnight Sun during the summer months and head north in winter to witness the Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:
Smart-casual dress is acceptable through the local towns and villages, while on more conservative and traditional islands long-sleeved clothing is more appropriate. An extra layer is advised in the evenings to keep off the coastal winds.
Main Ports and Marinas
Stockholm Marina, Kalmar Marina, Malmo Marina, Gothenberg Marina
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Frantzén restaurant (Stockholm), Le Bar Rouge (Stockholm), Tweed bar (Stockholm), Vollmers restaurant (Malmo), Bloom in the Park restaurant (Malmo), Rosen Bar (Malmo), Bastard bar (Malmo), Slagthuset nightclub, theatre and restaurant (Malmo), Bhoga restaurant (Gothenburg), Koka restaurant (Gothenburg), Bon Bon Bar (Gothenburg), Upper House Lounge (Gothenburg),
A Must See Attraction:
Stockholm Old Town, Vasa Museum (Stockholm), Botanical Garden (Stockholm), Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde (Stockholm), The ABBA Museum (Stockholm), Thielska Galleriet (Stockholm) City Wall (Visby), Hoga Kusten (Skuleskogen National Park), Museum of Fine Art (Gothenberg), Museum of Natural History (Gothenberg), Maritime Museum with an Aquarium and the Museum of World Culture (Gothenberg), Kullenberg Nature Reserve (Malmo), St. Peter's Church (Malmo), Little Square (Malmo)
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Tylosand Strand (Halmstad), Ribersborg beach (Malmo), Tanto Beach (Stockholm), Sandhammar Beach (Sandhammar), Aspet Beach (Aspet)
Local Yacht Events:
Swedish J70 Sailing League
Best time to go:
Depending on what you want to see and do, summer or winter might be the ideal time to visit. In summer the mountains become lush and green for wildlife treks and there are plenty of daylight hours for water sports, sunbathing and partying.
In winter, your luxury yacht will become a cosy and festive retreat and your sundeck can be used for observation of the Northern Lights and the stunning frozen waterfalls glittering in the moonlight. The mountains will be covered in snow for the perfect opportunity to snowboard and ski.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Sweden.
Full Europe Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Europe yacht charter guide.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Sweden.
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