Sailing in Sweden, although significantly different from the south European yachting in terms of conditions, has its lovers in Poland as well. Those for which hot weather is not essential often decide to rent a yacht from our northern friends, e.g. for truly sailing weather conditions, great, breathtaking views of wild fjords, rocks and dense forests as well as good communication with Sweden – by plane or by a combination of road transport and maritime transport by ferry.
Sweden belongs to Scandinavian countries and, like the rest of them, is not famous from hot summer. On the contrary – average temperatures are 16°C in summer, and fall down to -14°C, depending on the region. Neighbouring countries are: Norway to the west, Finland to the east and Denmark to the south west through a bridge over the Sound strait. Its shore is flown by the Baltic Sea. Interestingly, a single region in Sweden contains over 30 thousand islands and islets. This region is called the Stockholm Archipelago. This place became the most attractive for sailors part of Sweden. This number of islands guarantees plenty of possibilities and a wide selection of routes. The Swedish people located approx. seventy hundred of well-equipped, comfortable ports and many private harbours where you can dock.
Before you leave a port, you should get to know the region you will yacht well and attentively follow information on the map plotter – many islands and rocks are hidden just beneath the water surface, but invisible for people. You should be cautious and follow the route to avoid dangerous situations and damages to the yacht bottom. If you decide to charter a yacht in Sweden and plan you cruise and daily schedule, you should take the local cuisine under consideration. It may not be sophisticated, but is distinguished by healthy ingredients and methods of meal preparation. Due to highly developed fishery, fish meals or meals with fish are mostly eaten.
The Swedish fauna and flora have should be specially appreciated. Unlike in Poland, the Swedish law allows to camp in the middle of forest, provided that you will not destroy or contaminate the natural environment. The country contains 23 national parks with the total area of over 6330 square kilometres. The Swedish landscape is mainly famous from forests and wild animals – bears, lynxes, foxes, does and even reindeers.
Yacht charter in Sweden in as perfect occasion to try yourself in real sailing but also a good idea to get to know local traditions, culture or uniquely interesting history. You should also pay attention to explore the land and tourist attractions, as Sweden, although underestimated, is a very attractive country for tourists. The natives, although they seem not very emotional, are famous from hospitality and tolerance all over the world.