Set sail with Hissa segel and discover the beauty of some of the 60 000 islands of the Scandinavian Islands archipelago. We sail the luxurious and fast Linjett 40, built in the northern part of the archipelago and designed to suit the characteristics of our nature.
The major difference compared to the City sailing is that we start sailing further out in the archipelago. Nature is more untouched and less inhabited.
Transfer from your hotel would be at around 8 am and if you start from the Stockholm Arlanda airport, at about 7.30 am. You arrive at the guest harbour of Malma kvarn (located some 40 kilometres east of the city centre) just before 9 am. After getting acquainted with the boat and going through some basic safety instructions, we let go of the ropes and set sail. The archipelago is often referred to as the inner, middle and outer part illustrating how far out from mainland we are.
At Malma kvarn we are still in the middle part but we are aiming for the outer archipelago. As in the inner part we still find both summer cottages and housing for permanent living and nature is still very much the granite islands partly covered by pine trees. We seek our way out through a sound, but soon the water opens up where we usually catch good winds. Weather and wind conditions obviously influence our choice of route, but we try to mix sailing on open waters with sailing in narrow passages and we steer for some of the outer islands.
The outer part is characterized by low, rocky islands, where the granite has been shaped by the ice age into smooth rounded rocks. Nature is hostile if weather allows and the most pleasant and beautiful place we can imagine when the sun is shining and winds are moderate. Bird life is rich and if you are lucky you might even spot a seal. We try to moor behind one of the islands, so that you can discover and enjoy the nature on foot, while we prepare for lunch. We need to navigate carefully; all over there are barely visible or non-visible rocks at surface level or just underneath. When getting back towards mainland we choose a different route. We pass by some of the highest and steepest cliffs of the archipelago where people have built long ladders that climb up from the water to their summer houses.
After a great day we moor at Saltsjöbaden, an old patrician village 20 kilometres to the east of the city. We aim for an departure at about 6 pm, but departuretime is approximate. Either we order a cab for you to get back to town or we guide you to the local railway station where a small train will bring you back in a little less than 30 minutes.