Open water swimming in the labyrinths of the archipelago

Join us for a swim among the loveliest islands in the archipelago. We navigate narrow sounds, lagoons and coves in the clear waters of the Nämdö archipelago. 

An accompanying boat will bring us a packed lunch that we’ll enjoy in the sunshine, on a skerry with incredible views of the sea outside Nämdö. If we are lucky, we might catch a glimpse of a white-tailed eagle or even a seal on a skerry.

Jonas Hållén, our guide, has practiced swimming all his life. He competes in swimrun and loves open water swimming.

After roughly four hours of swimming, including lunch, we’ll return to Orrön.


Starting point: Orrön, in the middle of the Nämdö archipelago.

Price: SEK 1 000

Required experience and pace: You must be able to swim 400 meters at a good pace, either breaststroke or freestyle. We’ll stop from time to time to let any stragglers catch up. We’ll also take the occasional waterside break, in addition to the lunch break.

Sign up: By completing the form below. Provide your telephone number and email address. 

Transport: Take bus 433 towards Djurö, via Stavsnäs, or bus 434 towards Överby, via Stavsnäs. Get off at Stavsnäs Vinterhamn. You may also take your car to Stavsnäs Vinterhamn and leave it there (subject to a parking fee). 

Ferry to Nämdö Böte (Waxholmsbolaget) or Stavsnäs Båttaxi. If you take the ferry it’s SEK 148 return trip.

Chartered boat: Groups of at least five people can charter a boat for SEK 200-300 per person directly to Nämdö Böte.

This activity is appropriate for groups of 4–10 people.


  • Accompanying kayak

  • Guide

  • Packed lunch

  • Swedish fika.

Not included in the price

  • Wetsuit and goggles.

  • Swimmer safety buoy (mandatory, and practical if you want to bring a camera or some item of clothing).