Thetraveljunkie.org – Six-thirty in the morning. A quick shower and a cup of tea. An hour later we’re in the Stockholm centre. Prepare for a boat tour to Artipelag. Our journey begins. Artipelag is waiting for us to learn more about the new from Sweden.
Travels and scents have something in common, they create memories that are engraved in your memory forever, capable of transporting you to a specific place. And this trip was full of those moments.
Nestled on Värmdö in the Stockholm Archipelago, surrounded by pine trees and calm waters, Artipelag offers both a picturesque journey from the center of Stockholm and is a vibrant destination for art, good food and cultural events.
“Arkipelag,” the Swedish word for archipelago.
The location combines nature trails, a long stretch of wide, wooden footpaths that lead all the way from the docks of the marina to the main building, rocks, pine trees and crisp air.
The building itself, designed by architect Johan Nyrén, blends organically with the landscape. The bevelled, pitch pine planks that grace the walls were carefully sourced from the nearby area, whereas the entrance hall thoughtfully combines all four elements: fire, crackling in the fireplace; earth, the building’s foundation; clear, pine-scented air and water, framing the site.
How to get there: Take a drive (there is ample parking space) or arrive by boat. There are regular boat tours to Artipelag from Stockholm in the summer months, or you can moor your private boat in the marina any time of the year.
Stay tuned for more of our adventures in Stockholm, Sweden.
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