Cruise through the Sand Harbour
The notion that the Swedish are enthusiastic sailors should get more conviction as you embark on Sandhamn. Also known as Sand Harbour, Sandhamn is an excellent excuse to enjoy the lovely marina life of Sand Island. It’s a little settlement located around 30 miles east of Stockholm. Travellers of all kinds head to Sandhamn for boating and to have a time of leisure. Since it’s encircled by sea and water on all sides, the harbour looks quite picturesque. It’s all sun and sand everywhere. No wonder it’s one of the sought after places for summer escapes.
Things to do and see at Sandhamn
- Go boating
Boating is the top priority of all travellers to Sandhamn. The boat excursion takes you past some striking landscapes and islands. The very purpose of visiting a remote island is to unwind and surrender to the beauty of nature. Thus, boat-riding is an easy way to just relax and let the surroundings enchant you.
- Swim, or go for a beach stroll
When you are at an island, swimming is the most obvious activity on the mind. How long can you restrain yourself from the balmy sunshine and the glistening blue waters? Besides, going for an easy stroll along the beach is always a great idea.
- Indulge in a spa treatment
You also have the option of some relaxing spa services at your disposal. So, if you feel like doing nothing, indulge yourself into a blissful spa treatment at the harbour.
- Dine at one of the restaurants
There are quite a few restaurants and cafes to check out. Eating at Yatch Club is highly recommended. Sipping coffee and gorging on your favourite meal while savouring the atmosphere is an ideal way to spend the day at Sandhamn.
- Enjoy the breezes at the docks
It’s quite peaceful and pleasant at the docks, where you can enjoy the light breezes as well as catch glimpses of the ships sailing. There is simply no need to be up to something. On the contrary, you should give in to idleness and allow the tranquil life of Sandhamn intoxicate you.
- Browse through the shops
You can stop by at shops like Nautiska Magasinet, Sommarboden and Slöjden. These stores are open all year round.
- Visit Sandhamn’s museum and the other sites
Although it’s more rewarding to stay outdoors at Sandhamn, visiting the Sandhamn’s museum would be fun. You will find artefacts from the early nineteenth century. Some other places of interest are Kapellet church, Tullhuset customs house, Havsfruns Grotta and Dansberget.
- Ramble through the countryside
Immerse yourself in the laidback countryside of Sandhamn. You can totally switch off from the hustle and bustle, and explore the wilderness on your own. There are quite a few nature trails for you to follow.
- Savour the pub life
Sandhamn has a vibrant pub culture that a visitor must explore. You can enjoy a drink or two and watch the sun set behind the horizon.
- Shake a leg at the dance club
Your trip to Sandhamn wouldn’t be complete without experiencing its nightlife. There is a dance club for you to wind up your day in a perfect way. Get into the groove and sizzle through the night.
So, are you heading to Sandhamn’s harbour on your next trip to Sweden?
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