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The Stockholm archipelago has more islands than the Pacific Ocean at around 30,000

The Stockholm archipelago has more islands than the Pacific Ocean at around 30,000



Archipelagos With The Largest Number Of Islands
The Norwegian Archipelago is by far the largest archipelago in the world, according to number of islands. This island chain, located off the coast of Norway in northern Europe, consists of at least 240,000 islands, coral reefs, cays, and islets



When autumn arrives, seasonal visitors leave Stockholm archipelago and life returns to normal for the people living here permanently. The islands are home to thousands of people all year around with schools, services and a unique lifestyle.

On a windy late August morning, Sandhamn’s marina is almost empty. It’s a stark contrast to the scene here just a month earlier, when sailboats with flags from Finland, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and many more countries were jostling for space by the pier, and the sandy waterfront road, lined by old wooden houses in bright colors, was packed with visitors exploring the stores and restaurants. 

With autumn around the corner, the visitors have left, and life on this island in Stockholm’s archipelago has taken on a different pace. The only people enjoying the outdoors this sunny Friday morning are the permanent residents shuttling across the island on their cargo scooters, working in the guesthouses or preparing today’s lunch in the restaurants. Three toddlers are taking a walk in the marina with their kindergarten teacher – the only three toddlers currently living on the island. 

While the archipelago is one of Stockholm’s most beloved tourist attractions, it’s also home to many people. The Country Administrative Board estimates that around 4,000 people live on the main islands,

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